Tuesday, 16 October 2018

October 2018 Edition.


October 2018 edition

At the time of writing there are only 165 days left until Britain finally leaves the hated European Union. The final exit agreement has still to be settled of course, and many are concerned that the Government of Theresa May might deliver a less than satisfactory deal, particularly any such agreement based upon the proposed so-called Chequers plan.

We agree of course that the Chequers plan is not ideal and does not offer the complete withdrawal from the EU which the majority of the British people voted for on 23rd June 2016 – but we must get real. A clear majority of MPs – both in 2016 and still today – supported Britain remaining in the EU, and there are furthermore a sufficient number of die-hard remoaners on the Conservative benches who might be prepared to side with Labour and other anti-Brexit forces in order to scupper the entire withdrawal process. Theresa May would never have been our first choice as PM of course, but the fact remains that she was a very soft remainer who is now committed to some form of Brexit, and was far preferable to the only other realistic successor to David Cameron, namely George Osborne. Any attempts to unseat her as Conservative Party leader prior to 29th March 2019 would undoubtedly be counter-productive therefore, as it would only unite all anti-Brexit forces in the House of Commons and thereby mean that the entire Brexit process could be wrecked. We know that already sinister pro-EU forces are campaigning for a second referendum, which would be heavily financed by continental powers in the hope of giving “legitimacy” to the stymying of the will of the people.

It is surely important therefore for the Conservative Party to remain united behind Theresa May – hard Brexiteers, soft Brexiteers and reluctant remainers alike – until after all the necessary legislation successfully passes through Parliament and Brexit can be officially achieved on 29th March. To be sure, there will undoubtedly be certain aspects of the deal which we – and indeed the majority of the British people – do not like, but it must be born in mind in this regard that after Brexit has been achieved then it will be relatively easy to loosen any remaining ties to the EU, but practically impossible to make them any stronger! If the majority of Conservative Party members then believe that it is time for Theresa May to go then there will still be three years before the next general election in order to replace her with a more committed Brexiteer – but up until then the maxim for us all must be “don’t rock the boat”!

There is one matter regarding the Brexit negotiations where compromise cannot be contemplated however, and that concerns Northern Ireland’s continuing position as a full and integral part of the United Kingdom. In this respect the fact that Theresa May’s Government is totally dependent upon DUP support is a magnificent advantage. We wonder therefore whether there may have been some form of providential intervention involved which caused the Conservative Party to fail to obtain an absolute majority in 2017!

So what therefore is the solution to the border issue? As we argued in the editorial of the December 2017 Edition of the SCN, the idealist solution would be for there to be a referendum in the Republic of Ireland upon their continued membership of the EU – and in this regard it has been most encouraging to note that there has been growing support for this idea at grassroots level in the RoI!. If they were also to vote to leave then it would be “problem over”, as a free trade deal between the two states of the British Isles could quickly be enacted, and furthermore the RoI could leave the unstable Euro currency at the same time and re-join the far stronger Sterling zone (though perhaps resurrecting the “Punt” name within their own borders). If they were to vote to remain in the EU, however, then all blame for the re-establishment of a hard border could be blamed upon the RoI’s own decision!



On Friday 19th October the Springbok Club will be joining forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to stage a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day. Full details about this event appears in the Patriotic Forum News section below.


The Springbok Club will again be attending the annual Remembrance Day service outside Westminster Abbey staged by a number of Rhodesian ex-servicemen’s organisations in order to commemorate all those Rhodesians who died during the two World Wars, the Korean War and the Bush War against terrorism This event will commence at approximately 10.45 hrs on Sunday 11th November. After this service a replacement flag-raising ceremony will take place to provide continuity for the annual “Raising of the Flag” event, though it is still intended that this ceremony will be resumed at its traditional setting in Southrepps, Norfolk, from 2019 onwards.


In December the Springbok Club will be staging an informal event to celebrate the Day of the Vow, at which it is hoped that a prominent expatriate South African will say a few relevant words.



The Patriotic Forum staged a most interesting meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Bob Vinnicombe from Sydney, Australia. In a highly enlightening talk Mr. Vinnicome detailed the events which occurred during the recent dramatic change in Australian Prime Ministers, and also told of his own impressions regarding the new Australian PM, Scott Morrison.


In order to hold a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day, the Patriotic Forum and Springbok Club will be staging a joint meeting later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Friday 19th October 2018

Time : 18.30 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Antelope (the upstairs "Snug Room"), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ (nearest tube station: Sloane Square).

This meeting will feature a talk about the life and achievements of Mr. Les Hompstead, who sadly died in August and whose obituary appeared in the September Edition of the SCN. Although not a Gibraltarian himself, Les Hompstead served as the head civilian in charge of Gibraltar Dockyard for three years, and as a result became a staunch friend of Gibraltar and supporter of its cause.


On Thursday 15th November the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in central London which will feature a guest speaker who was a leading Brexit campaigner and who has strong connections to leading US political figures, and who furthermore lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s exit from the EU. The Patriotic Forum also plans to stage a special event to celebrate Falklands Islands Battle Day in December. Further details about both these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.



Although the majority of copies of the first edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot were posted out to the majority of subscribers to the former S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in-Exile outside the UK during July and early August, we have become increasingly concerned by the fact that we have so far received no responses whatsoever from any of these overseas subscribers. Even more worryingly, we have now heard from four subscribers (three from Australia and one from the Philippines) who have confirmed that they have DEFINITELY not received their copies. Non-delivery to the Philippines is probably not too surprising as it is a third world country (and the same probably applies to the non-responses from any of our hundreds of South African subscribers), but the fact that copies evidently have not been delivered in Australia and that we have received absolutely no responses from any subscribers in continental Europe, North America and New Zealand is extremely concerning. We do not believe in conspiracy theories of course, but even so the apparent non-deliveries of so many copies around the world makes us wonder whether something more sinister than simply poor postal services is at play here.

So that we can analyse the precise nature of the problem a lot better we wonder therefore whether all subscribers from outside the UK can let us know whether they have or have not received their copies yet. A simple “yes” or “no” response sent to: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk is all that we need.



In the May 2018 Edition of the SCN we reported on the tragic death of Louise Joubert, the founder and driving force behind the estimable Sanwild Wildlife Sanctuary. We had hoped to carry a full obituary to Louise in a future issue, but unfortunately in spite of trying to obtain more details about her life and achievements we have not been able to obtain any such in-depth information, but we have recently received the following circular message from her daughter Lizel Kachelhoffer who has taken over the running of the sanctuary from her mother. It reads as follows :-

“Dear SanWild friends,

”It has been a very challenging month and a half since my Mum unexpectedly passed away in a car accident. I want to thank each and every one who has contributed towards our Memorial Fund for Louise Joubert, to help with the immediate feeding costs for the lions and grazers. With your help we raised $7,265 on PayPal which enabled us to settle the R58, 000 invoice for the teff (grass) that my Mum ordered before she passed away with the balance going towards buying food for the 11 lions on SanWild.

“The Bodhi Foundation and Starkraft also donated funds to help us feed the animals and we are truly grateful for all the many caring individuals who came to our aid during this incredibly difficult period. I don't know how to thank everyone enough.

”My husband, Pieter, has started a SanWild YouTube channel, please feel free to subscribe to get regular updates on what’s happening at the sanctuary.

“Accountability and keeping our donors and supporters updated with what is happening on the ground is very important to us. We hope that the YouTube updates will allow us to share our journey with you. Liezel Mortimer is also sorting through older videos spanning two decades which will allow us to publish a ‘walk down memory lane’ from the day that SanWild started.

”With my Mum's passing we were all thrown into the deep end. Louise was the driving force behind all the fundraisers and had an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to animal rehabilitation. We are learning as we go and have very big shoes to fill to ensure that SanWild remains a safe haven for rescued animals. We have formed a board of advisors who will help us on our journey forward.

”We have two main appeals that we need funding for now and that is 1: feeding for the lions and grazers and then to 2: pay salaries to get more counter poaching units on the ground to help protect the animals at SanWild. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and accounted for.

“Thank you for your support to help continue Louise’s dream through the Memorial Fund

”Kind regards

”Lizel Kachelhoffer”

SanWild can be contacted at: lizel@sanwild.org or via their web-site at: www.sanwild.org



This year’s Ryder Cup, which saw Europe beat the United States at Le Golf National in Paris, will of course go down in history as the last Ryder Cup match to be played before Brexit. This fact of course has not been lost on many observers, with the 2018 European Captain, Thomas Bjorn, banning all mention of it to the media. There will however undoubtedly now be a big question mark placed over the competition’s future structure. Although the most logical change would be to revert to its original structure of the United States playing only the British Isles rather than the entire European continent (a reversion made appealing because of the growing one-sidedness of the competition over recent years and the increasing prowess of British golfing strength), but as we suggested in the October 2016 Edition of the SCN a fascinating alternative would be for the competition to be opened up to all nation-states with a structure (albeit on a bi-annual basis) similar to that used in the Davis Cup up until this year. Alas no-one in authority seems to have taken up this suggestion, so what happens from 2020 onwards is therefore anyone’s guess. One thing is for certain however, and that is that in future years there should be far fewer displays of the hideous EU flag!



It has recently been revealed that the Queen’s famous 21st birthday speech, which was broadcast seemingly live around the world on radio from Cape Town, was actually recorded some week or so earlier, not in Cape Town (where she, then simply Princess Elizabeth, was staying at the time of her 21st birthday) but in the then Southern Rhodesia, not far from Victoria Falls. As Southern Rhodesia has often been described as the gem of the British Empire, and as Victoria Falls was named after the Queen’s illustrious great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, this would therefore have seemed a most appropriate setting! In this speech, which was addressed to all the children of the British Empire and Commonwealth, she stated: “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong.” The Queen’s life has indeed proved to be long, but alas has also witnessed the near destruction of Britain’s “great Imperial family” which she pledged to devote the rest of her life to serving. Even more sickening has been the fact that those two great member states of this “great Imperial family” which she was visiting when she made this wonderful speech (Southern Rhodesia) and where she was when it was broadcast to the world (South Africa) have been handed over under her watch to evil terrorist regimes. Perhaps it would be best if we were to comment no further.



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No.239 - Mr. EARL BRAND of Durban

Earl Brand (it is uncertain whether “Earl” was his real name or simply a nickname which he preferred to use) lived in Prince Street, Durban, during the 1980s. Although he was a supporter of both the Conservative Party of SA and the original Durban-based Patriotic Forum he was not one of their most active members – though he was unquestionably genuine in his support and was extremely proud of his British-South African roots. He had actually visited the UK in order to support the Springbok Rugby tour of 1969/70, as we recounted in the December 2004 Edition of the SCN. Perhaps his most important contributions to the patriotic movement in Durban, however, was in alerting local activists to a Cape Town newspaper article which revealed that the then little-known AWB outfit had functioning Coloured branches in the Western Cape, and that they referred to the Coloured people as “brown-skinned Afrikaners” – thus confirming the totally phony nature of this anti-English-speaking outfit. Earl Brand was already a quite elderly man in the 1980s, so it is doubtful therefore whether he is still alive, but even so it would be very interesting to learn what became of him.



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Received my copy of June’s SCN, which simply never disappoints. I personally derive so much pleasure in reading same, and without exception, on a monthly basis, forward it to my brother in Zimbabwe. He too shares it with a few White friends who remained in that sh1thole, to rave reviews. Proof the spirit/greatness of Rhodesia will never die and by God’s grace remains forever in our hearts!!!

Allow me to take this opportunity to congratulate the Springbok Club on being given the honour of the "Raising Of The Flag" and wish more than anything I could be in attendance to SALUTE the flag!!! May your preparations run smoothly, and the event be a great success.

Yours etc.,

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.




South Africa will double its population of Blacks in 20 years - so where are they all going to live, work, eat and be educated? The greater “Azania” socialist road to nowhere but starvation! The Whites have fed South Africa for hundreds of years, there is no replacement for South Africa’s farmers. K4s are too thick, long fingered and lazy to make any long-term plans about farming.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.




As you may have read already, traditional leaders (lead by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini) are very agitated by the possibility of losing their grip on rural land. Please note other interesting developments taking place on the same subject:: https://www.enca.com/news/zulu-king-announces-partnership-afriforum

Yours etc.,

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I think a counter-coup by the Zuma supporters is a possibility.

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We will not be sending a wreath to the funeral of R.F. “Pik” Botha, who died on 12th October aged 86. By kow-towing to the international leftist community and to the ANC terrorists “Pik” Botha showed that he was a traitor not only to his own South African nation, but also to Western civilization in general. Whether he was a left-leaning fellow-traveller by nature, or simply “went native” during his period as South Africa’s ambassador to the United Nations and the United States is unknown, but what is indisputable is that he was a dominant power behind the throne to both P.W.Botha and F.W.de Klerk and encouraged them both not only to abandon the natural policy of separate development in South Africa but also to surrender their country to the tender mercies of ANC terrorists. He was actually even too extreme in his willingness to betray his own people for most fellow-members of his sellout National Party, as the derisory votes which he obtained when he twice bid for the NP leadership confirms (in reality though this didn’t matter, as once in power both P.W.Botha and de Klerk proved equally willing to surrender their country!). Once the sellout to the ANC terrorists had been completed “Pik” Botha quite openly revealed his true colours, not only by being willing to embrace the unreconstructed terrorist leader Mandela, but also by accepting a cabinet post in the new ANC government (albeit the quite humiliating position of Minister of Mineral and Energy affairs!). Furthermore, by all accounts one of his final pronouncements was to express pleasure at the fact that the Mandela-close Ramaphosa was now in charge of the “new” South Africa! Perhaps the most telling story about him involved an incident that happened at a small dorp in the Cape during the late 1980s. The dominee of the local NGK had evidently heard the rumour that a current cabinet minister was a practicing Satanist. Although the dominee didn’t name the cabinet minister accused (and indeed he probably wasn’t aware of his identity himself) everyone in the congregation immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was “Pik” Botha! If indeed this was true then he is probably a very happy man now, for undoubtedly a hotter place in hell has been reserved for him as punishment for all his treason!


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