Sunday, 19 May 2002

May 2002 Edition.


May 2002 edition

Recent elections results in both the Netherlands and France (and to a lesser degree in Britain), which witnessed significant swings to the Right, have been most encouraging. They have actually been a continuation of a general change in political direction throughout the West since the turn of the Millennium, and follow similar shifts to the Right in the United States, Israel, Italy, Austria and Denmark. It is just a tragedy that such fundamental political changes could not have taken place prior to the falls of South Africa, Rhodesia and SWA to the forces of darkness.

Although there are many aspects of Jean-Marie le Pen's "Front National" in France which we find distasteful, a far more significant result of the French Presidential election was the massive defeat inflicted upon the Socialist Party and the Left in general. This failed and dated political dogma has clearly had its day. In spite of le Pen's surprising success in the first round of the Presidential poll his subsequent showing in the second round, where he obtained less than 19% of the vote in a two-way contest, can only be described as a complete humiliation. It shows clearly that although the French people may have rejected Socialism and wish to withdraw from the Euro and halt third-world immigration, they are not prepared to support any "off the edge" Right-wing party with clear neo-fascist undertones. It was much the same situation during the recent British municipal elections, for in spite of the massive amount of media-hype which the extremist "British National Party" obtained they managed to win only 3 seats throughout the entire country.

In the Netherlands, however, the recent General Election result has been far more dramatic and encouraging, for the party of the late Pim Fortuyn has become the second strongest party in Parliament, and is now about to enter government. Although most will have found Pim Fortuyn's overt homosexuality highly objectionable, the fact remains that in spite of this - perhaps because of this - he was able to position himself in the "real world" of politics, and could not be "demonised" as a neo-fascist or anti-Semite in any way. This was the secret of the success of his party, and was very similar to the success story of the "Forza Italia" party of Silvio Berlusconi in Italy. It was significant in this regard that Fortuyn often stated that Berlusconi was the contemporary European politician who he admired most.

It will be to the likes of "real world" politicians such as Fortuyn and Berlusconi who we must look in order to defeat the twin threats of European federalism and increasing third-world immigration facing us, rather than to the likes of off-the-edge "conspiracy-theory" fantasists such as le Pen and Griffin.



The recent joint meeting held by the London Swinton Circle and the Springbok Club at the House of Lords, which was addressed by Philip Benwell of the "Australian Constitutional Monarchist League", turned out to be a great success. There was a massive turnout, and the Committee Room of the House of Lords where the meeting was held was packed.

Philip Benwell gave a brilliant speech in which he illustrated how the natural and traditional ties between Britain and Australia (and indeed the entire Commonwealth, including Southern Africa) were being eroded by Britain's increasing entanglement in the EU, and by Blair's "presidential" style of government. Most Australians still believed in the natural links of blood with Britain and other Commonwealth dominions however, which was well illustrated by the overwhelming vote to retain the Monarchy in the epoch-marking 1999 Referendum. It was now up to Britain to withdraw from the EU and to re-establish her traditional Commonwealth links under the common symbol of the Crown.

A few days after this meeting leading London Swinton Circle and Springbok Club officials held a private audience with Philip Benwell at which plans were discussed to establish an umbrella organisation for those of British stock and origin around the world. Needless to say, as these plans develop full details will be reported in future editions of the SCN.



The Springbok Club will be holding a special buffet-lunch to celebrate Empire Day on Saturday 25th May 2002, from 12.00 noon onwards.

This will be held at a well-known central London club, and our guest of honour will be Mr. Jacques Arnold, the former Conservative MP for Gravesham (Gravesend). Jacques Arnold served as MP from 1987 to 1997, and held the post of PPS at the Home Office. He resigned this position in 1995 however, in order to support John Redwood when he challenged John Major for the Conservative Party leadership (being the only member of the Government so to do). He was a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and a supporter of the British-Gibraltar Parliamentary Group. His talk will centre on the plight currently being faced by our kith and kin in Gibraltar.

There are still a number of tickets available for this function, priced £10.00 for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £12.50 for Associate Members and £15.00 for non-members. Payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and sent as soon as possible to: Patriotic Press/The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX.

If you wish to obtain any further information about this event then please e-mail us at:, or 'phone us at: 07711-188430.



The recent Springbok Club Chilterns Branch gathering turned out to be a happy event, with a fairly encouraging turnout. Unfortunately certain organisational aspects of this function evidently left a bit to be desired, so we are therefore looking for other supporters in the area to help arrange future activities. If you live in the Chilterns area and would like to become more actively involved then please contact us at:

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is arranging a summer braai in East Kent on Sunday 30th June, and extends a warm invitation to all supporters everywhere. Further details will be carried in next month's edition of the SCN.

The Springbok Club has also recently obtained a good influx of supporters in London, so it is hoped that we will therefore be able to launch an official Capital [London] Branch shortly. If you are interested in becoming actively involved then again please contact us at:



The Conservative Monday Club held a reception in honour of the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith last month in central London, at the end of great man's latest trip to the UK.

It was good to see a high proportion of Springbok Club members and supporters at this event, and particularly encouraging that a question asked to the great man by Springbok Club supporter Colin Lucas during question time - when he stated that Ian Smith was the greatest world statesman since Sir Winston Churchill - was greeted with raptuous applause!

In his speech Ian Smith stated that in spite of all the problems caused by the Mugabe regime his country still had the potential to become the "jewell of Africa", and that he was encouraged by the growth and organisational abilities of the oppostion forces to ZANU/PF, who clearly sought unity and reconciliation in the country. He also said that Britain was and still is a great country, and that all its people should be proud of its achievements.

There was certain a very "high-octane" attendance at this reception, which included two peers of the realm, one sitting British MP, one former Rhodesian cabinet minister, and one former Rhodesian senator! The Conservative Monday Club is therefore to be highly congratulated upon organising such a successful function.



Krugerrands. Limited edition from an issue of 600 Natura Prestige set of 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 Kudu 1999, voted the most beautiful coin in the world. Boxed and with papers these cost over 900 pounds. Sell for 600.

Anyone interested please 'phone Peter on : 01258 471234.



In a nutshell:-

19 – 21 July 2002

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
The train journey from London King’s Cross, to Stevenage is only 20 - 30 minutes. The venue is opposite the train station. Stevenage is just north of Hatfield A1(M) J7.

Music: Lochner de Kock and Richard van der Westhuizen, Dozi, Steve Hofmeyer, Theuns Jordaan, Lucas Maree, Laurika Rauch, Mathys Roets, Andrew Roos. Gospelmusic: Louis Britts. Kabaret: Louis Britts, Jannie du Toit & Christa Steyn, Dowwe Dolla. Drama: Gavin van den Berg. Dancing: Ollie Viljoen and his Boereorkes. Music theatre: Pedro Kruger (Lyf). Comedy: Stoepstories, Jammies Jamneck. Children’s theatre: Pedro Kruger, Lochner de Kock (marionets). More shows under negotiation - watch this space!

ATKV-stage - The Fringe Festival Artists from both the main- and the fringe festival will perform. Art and Craft: Interesting stalls selling handmade crafts and SA goodies. An art exhibition will be held in the art gallery. Sokkie/Dancing: Dance the night away with Ollie Viljoen and his boereorkes on Friday and Saturday night. Rugby: The match between SA and the All Blacks will be screened on a large screen in the Beer-tent. We will have 7-a-side rugby by the London Springboks, Stevenage Rugby club and voluntary teams. Food stalls: Stalls selling boerewors rolls, braaivleis, koeksisters, pancakes and all our favourites.

The Festival programme will be available on the 15th of April on the web at: Bookings can be made from the 1st of May.

For more information contact:



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COVOS BOOKS of South Africa are specialist publishers of Africana, and offer a wide range of most interesting and illuminating books which will appeal to many of our supporters. Amongst the new titles which they stock are:-

The story of the South African Special Forces ("The Recces"), from inception in the 1960s to disbandment in 1993. A unique account of one of South Africa's premier units, masters in the art of reconnaissance and clandestine warfare. Pro rata, the most decorated unit during the wars in Angola and SWA. Includes a free copy of Lourens Fourie's music CD "The Recces". Softback, 222x152mm, 328 pages, 252 b/w photographs plus maps. R140.00.

FIREFORCE - One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, by Chris Cocks. Hard cover with dust jacket, 228 x 155 mm., 368 pages, 120 black and white and colour photos, plus maps and sketches. Widely acclaimed as the classic account of counter-insurgency warfare in Africa. Includes the RLI roll of honour, citations and operational orders. Price R185.00.

COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at : P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "We Fear Naught but God", price £15.00, and "Fireforce", price £22.50. All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK. (Please add 20% for p.& p.).



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Report back.

We are pleased to be able to report that we have now successfully managed to make contact with someone previously mentioned in this column, namely Paul Robinson, and as a result he has been re-united with a number of old colleagues. This goes to prove the potential power and effectiveness of this service, so please try your best to help us locate any other people who you might know who may be mentioned in future editions of this column.



In the April edition of the SCN we reported on the Springbok Club's trip to the Afrikaner Library in Didcot, and mentioned the video-recording of the Orania settlement (a small self-contained community of approximately 1000 Afrikaners who have established their own small town on the banks of the Orange River) which we were shown on that occasion. The Orania Settlement runs its own very interesting Afrikaans-language web-site detailing the history, development and news of the Project, which can be accessed at:-





Rob Burnett’s assertion that "Whites, by interfering, actually saved Mugabe and the majority Mashona tribe from certain annihilation at the hands of Matabele warriors" [SCN, April 2002] is not historically accurate. Neither is his view that "If Cecil Rhodes and his Pioneers had not intervened we would still have our homeland intact." Firstly, the Matablele relied on the Mashona for tribute (cattle) and never intended to eliminate them. They had subjugated the Mashona for sixty years before the Pioneers arrived on the scene, and had learnt the benefit of raids to get what they wanted from their vassals. The second view is incomprehensible. If Rhodes hadn’t financed his vision of a British territory north of the Limpopo it would never have become Rhodesia, and the "homeland" the writer refers to might have been more like Mozambique because Portugal claimed the territory before the Pioneers occupied it.

I had the pleasure of visiting the "Orania (Oranje) settlement - a small self-contained community of approximately 1000 Afrikaners who have established their own small town on the banks of the Orange River" a couple of years ago. I was most impressed with what I saw - almost a kibbutz-type existence. But I would not place much hope in it being anything more than a settlement for a few diehard Afrikaners. Their vision is a corridor to the Atlantic Ocean, a pipe dream if ever there was one unfortunately.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal.




I am presently a student in college and am being taught a "Races in America" class by a very light-skinned South African Black man. He is very interesting except that I can do his job much better than he can, but that is life, our decadent idiotic schools in America give degrees to Blacks and Coloreds in an effort to "help". I play the liberal in class, as I don't want to make waves, just get my degree. There is really no freedom of speech on American college campuses today and one must be careful about speaking the truth about the Black race and its lack of intelligence and civilization.

I am seeing that AIDS will take out the Africans, leaving the continent below the Saharan Desert empty most likely. Are people planning on going back to restart civilization after they all die from AIDS? I know that nothing will help them except for a vaccine. Any aid sent or medicine will be hoarded by the Black dictators who will resell it for a vast profit.

Yours etc.,

American spectator, U.S.A.



We would like to thank all those readers who supplied us with further information about Mr. Ron Tuohy, the trouble-making individual who has been waging an irrational hate-campaign against us via the Internet for some time. It would appear that this mysterious character was actually born in Scotland rather than in Northern Rhodesia, and we have also been informed of where he is now based. There is also some speculation that he is or was connected to a number of far-Left organisations, which of course could explain a lot. Happily we have heard nothing further from this wretched individual for some time, so hopefully he now at last realises that you cannot go around insulting and libelling complete strangers with impunity.

Alas, however, there has evidently been a further defamatory message attacking us posted on the phoney "Rhodesia Yahoo Group" by an apparent sidekick of Tuohy's by the name of Chas Lotter - also a complete stranger to us. Once again if anyone could supply us with more information about this shadowy character we would be most grateful. There certainly appears to be something extremely sinister about this entire so-called "Rhodesia Yahoo Group", so once again warn all our readers to be very wary of it.

About a year ago we were contacted by an expatriate South African living in the United States by the name of Gordon Waring, who initially expressed full support for our activities. Mr. Waring subsequently returned to live in South Africa (Somerset West in fact) and surprised us greatly by starting to say how "wonderful" and "peaceful" everything was back these - the complete opposite to ALL other reports which we receive from other supporters still trapped inside the country. Waring's message's then started to become increasingly bizarre and incomprehnsible, and the suggestion was made that he may have been an secret apologist for the ANC-regime all the way along. Again we would be most grateful if any further light which could be shed on this strange individual.



We have recently been forwarded the following most distressing message by some of our supporters, and hope that those living in South Africa may be able to help.


Hello from South Africa!

We are fully aware that you must be inundated with requests to print the details of various campaigns and causes, but we pray that our project can enjoy a few moments of your consideration.

Due to the fact that animal mutilations are escalating at a horrific pace in Zimbabwe resulting from the land invasions, we have spearheaded a project to help in the rescue or euthanasia of domestic and farm animals that are dying horrific deaths because the "militants" are using this means to warn farmers not to return to their farms after being evicted. Amongst others, dogs are being hung alive on hooks from farm gates and childrens pet ponies are having one hoof chopped off to serve as proof of what would happen to the farmers themselves.

As we have stated in our following brief (page 2 & 3 of the e-mail) we avoid at all costs any political stand as this would jeopardise our project, so all we can do is ask the media to help publicise what we do in the hope that the community can support us in our endeavour. Please, please consider doing an article on the project, we also have horrifying photos and reports directly from the rescuers themselves that we can pass on to you. We would so appreciate any help from the media of any kind.

Please consider this, Many, many thanks

Yours sincerely Estelle Walters

South Africa (021) 789 2019
South Africa CELL NO: 072 1947 051
FAX NUMBER: South Africa (021)789 2019


With global events focusing on the innocent victims of warfare, we are ignorant of another type of victim of an equally vicious war right on our doorstep. When Robert Mugabe "vowed" to cease farm invasions, he announced in the same breath that the "dissidents" were not under his control, thus ensuring that the farm invasions could continue, just under another name.

Farmers have under an hour to leave their properties, thus domestic and farm animals are mostly left on the farms, in the hope that they can be rescued later. Unfortunately this is seldom the case. Domestic animals are locked up in the farmhouses, drinking from the toilets and shower drains, and mostly suffer a slow death from starvation. Livestock are
left without water and food, and the cows remain unmilked, causing a dreadful slow death. When the fields are burnt, animals are left inside the paddocks and horses, cows and sheep die in the flames, or worse suffer, terrible burn wounds.

The latest atrocities, as seen on CNN, are mutilations committed by the dissidents to serve as a warning to farmers not to return. Dogs are hung alive from hooks on farm gates, children's pet ponies are having one of their front hooves chopped off and cows and sheep are being hamstrung.

THE ZIMBABWE PET RESCUE PROJECT has been launched by a group of animal lovers who cannot stand by and see this tragedy unfold. We are raising funds to assist the incredibly brave souls in Zimbabwe who are going from farm to farm in their own vehicles to rescue those animals which are still alive or to put down those beyond help. The funds that are
raised are not given to any government organisation and are extremely carefully monitored and used for the following: (in order of priority) medical drugs and supplies, pet food and funds for fuel and veterinary bills. We are a non-political project and this is not political rhetoric, it is fact!

Our fundraising account is:
ACCOUNT NO: 908 432 9132


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