Sunday, 13 March 2005

March 2005 Edition.


March 2005 edition

The forthcoming marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales to Camilla Parker-Bowles (or perhaps we should more correctly refer to her by her maiden name of Camilla Shand) has brought great joy to all supporters of the monarchy throughout the Commonwealth, and indeed around the world.

It is easy to say, as many have done, that it would have been far better had the Prince of Wales married Camilla Shand in the first place, rather than the totally unsuitable woman whom he did marry - but what has been done has been done, and there can be no going back in time. What is important, however, is that the Prince of Wales has now been able to rectify this mistake of the past, and the whole institution of the British Monarchy will become stronger as a result.

It is very sad to note, however, that many Anglicans have been raising objections to this happy event on very spurious grounds, claiming that a re-married divorcee should not be allowed to become the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Such assertions, however, are pure hypocrisy. The very founder of the Church of England, Henry VIII, was a TWICE divorced man, and both George I and George IV were also divorcees by the time they came to the throne - yet nothing stopped any of these from becoming head of the Church of England!

It should also never be forgotten that the Prince of Wales was clearly the wronged party in his failed marriage. His deeply flawed first wife has been exposed as a serial-adulteress, yet he only resumed his relationship with an "old flame" after it became clear that his original marriage had irretrievably broken down. If there was any blame involved then it must lie with Camilla Shand for breaking her own marriage vows - but can the giving of support and comfort to your future Sovereign in his time of need really be regarded as a sin?

If we have any objection to the planned marriage arrangements then it lies with the titles which Camilla Shand will adopt. As the wife of the Prince of Wales she should clearly be referred to as the Princess of Wales, rather than by the courtesy title of the Duchess of Cornwall. Likewise, when the Prince of Wales eventually succeeds his mother to the throne she should become Queen - and from what we know of her she will be every inch a Queen.

It is just a tragedy that because of their ages the Prince and future Princess of Wales will not be able to have any children through their marriage, and that it will therefore be Spencer blood rather than Shand blood which will eventually flow into the royal bloodline. The Prince of Wales's first wife's overriding concern with homosexual AIDS-victims and third world minions certainly compares very unfavourably with his future wife's main concern for osteo-arthritis suffers and the people of her own country. Furthermore, Prince Harry's recent fancy-dress antics means that he will always be haunted by "Harry the Nazi", and therefore will be totally unacceptable as a future monarch. This therefore only leaves William, who according to rumours is not too keen upon succeeding to the throne in any case. The whole question of the succession after the present Prince of Wales is however a matter which lies well into the future, so can therefore be left until another day.

For now, however, we can only rejoice at the forthcoming nuptials, and wish the Prince of Wales and his future bride every success and happiness for the future. Not only will the British Monarchy be greatly strengthened by this union, but it also gives much hope and encouragement to ordinary people who may have made mistakes during their early life to realise that these errors can still be overcome and rectified during later years.



As most readers will know, the Springbok Club encountered enormous problems regarding its February meeting, though these were somehow miraculously overcome through the hard work of a number of members. This meeting was originally to be addressed by Mr. Tony Waller, who had visited New Zealand earlier during the year and was supposed to meet leading officials from two fraternal organisations in that country, "SANZ" (South Africans of New Zealand) and the expatriate Rhodesian movement "Kamina Kawena", and to give a report-back about these contacts at the February meeting. Only a few days before this meeting was due to take place, however, and after all invitations had been circulated, the Executive Committee of the Springbok Club were dumbfounded to learn that Mr. Waller had evidently failed to meet with either of these two New Zealand-based movements, so therefore couldn't give the report-back as planned! It is uncertain where the main blame lies for this failure to fulfil promised rendezvous's (though we believe that Brigitte Theuma of "Kamina Kawena" tried her hardest to make contact with Mr. Waller whilst he was in New Zealand), but the end result was that the Springbok Club was faced with a crisis-and-a-half to find an alternative guest speaker very much at the last minute.

Happily Mr. Brian Danes, who has been monitoring BBC media-bias for a number of years, and who is a keen advocate of the virtues of "talk radio", agreed to "step into the breach" at short notice, and gave a most enlightening and well-received talk of his findings on these subjects. In spite of attempts to notify everyone of the last minute change in speaker and theme there were still alas a number of supporters who turned up to this meeting expecting to hear about the fraternal movements of New Zealand (including one who brought along a large New Zealand flag to display!) who were understandably somewhat disappointed as a result.

Our sincerest thanks must therefore go to Mr. Danes for agreeing to assist the Springbok Club in their hour of crisis at such short notice, and we trust that all those responsible for the failure to fulfil promised rendezvous's now comprehend what great difficulties they caused.



The London Branch of the Springbok Club is organising a trip to see the University Boat Race on Sunday 27th March, and the rendezvous arrangements are as follows :-

Rendezvous point : The Railway Tavern, Sheen Lane, East Sheen/Mortlake, London SW14 (nearest railway station: Mortlake)

Rendezvous times : 12.00 noon to 12.30 hrs.

Because of the large number of people expected to be at this event it has been decided to replace the planned braai after the Boat Race with an informal gathering and meal at a nearby hostelry, to which all attendees will be invited.



The Springbok Club will be staging a visit to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol on Sunday 10th April, assembling in the main reception area between 12.00 noon and 12.30 hrs. The Museum is situated in the forecourt of Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station, making travel from London (Paddington) very easy. This visit has been organised in conjunction with Museum staff, and a special discount admission charge of £5.00 per head has been arranged. We are also most pleased to be able to announce that a director of the Museum will be meeting the party, and will be conducting them around some of the exhibits of more specific interest. Although no booking is required, it would help to gauge numbers if all those intending to join the visit could e-mail with their details in advance.

On Tuesday 26th April Mr. Philip Benwell MBE, the Chairman of the Australian Monarchist Association, will be addressing a joint meeting to be staged by the Springbok Club and London Swinton Circle at The Crypt, Orange Street Congregational Church, London WC1 (opposite the rear entrance to the National Gallery), commencing at 19.00 hrs. Mr. Benwell, a staunch advocate of solidarity among our kith and kin around the globe, has proved to be a very popular speaker in the past, and we hope and anticipate that this meeting will be the most successful yet.



The Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club held a most successful AGM last month, which attracted their largest attendance to date. Pastor Nigel Owens was re-elected Chairman of the branch, and after the formal proceedings were completed Mr. Chris Richards, the Assistant to the General Secretary of the Bedford-based Protestant Alliance, gave a most enthralling speech on the theme of "The Act of Settlement".

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is tentatively planning a visit to the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham for a special Zulu War event which will be held there over the weekend of 2nd/3rd April. For more information 'phone Kent Branch Chairman Robert Shipley on : 07837-284041.



The BBC World Service Radio will be recording a programme with the well-known and loved South African author Wilbur Smith, talking about his first novel "When the Lion Feeds", on Thursday 17th March 2005 at 18.00 hrs at the BBC's Bush House studios in the Aldwych. If anyone who has read and enjoyed Wilbur Smith's novels would like to be part of the studio audience for this recording, and to meet Wilbur and ask him questions about his novel, then they should contact the BBC's World Book Club as detailed below.

Here's some more information about the World Book Club's programme featuring Wilbur Smith :-

Every month on BBC World Service Radio, presenter Harriett Gilbert chairs a discussion with an internationally acclaimed author about one of their best-known books in front of an invited studio audience.

On Thursday 17th March 2005 at 6pm, Harriett will be recording her conversation with Wilbur Smith about his novel "When the Lion Feeds". This will be broadcast on 28-29 April 2005.

Synopsis: Sean and Garrick Courtney are twin brothers born into the wilds of Natal in the 1870s, but they could not be more different. Fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart.

Please e-mail any questions for the author about "When the Lion Feeds" as soon as possible to:, or telephone Ursula Smyth at the BBC World Service on: 0207-5571619 (she will call you straight back) to let her know if you wish to be part of the studio audience.

The BBC World Book Club's web-site can be accessed at :



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

Date : Tuesday 15th March 2005

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The Clarence (The Parliament Room), 53 Whitehall, London SW1

Guest Speaker : Mr. Godfrey Bloom MEP, the UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside (i.e. the bulk of Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire)

Mr. Bloom is a professional financial economist and forecaster, and is an expert on European Monetary Union. He is also a keen amateur military historian.



Zimbabwe's wildlife management authority have firm plans to cull our elephants according to the article below :-

"Harare, Zimbabwe, Dec. 29 (UPI) - Zimbabwe's wildlife management authority plans to cull some elephants to control the jumbo population.

"The authority says the problem has caused serious damage to the biodiversity, driving other smaller animal species to extinction, the
Harare Chronicle reported.

"'We have plans to reduce the elephant population as a control mechanism in the wake of the large numbers of the animals and the destruction being caused to the environment,' said authority spokesman Edward Mbewe. He did not say how many animals had been targeted.

"Zimbabwe also heads the Elephant Management Taskforce to address elephant problems within the Southern African Development Community.

"The elephant population in Zimbabwe has grown from 89,000 in 2001 to about 100,000 this year, the second highest in the region after Botswana which has 123,000.

"Other countries seeking to control the elephant population are Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia.

"Animal rights groups oppose the plans to reduce population, saying there has been no proper census to determine the elephant population."

[Article at the following link:]

The only part of this article that we agree with is the part about animal rights groups opposing the plans to reduce the elephant population because no proper census had been carried out. The double counting of elephants in Zimbabwe and Botswana, thereby inflating elephant numbers, is of serious concern. Also of grave concern is the extrapolations used for determining elephant numbers. Some seem to think that you will find as many elephants away from water sources as you will find close to them, which, clearly, is outrageous thinking. These kinds of extrapolations also inflate elephant numbers. We most certainly do OPPOSE their plans very strongly. We challenge them to explain how they arrived at their figure of 100,000 elephants when we are certain that they have not been counted properly.

We have received numerous e-mails over the past year from tourists asking where all the elephants are because they saw very few. We have had reports about the Warden of Main Camp, Hwange National Park, himself expressing concern about lack of elephant sightings during 2004. This national park houses our biggest elephant population. It is a well known fact that the poachers and illegal hunters in this country are responsible for driving the smaller species to extinction and not the elephants. The bush is riddled with wire snares. Just last week, one of our members in Bumi found 17 snares on one of the islands in Kariba. 13 of them had dead rotting animals lying beside them and had been reset waiting for new victims.

During our last trip to Hwange National Park, in October last year, we drove right through the game park and came across several pans full of water. Most of them were surrounded by lush vegetation that had obviously not been disturbed by anything as large as an elephant and in total, we saw 15 elephant in the game park and this was the hottest, driest month of the year, when elephant sightings are at their peak. Once outside the game park, in the Hwange Estate area, we saw 2 more families of about 15 elephants each.

Governor Orbert Mpofu and members of his family are still in control of parts of the Hwange Estate, despite orders to vacate the area and hand the land over to National Parks. His hunting permits and quotas have been revoked but even the police in the area seem incapable of stopping them from shooting the animals. It seems the so called "law" applies to some and not to others. The police are currently investigating yet another illegally killed elephant on the Hwange Estate.

In conclusion, we appeal to all you concerned people out there to help us to try and stop the authorities from culling our elephants until such time as they can categorically prove we have too many. But how many is too many? How many of the Zimbabwe elephant numbers overlap with those already counted in Botswana? Studies have proven the high intelligence levels and close family bonds of elephants. Can we sit back and tolerate their slaughter? What alternatives have been considered by the parks authority?

If you would like to help us apply some pressure, you can voice your outrage by e-mailing the Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources, Francis Nhema on




Following a recent sinister campaign to have the design of the New Zealand national flag changed, which was unfortunately given publicity in the "New Zealand News UK" newspaper, the Treasurer of the Springbok Club, Allan Robertson, wrote to this newspaper explaining why the design should not be changed, which they published in their edition of February 16, 2005. We re-print the contents of this profound letter below :-

"With reference to your lead article (New Zealand News UK - January 26), you asked for views from your readers on the campaign by a group of businessmen, actors and sportsmen to have a referendum on abolishing New Zealand's current flag which was adopted in 1902.

"It is anticipated that sufficient signatures (300,000) will be gathered to enable a referendum to be held on this question later this year.

"I would welcome a referendum on many matters in the UK - for example on the restoration of corporal and capital punishment, so I am unlikely to oppose a referendum on the retention of the Southern Cross flag with the Union Flag in the top left-hand corner.

"However I would remind New Zealanders that despite a degree of Asian immigration since the 1980s they couldn't deny their British heritage and forget that New Zealanders fought in two World wars as well as in conflicts in Malaya, Korea and Vietnam under the Southern Cross flag.

"The current flag stands for all the civil and religious liberties which we in the British nations have held dear since they were restored to us after the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

"The abolition of the current flag will mean that in time a very subtle form of tyranny will be fastened on New Zealand as it has been in Canada after it replaced its red ensign with the maple leaf flag in 1965.

"In Canada, the state dispenses rights and no longer sees them as God-given. Secular humanism is rampant in the courts and Canada refuses to act as a member of the Western military alliance. Political correctness is rife and there have been political prisoners in Canada. There seem to be plenty of people in New Zealand who think the Canadian model can be pursued in New Zealand.

"I have shown the picture on the front page of your newspaper to a number of people and asked for their comments on the flag designs, not one of which includes the Union Flag. The overwhelming view was that the designs were ugly, alien and garish!

"One final point - Mississippians voted by a two-to-one margin against ripping up their flag in a state-wide referendum in 2002. The flag's offence was that it contained the Confederate battle flag. It would seem that flags are no longer to be repositories of a nation's past but only of a politically correct future."



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Searching for that long-lost Rhodie, wanting custom Rhodesian apparel, or seeking Rhodesian related web-sites?

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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club is now retailing full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags. They are priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (please add £1.00 for p.& p.).

Also now available are copies of an excellent 8-page magazine published by Glenwood Publications in Northern Ireland entitled "The 2004 Twelfth: Celebration - not Provocation" price 50p (please add 25p for p.& p.).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"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.

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"THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN LAND SCANDAL" by Dr. Philip du Toit is a vital piece of work. South Africa can do without many things, but it cannot survive without its farmers. Thirty-five thousand commercial farmers feed 45 million people. Read what has happened to many productive farms which have already been handed over under the government's restitution and redistribution programmes.

It is available priced R150.00 in South Africa from: Jack Loggenberg, TLU/TAU, P.O.Box 91251, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127, Transvaal, South Africa (payments to "TLU/TAU"), or priced £9.95 (+ 15% p.& p.) in the UK from: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to "The Springbok Club").


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

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An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

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"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"KING'S GOLD" by Glenn Macaskill, a former member of the Rhodesian BSA Police, is an adventure novel set in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 1983 and 2000, involving espionage against Mugabe's regime and the exciting quest to unravel the secret of an ancient priceless relic. Considerable historical research makes the work informative and entertaining and current sales show interest by all Southern Africans. Sells at £9.95 plus registered p&p. Contact Glenn at or order on-line at:



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John Hardcastle reminds us of exciting holiday opportunities which he can provide in the Philippines :-

I am from Rhodesia, educated at Chaplin, Gwelo. Left in 1984 for South Africa, and then in 1995 for the Philippines. I've lived in the small village of Coron for the past eight years, and bought a dive shop "Dive Calamianes" four months ago. If you would be interested in having a holiday in this part of the world please contact me. The following is a sample list of price breakdowns :-

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Although we believed that we had secured sufficient financial backing to publish S.A.Patriot-in-Exile again (edition No.36) some months ago, this alas proved to be a "false dawn". Happily, however, it does now appear that sufficient funds will be forthcoming shortly, and as a result the initial stages of production of issue No.36 have now begun.

If you would like to place an advert in this next edition then please let us know as soon as possible. Our Small Ad' rates are still R1.00 or 20p per word (minimum R25.00 or £5.00), and block adverts cost R40.00 or £8.00 per column inch.

Needless to say, however, we are still in need of further financial assistance in order to distribute this issue as soon as it is published, so any further donations for this purpose would still be most appreciated.

All payments and donations should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and sent to : S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



No.76 : Mr. ALLEN McCABE of Johannesburg.

Allen McCabe was the Chairman of the Johannesburg Western Suburbs Ratepayers Federation during the late 1980s, when the organisation was pivotal in the temporarily successful attempts to enforce the Group Areas Act in western Johannesburg, particularly Mayfair. He was also a keen and active member of the BBB movement, a White-rights group which was featured in issue No.30 of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile. It is thought very unlikely that he would have wished to remain in South Africa after the coming to power of the terrorist regime, so we are therefore very keen to learn where in the world he is now living.



The Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society is not only concerned with preserving and publicising Gibraltar's unique historical heritage, but also campaigns actively for Gibraltar's rights of self-determination to maintain their British link. The society also works very closely with the internally-based Gibraltar Heritage Trust, which also actively seeks to save Gibraltar's heritage from decay. Their excellent web-site can be accessed at :-





A couple of months ago we had Mbeki speaking to the European Parliament. He was so incoherent it was embarrassing to behold; constant repetition of extremely simple points, but then I suppose his usual audience is not so bright!

Yours etc.,

Gert Patroon, Brussels, Belgium.




Thank you for your latest Springbok Cyber Newsletter. As always, it was interesting to read. I'm truly sorry about the Wallergate affair.
I couldn't agree with you more about the scumbags we meet these days. What I find totally insulting is that he rode all the way on your good name and then smacked you in the face. How people can live with themselves after behaving in such a fashion beats me. The sooner you get rid of him, the better. We live and learn, don't we. Doesn't matter how far down the road we travel, there's always another kink in the road which surprises us.

Yours etc.,

M.L., Sandton, Transvaal.




If you are a property owner in South Africa, and have tenants living in it, listen to this :-

I emigrated two years ago to the USA, and could not even give my property away. Eventually, after having Black tenants in my property who wrecked it (what else do you expect!) I found a purchaser, way below the market price. However I cannot get the title transferred until I've paid the tenants outstanding electricity account. The account was in their name, not mine, and not part of the lease agreement either. The electricity department informed me that a law was passed in 2000 that will hold the owner of the property liable for debt incurred by a tenant.

So here we go again, subsidising and feeding the "new" South Africa.

Thank God I'm out of there, because it would have been just a matter of time before something really bad would have happened to us. I've been shot at and carjacked too many times. One can only push your luck so far.

The poor sods left behind say it's not that bad. Wake up and smell the roses, that light at the end of the tunnel is a big black train coming towards you, and it's going to crush you.

Yours etc.,

Paul Weyers, South Carolina, U.S.A.




Crime is very high here. I have been robbed at gunpoint and my two girls held up outside their school in the afternoon. I think that if we knew the true robbery stats we would all leave Africa!

Anyway, I'm trying to stay alive till my kids finish varsity and can leave Africa.

Yours etc.,

Graham Harrison, Johannesburg, Transvaal


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