Tuesday, 5 September 2017

September 2017 Edition.


September 2017 edition

Much controversy has arisen concerning the influence of the Indian Gupta family over Jacob Zuma’s “new” South African government, and the role of the Bell-Pottinger PR company in whipping up anti-White sentiment by their rhetoric in support of the ANC regime. There are several points which should be made regarding this matter however :-

1) There is nothing new about the anti-White stance of the ANC. It dates back to the very formation of this organisation in 1912, and has certainly been a central feature of their ideology ever since they adopted terrorist tactics as a method of obtaining power under the leadership of “Nelson” Mandela.

2) Corruption has also been a consistent feature of the ANC regime ever since they were handed power during the early 1990s, as the immediate collapse of South Africa’s economy and infrastructure following their takeover (in spite of its country’s massive wealth) fully confirms. The only difference about the Gupta family is that they have been more overt in their financial wheeler-dealing.

3) The fact that Zuma is now being demonised in the outside world by the same people who previously lauded his fellow terrorist Mandela is hypocrisy in the extreme. Zuma was a frontline ANC terrorist just like Mandela and they both served imprisonment together for their terrorist crimes. We were widely congratulated a few years ago when we stated that to condemn Mugabe of Zimbabwe whilst praising Mandela was rather like saying that Ronnie Kray was an evil rogue whereas Reggie Kray was a jolly good fellow. Now much the same can be said regarding differing attitudes towards Zuma and Mandela.

4) A recent report by The Transvaal Agricultural Union (SA) revealed that for the first time for years the South African agricultural section grew last year, and grew by a remarkable 22%. Does this mean that the de facto Indian string-pullers of today’s South Africa, corrupt and obnoxious though they be, are actually somewhat more efficient in running an advanced economy than was the case when ANC Blacks ruled by themselves, and rather than demonising the White farming sector as the ANC themselves constantly did, have simplly allowed White farmers to get on with their jobs?

We must however look at the broader picture, not just of South Africa itself but also of the whole African continent ever since the great European nation-states abdicated their duties and responsibilities during the latter half of the 20th Century. Nature abhors a vacuum, and with one Black regime after another throughout “the dark continent” proving incapable of running a country under modern conditions there was thus a vacuum to be filled. Alas it has not been Western Whites who have returned to Africa to fill this vacuum, but instead various Asian powers. For several decades up until recently it has been China which stepped in to fill the void, but China has had no history of colonisation outside its own region, and by all accounts the vast majority of grassroots Chinese who were sent to Africa by their government to run the various countries simply couldn’t stand the place. Furthermore, with the Chinese government becoming more and more concerned about internal dissent and problems on their own borders it seems therefore that they are now slowly but surely disengaging from Africa. Perhaps the emergence of the Gupta family as the power behind the throne in South Africa indicates that it is now India which is taking China’s place? If so then the long-term prospects for Africa seem no brighter than under Chinese influence before them. India also has no history of colonisation – indeed their history has basically been one of being colonised rather than colonising – and when Indians move abroad it has been as parasites rather than as administrators, as the Gupta family’s current position in South Africa confirms!

The great Western nation-states must therefore return to Africa to resume their responsibilities as controllers and administrators of the continent. As is emphasised in the report of last month’s Springbok Club meeting detailed below, the continent is now in the grip of a complete conservation and environmental disaster, and only the re-establishment of Western oversight can surely save the continent’s precious wildlife which is the inheritance of us all.

Although the glorious patriotic revolution of 2016 alas seems to have slowed down during 2017 it hasn’t been stalled, let alone been reversed. President Trump in the US has certainly had his problems from so-called supporters who don’t seem to have believed in his pledge to “Make America Great Again”, and instead wanted to adopt a “little america” isolationist policy – but these turncoats now happily appear to have been sidelined. Britain’s return to global greatness of course has to wait until the Brexit negotiations are finalised – after which hopefully other great European nation-states will make similar moves to exit the EU. By then hopefully everyone will realise that the current migrant invasion crisis can’t be solved by trying to erect unenforceable borders, but only by controlling the lands from which the migrants come and stopping them at source. Once the West does resume control over “the dark continent” then memories of Mandela, Mugabe, Zuma and the Guptas will simply seem like a bad dream.



The Springbok Club held a most important meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Johnny Rodrigues, the founder and chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. In a most enlightening though very disturbing talk Mr.Rodrigues told not only about the escalating dangers which wildlife in Zimbabwe was facing from endemic poaching, “trophy hunting” (as in the case of Cecil the Lion) and live-exporting to China, but also told how several attempts had been made on his life because of his efforts to halt these crimes and thereby to protect the country’s wildlife. He further told how a global campaign was now being mounted by the ZCTF in order to alert the powers-that-be around the world to this most worrying situation prevailing in Zimbabwe, and to encourage the outside world to take effective steps to save threatened wildlife throughout the African continent. At this meeting Mr.Rodrigues passed around a letter which the ZCTF had written to the United Nations Environment Programme detailing the terrible situation which currently prevails in Zimbabwe and asking them to take appropriate action. If anyone who was not able to attend this meeting would like to see a copy of this letter please contact us at: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk


The Springbok Club has once again been asked to participate in the annual "Hoisting of the Flag" ceremony in Norfolk this year, marking the 127th anniversary of the foundation of Rhodesia. We hope therefore that all Springbok Club members and supporters will make every effort to attend this event. The details of which are as follows :-


Venue : Southrepps Hall, Hall Road, Southrepps, NR11 8TG, in the County of Norfolk.

Date : Sunday 10th September 2017

Times : Assemble from 12.00 noon onwards, the actual ceremony will commence at 14.30 hrs.

The day will include :-

Buffet snacks and drinks served in the Hall upon arrival

Rousing music played by The Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band

The hoisting of the Union Flag by Mr. Andrew Hope-Hall, the son of Richard Hope-Hall MP and a direct descendant of one of the original 1890 Rhodesia pioneers

A Fanfare of Rhodesia Trumpets

A short religious ceremony including prayers that have said since 1890, including the Inaugural Prayer.

Keynote speeches by both Mr. Andrew Hope-Hall and Mr. Peter Jewell, who played a leading role with Air Trans-Africa during the UDI years

A Twenty-one Gun Royal Salute

The sounding of the Last Post and the playing of both the British and the Rhodesian National Anthems.

Tea and light refreshments will be served on the lawn afterwards


In October The Springbok Club is anticipating welcoming a very eminent visiting South African personality to address a meeting, and on Sunday 5th November will be staging a meeting in Sussex. In December the organisation plans to join with other South African expat organisations in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. More details about all of these events will of course be detailed in future editions of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s planned trip to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands is now being arranged for May of next year. Please try to let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in this visit.



The Patriotic Forum held a belated celebration of Canada Day by staging a trip to Westerham in Kent last month. Westerham is the town where General James Wolfe – the victor at the Battle of Louisbourg in 1758 and the Battle of The Plains of Abraham in 1759, which secured Canada as a British Dominion - was born and spent his childhood years. After paying their respects at the Statue of Gen. James Wolfe in the centre of Westerham, where the words of “The Maple Leaf for Ever” were recited, the Patriotic Forum party then visited The Old Rectory where James Wolfe was born, The Church of St.Mary the Virgin where he was baptised and his parents worshipped, and the Quebec House Museum which is located in the house where he grew up. The party finally adjourned to the George and Dragon pub (which is reputed to be the last hostelry which Gen. James Wolfe patronized before journeying to Portsmouth to board his ship bound for Canada) where a PowerPoint presentation about the great man was shown. A YouTube video of the short film which was shown at Quebec House can been viewed at :-



In September The Patriotic Forum will be staging a trip to Canterbury in order to visit the memorial to Admiral George Rooke, who commanded the combined British and Dutch forces who captured Gibraltar in 1704, in order to celebrate Gibraltar Day. In October The Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an expert on the threat that the West is facing from expansionist Islam, and in December will hold a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body. Fuller details about all these events will be circulated in due course, but for more information please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk


Plans are still afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support The Patriotic Forum and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)



We have recently been sent a copy of the following report issued by the Cape Town-based Animal Rescue Organisation (ARO) by a supporter still based in South Africa :-

“ARO regularly sends a Mobile Clinic into Guguletu [a Black Cape Town township] to set up Primary Health Care clinics. About 8 weeks ago, a Gugs resident told ARO’s AWA (Animal Welfare Assistant), Thabo, that there were “some dogs” that had been dumped by their owner nearby, and when the dogs tried to return home, the owner poured boiling water on them.

”ARO managed to catch brave Sophia, who was absolutely terrified. She was brought to ARO's hospital in a terrible state, covered in ticks, with agonising infected burn wounds. She was emaciated and dehydrated. Throughout her ordeal, she was calm and showed no aggression whatsoever.

”Sophia was taken straight into foster care. Being used to life on the streets, Sophia opted to stay outside for two days, sleeping for hours under a tree, totally exhausted. Eventually, with love and encouragement, she ventured inside. It took her weeks to settle and get used to a normal household, but once she realised no one was going to hurt her, her personality started to shine through, her tail wagged and her hair grew back shining.

”Sophia now lives with her new family Greyton. Her day starts with a happy trek up the mountain with other dogs and the rest of her day is spent playing in a big garden with her new friends! Sophia, like so many dogs, seems to have forgiven - but probably not forgotten - we are so happy that she survived her ordeal and arrived at her happy ending.

“Cage cruelty, in all sizes, happens all over the world and ARO has seen many cases of it. This is the latest horror case of cruelty to be rescued. A family of 3 Syrian hamsters (the larger variety) lived in this disgusting hell hole which measures 20cm x 30cm; on inches of compacted excrement and mould, with no nest, shade, shelter or water. The hamsters were in a poor condition and would not have survived much longer. ARO thanks the Mitchell's Plein AW for their action. All three hamsters are currently safe at ARO in clean large cages, with nests, sand baths and a decent diet ~ all of them are looking for loving homes where they will be safe & cared for.”



As would be expected after the staging of the near-perfect 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, London produced a similar problem-free performance when hosting this year’s IAAF World Athletics Championships. Alas Britain’s performance on track and field didn’t match the flawless organisation of the Championships, and again was marred quite considerably by the selection of a large number of “plastic Brits” to compete in national colours. There were even so a number of quite outstanding performances produced by true British competitors just below medal-level.

As far as South Africa was concerned it has been noticeable how the number of White competitors has diminished constantly ever since the country was handed over to Black rule. The continuing presence of the sexually-ambiguous Caster Semenya in women’s events remains a matter of great concern however. It is argued that this person can’t help their condition and that it would be unfair to place a ban on competing, but is it not even more unfair to all the true female competitors to force them to compete against a person who is male in all but exterior physical features?

The drug-ban issue was also a matter of great concern. The blanket ban on all Russian competitors simply because some of them have been found guilty of using prohibited drugs seemed manifestly unfair – especially as competitors trained by the proven Cuban-American dopper Alberto Salazar continued to be allowed to compete!



A supporter from Australia has recently forwarded us the following YouTube video in which Pauline Hanson of the Australian One Nation party lambasts certain Australian politicians for their cowardly approach towards Muslim terrorism :-




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"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com



The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!


"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.



With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .



No.226 – KEITH of “Cat’s Whiskers” in Durban

“Cat’s Whiskers” was a popular night haunt situated in Claridge’s Hotel on the Durban beachfront. During the late 1970s and early 1980s the head barman there was named Keith, though alas with the passage of time his surname has been forgotten. He was however an extremely friendly and amusing person, and was a Northern Rhodesian by birth – as also was his attractive girlfriend who also worked behind the bar. “Cat’s Whiskers” proved a popular place for members of the Save Rhodesia Campaign to finish up in after a heavy evening’s campaigning, and Keith quite naturally always seemed very supportive of their efforts. A favourite saying of SRC activists at the time was “Lusaka by Christmas”, and this Keith would always repeat with gusto whenever appropriate! It would be very interesting to learn what happened to him, and where he is now.



Although the Campaign for an Independent Britain’s web-site was featured in this section of the September 2006 Edition of the SCN, it’s web-site has been greatly enhanced since then, and of particular interest is its Media Section which contains videos of speeches given by several high-profile personalities at some of their recent meetings and conferences. This section can be accessed at :-






Why would anyone break into a rhino orphanage and slaughter baby rhinos that had lost their parents to poachers [May 2017, SCN]?

No wonder they are hated... what scumbags!

Nice to read an appreciative word for Clive Derby-Lewis. We were to have travelled to Pretoria to greet Clive but plans came unstuck and our brother-in-law died before we could join him in a peaceful week or two.

My wife's cousin was hacked with his own samurai sword by home invaders north of Jo’burg. He survived but one kidney was hacked beyond repair. What an ugly place that once was the most beautiful place on earth.

Yours etc.,

Adrian Keefe, New South Wales, Australia




Hi, Good SCN this month [July 2017]. My family all say it’s hell in South Africa; no money, even for the small company owners – crime, AIDS and violence are rampant. Today all minority groups in Durban are attacked daily with crime levels double they were last month. The White South African nation has been faced with tough new laws over the last eight months to stop Whites from getting state tenders for work. I should hope the UK does this soon to protect us from the evil of non-White invasion, planned by the Left for 80 years. .

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.




Bloody jihadists attacked Manchester and London. This is war against European nations, against Christianity. We hate them even more than before. The Russian people blame Merkel's liberals for lenience. We wish the British revenge to be cruel. There are two ways to fight Islamic terrorists: to banish them from the UK and hard strikes on ISIL positions in the Middle East. Needless to say that the general sponsor of jihadists is Saudi Arabia. Saudi regime is the worst dictatorship in the Middle East. To overthrow Saudi royal family is the best solution to defeat terrorism in Asia and over the world.

To tell the truth, Russian web-sites report the same. The British and Russian observers have the SAME opinion. What else? We all see our common enemy, we can see the evil of the world. Why can't we stand together? Why are we divided by our politicians? Dirty Saudi money, that is my answer. Our and your officials deal with Saudis and make dirty money. Shame on them!!

Yours etc.,

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia.




Pauline Hanson got a lot of votes, kicked some Labor MPs out of their seats, so they rigged up some fake charges to put her in jail.

Donald Trump got elected by the American people, now the media/Democrat political machine are trying to remove him against the will of the American people.

See a trend here, folks?

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, New South Wales, Australia.




It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Sir Colin “Pinetree” Meads. Colin Meads was a great Rugby player and a great New Zealander. Many consider him the greatest Rugby player of all time – certainly the greatest forward. He played in the All Blacks jersey a total of 133 times, 55 of them being in full international matches – a record.

Born in Cambridge, New Zealand, he played all his provincial Rugby for Kings Country, usually at Lock. A fair but no nonsense player (he became only the second All Black to be sent off in an international in 1967 against Scotland), his physical strength and presence was legendry. He was descended from some of the earliest British colonists of New Zealand from the start of the 19th century, and he exemplified all that was best about the British Imperial pioneer spirit of his forefathers. A sheep farmer by profession like his father, he would spend his days working hard on the sheep farm, and then would turn out for training in the evening. He worked hard and he played hard, and thus lived life to its full.

Colin Meads’s Rugby career coincided with some of the fiercest competitions between the All Blacks and the Springboks, but he gained a strong affinity towards his erstwhile opponents, who he could see played the game with equal intensity to himself, and possessed the same pioneer spirit and zest for life. During the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand, when Wynand Claassen’s team was subjected to disgusting attacks by the evil HART tour disrupters, Colin Meads was forthright and vocal in his opposition to the HART scum, stating openly that he had detected something “very nasty” emerging from the undergrowth. His support for his South African kith and kin was further re-enforced later during the 1980s when he managed and coached the “rebel” New Zealand Cavaliers tour of South Africa.

Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sir Colin Meads’s widow Verna and to his five children, all of whom seem to have inherited their father’s sporting prowess and have proved true New Zealanders.



It was with equal sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Helmut Heymann of the Business Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brakpan. Helmut Heymann was born in Germany in 1943, and moved to South Africa during the early 1980s where, as a leading expert in the textile industry, he was able to give his services to the South African textile manufacturing sector. Following the NP’s sellout of the country to the ANC terrorists he became increasingly concerned about the deterioration in South African society which he had grown to love, and became increasingly active with various White rights and opposition movements. It was through these connections that he first became aware of The Springbok Club and realised the important role which the organisation was trying to play “in exile” by highlighting the true situation which existed in the “new” South Africa and lobbying the powers-that-be in the West to take action to restore civilised standards. Alas his untimely death came only shortly after he had made initial contact. Our heartfelt sympathies are therefore extended to his widow Ingrid and to the rest of his family, and trust that they will be able to continue with the most important work which he had started.

Just before he died Helmut Heymann wrote to the SCN, and with the permission of Ingrid we publish this letter below :-

Dear Sirs,

Hereafter some short information which I think is important.

1. All opposition parties are calling for a vote on whether President Zuma will get the marching order or remain in office as president

2. The Constitutional Court must decide whether the vote must be conducted in secret or open elections

3. The General Secretary of the ANC announces his resignation

4. A Deputy Minister is abducted and then later released. Is this a warning?

5. A son of President Zuma announces that his father is not invulnerable. He would have enough vulnerable spots.

6. In the next few days, the Executive Committee of the ANC will meet to decide whether President Zuma will remain or not

7. I believe that now it is coming to the one problem I have always warned against. Then against Zuma still stand over 780 formal cases at court.

I remain with friendly greetings,

H.J. Heymann.


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