Monday, 8 January 2018

January 2018 Edition.


January 2018 edition

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ANC, and thereby almost certainly the next president of the “new” South Africa, has been greeted with hope in some circles. We however do not share this optimism. Those who seem to be hopeful for the future of South Africa under his rule are after all the some dewy-eyed unrealists who predicted that Mnangagwa would prove a huge improvement to Mugabe in “Zimbabwe” – but as we all know this change in leadership was simply the exchanging of one sadistic terrorist despot for another sadistic terrorist despot, and nothing has altered on the ground of that sorry country at all.

Ramaphosa similarly rose to the top by being a hate-filled terrorist operative. An ethnic Venda – one of the smaller Bantu tribes who were saved from annihilation at the hands of the more ferocious Zulus and Matabeles by the arrival of the White man – Ramaphosa personally had much to thank the White man for, as he received a top class education at the University of the North, an academic institution which would have been unthinkable previously in Black Africa. But instead of being grateful to the White man for both saving his people from extinction and for giving him personally an advanced first-world education, he instead developed a deep-seated hatred for Whites and joined the ANC terrorist organisation.

It is widely believed that Ramaphosa was the preferred successor of the first ANC terrorist leader of the “new” South Africa, the blood-stained “Nelson” Mandela, but somehow he was successfully out-manouevred by Thabo Mbeki. To keep Ramaphosa happy and out of mischief Mandela and/or Mbeki appointed him to head a “Black empowerment” quango, through which he managed to accumulate a vast personal fortune for himself. He cannot therefore correctly be described as a “successful businessman” as many commentators try to claim, as the opportunity to acquire huge wealth was handed to him on a plate by the ANC regime.

Mbeki was a rarity among the ANC hierarchy in as much as he possessed a fair amount of intelligence (his lunatic views about the causes of AIDS notwithstanding!). He had also never been a “hands-on” terrorist (unlike his father!) and was smart enough to realise that if the “new” South Africa was to prosper there had to be a place for Whites in the new country, and although it was never eliminated completely the quasi-genocide campaign against White farmers and urban-dwellers declined in intensity under his rule. This relatively conciliatory attitude towards South Africa’s Whites did not find favour with the bulk of the ANC leadership however, and in 2008 he was levered out of power by the party hierarchy.

He was succeeded of course not by Ramaphosa but by Jacob Zuma. Zuma had been a “hands-on” terrorist however, and indeed had been imprisoned alongside the unspeakable Mandela on Robben Island after being found guilty of terrorist offences. There was another fundamental difference regarding Zuma however, and that was that he was an ethnic Zulu, and the reason why the ANC leadership initially preferred him to Ramaphosa was undoubtedly because they wanted a nominal Zulu in charge in order to stymie the growth of Inkatha. Zuma proved totally incompetent of course, with his numerous wives and assertions that AIDS could be prevented by taking a shower after sexual activity, and during the early years of his presidency the scapegoating of Whites and the quasi-genocide campaign against them re-emerged and intensified to the levels of the Mandela years.

Zuma also proved to be totally corrupt (nothing unusual here in Black Africa of course!), but his hoped-for personal aggrandizement by means of his corruption was initially held back considerably by his total incompetence. Then he hit upon a master-stroke. He invited an Indian family of successful businessmen, the Gupta brothers, to invest heavily in the “new” South Africa, and in return gave them a considerable stake in the economy and a say in government. Now ever since Indian independence in 1947 the countries of the sub-continent have functioned basically by bribery and corruption. Immoral of course, but also surprisingly efficient. The Guptas soon realized, however, that in order to maximise their own corrupt largesse they must make sure that the country was better governed – and this meant, inter alia, that the anti-White campaign of violence, particularly that involving the platteland farming communities, had to be curtailed, and as a result – to the great surprise of many – South Africa’s agricultural output increased last year for the first time since the ANC were handed power.

Zuma’s increasing reliance upon the Guptas, and the resulting diminishing of the anti-White vendetta, of course was no more popular among the ANC hardliners than Mbeki’s more conciliatory attitude a decade earlier, and as a result Zuma has found himself ousted in a similar fashion by the party hierarchy. His successor, Ramaphosa, undoubtedly has a huge chip on his shoulders however, not only because of his identical vindictivel hatred towards Whites as that of Mandela and Zuma during his early days in power, but also because of the way in which he was denied power in both 1999 and 2008. In his case however, following the controversial Zuma years, it will not only be the Whites and Coloureds who will bear the brunt of his paranoid hatred, but also the Zulus and South African Indians.

It may have been thought that the situation in the “new” South Africa was so bad that it couldn’t possibly become any worse, but Ramaphosa’s ascent to power has all the omens of heralding complete chaos, disintegration and even all-out civil war in that beleaguered country. As we’ve been advising all Whites to do ever since de Klerk’s betrayal and sell-out in 1990 – time to get out!



Following the unfortunate decision by the London Congregation of the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk not to co-operate with the Springbok Club in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow last month (as reported in the December Edition of the SCN), the Springbok Club went ahead and staged their own independent commemoration at the historic White Horse Stone just outside Aylesford in Kent. At this ceremony a short key-note speech was given reminding all in attendance about the importance and significance of the Battle of Blood River and the Vow which was made to God before this conflict, and how this event and the resulting victory for the Afrikaner Voortrekkers probably had more global implications for the White Man than they themselves realised.


The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will take place at a venue in central London during the evening of Wednesday 10th January, and all fully paid-up members of the Club should already have been informed of the precise details. Following the conclusion of the business side of proceedings (at approximately 20.00 hrs) a PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of General James Wolfe (which was specially produced for the Patriotic Forum’s Canada Day celebration event last year) will be shown. All friends and supporters of the Springbok Club, be they members or not, will be welcomed to attend this section of the evening’s proceedings. Either e-mail: or ‘phone: 07711188430 for precise details.


The Springbok Club is planning a trip to the National Army Museum during February, and it is anticipated that a renowned visiting South African expert will be guest speaker at a meeting in March. More details about both these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.



The Patriotic Forum has arranged a most exciting day’s activities for Thursday 25th January. It will commence at approximately 16.00 hrs at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, who established the first colonial settlement in Australia and became the first Governor of New South Wales, where a short ceremony will take place in order to celebrate Australia Day (although it won’t officially be Australia Day until the following day, it will however be Australia Day in parts of Australia itself at that time!). Admiral Phillip’s bust is situated at the western end of Watling Street in the City of London, immediately to the rear of St.Paul’s Cathedral.

Following this ceremony the main activity of the day will take place when a most interesting meeting will we held at a prestigious club in central London, commencing at 19.00 hrs. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Mr. George Major, who was born in London in 1938. Abandoned by his mother, who he was to spend many years trying to trace, George's childhood was a tough one. After spending his early years in the dark days of the London Blitz he found that he had to fend for himself and his two sisters. He was drawn into the Pearly Kings tradition from the age of seven, a tradition which he learned had been in his mother's family. These years are documented in his first book "The Hidden Whistle and Flute, stitch one", which describes how he fought back from a childhood of poverty, neglect and brutality and had to learn to live by his wits. When he was hungry he would pull down a fence and chop it up to make bundles of firewood to sell back to his neighbours, then use the money to take his two sisters to the cafĂ© and buy food for them. His life was extraordinarily hard from the beginning and his childhood draws inevitable comparison with the stories of Charles Dickens, but despite all that George was to become the most famous Pearly King of all, carrying the banner of the Pearly Kings and Queens History both with pride and honour, dedicating most of his life for the good of its history. It is said by many that he does more for the Pearly history than any other. George is a living testament of a man who has overcome extreme obstacles but is still determined to help others no matter what the odds. Long before David Jason from memorable TV comedy show "Only Fools and Horses" was immortalised as Del Trotter, George was a well known character within the Peckham area. George sold genuine London smog to Americans: in typical Del Boy style, he would fill half pint bottles with car fumes and cigarette smoke, seal them then take them into the London streets to sell. There were also one legged tights that needed a quick-witted sales patter. George was always the cheeky chappie with his quick-witted banter and showmanship in his full sparkling Pearly suit, and he was to go on to use his skills in order to raise a great deal of money over the last 60 years for charities, and has helped change many peoples' lives forever. George’s dream was always to preserve the Cockney traditions forever, and to this end he envisaged the creation of a Cockney museum. Through his boundless energy and enthusiasm that dream has now been brought to life. George is President for life of the Pearly Kings and Queens Guild, and was an active campaigner for Brexit..

More details about this meeting can be obtained by e-mailing: or by ‘phoning: 07711188430. All attendees are however reminded that in view of the nature of the venue jackets and ties must be worn by gentlemen and everyone must be smartly dressed (i.e. no jeans!).


During early February the Patriotic Forum will be staging an event to celebrate New Zealand Day, and in March will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a prominent Brexit campaigner. A provisional full itinerary of events for the rest of 2018 has also been mapped out by the Patriotic Forum, and further details will of course be announced in future editions of the SCN.



The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully written and is now in the hands of our printers, If you would like to take out a subscription to this magazine or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution then please e-mail: and we will inform you of the payment details.



We have recently received the following report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust :-

“OMKHULU – ‘meaning the Great One’ is a stunning 15 year old rhino bull in his prime. During a scourge of rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal, he was shot by poachers in his front leg on a private property.

“In great pain and discomfort Omkhulu managed to avoid the poachers despite his injury. He was found three days later hiding out in a ravine almost unable to walk. A wildlife veterinarian was called in and the wound was treated and cleaned. A decision was made to leave the rhino where he was as it was almost impossible to get him out of the ravine at that stage.

“While the rhino remained in the area with thick vegetation growth he would also have some degree of protection from poachers. Over the next couple of days he was monitored by a counter-poaching unit and showed a remarkable recovery. Water was provided which helped in his recovery as it was not necessary for him to move around to get to water. Omkhulu was fortunate indeed to have survived the attempt on his life.

”However a decision by the owners of this rhino to sell him after he had recovered has resulted in a new threat to his life. As Omkhulu's horn is still intact he was purchased by a trophy hunting outfitter and relocated to a farm in Limpopo Province [Far Northern Transvaal] where he was offered up to be shot in a trophy hunt.

“We were alerted to his plight about 7 days ago by the veterinarian that initially treated his injuries and we have now managed to secure the right to buy, capture and relocate him to an Intensive Protection Zone in South Africa instead of him being sold to a hunter via a third party.

”With the help of some really cool and amazing donors we are working very hard to save rhinos 1 by 1. We have shown that Teamwork indeed does make the Dream work.

”Please join us to save a real rhino for future generations. There is no need for Omkhulu to die. With you support, understanding and love he will be saved. If you make your donation please feel free to claim one of the 2 T-shirts on offer for all donations “

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In last month’s SCN we stated that Chris Froome was by far the most outstanding candidate for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, and advocated that all should vote for him. Unfortunately, however, a few days before the award ceremony was to take place an unsubstantiated accusation was made that Chris Froome had been using performance-enhancing drugs – but when the details of this ridiculous claim were revealed it turned out that the so-called “drugs” consisted of nothing more than an innocuous asthma spray! Alas, however, the majority of the British voting public decided to abandon the traditional maxim that “a man is innocent until proven guilty” and failed to vote in sufficient numbers to give Chris Froome the victory in this competition which he so richly deserved. We hope therefore that somehow in the future this snub can and will be rectified.

The BBC are however to be congratulated upon awarding the 2017 Team Award to the England Women’s Cricket Team – again by far the most outstanding nomination. The recipient of the 2017 Overseas Sports Star of the Year award was far more puzzling however, for it was given to Roger Federer, the Swiss Lawn Tennis champion. Now during 2017 Federer won two of the four major international championships – but so also did Rafael Nadal of Spain, who furthermore won probably the two most prestigious of them and finished the year at the top of the international rankings. If the BBC thought that the 2017 Overseas Award should go to a male Lawn Tennis star then surely it should have gone to Nadal rather than to Federer? As far as we were concerned, however, the most outstanding achievement obtained by an overseas sporting star during 2017 was unquestionably Peter Burling who skippered the New Zealand yacht to a superb victory in the America’s Cup competition!



We have recently received the following most interesting and revealing message from our good friend and supporter Mr. Bob Vinnicombe of Sydney, Australia. It reads as follows :-


”In what is becoming something of a trend for Australian prime ministers, Mr.Malcolm Turnbull comes to the job with deep personal ties to China, including a Mandarin-speaking son whose wife is from a prominent Chinese family.

”Aside from former leader Kevin Rudd, who is fluent in Mandarin and worked in Beijing as a diplomat, Mr.Turnbull has perhaps the closest links to China of any previous Australian prime minister. His son, Alex, who runs a hedge fund, lives in Singapore with his wife and their baby.

”His wife is Hong Kong-born Yvonne Wang, or Wang Yiwen. According to Fairfax Media, her parents were ‘well-connected in cosmopolitan Shanghai and were known to be on good terms with former president Jiang Zemin’.

”Madam Wang's father, Mr.Wang Chunming, now in his 90s, was an international relations scholar who worked with the China Academy of Social Sciences.

”Prime Minister Turnbull also has close business ties to China. In 1994, he set up a Sino-Western joint mining venture in China and has long advocated closer trade and business links between Canberra and Beijing.

”It is perhaps little surprise that the Chinese media have apparently been referring to Mr Turnbull as ‘sweet dumpling’ or ‘sugar bomb’, a play on his surname, which sounds like tang bao, the popular Chinese steamed buns.”



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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

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The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

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With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

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No.230 – Mr. ASHLEY COOPER of Durban.

Ashley Cooper was a prominent member of the “Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN), and in spite of having the same name as the Australian Lawn Tennis star of the late 1950s (for which he obtained a fair amount of teasing!) is believed to have been British by birth. He worked as a rep’ for a tyre company in Durban, and caused much amusement by attending one of Paul Roper’s famous fancy dress parties circa. 1980 dressed as an Arab! He somehow disappeared from the scene during the mid-1980s however, but it would be very interesting to learn what actually happened to him.



Although the SCN doesn’t usually concern itself with matters of personal morality, we do even so believe that the acceptance of certain forms of sexual perversions are a cancer on Western society, which ideally should be eradicated. We do however always like to praise the positive rather than to condemn that which is wrong, and in this regard we would certainly like to recommend the web-site of an organisation called the “Coalition for Marriage” which has recently been recommended to us. This web-site can be accessed at :-





The SCN is always a great newsletter full of information. I really enjoy the bits in particular about Rhodesia.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..




Stack Stevens [see October 2017 SCN] - a true great! Not easy back then for a player in Cornwall to get selected

Yours etc.,

David Stewart, London, U.K.




England played much better at the MCG. Ali doesn’t look interested at all and has been ineffective..

Yours etc.,

Craig Selvage, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.




South Africa is on the verge of destruction under the corrupt Communist regime. Foreign correspondent Alex Newman reports “Communism Kills”, and as The New American has been warning for decades South Africa is not immune, in fact it appears to be on the brink of unprecedented chaos under the Communist and Communist-linked rulers – which very much included Mandela the fraud and killer of innocents by his bombs and terror actions against the people of South Africa. Today they are doing a step-up in their incitement to genocide, their stealing of land and their socialisation of the economy, while the media refuses to report it. The facts are undeniable.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.



Natal has always been well known for the apathy of its citizens – or as The Natal Mercury aptly used to term it, “Natal Fever”. Alas the patriotic movement in Natal was no more immune to this failing than any other sector of society, which considering the vital time for the very future existence of civilised rule in South Africa during the late 70s and 80s was a particularly unforgivable situation.

One of the worst – but by no means only – culprits in this regard was a certain Norman Perry, who we recently learnt had died several years ago. Perry first made contact with our movement when he joined the Durban Branch of the Save Rhodesia Campaign shortly after it was founded in 1977, and through his apparent enthusiasm was quickly invited to join the Committee. This soon proved to be a big mistake however, for his initial enthusiasm quickly evaporated, and when he failed to turn up not only at several committee meetings but also at important events staged by the organisation he was asked to resign.

Perry was next seen at the polling station when Brian Hurt stood for Durban City Council in 1978 - although he hadn’t been doing any canvassing to help in the campaign. When he saw a number of Save Rhodesia Campaign bumper stickers on the cars of Brian Hurt’s supporters he loudly commented that they were “doing it all wrong”, and that what the campaign should be doing was to arrange to “kill Oppenheimer” – a most bizarre, and indeed extremely childish remark to make. He was further seen at occasional events staged by the broader patriotic movement in Durban during the next few years, but it was always the same story – telling everyone what they were doing wrong, but never doing anything positive or concrete himself.

He was last seen by us at the big Action White Natal (an umbrella organisation supported by both the HNP and CP leadership to oppose the proposed “ZwaZulu Natal Indaba” sellout) meeting held at the Durban City Hall in 1986. Massive efforts had been made by those supporting this campaign – HNP and CP members alike – to publicise this event (which in the end attracted a giant audience of almost 1000 people), but Perry of course was never to be seen at any of the sessions erecting advertising posters etc.. He did turn up at the meeting itself however, arriving about an hour early so that he could grab one of the best seats in the hall!

In about 1984, however, a most notorious incident occurred when a large slogan reading in full: “Sybil Hotz f*cks k*ffirs” (Sybil Hotz being the then PFP-supporting Mayor of Durban) appeared on a freeway bridge over the N3 just outside Pinetown. Perry became one of the prime suspects for having painted this slogan, particularly as he lived not far away. Certainly the infantile nature of this incident suggested that Perry may have been the culprit, but we believe that as this would have taken quite a bit of action rather than just talk, then he couldn’t possibly have been responsible!

[Although this incident took place over 30 years ago now, it would even so be very interesting to learn if anyone has any information or ideas about who actually was responsible?]


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