Sunday, 8 December 2002

December 2002 Edition.


December 2002 edition

In edition No.26 of S.A.Patriot an article appeared entitled "No Place for Whites in Black Africa". Commenting upon the then recent murders of Douglas "Boss" Lilford in Zimbabwe and Joy Adamson in Kenya it was stated "once Blacks take over control African states are totally incapable of maintaining any semblence of law and order."

Two events of the last month proved that this observation was as true in the early part of the 21st century as it was during the 1980s when it was written. Firstly we saw the debacle of the Miss World contestants having to flee Nigeria in the wake of escalating riots in that country which were directly threatening their physical safety (and whoever was stupid enough to contemplate holding this pageant in an anarchic third-world African state such as Nigeria in the first place must have been so naive that it bordered on the criminally insane), and secondly we witnessed the twin terrorist attacks upon Israeli tourists in Kenya.

Although both these events may have been directly caused by fundamental Islamic terrorism, the fact remains that it was the environment of primeval Black-ruled Africa which gave the terrorists the chaotic background in which to operate. One only has to remember the ongoing slaughter of White farmers and tourists in both Zimbabwe and South Africa to realise that Whites are under risk of death everywhere on the African continent where they may venture nowadays.

As those Israeli tourists who survived the terrorist attacks can testify, it is now foolhardy in the extreme for Whites to contemplate holidaying anywhere in Africa. Those who do decide to embark on tours of the continent under the present circumstances will only have themselves to blame when the seemingly inevitable happens. Again to quote S.A.Patriot No.26, "... by so doing they will be signing their own death certificates."



This year's Springbok Club UDI Day Dinner proved to be the most successful such event to date. Held at a central London venue the function was packed, and the standard of food proved superlative. The Guest of Honour was Mr. Albert Weidemann, the leading Zimbabwe human rights activist. In his excellent after-dinner speech Mr. Weidemann gave a thorough, though very chilling, overview of the current oppressive situation in Zimbabwe under the ZANU-PF regime, and emphasised how it was Blacks as well as Whites who were suffering. He ended on a note of optimism however, telling how in spite of all the intimidation the MDC opposition were still a vibrant force in the country, and how their coming to power could provide a rarity in Africa, namely a competent and democratic Black government.



Details the Springbok Club's forthcoming Day of the Vow commemoration are as follows:-

Date : Monday 16th December 2002

Time : 19.00 hrs. for 19.30 hrs.

Venue : The MORPETH ARMS (the upstairs Function Room), 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1 (close to the Tate Gallery and Vauxhall Bridge - nearest tube station: Pimlico).

The Guest of Honour at this event will be Mr. Malcolm Wren. Popularly known as the “Engelse Boer” (the “English Afrikaner”), Malcolm Wren was born at Germiston in the Transvaal of joint British and Afrikaner ancestry. He served in the 4th South African Infantry Regiment where he qualified as an army dog-handler, before being attached to the South African Signals Regiment. Although now living in the U.K. for 4½ years his affection for the Afrikaner people and their culture has never wavered, and he has been instrumental in the establishment of the Suid-Afrikaans Biblioteek (South African Library) in the U.K., as well as being actively involved in protest demonstrations against the ongoing murders of South African farmers outside the South African High Commission in London. He is a keen supporter of the Orania settlement (a self-contained Afrikaner community of about 1000 people on the banks of the Orange River) having visited the settlement twice, and the story of Orania will be the main subject of his keynote talk.

A buffet meal will be provided at the conclusion of the evening’s activities, and admission charges will be £10.00 per head for non-members, £5.00 per head for Associate Members, but free for all Life, Honorary and Full members of the Springbok Club. Although payment may be made on the night it would help to gauge numbers if all those interested in attending could inform us by e-mail in advance.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club held a most pleasant get-together in Rochester last month. At this gathering Robert Shipley was unanimously elected president of the branch, and a five-person branch committee was appointed. The branch plans to hold regular quarterly meetings during 2003, and hope to be able to use a potential new venue on the Isle of Sheppey - complete with braai-stand - for this purpose.

The Springbok Club's London Branch yuletide social is now being planned for the end of December, and full details will be given in a special intermediary edition of the SCN.

The next meeting of the Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club is planned to take the form of an informal pub-gathering at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, early during the new year, probably during January.



The 2003 AGM of the Springbok Club has been provisionally planned for Thursday 23rd January in central London. Supporters are reminded that only fully paid-up members of the SC will be entitled to attend this meeting, and only Honorary, Life and Full Members will be entitled to vote. Membership rates are still £500.00 for Life Membership, £20.00 for annual Full Membership (reduced to £12.00 for students and senior citizens) and £5.00 for annual Associate Membership. All membership payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

The Springbok Club is also planning to hold meetings to be addressed by Mr. Gary Cartwright of the National Ex-Services Association and a visiting US-based supporter early during 2003. Fuller details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



Details of the next London Swinton Circle meeting are as follows:-

Date : Tuesday 10th December 2002

Time : 18.45 hrs.

Venue : The CLARENCE (the upstairs Function Room), Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1 (close to Trafalgar Square - nearest tube stations: Charing Cross and Embankment).

Guest Speaker: Mr. NICK SEATON of the Campaign for Real Education.



Not how to get there, but what to do when you get there.

It is one thing to emigrate, but quite a different kettle of fish to cope and succeed in a new, strange country.

Robin and Rika Elliott emigrated from Pretoria to Canada in 1997 and are now well-known and respected business-owners in Vancouver. They know that one small mistake can cost a lot, and that new immigrants are extremely vulnerable.

From their own experience as well as that of many other South Africans in Vancouver (approximately 60,000 in total) they have distilled all the information they believe new immigrants need to have to enable them to cope and prosper in Canada.

On Saturday 11 January 2003, Robin will be presenting a seminar in Pretoria on coping and prospering in Canada.

This seminar is not about how to emigrate, but rather about how to succeed in your new home – vital information that can make a huge difference to one’s lifestyle and future.

The seminar is literally worth thousands of Rand to those who attend, yet with the aid of sponsorships the cost per person attending is a mere R10!

Seating is limited and early booking is advisable – only one seminar in South Africa.

Topics that will be discussed include:-

The three secrets to successful emigration
The two biggest challenges when arriving in Canada and how to overcome them
What you should know about the Canadian culture
Why some people should not emigrate
Why some people return to South Africa tail between the legs
How to fast track your emigration success
When to start the emigration process
Why go to Canada, and why Vancouver/British Columbia?
How to save thousands of Canadian $ when you arrive
Your questions answered
Special free bonus in Vancouver

For more information, e-mail Robin at

(Also sign up for Robin's free cyber-magazine "South Africans International" at the same address)



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. Sell for £600.

Anyone interested please 'phone Peter on : 01258 471234.



The "Biltong Team" have developed and are manufacturing a Home Biltong Maker. It is a wonderous piece of equipment that allows you to make your own fresh biltong in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to use (available in both 110 and 220 volt models), economical, and pays for itself in a couple of batches of biltong. The Home Biltong Maker has been received with much enthusiasm by ex-South Africans around the world in such countries as the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

To find out more information visit the Home Biltong Maker web-site at:-



The Springbok Club is currently taking orders for the book "Africa Par Adventure", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward, as stocks are anticipated shortly. The book is priced at £15.00 per copy, and advanced payments, made payable to "Patriotic Press", should be forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.


William Cooke from Baltimore, Maryland, recently had his second novel, "The Evil We Do" published.

It is available on the web at:-

or at

The book, which is about a disturbed priest, addresses the conflict in Northern Ireland from a Unionist perspective.

William Cooke's first novel, "The Box" may also be of interest to readers. Ordering
information about "The Box" and more information about William Cooke and his books can be found on Bill's website:-



Cold cast bronze statues of "The Trooper" from the "Rhodesian Light Infantry" for sale! It weighs 1.7 kg, is a height of 33 cm and has a mahogany base. On the base is the Rhodesian Light Infantry badge with “The Trooper” inscribed underneath.
The cost of the statue (including V.A.T.) - £85
Post & Packing : UK - £5.88
Outside UK (V.A.T. has been deducted from postage rates)
USA & Canada (surface mail).............. £16.94
Far East and Australasia (surface mail).. £24.44
Rest of the world (surface mail)......... £17.39
Air mail rates are available on request. Cheques, money orders or bankers drafts to be made out to Alan Dongworth.
The statue can be ordered in advance of money being sent, but must be paid for within 28 days of ordering. (This will help to reduce the time taken to make the statue and to post it to you.)

Write to:-
Alan Dongworth,
22 Bruntland Court, Portlethen, Nr. Aberdeen, Kincardine, AB12 4UQ, UK.
Tel: 01224 780347 or e-mail:

[Pictures are available on request.]



Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.

There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.

We pride ourselves on our fine quality and friendly and efficient service. For your 'taste of Africa' visit the Biltong Brother web-site at:-



The Old Albion company - who retail "British Goods for British People" - offer an increasingly wide range of products bearing various patriotic symbols, including clothing, towels, clocks, mouse-mats, and even a 1924 map of the British Empire!

Their recently updated and very comprehensive web-site can be accessed at:-



No.50 : Mr. PAUL HOLLYHEAD of Darwen

Paul Hollyhead made contact with the Springbok Club a few years ago, and expressed great support for the work which the movement was doing. He lived at Darwen in Lancashire, and would therefore seem to be an ideal recruit for the SC's embryo Lancashire Branch. Correspondence to him started to be returned as he had evidently moved a few months ago however, but alas no forwarding address was given. Does anybody know where he can now be contacted?



Bill and Suzanne McDonald run an embroidery store in Hinton, Alberta, Canada, having moved from Rhodesia in 1982. They also run an excellent "Rhodesian on-line Store" website featuring custom-embroidered Rhodesian apparel and flags etc. It can be accessed at:-





Let us remember that the Blairite minister Peter Hain was convicted of criminal conspiracy at the Old Bailey, after a 10-day trial. Blair does not think that disqualifies Hain from holding office as one of the Ministers of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. What has happened to the rule of law?

Yours etc.,

F. Bennion, Devon, U.K.



During the last month we have been plagued by two troublesome individuals. The first goes under the name of Raymond Peter Burnside who evidently resides in New Zealand, and who has been inundated us with a stream of offensive and unsolicited e-mails of a neo-Nazi nature. When we asked this Burnside character to cease forwarding us such obnoxious unwanted material we only received childish Nazi-style abuse in response.

The second individual went under the bizarre name of "Hosepipe Mufalira" and claimed to be a Black prisoner in a Zambian jail. There were several reasons why we doubted the authenticity of his message, not least because of the unbelievable name! His e-mail was addressed not to the Springbok Club as such but to a minor official in the organisation, and mention was made therein to two individuals who earlier this year had conducted an infantile vendetta campaign against us (though he wasn't very complimentary to either of them, particularly regarding the wretched Mr.Tuohy!), thus suggesting that this "Mufalira" must be someone "in the know".

We don't know whether Burnside and "Mufalira" are connected in any way, or to any of the other trouble-makers who have plagued us in the past, but if anyone can provide any further information about either of them we would be most grateful.



A few months ago we were also inundated by a steam of obnoxious unsolicited e-mails of an anti-Semitic nature sent by a character going under the name of Greg Weilo. We have subsequently learnt that his e-mail address has now been disconnected however, apparently as a result of complaints about the unsolicited anti-Semitic postings which he was circulating. Messrs. Burnside and "Mufalira" should take note!



This mission is in full swing and even though we have been doing it since June 2002, we are now in the most critical stage, we are currently flying 2 - 3 flights of animals a week into South Africa. Tonight another flight landed and one family met us at the airport to be re-united with their German Shepherd "Hoover" after 3 weeks. They departed from Zimbabwe yesterday morning and their pets were taken into the holding station 3
weeks ago.

A big welcome to Hoover and his family. Then 4 other puppies flew in tonight and these are also to be re-united with their family hopefully within the next 2 weeks.

There are still many animals up in our holding station in Harare [Salisbury] and farmers are bringing them in daily for safekeeping until they can either be re-homed or re-united again here in South Africa.

To those of you that have enquired about the horses, many are already in the station in Zimbabwe and the Dourine tests have been done and we are expecting them down within the next month if all goes well with permits etc. We have put a team together to deal just with the horses and this task team will be making all the arrangements. So, anybody that would like to offer help with the horses can e-mail us and we will supply the details of the Task Team leader, Judith and you can correspond directly with her.

We have one family up in Zimbabwe who owns 6 horses, 4 cats and 5 dogs and a plea is sent out that if possible, can anyone offer a home to this family's pets as they are trying desperately not to have them separated. I know this is a huge call but maybe somebody out there has a huge farm that can accommodate all this family's pets. Photo's arrived tonight with pictures of the family pets.

Medicine is still of huge shortage up in Zimbabwe and we have sent another consignment up to help our holding station. The situation is now critical as food is a huge shortage.

We know that you have all been loyal and supportive and without you we would not be able to help all these animals so we are eternally grateful for any help. Funds are once again desperately needed as the medicines, feed and goods needed are expensive and we need to send up a lot of goods within the next week.

Also please if anybody can help offer a home to a dog/cat, please e-mail us at:-

or call Wet Nose at 0827422522 or (012) 809-2106 or 0824311333.

Our kennels in South Africa are very full and we need good loving homes for these dogs.

There are still many reliant on us to make a difference and give them a second chance in life.

At the moment there are many Foxies, Jack Russel's, St Bernards, Rotti X, mixed breeds, Alasations, puppies, Staffies, Boerboel X and Dashounds desperately needing homes. Also there are about 45 cats in from Zimbabwe that also need homes. PLEASE we need your help and a loving home.

If you would like to donate funds which are so desperately needed, the bank details are:-

ACCOUNT NO: 62009123126

We realize that you may get many calls for help, but we are only public-funded and these animals really do need our help and new homes, so every cent is welcomed as the costs are astronomical.

We take this opportunity once again to thank British Airways for sponsoring these animals flights from Zimbabwe to South Africa and urge all our supporters to fly BA as they have proven over and over again, that they are animal-lovers and go the extra mile, so in return lets all support BA and fly BA. Remember that when we fly the animals on to their owners many have settled in other provinces and Wet Nose must pay these flight fees to get their pets to them. Thanks also to Express Air and Keringa Kennels/Petwings for all your support in making sure that the animals arrive safely at their destination. Keringa Kennels have also offered extra kennels to help hold the animals in Zimbabwe when our kennels are full and Petwings loyally supplies the boxes for these animals' flights.

God bless you all and thank you form all the happy four-legged Wet Nose friends for your care and support.



It was with much sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Mr. John Bate. John Bate had left southern Africa and moved to the Isle of Angelsey in north Wales, and made contact with the Springbok Club a couple of years ago. He became a staunch supporter of the organisation, but alas because of his isolated location he wasn't able to be as actively involved as he would have liked. He was, however, seriously considering trying to form a branch of the SC on Angelsey, an ambition which now alas will not come to immediate fruition. Our thoughts and sympathies are extended to his daughter and to the rest of his family.


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