Sunday, 11 January 2004

January 2004 Edition.


January 2004 edition

The result of the recent Northern Ireland Assembly elections, which saw the DUP emerging as the largest single party, and the overall Unionist vote increasing compared to the overall Nationalist vote, was a highly significant and highly encouraging event. When the subsequent defection of Jeffrey Donaldson and two elected colleagues from the UUP to the DUP is also taken into account then the situation gives even more reason for optimism concerning Ulster's future.

In spite of over three decades of attacks by terrorist scum and weakness on the part of their national leaders, the Ulster people have continued to display their traditional spirit of "No Surrender" and "Not an Inch", which has assured their survival and prosperity over the centuries. It is just a pity that their kith and kin in southern Africa couldn't have displayed the same spirit of defiance and determination when faced by the same twin enemies during the final three decades of the last century, in which case they would undoubtedly still control their own countries to this day.

But it is against the broader picture of worldwide developments that this electoral triumph should be viewed. Following the victory of the pro-monarchy forces in the Australian constitutional referendum, the overwhelming vote by the Gibraltar people to remain British, and perhaps most significantly of all the military triumphs of the Western nations in the War Against Terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq, it shows that the pendulum of world history has well and truly swung, and that the British people around the world - and indeed the West in general - have awoken from their slumber and are now once again defending themselves and asserting their rights and natural position.

The "politically correct" days of the 1990s, and indeed the whole era of appeasement and surrender which typified the post-WWII years, are now a thing of the past. The future for the pan-British people therefore looks both bright and beckoning.



The Springbok Club held what was probably their most successful Day of the Vow commemoration function ever at the end of 2003, when they were extremely honoured to welcome Mr. Andrew Hunter MP as their Guest of Honour. Mr. Hunter is of course the MP for Basingstoke, having been elected for the Conservative Party, though now sitting as an Independent Conservative following his decision to contest the recent Northern Ireland Assembly elections on behalf of the DUP, where he was only narrowly defeated in the Lagan Valley constituency. As well as being a good friend of Ulster he has also proved to be an extremely good and long-standing friend of South Africa, having sat on both the British-South Africa and the British-Bophuthatswana Parliamentary Groups. In his riveting speech Mr. Hunter recounted his own experiences from his many visits to South Africa, and told of the inspiration which he had gained both from the Battle of Blood River and from his trips to the Voortrekker Memorial in Pretoria.



The Springbok Club's 2004 AGM will be held on Saturday 17 January, and all fully paid-up members will have been informed of the precise details by now.

Unfortunately the Springbok Club's planned trip to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol during February has now had to be postponed until June. An alternative event for February involving a most interesting high-profile guest speaker is at the moment being finalised, and full details will be given in February's SCN.

On 21 April the Springbok Club will be joining forces with the London Swinton Circle and a number of other patriotic organisations to host a meeting to be addressed by Philip Benwell MBE, the Chairman of the "Australian Constitutional Monarchy League".

In May the Springbok Club will be holding their annual Empire Day Buffet, at which a prominent academic will be the Guest of Honour.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the Zulu War “Special Living History Event” at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham, to which all friends and supporters are invited to join them. Details are as follows:-

Date : Saturday 24th January 2004

Venue : The Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent

Time : Assemble in the main foyer at approximately 12.00 noon.

[ There will be a charge of £5.00 to enter the museum (concession charge of £2.50), which of course should be paid directly to the museum on the day. If, however, a party of 10 or more is present then a group discount can be negotiated.]

This event is being staged to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, and will include a re-enactment of the drill and weaponry of the time by “The Die Hards” historical re-enactment society, models and dioramas by the Gravesham (Gravesend) Military Modelling Society, artefacts, militaria, films and sounds, and talks and discussions by experts on the Battles of Rorke’s Drift, Isandhlwana and Ulundi.

After the visit to the museum a convivial informal get-together will take place at the near-by King George V pub in Old Brompton (opposite the Main Gate and church of Chatham Historical Dockyard).


On Saturday 1st March the Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club will be celebrating St. David's Day with an informal pub-gathering in High Wycombe.

Following a very pleasant and successful Yuletide social gathering shortly prior to the New Year, the London (Capital) Branch of the Springbok Club are planning a river trip along the Thames at Richmond during the spring.

Both the Northern Ireland and Sussex Branches of the Springbok Club are planning official inaugural meetings during the next few months. If you live in either of these two areas and would like to become actively involved then please let us know. Contact the usual address, namely:



The Springbok Club is pleased to announce that it now has a new and shorter domain name for its web-site, namely :-

Please try to circulate this new address as widely as possible.

The Springbok Club now also has its own distinct bank account, so all future payments and donations should be made payable to "The Springbok Club". All subscriptions and contributions to the magazine "S.A.Patriot-in-Exile" should however continue to be made payable to "Patriotic Press" at BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



The London Swinton Circle was most privileged to welcome Mr. Roger Gale MP, the Conservative MP for Thanet North, as their guest speaker in December. In a most enthralling address Mr. Gale, who was formerly a BBC producer, did not so much dwell upon the problems facing the country, but rather gave tips and advice about how Conservatives at grass-roots level could counteract these problems, particularly through media contact.

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

Date : Wednesday 4th February 2004

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The McMillan Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1

Guest Speaker : Sir Teddy Taylor MP

Sir Teddy Taylor is the MP for Rochford and Southend East. Born and educated in Glasgow, he was a former Minister in the Scottish Office, and is one of the most prominent Euro-sceptics in Parliament, having been one of the rebels who voted against the financial provisions of the Maastricht Treaty which almost brought down the Major Government.



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The Rhodesian on-line Store supplies Rhodesian and South African flags (full, mid-size and table-top) CDs including Wrex Tarr, John Edmonds and many more, and other Rhodesiana.

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The Springbok Club is now retailing copies of the book "AFRICA PAR ADVENTURE", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward. The book is priced at £14.95 per copy, plus 20% for p.& p. (though copies may be collected at Springbok Club activities for no extra cost.) Payments should be made payable to "The Springbok Club" and forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.


"GOODBYE OZ CULTURE" is a well illustrated and easy to read expose of what politicians have done to the Australia we loved as a homogeneous and peaceful society. Many of our suburbs have now lost all semblance of being "Australian". Meanwhile the families of servicemen have been threatened by strangers in our midst, we now need an army in the rear to protect the backs of our troops.

Price Aus $12.00 including postage. Send to: Nick Maine, 2/30 Holland Court, Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4218, Australia - or e-mail:

[Nick Maine's earlier book "HEY! WAIT FOR ME", an account of his army experiences during WWII, is shortly to be re-published. Contact him direct for more details.]


"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

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"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


Margaret Peach (nee Pearce) was born in Pietermaritzburg and spent her early years on a farm at Winterton in Natal. After completing her training and travelling around Europe she accepted a nursing post in 1960 at Kariba Hospital in what was then Southern Rhodesia. There she met and married Tinkey Haslam, one of the game wardens involved in "Operation Noah", which was a huge exercise in nature conservation, rescuing animals as the waters of the Zambezi began to fill up the massive newly-constructed Kariba Dam.

"MY PLACE IN THE SUN" is written very much from the perspective of a resourceful wife and mother who was closely involved in life out in the bush at a critical and interesting time in the history of this particular part of Africa. Her account of the triumphs, tragedies and daily incidents takes the reader through twenty years of a somewhat nomadic existence in a wild and beautiful country which, for most of the time, was going through a period of great unreast. It is even more poignant to read about it today in the context of the current political situation in Zimbabwe.

"MY PLACE IN THE SUN" is priced £6.99 (plus £1.50 for postage) and can be ordered from: Jennifer Barclay-Coulder, 62 Westfields Avenue, Barnes, London SW13 0AU, or e-mail:



271 pages, some illustrations.

Softback £5.00 including P.& P. (r.r.p. £10.00)

The compelling story of what really happened in a defeated Japan following the end of World War II.

Merchant seaman James Mackay, whilst travelling in the east, started to hear stories of massacres and other atrocities committed by Japanese forces, not just against enemy troops, but against innocent civilian populations. His subsequent investigations revealed reluctance amongst Allied governments to discuss these incidents that seemed to amount almost to a cover-up. Why would the Allies want to overlook the crimes of a former enemy, especially when the leadership of another former enemy was being liquidated at Nuremburg?

Using his own research, as well as material prepared by Australian Army war crimes investigator Capt. J.G. Goodwin, Mackay exposes the cover-up and names the guilty.

Not only were the Japanese keen to sweep the past under the carpet, but the US government of the time also had its own reasons for preserving the political and industrial elite in Japan. A provocative book, which calls into question the morality of US policy towards Japan after WWII.

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Recently three pieces of correspondence sent to supporters in the UK have been returned to us as all the people in question have evidently moved. As two of these were as a result of e-mail addresses also becoming obsolete we now therefore have no means of being able to contact them. We would like to keep them all updated about events and developments however, so if anyone could inform us of their new whereabouts we would be most grateful. The three people involved are:-

a) Mr. DARREN COPELAND, formerly of Ashdown Road, Worthing, Sussex (no known e-mail address).
b) Mr. MARK SLEEMAN, formerly of Sussex Place, Hyde Park, London W2 (e-mail:, and
c) Ms. HEATHER TAYLOR, formerly of Wood Street, Chelmsford, Essex (e-mail:



A supporter from Canada has recently drawn our attention to an excellent web-site run by the "Empire Club of Canada Foundation". This contains a complete database of speeches made to the "Empire Club of Canada" over the past 100 years by some of the most famous names from throughout the British Empire and the United States. This site can be accessed at :-

Once there 'click' on "speeches" and select the topic which you would like to search for. Of particular interest, of course, are those on the subject of the British Empire, with that delivered by Lieut. H. Gladstone Hill having been specifically recommended to us.





But you might be interested in the following item :-

South Africa: Beyond Democracy (Intelligence Analysis for: 2003-2010)

The following document was produced by Dr Jan du Plessis a geostrategic analyst in Pretoria. I attended a conference in Pretoria in September 2003, where Dr du Plessis presented a most fascinating analysis of where he believes South Africa is going in the next ten years.

These documents below are open source documents from Dr du Plessis. As you will see, these are proper analyses aimed at management of companies who are in South Africa, or who may wish to invest here. These documents describe the major forces which Dr du Plessis believes will drive South Africa in the next decade.

The reason he calls this "Beyond Democracy" is because the major forces now taking control of South Africa are things which cannot be controlled at the ballot box any more.

Among the interesting things he told during his talk were the following :-

o AIDS is killing teachers faster than they are being trained

o 400,000 people out of 44 million pay 65% of the total taxes in the country

o AIDS killed 600,000 South Africans in 2002 and is expected to kill 700,000 in 2004.

The full series of documents can be read in HTML or downloaded in PDF format at this link:-

Yours etc.,

Jan Lamprecht, Randburg, Transvaal.




I went to the London Film Festival on October 28 and saw two documentaries, one after the other. The first was titled "Rhodesia Countdown", made in the late 1960s, and anti-Smith. The second was called "Zimbabwe Countdown", made recently, and anti-Mugabe. Both were made by Michael Readman who said that Zimbabwe was now in a "catastrophic state". He went on to say "Whatever Rhodesia's faults - I wouldn't have voted RF before 1977 - it did at least function!". What was that about a sinner who repenteth?

By the way, you'll be surprised(!) to know that he's found it difficult to get his new film shown in South Africa. SABC's been told not to show anything anti-Mugabe. I also expect you've heard the news from Namibia - or Zimbabwe Mark-2?

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, UK.



We are most grateful to the supporter who sent us an article from the "Sunday Times" confirming that the rumours which we reported in the October 2003 edition of the SCN about Mr. Carl Werth joining the ANC were correct.

As we remarked on that occasion, Werth becomes the second former leading member of the Conservative Party to throw in his lot with the ANC, following the earlier revelation that former CP journalist Arthur Kemp was now aligned to the ANC. It is not known whether Werth and Kemp are directly connected in their defections, although they were both top English-speaking personalities in the CP at the same time during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and it is believed that they were in close contact at that time.

It was of course in the March 2000 edition of the SCN that we first exposed young Mr. Kemp's association with the ANC-controlled "new" South African security service in an article titled "The Plot Thickens", although it subsequently transpired that this revelation had earlier been reported in the "Mail & Guardian"! This resulted in a quite hysterical and paranoid reaction from young Mr. Kemp, in which he tried to smear one leading member of the Springbok Club with a number of easily disprovable lies.

At the time we were uncertain how young Mr. Kemp had become aware of this article as he was not on the SCN circulation list, but it was subsequently revealed that his source was an obscure Swedish individual by the name of Tommy Ryden, who was at the time on our circulation list, and who evidently was a close confident of young Mr. Kemp.

Ryden subsequently started circulating the same pathetic smears as Kemp, although he had never met the Springbok Club member in question, neither did he know anything about him!

We heard the rumour that Ryden had a criminal conviction in Sweden, though at the time we knew no details. A number of Swedish supporters have recently told us a few more facts about this Ryden character however, who is described as coming from "Planet Pluto". Evidently he did serve a prison sentence in Sweden for libel of a racial nature (whatever that might mean?), but in view of the very liberal nature of Swedish society it must have been something very extreme which Ryden had written in order to merit a prison sentence!

We wonder if the ANC hierarchy are aware of the weird and unsavoury nature of the overseas contacts of their new apparatchiks?




It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Maurice Owen.

Maurice Owen was a former Natal Heavyweight Amateur Boxing champion, and after he retired from the ring became a renowned Boxing promoter, as well as running his own highly successful floor and wall tiling business in Durban. He was also a keen patron of the turf, and owned several race-horses.

Maurice was also a great South African patriot. He became actively involved in the Conservative Party and the Patriotic Forum during the late 1980s, and was also a greatly popular and much respected member of the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society, where he was elected "State President" in 1990.

Alas the demise of South Africa had a bad effect upon him, and his aim was constantly to be able to leave the country, but unfortunately his business commitments always prevented this. He was greatly encouraged to learn of the growing success of the Springbok Club, and was in regular written contact with S.A.Patriot-in-Exile magazine until a few years ago, when failing health alas meant that he was no longer able to correspond.

We extend our sincerest condolences to his wife Barbara and to the rest of his family. His memory will however live on, and will encourage us to re-double our efforts for the patriotic cause which he so believed in during the years to come.


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