Monday, 17 August 2009

August 2009 Edition.


August 2009 edition

One of the most unfortunate and worrying recent developments which we have detected in the "new" South Africa has been the apparent resurrection of stirred-up antipathy between the Afrikaner and British-South African sections of the White community. Over he past few months we have read a number of articles which have unjustly blamed the English-speaking section of the population alone for South Africa's current plight, and our organisation has been subjected to a series of deranged and infantile insulting e-mails from one particular apparently Afrikaans gentleman who seems to prefer South Africa to remain under ANC terrorist rule than for British-South Africans to play any part in the liberation of the country.

Such "divide and rule" tactics by the enemies of the South African nation are nothing new of course, for orchestrated antagonism between Afrikaners and British-South Africans was one of the main weapons in the armoury of the NP/ANC alliance in their softening up and sell-out of the country during the late 1980s/early 1990s. There was the notorious SABC drama about the aftermath of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War which needlessly re-opened wounds of almost a century previously, and who can forget the ludicrous AWB outfit (later of course exposed as a front-organisation established by the sell-out authorities precisely for this purpose) with their sickening call to "drive all English-speakers into the sea".

Our movement - right from our beginnings during the 1970s - has always believed passionately in White unity. We must never forget that the South African national motto during the days of responsible government was "Unity is Strength". To be sure, the Anglo-Boer Wars were complete and unnecessary tragedies, but there is no point, no point whatsoever, in returning to that sorry era in order to accredit blame. Both those two great commanders of Boer forces during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War, Louis Botha and Jan Christian Smuts, realised this fact even during the immediate aftermath of the tragic hostilities. They were both TRUE heroes of the South African nation who chose to forget the horrors of the conflict and to move on - to move on to build a united and vibrant South African nation which became a beacon of hope for the rest of the civilised world. Had the spirit of Smuts and Louis Botha survived into the 1980s then possibly, just possibly, South Africa would not have fallen to the forces of evil during the 1990s.

Today once more there is no point in dwelling upon the past. What has happened has happened, and we must all look to the future. Our task therefore is to work towards the re-establishment of a vibrant and civilised South African first-world nation - but this can only be achieved if Afrikaners and British-South Africans are united in opposition to the common terrorist enemy. In this respect those who continue to try to divide Afrikaners from British-South Africans - such as the deranged gentleman referred to above - must be regarded as just as much an enemy as our more overt ANC foe.



The London Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC staged a small but highly enjoyable trip to Crystal Palace Park last month. Crystal Palace Park is the home of not only one of the main athletic stadiums in the UK, but also still possesses a number of most fascinating sculptures of dinosaurs dating back to the Great Exhibition of 1851 (the original "crystal palace" exhibition hall of the 1851 Great Exhibition was of course moved from Hyde Park to what became known as Crystal Palace Park on the Bromley/Croydon border following the closure of the Exhibition). After a somewhat problematic year or so the London Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC now seems to be firmly back on the road again under the keen leadership of Dr. John Pope-de Locksley, and further branch trips and activities are being planned for later during the year.



Unfortunately circumstances prevented the Springbok Club from staging their annual Rhodes & Founders Day celebrations during July itself this year, but arrangements have now been finalised for a delayed celebration, the details of which are as follows :-

Guest Speaker :   Mr. MARK PILBEAM

Date :  Thursday 20th August 2009

Time :  assemble from 18.00 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue: THE ANTELOPE (the upstairs function room) 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ  (nearest tube station: Sloane Square - turn right out of the main entrance, then right into the north side of Sloane Square which becomes Cliveden Place, then finally left into Eaton Terrace where The Antelope is on the left).

Mr. Mark Pilbeam served as a Senior Trooper in the Rhodesian Light Infantry from 1977 to 1979. The RLI was a parachute regiment respected around the world which honed the art of "Fireforce" to its ultimate deadly perfection during the Rhodesian Bush War. Mark is now the Chairman of the UK Branch of the RLI Regimental Association, a worldwide organisation of ex-servicemen who served in the regiment, which was re-formed in 2008. He is also a teacher of law and politics at the North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. In his talk he will tell the story of the Bush War through his own personal introspection, as well as commenting upon its consequences and aftermath. He will also tell the story of how the "Troopie" bronze statue honouring those RLI members who made the supreme sacrifice during the Bush War was smuggled out of ZANU-PF Zimbabwe, first to South Africa and eventually to the UK, and its continuing relevance to the men and women who served in Rhodesia. (The Springbok Club of course staged a visit to view the "Troopie" statue in order to pay their respects when it was housed at the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum in Bristol in 2001.)

A sumptuous array of buffet snacks will be provided at this gathering, and the costs will be £10.00 per head for Full Members of the SC/ELC, £12.50 per head for Associate Members, and £15.00 per head for non-members. We would however ask everyone to let us know one way or the other whether they expect to attend by Monday 17th August (by 'phone if possible on 07711188430) so that numbers can be estimated as accurately as possible for the ordering of buffet snacks.



In September the Springbok Club is planning to stage an autumn braai in eastern London, at which it is hoped that one of the leading members of the organisation will give a "report-back" on his recent international travels.

In November the Springbok Club will be staging their annual UDI Day buffet, at which a prominent Rhodesian personality will be guest of honour.

In December the Springbok Club will hold their annual Day of the Vow commemorations, at which a prominent British politician will be guest of honour.



A meeting to re-constitute the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC will be held during the evening of Tuesday 25th August in central Belfast. Will all those interested in attending please 'phone 07711188430 in order to obtain the precise details.

The London Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning to hold a get-together during the autumn, when a leading expert will be giving an informal talk about Anglo-Saxon archaeology.



The Swinton Circle has continued with its various policy campaigns by initiating a letter-writing campaign advocating that defence spending should be doubled. The following is the copy of a letter recently written to the mainstream media in the UK on this subject :-

"Dear Sirs,

"Over the past eleven years, and to some extent from earlier, there have been significant reductions to Defence spending in Britain. This has proved seriously damaging to our defence capability and has undermined our security, both at home and abroad. It has directly caused loss of life to many of our soldiers.

"It is completely unacceptable that our safety should be jeopardised by lack of military equipment and personnel.

"The view of the Swinton Circle is that Defence spending must be doubled without delay.

"The money for this restoration to a proper level of Defence financing may be obtained by recognising that there is in reality no reciprocity in 'paid-for' medical care between the EU and Britain. People not paying taxes in Britain should be required to have Health Insurance, or to pay directly for health treatment. This will be the same as almost every other country. The E111 or 'European Health Insurance Card' does not prevent the requirement to pay.

"The question 'do you have Health Insurance?' or 'do you have money or credit card?' is a simple one.  Emergency life threatening events are handled differently.

"Yours sincerely,

"The Executive Committee of the Swinton Circle."

The Swinton Circle has also now arranged for an exciting itinerary of meetings featuring high-profile guest speakers from autumn onwards. For more details please continue to check out the Swinton Circle web-site at:



Since the inauguration of our new Government of National Unity, contrary to what we expected, we are receiving more and more requests for assistance in raising funds to try to preserve the wildlife. We know that a lot of people around the world are finding life a lot more difficult now with the world-wide recession so we are reluctant to ask for help but if anyone is in a position to assist with funds for any of the following projects, we would be extremely grateful.


We have just circulated a report from the ZNSPCA regarding the capture of 10 wild elephants from the Matabeleland area in Zimbabwe. The elephants have apparently been bought by Basil Steyn, part owner of "Elephant Experience" in Victoria Falls and it is alleged that Chengeta Safaris near Harare intend to purchase 5 of them from Mr Steyn.

The ZNSPCA found the elephants on Sondelani Ranch in West Nicholson, which belongs to Basil Steyn. They are chained up in a metal boma with no shade or shelter and are only released for training.

The Director General of National Parks assured the ZNSPCA that they have not issued a permit for the capture of the elephants but it is common knowledge that it is not possible to capture any animal in Zimbabwe without their approval.

Karen Trendler of South Africa has agreed to come to Zimbabwe to inspect the elephants providing the ZNSPCA can pay for her trip and they have requested our assistance in raising funds for this. If anyone is able to help, it would be greatly appreciated.


We are receiving an increasing number of reports about wild animals being seen in urban areas, possibly because humans are encroaching more and more into areas previously reserved for wildlife resulting in the destruction of their habitat.

For the past few months, people have been reporting seeing leopards and servals in the Greystone Park area of Harare but nobody seems overly concerned about it because they feel this might account for the low crime rate in the area. However, we were asked for assistance recently because a Greystone Park resident woke up one morning to discover that all that remained of his Boerbull, was his head and hind leg. We called in the wildlife vets, Keith Dultow and Lisa Marabini to examine the evidence and they confirmed that the dog was killed by a leopard. The resident's wife claims she has also seen a small leopard on her property so it is possible that the offending leopard has a cub. We have set a number of traps around the area to try and catch the leopards so they can be released into a wildlife area.

We have been asked to assist with the relocation of 3 elephants who have taken to wandering through the City of Mutare. National Parks wanted to shoot the elephants before they kill somebody but the ZNSPCA has managed to obtain a permit to relocate them instead. The problem is funding for the relocation. National Parks won't wait for much longer before destroying the elephants so we need to raise funds urgently for this.


Imire Safari Ranch is one of the few private game ranches left and they are desperately in need of new game fencing, especially in view of the fact that they have 4 black rhinos there. They are losing animals every week to poachers and it is very important that their fencing is renewed but again, funding is the problem.

If anyone can help with any of these problems, please contact Johnny Rodrigues, the Chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

(Landline: +263-4-336710, Fax: +263-4-339065, Mobile: +263-11603213, e-mail:, web-sites: and



In the May edition of the SCN we reported the most sad news that Gayle Hoenig, the animal welfare activist from Colorado, had suffered a serious stroke. Since then we have received a slightly more encouraging report about Gayle's condition from Steve Gassaway, the Executive Director of "Rescue Without Borders" :-

"I visited Gayle today in the nursing home she is staying at in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (The Aspen Living Center). Right there was a beautiful card with a lion on the front and a beautiful message. I wish you could see how Gayle's face lit up when I brought it to her attention. Gayle held it and read the message and loved the thoughts behind it. Please let Gayle's friends know that the cards mean a lot to her and they brighten up her room and her life. I told her of the victory for the Canadian Harp Seals with the decision by the E.U. and Russia to ban the skins/pelts from Harp Seals form Canada. Gayle is such a wonderful spirit, even now, and I hope that everyone continues to pray for her. She is a real champ."

Steve can be contacted for more details at:



We recently received the following interesting item from a pro-Falkland Islands circulation list :-

"La Nacion [an Argentine newspaper] has an article this morning, and Clarin [another Argentine publication] has two, expressing Argentine anger at the submission by Britain of a claim to the UN to extend its seabed sovereignty beyond the 200 mile limit around the Falklands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The articles are all much the same. Clarin quotes Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana as stating Argentina's 'most energetic rejection' of Britain's move, and goes on to say that it is 'unacceptable and inadmissible'. It also quotes a British source as saying that it is all a 'normal process' and that London 'has no doubt' that the sovereignty of the Islands belongs to Britain. Clarin also mentions that Argentina did the same in April."



The Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association in the UK (part of the world-wide RLI Regimental Association) has recently had a series of films on a single DVD created which tell the story of the Rhodesian Bush War, as seen through the eyes of the men who fought in it. This is a new set of films which are not in anyway related to those that have been around for a number of years, and the proceeds are to be used to maintain our Troopie statue, smuggled out of Zimbabwe, as well as the creation and maintenance of an RLI museum.

For more details about how to order this DVD please contact Mark Pilbeam at:



We have recently received the following most revealing report about draconian media laws in the "new" South Africa, which could well effect the staging of the 2010 Soccer World Cup :-

"Draconian media laws that almost resulted in a blackout of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins in South Africa on Saturday, could red-card major sporting events heading to the country, including the 2010 World Cup. The Sunday Independent reports that the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) is locked in a duel with FIFA over restrictive media proposals. These include censorship and a ban on independent websites covering the upcoming Confederations Cup matches, as well as a proposal that prevents a new agency from supplying material to a third party."



Most encouraging news has recently reached us from the AgricAfrica company about a ruling in the Dutch-based International Court for the Settlement of Investment Disputes awarding compensation to a group of dispossessed Zimbabwe farmers. A further 50 such cases are still pending, so the omens therefore seem very encouraging for all farmers who had their properties seized illegally by the ZANU-PF regime. The report, inter alia, reads as follows :-

"Late on Wednesday 22 April 2009, the ICSID Tribunal ruled in favour of the 13 Dutch farmers in their case against Zimbabwe, in which the Dutch farmers alleged a breach of the Netherlands-Zimbabwe bilateral investment treaty ('the Treaty'). The damages awarded were Euro 8,220,000 plus interest of 10% compounded every six months from the date of breach. Therefore the total due today equates to approximately Euro 16 million, and interest continues to accrue each day until payment. The award must be paid within three months."



We have recently been forwarded the following most revealing media release by the Transvaal Agricultural Union of SA concerning crime statistics in the "new" South Africa :-

"The report of the Auditor-General, stating that up to 79% of calls to police stations - including the 10111 number - are not attended to, is shocking.

"President of TAU SA, Mr Ben Marais, says farmers in rural areas have difficulty in reporting crime. 'Long times of waiting for calls to be answered are not new to us. Excuses of a shortage of personnel and vehicles are also not new to us. But we welcome the fact that the Auditor-General took this old news and put it in a new report, so that the poor delivery of services by the police are now formally documented'.

"Mr. Marais says TAU SA has problems with the SAPS from the lowest to the highest ranks. 'We wanted to communicate about issues like the crime situation in Kameeldrift with the police, and sent letters in this regard to the Minister and the Commissioner, only to be referred back to the Station Commander, where we have the actual problems'.

"Mr Marais says that no solution can be achieved unless the total problem has been investigated. 'We are glad that this report exposes part of the problem, but the whole problem needs to be exposed. In this regard TAU SA urges government to release the latest crime statistics (which should have been released before the general election) very urgently, so that the full problem can be attended to'."



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

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

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

[We really want to be able to produce the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, as soon as possible, but in order to do this we need to clear our existing stock of back-issues first. Supporters can help us in two ways in this regard, either by making donations which will enable us to distribute more copies, and/or by providing address details of people who might be interesting in receiving copies.]



"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson

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.

Copies of "Way Out of Line" can be ordered from



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:


"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion

A devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"WINSTON CHURCHILL BY HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY" recollections of the great man by a woman who worked for him, Elizabeth Nel

Elizabeth Nel served as Winston Churchill’s personal secretary during World War II. The vivid and human details of her experiences, of her impressions and memories of the irascible and loveable war hero, take up the story of Churchill’s life at No. 10 where the BBC’s impressive drama, 'The Gathering Storm', leaves off - when Churchill took over the reins of Government at the outset of the war. Finally, the author, Elizabeth Nel, at 90 years of age and just before she died, looks back across the years.

Available from:

[You may like to see details with photos regarding the launch of this book, which can be viewed at]


Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at:


"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.


For Sale - a number of books and publications dealing with Southern Africa. Send stamped addressed envelope to: Mr. Mark Taha, 93 Venner Road, Sydenham, London SE26 5HU, U.K. [Warning - many not of Springbok Club's persuasion!]



No.129 :  Mr. DOUGLAS REED jnr. of Durban

Douglas Reed was the son of the controversial author of the same name. He himself had a highly-tuned intellectual mind and was extremely well-read. For a while he ran a bookshop in central Durban, but towards the end of the 1970s he took up an appointment in Saudi Arabia - of all places. It would be very interesting learn what eventually became of him.



Dr.(now Professor) J.R.T. Wood has written much and has had many books published on Rhodesia and Rhodesians. His excellent web-site can be accessed at :-





It has been said that when America has a Black president, pigs will fly. And on Obama's 100th day of office ... swine flu!

Yours etc.,

Patricia Jackson, Florida, U.S.A.




I've seen in the past that your newsletter has given considerable publicity to the New Britain organisation of Mr. Dennis Delderfield. It has therefore been with concern that I've recently read about how Mr. Delderfield has established close links with the notorious political extremist Ian Anderson, who you have also made reference to in the past. An exposé of these links can be found at :-

Yours etc.,

H.Butler, London, U.K.

[Our latest information is that Mr.Delderfield has become increasingly frail, and has curtailed his activities as a result. In the past we have indeed enjoyed close and friendly links with New Britain, and have held the energetic efforts of Mr.Delderfield on behalf of the patriotic and Neo-Imperialist causes in high regard. We would therefore be very disappointed and dismayed if these reports prove to be correct, because it would mean that Mr.Delderfield's reputation has been destroyed, and all his splendid work over the years has been in vain. - Ed.]




It was the same Ian Anderson whose court case you mentioned in the May edition of the SCN who subsequently started turning up uninvited at Swinton Circle meetings, I believe. Was his sidekick that bearded nut? The Joe Pearce mentioned in this context was an ex-NF member, who was twice jailed under the Race Acts. He is now a Catholic author of biographies.

Yours etc.,

Mike Turner, London, U.K.




I will be forwarding you some interesting stuff shortly - in the meantime check my latest contribution to You Tube - ANC VIP's Of Violence (3 parts). They may be in power - but don't ever let anyone forget how they got there. I am about to publish some of the hitherto unseen footage as well - should make them squirm ....

If you have a chance also check out postings by a former colleague named "Oudsauk". One of the titles is ANC_UDF Justice - see his other videos as well.

Yours etc.,

Walter Rose, Durban, Natal




Jacobus Burger "Tiny" Neethling, the Springbok rugby international who died at Paarl earlier this year, was born at Rawsonville in the Cape in 1939. A loose-head prop, he played 81 times for Western Province and 23 times for the Springboks, including 8 tests. He was a member of Dawie de Villiers' famous Springbok side who toured the British Isles in 1969/70, when they bravely withstood the threats from Peter Hain's anti-South African scum. During this tour South Africa experienced a hooker crisis, and Tiny Neethling played one match in this unaccustomed position with great skill. This of course gives the lie to today's rugby thinking that all front-row positions are totally specialist! Tiny Neethling will always be remembered not only as a great rugby player, but also as a member of the 1969/70 Springbok team which brought so much hope and inspiration to freedom-lovers around the world.



It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Captain John Fairey. A scion of the Fairey Aviation Company family, John Fairey was born in 1935 at Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire, and educated at Eton and Cambridge. He followed his family tradition in aviation by becoming a commercial pilot, but his support for the Rhodesian cause persuaded him to volunteer for the Rhodesian Air Force where he held the rank of Flight Lieutenant, flying Dakotas with the RhAF's No.3 Squadron. After the fall of Rhodesia he returned to the UK, where he became heavily involved in various aviation enterprises. He was also a keen member of the Conservative Monday Club, and through his membership of the RAF Club he was always able to acquire excellent facilities at the Club's premises in Piccadilly for the receptions held in honour of the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was also a supporter of the Springbok Club, though unfortunately his geographical location in western Hampshire and his various other interests meant that he could never become an active member of the organisation. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his wife Beverley and to the rest of his family.


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