Monday, 15 July 2019

July 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

July 2019 edition

That period between the end of WWII and the turn of the Millennium will probably go down in history as the worst and weakest era in Western history. It was a period marked by colonial abdication, diminishing self-confidence and the sell-out of the West’s own people. Nowhere was this betrayal of our Western (specifically British) kith-and-kin better illustrated than with the lack of support shown by successive British and other Western establishments towards their own people battling against the evils of Communist-backed terrorism in Rhodesia and South Africa.

But it was not only our own White kith-and-kin who were betrayed and stabbed-in-the back during this bleak era of global abdication of power, As was detailed in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35, the people of Hong Kong were also sold-out to the tender mercies of the Communist Chinese during the final years of this sorry period The main instigator of Britain’s weak and visionless surrender of Hong Kong was of course Sir Geoffrey Howe – surely a man who personified this sickening era of lack of self-confidence and quest for a “managed decline” worse than anyone else. The final hand-over however was carried out by Chris Patten, a man with sinister international affiliations which have probably been the main driving force behind the West’s increasing weakness.

As also noted in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35 however, there was tremendous opposition among native Hong Kongers to Britain’s abandonment of their colony. Opinion polls showed that over 70% of the population opposed the hand-over to the Communist Chinese, and Kowloon was festooned with wall graffiti saying such things as “Long Live British Martial Rule” and “God Save the Queen, the Royal Armoured Corps and British Forces”. Now, some 20 years after the sell-out of Hong Kong, all the nightmarish predictions about Communist Chinese rule have been proved correct – but as a result the Hong Kong people have shown remarkable resistance, resolve and courage, with well over half of the territory’s population taking to the streets in protest against new legislation allowing extradition to mainland China. These protests have furthermore become increasingly about far more than just opposition to this extradition legislation, and have crystallised into calls for total Hong Kong independence. Undoubtedly the most encouraging factor about these protest demonstrations has of course been the proud display of the Hong Kong colonial flag as the symbol of resistance to Communist rule!

We of course express our complete and utter solidarity with the Hong Kong people in their current struggle against Communist oppression. The kow-towing Sir Geoffrey Howe is now of course dead, but Chris Patten should surely now be brought to account for the part which he played in the cowardly surrender of the colony. We furthermore call for British government support for the aspirations of Hong Kong independence, with a warm welcome being extended to the territory to re-join the Commonwealth when this comes about. Bullies always tend to back-away when confronted with defiant opposition, and so we therefore also call for massive Western military and naval deployment in the area in order to place pressure on the Communist regime in Peking to allow Hong Kong to go its own way.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable trip to the Isle of Dog’s last month, to visit the site where Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s greatest construction, the massive steamship S.S.Great Eastern, was built and launched. This trip was followed by a most fascinating PowerPoint demonstration in a near-by convivial hostelry, which told not only about the history of the building and mercantile career of the S.S.Great Eastern, but also recounted the mysterious rumour about the Curse of the Hope Diamond!

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In view of the fact that the scheduled guest speaker for this year’s annual Rhodes & Founders meeting will be out of the country for most of July, this event has therefore now been postponed until August. The annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony is still anticipated to take place in September, with the planned meeting to be addressed by a prominent South African journalist now planned for later during the year.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

In order to celebrate Empire Day, albeit rather belatedly, the Patriotic Forum staged a trip to Gravesend last month, in order to visit many of the town’s historical attractions. In particular this trip focused upon several sites associated with Gen.Charles George Gordon (“Gordon of Khartoum”) who had been stationed for several years in the town as the Royal Engineers’ commanding officer, where he supervised the strengthening and re-construction of the town’s New Tavern Fort. As well as visiting the New Tavern Fort itself the Patriotic Forum party also visited the Gordon Gardens, in which stands a massive statue to Gen.Gordon. The trip concluded at the Bat & Ball pub next to the Bat & Ball Cricket Ground, which is not only a historic venue in itself, but was also a favourite stomping-ground of the late and great Harry Tuff (see obituary in the June 2019 SCN). A few words were said about the life and achievements of Harry Tuff there, which were followed by a toast in honour of his memory.

[ One of the other interesting sights seen in Gravesend was a statue to Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji, a brave and heroic Sikh from Simla in the Punjab who had volunteered for the RAF during WWII, wherein he qualified as a fighter pilot and then served in both the European and Far Eastern theatres of operation. For some unknown reason Mahinder Singh Pujji chose not to return to his native Punjab after the conflict was over, but settled in Gravesend – hence the fact that his statue is now situated there. Like most British towns which currently have a significant non-White immigrant population there is widespread resentment towards non-Whites in Gravesend, and as a result this statue to this brave man is apparently not appreciated as much as it should be. Would it therefore not be a good idea to move this statue of this heroic Sikh to his native Punjab, where it would undoubtedly be respected far more? In its place perhaps a statue could be erected to a great Gravesend-born hero and patriot – Harry Tuff.]

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As it has been discovered that this year marks the 260th anniversary of the Battle of Quebec, the Patriotic Forum has therefore decided to stage its annual Canadian solidarity celebration on the anniversary of this battle in September this year, rather than holding its usual Canada Day celebration. The Patriotic Forum will however still be holding a special meeting in honour of the memory of the late, great Dennis Delderfield on the anniversary of his birth in August, when the guest speaker will be someone who knew him well who will give a talk under the theme of “Keep the United Kingdom United”, a subject which was always close to Dennis’s heart. More details about both these events will be given in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

Work on the third edition (which will be numbered No.40 for continuity purposes) of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot (formerly S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in-Exile) has now commenced, and it is hoped that it will be published before the end of the year. We have however been slightly concerned by the lack of acknowledgements of receipt which we have received from overseas subscribers to the second edition, which were all posted well over a month ago now – with one subscriber from Australia even telling us that his copy had been intercepted by Australian Customs. If you are an overseas subscriber and have not yet received your copy, or have experienced any similar problems, please let us know.

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS ORGANISATION

We have recently received the following harrowing but most revealing message confirming the ongoing and systematic cruelty to animals which is occurring in the “new” South Africa from the Network for Animals organisation. It reads as follows :-

“We have told you before about our fight to stop 50 donkeys being slaughtered. This is an important and urgent UPDATE! We’ve managed to save 28. But 22 are still in peril

“The 50 donkeys who live in South Africa, were saved from the Chinese-led donkey genocide that is sweeping Africa. Jonno Sherwin, a kind-hearted South African outbid a Chinese syndicate that wanted to illegally slaughter the donkeys and send their skins to China to be boiled down for use in phony medicine.

“Now, we are in a race against the clock! Jonno doesn’t have the money to feed and care for them so we have to find new, safe homes for them. Thanks to the support of people like you, 28 donkeys have found new forever homes! We saved all 50 of the donkeys from being skinned alive.

“We have helped more than half of them find homes. We can’t let the remaining 22 be led to their death now!

“Donkeys are being wiped out in Africa by insatiable demand for their skins. African people use donkeys as transport in tasks such as water carrying. Uneducated rural people are easily persuaded to sell their animals by Chinese buyers who offer hard cash. They don’t realize that in Africa, donkeys are worth more alive than dead because in places of poor roads and poverty, donkeys offer tremendous support to local communities.

“If people won’t sell their donkeys, the Chinese arrange for them to be stolen. Then the poor creatures are led into the bush where men, often drunk, wait to slaughter them. First, they are clubbed and when they fall to the ground, they are skinned alive. Yes, that’s the level of barbarism we are dealing with here.

“The Doomsday Clock is still ticking… …for 22 gentle donkeys who could have ended up skinned alive without our help!

“We are fighting for the doomed donkeys and are desperately trying to raise the funds to keep them fed, housed and alive until loving homes can be found for them. We really, really need your help to do so. Please, if you possibly can, give generously to Network for Animals today.

“For the animals,

“Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max) founders and CEO.”

For more details about the Network for Animals organisation, or to make a donation, visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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2019 CRICKET WORLD CUP

England are of course to be congratulated upon winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup – but New Zealand should be equally congratulated upon producing such a close and exciting final!

Alas, however, this year’s tournament didn’t seem to generate as much worldwide interest as may have been expected. The reason for this seems clearly to be because of the format of this year’s competition, with only ten teams competing in the finals – of which only one was from the continent of Europe (where the tournament took place) and only one from all the Americas, yet five from Asia! Of these two were from countries which are now so lawless and strife-torn that they can’t play any home games (Afghanistan and Pakistan) and one from a country which is still feeling the after-effects of an ongoing bitter civil war (Ceylon/Sri Lanka) – not forgetting of course the failed state and most crime-ridden country on earth, the “new” South Africa! What is needed in order to generate more global interest and growth for the game is a tournament involving at least 16 countries, and with more places guaranteed for first-world countries and less from the third world.

[ In recent editions of the SCN we have voiced full support for Israel Folau’s rights of free speech and freedom of religion. As a result a supporter from Australia has informed us about a most praise-worthy YouTube video which we believe readers will be very interested in viewing. It can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2RUZHVlJXI ]

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CAMPAIGN TO MAKE THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY A BANK HOLIDAY

A supporter has recently informed us about a most interesting article in the April 2019 edition of the estimable magazine New Directions which advocates making the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15th August 2020 a bank holiday in a similar manner to the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020. We believe that this is an excellent idea, and inform readers that archived copies of New Directions can be accessed at :-

https://forwardinfaith.com/subscribe/Archive.php

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CANADIAN PRO-SOUTH AFRICAN DEMONSTRATION

A supporter still based in the “new” South Africa has recently informed us about a planned vigil and protest in support of South Africans due to take place in Canada on 19th July. We don’t know too much about this protest or who is organising it, apart from a FaceBook posting which evidently first appeared on the “Free Canada FB” FaceBook page. Inter alia this posting reads as follows :-

“There is going to be a vigil and protest on the 19th of July at 2pm [14.00 hrs] in Canada. If anyone can join us we will be walking between the South African Embassy [sic – they probably mean towards the South African High Commission] to protest [against] farm murders and White genocide, discrimination of [sic] Whites etc.

“Then we will be going to the Canadian side to protest at [the Department of] External Affairs about no [sic] illegal immigration, denying White South Africans refugee status in Canada.

“All taking place at Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, so if you [are] Canadian or have Canadian friends let them know to be there. It is a peaceful protest, no yelling and screaming or burning or anything like that please!!

“Kindest regards, Natalie Quinn. Pl[ea]s[e] Pray that all goes well for us.”

In spite of the bad grammar (which was undoubtedly caused by this message being written in a hurry) we believe that this is a most praise-worthy initiative being organized by our kith-and-kin in Canada, and so therefore encourage all of our readers and supporters in North America to attend if they can.

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SUPPORT FOR TOMMY ROBINSON

As most readers will be aware, Tommy Robinson (aka Stephen Yaxley-Lennon), the charismatic British patriotic activist, was recently jailed for 9 months after being found guilty of contempt of court – even though a previous such conviction had been set-aside by another court. This verdict was therefore very controversial, and related to a live-streamed FaceBook broadcast which Tommy Robinson had made from outside a Leeds court where an alleged gang of Muslim rapists were standing trial. The trial of these alleged Muslim rapists had ominously received very little coverage in the mainstream media, and when it was covered the gang were always euphemistically referred to simply as “sex groomers”. Tommy Robinson therefore felt it his civic duty to publicise what was going on – something which we would have thought the authorities would praise him for, rather than charging him on a legal technicality! A petition has now been started in order to express support for Tommy Robinson, which we believe many readers will be keen to sign. It can be accessed at :-

www.knightstemplarorder.com/support-tommy

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_springbk

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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​BOOK OFFERS

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.248 - Mr. KEITH BALDWIN of Durban

Keith Baldwin, who lived in the Hillary district of Durban, was the son-in-law of Robert Hall (see August 2000 SCN). Although not as active within the patriotic movement in the city as his father-in-law, it was quite clear that his heart was definitely in the same place, and he would occasionally join his father-in-law in attending Patriotic Forum events. It would be very interesting to learn where he is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

We recently received a very interesting copy of The Orange Torch (the official journal of the Loyal Orange Institution of Scotland) through the post. There was no indication as to who sent us this copy however, and the mystery only deepened when it was spotted that it had been posted in France! If the sender is reading this, however, then we would like to thank him or her most sincerely for what proved to be a very informative and indeed inspiring read. The web-page for The Orange Torch from the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland’s web-site can be accessed at :-

https://orangeorderscotland.com/category/torch/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CASE FOR HOLMES

Sir,

Gosh, old Blighty is in a mess with Brexit. How sad, and I have been following the Tommy Robinson case. The Establishment certainly do dirty work.

Yours etc.,

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

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STORY OF BLACK AFRICA

Sir,

The report in the Transvaal Agricultural Union (SA)’s International Bulletin of 24th April (“Platitudes and Promises while South Africa burns”) is how farm invasions started in Zimbabwe, although this one seems to have been more strategically planned - possibly by the ANC.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

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MENTAL FRAILTY

Sir,

I am a Zionist..By this I mean that I support Israel. I do not believe Jeremy Corbyn to be an anti-Semite; my definition of the term is disliking Jews for no reason other than their being Jewish. I'd loathed Robert Maxwell for years before he died but would have felt the same had he been 100% pure Nordic. The same goes for the man I regarded with good cause as my worst enemy.

I do, however, believe Corbyn to be careless of the company he keeps, and an extreme anti-Zionist who would discriminate against Israel were he to become Prime Minister. He's one of those "progressives" who operate a double standard; at one time they rightly condemned repression in Rhodesia and South Africa while ignoring, condoning or defending it when practiced by their ‘heroes’ in Black Africa - names like Lumumba, Nkrumah, Mugabe, Kaunda, Nasser and Nyerere come to mind. Now they denounce democratic Israel while turning a blind eye to repression in various Islamic dictatorships. May I remind the Communists and Trotskyists that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that tolerates them?

I also believe that it's a pity we've become so mealy-mouthed. When it comes to humour anything goes. Acceptable then is acceptable now and vice versa. Let's tell the old jokes again and answer the complaints with the words of BSM Williams-"Oh dear, how sad, never mind."

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE THREE ADDINGTON TRAINEE NURSES?

The sad news of the death of Harry Tuff, and the Patriotic Forum’s recent trip to Gravesend which finished up at his old stomping ground of the Bat & Ball Cricket Ground, brought back vivid recollections of a most memorable episode which occurred in 1974/75.

In 1974 a then young pro-South African British patriot visited Southern Africa in order to follow Willie-John McBride’s British Lions around the country. He finished his trip to the sub-continent in Durban, where a fellow-sports loving South African friend introduced him to a flat-load of three trainee nurses who were qualifying at Addington Hospital on the Durban beachfront. Their names were Cathy Dreyer (see December 2008 SCN), Jenny Humphries (see October 2008 SCN) and Louise Leiper (see December 2011 SCN). All three were stunningly beautiful, with Jenny Humphries exceptionally so, and it was with her that the strongest relationship was formed. They were all planning to visit the UK the following year and arrangements were accordingly made to rendezvous when that occasion came, and after the young pro-South African British patriot had returned home Jenny Humphries started writing to him regularly and fondly.

Upon returning to the UK, and with his pro-South African sentiments having been increased significantly by his trip, the young pro-South African British patriot decided to join a new seemingly patriotic and pro-South African political party which was standing in his constituency at the October 1974 General Election – the National Front (it should be noted that at this time the National Front was still a mainstream and democratic political party, and it was only subsequently that it was taken over by a clique of neo-fascists, and thus became a toxic brand which it has so remained to this day). Through his membership of the National Front the young pro-South African British patriot met and formed good friendships with not only Harry Tuff but also with George Hazelden (see obituary in August 2011 SCN) and his wife Jane (see December 2017 SCN), who were the leading figures in the party’s Medway Towns Branch.

The three trainee nurses were due to arrive in the UK in the autumn of 1975, and all within the National Front in the north Kent area were becoming very excited by the prospect of meeting these young South Africans. The Hazelden’s had offered to let them use a seaside chalet which they owned at Allhallows on the north Kent coast for the duration of their stay free of charge, and Harry Tuff organised a “Welcome to the UK” party to be held in their honour in the pavilion of the Bat & Ball Cricket Ground in Gravesend – a building which the Patriotic Forum party was able to view from the veranda of the Bat & Ball pub during their recent trip to Gravesend.

Disaster then alas struck. The three trainee nurses had decided to travel to the UK by Union Castle liner (one of the last passenger trips which this line made), but unfortunately mechanical problems meant that they were several days late docking at Southampton. As a result they alas missed the special “Welcome to the UK” party which Harry Tuff had laid on in Gravesend, and furthermore Louise Leiper left immediately for Edinburgh where she evidently had family members to stay with, stating puzzlingly that she had no intention of ever returning to South Africa! Cathy Dreyer and Jenny Humphries were able to take advantage of George and Jane Hazelden’s kind offer of accommodation at Allhallows however, and really seemed to enjoy their stay there tremendously, with the young pro-South African British patriot and other National Front activists such as Harry Tuff taking them out on an almost daily basis to show them the historic sights of Kent. George and Jane Hazelden also treated them and the young pro-South African British patriot to an evening meal at a plush restaurant in Cobham – but it was here that another surprising problem arose, for Cathy Dreyer let it slip that she and her family were supporters of the leftist Progressive Federal Party – hardly a wise admission to make to patriotic pro-South African activists who had done so much to provide such a warm welcome for them! She also intriguingly told how she was in a relationship with a South African scientist who was evidently currently stationed at South Africa’s Antarctic scientific base.

After their stay in the UK was over the two remaining trainee nurses went on a brief tour of continental Europe, before returning home to South Africa. Jenny Humphries continued to write regularly and touchingly to the young pro-South African British patriot, and as a result he decided to emigrate to South Africa permanently. Everyone involved thought that he was emigrating in order to marry Jenny Humphries, but alas he discovered that upon her return she had taken up with an “old flame” again, a trainee gynaecologist who she had met at Addington Hospital named “Nutty” Martin, and by all accounts subsequently married him!

After that very little is known about the three trainee nurses. Cathy Dreyer was last seen shopping at OK Bazaars near to the Durban Ice Rink in the late 1970s, though no conversation took place. The rumour was heard during the late 1980s that Jenny Humphries’ marriage to “Nutty” Martin had failed and that they had divorced. Nothing further was ever heard of Louise Leiper.

It would however be very interesting to learn what did eventually happen to all three of the trainee nurses. Did Cathy Dreyer marry her Antarctic scientist, and did the disasters of the “new” South Africa make her realise her catastrophic mistake in supporting the vile ProgressiveFederal Party during the 1970s? Did Jenny Humphries really divorce “Nutty” Martin, and did she ever realise her own big mistake? And did Louise Leiper really remain in Edinburgh and never returned to South Africa? Needless to say, any information which can be provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Monday, 10 June 2019

June 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

June 2019 edition

When the results of the 2019 EuroElections in the UK are analysed in depth, and when the votes for the Labour Party – who don’t know where they stand on Brexit – are discounted, the combined votes for all the pro-Brexit parties (Brexit Party, Conservative Party, UKIP and the Unionist parties in Northern Ireland) total 52%, whereas the combined votes for all the anti-Brexit parties (LibDems, Greens, ChangeUK and all the nationalist parties) total only 48%. In other words the result was almost exactly the same as at the 2016 Referendum. There is therefore absolutely no need for any “second referendum” as this has already taken place – and the “remoaners” have lost yet again!

We actually received a fair amount of criticism for the editorial in last month’s edition of the SCN, wherein we expressed doubts about the motivations of Mr. Nigel Farage and the foundation of his Brexit Party, and indeed a handful of subscribers requested to be unsubscribed as a result. We however stand by the comments which we made in last month’s editorial, and indeed it was interesting to note that none of the unsubscribers were prepared to argue their case in detail. Having said this, however, we must admit that Farage’s Brexit Party managed to inject more energy into the pro-Brexit campaign than perhaps UKIP could have obtained on its own, and that there were and are many good people within the Brexit Party who have contributed considerably to the broader pro-Brexit movement.

Since the EuroElections there have however been three significant developments in the United Kingdom. Firstly there has been the State Visit of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America, which the vast majority of commentators have agreed was an outstanding success, and which confirmed that a mutually-beneficial trade deal between the US and the UK was highly likely to be enacted post-Brexit. Secondly of course there has been the final resignation of Theresa May as Prime Minister of the UK. Now is probably not a good time to condemn Theresa May too harshly. At core she is undoubtedly a good woman, bur alas through her stubbornness and over-reliance upon remote civil servants she proved to be a tragedy as Prime Minister. We can therefore only wish her contentment and a stress-free retirement. Finally and most significantly there has been the Peterborough by-election. It was initially predicted that the Brexit Party would win this seat by a wide margin, and that the Conservative Party would finish in an ignominious fifth place with less than 2000 votes. As it was, however, the Brexit Party failed to win this seat from the Labour Party, and the Conservative Party gained significant renewed support, and not only gained third place with 7243 votes, but also came within 3241 votes of winning the seat! The resurgence of support for the Conservative Party was undoubtedly caused by Theresa May’s resignation, and shows that the Brexit Party has no long-term future.

The predictions which we made in the editorial of the April 2019 Edition of the SCN therefore now seem to be rapidly coming to fruition. Mr. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson seems to be highly likely to become the next British Prime Minister, and if he fails to pass a managed “No Deal” Brexit through Parliament will then call a General Election, which with his charisma and probable electoral pact – official or unofficial - with the deflated Brexit Party, will result in a comfortable Conservative majority, with sufficient support in the new Parliament to be able to force through a managed “No Deal” Brexit. Venit hora, ecce homo!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

On Saturday 29th June the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the site on the Isle of Dog’s where Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s greatest construction, the massive steamship S.S.Great Eastern, was built and launched. This will be a follow-up to the visit staged by the Springbok Club to the Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe in March this year. Assemble at the main entrance to the Island Gardens DLR station between 14.00 hrs and 14.30 hrs. The Great Eastern Launch Site is only a ten minute walk from this station.

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In July the Springbok Club will be holding its annual meeting to celebrate Rhodes and Founders Day, at which the guest speaker will be a prominent Rhodesian who was actively involved in the Rhodesian struggle for continuing independence, and in August will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an interesting South African guest speaker. More details about both these events will be given in next month’s SCN. Plans are also well afoot to stage the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in September.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

On Saturday 22nd June the Patriotic Forum will be holding its delayed Empire Day celebrations by staging a trip to Gravesend in order to visit several sites associated with General Charles George Gordon (“Gordon of Khartoum”) as well as a number of other places of historical interest in the town. The organisation will also be using the opportunity to honour the memory of Mr. Harry Tuff who sadly died at the end of 2017 (see Obituaries Section at the end of this edition of the SCN), who was a good friend and an active patriot, and who was born and lived most of his life in Gravesend. Assemble at the “Sir Robert Pocock” Wetherspoon’s pub, 181/182 Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AH (which is only a couple of blocks away from the Gravesend Railway Station) between 12.00 hrs and 13.00 hrs.

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In early July the Patriotic Forum will be staging a special event in order to celebrate Canada Day, and in August the organisation will be holding the first of an annual series of meetings in honour of the memory of the late, great Dennis Delderfield under the theme of “Keep the United Kingdom United”. More details about both these events will be given in future editions of the SCN.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

We have recently received the following quite distressing message from the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary. It reads as follows :-

“Dearest SanWild friends,

”This is the hardest thing I must do this morning, but I am at my wits end and I realise we need urgent help. Fund-raising has never been my forte and I have no idea how to do it properly. Maybe because I don't like asking for help...

”SanWild has run out of funds and I am stressed out totally on where we are going to get funds for our lions’ next meal, salaries for our CPU men, material to maintain fences, food for the animals in rehab, diesel, etc etc.

”I am on my knees today begging if someone can please help us, be it, with fund-raising ideas, donating a small amount, donating diesel or visiting our small tourist camp, anything will help.

”Words of encouragement will mean a lot to us at the moment. As much as we love our work and have a burning passion for what we do, unfortunately everything costs money to maintain and we really need help to do this.

”Apologies for being so morbid today. I usually always try to be very positive no matter how it goes, but things have just been a bit stressful at the moment. I know things will work out and I am trying to stay positive.

”My email address is lizel@sanwild.org if anyone wants to contact me and would like to offer help or would like to fund-raise for us.

”Lots of love

“Lizel (Trustee and daughter of the Late Louise Joubert)”

If you can help the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary in any way visit their web-site at: www.sanwild.org, where you can also find details of how to make a PayPal donation.

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SPORTS BODIES MUST PROTECT CHILDREN IN THEIR CARE

Scotland has recently been rocked by revelations of a massive and long-running child sex abuse scandal involving the Celtic Boys’ Club, a feeder club to Celtic Football Club. Three youth coaches at the Celtic Boys’ Club, Jim McCafferty, Jim Torbett and Frank Cairney, have now been convicted and jailed for a number of disgusting indecent acts committed against minors playing for the club’s boys teams. Given the strong supporter-base which Celtic F.C. enjoys among Scotland’s Roman Catholic community, and the numerous cases of child sex abuse involving the Roman Catholic priesthood, perhaps these recent revelations should not be too surprising – but alas this has been only one of several cases of vile child sex abuse exposed within leading Soccer clubs throughout the United Kingdom during recent years.

One thing is significant about all these sickening revelations however, and that is that they all involved young boys, for as far as we can ascertain none have involved girls’ teams – in other words they have all been of a homosexual nature. This therefore provides yet more proof, if more proof is needed, that one form of sexual perversion leads inevitably to another. Against this background the decisions by various sporting governing bodies (and we are not only talking about Soccer ruling bodies here) to accept financial contributions from pro-homosexual lobbying groups in exchange for allowing propaganda promoting their deviancy to appear at their events is even more reprehensible. It is surely the primary duty of all sporting governing bodies to protect youngsters in their care from evil perverts such as McCafferty, Torbett and and Cairney, rather than pandering to those who would excuse their degeneracy.

In the past we have praised the likes of Margaret Court and Israel Folau who have taken strong moral stances against the pro-homosexual lobbying groups, and it has been most encouraging to note in this regard that several other prominent sportsmen and women, most notably Billy Vunipola, have been brave enough to support Israel Folau’s rights of freedom of speech and religious belief openly. We therefore call upon Rugby Australia to lift Israel Folau’s suspension immediately, and also call on all sporting authorities to ensure that effective steps be taken to protect all those under their care from sexual perverts and to end the pillorying of those such as Margaret Court and Billy Vunipola who have had the courage the speak out in favour of moral decency.

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FREENATIONS NEWS POSTS

We featured the FreeNations web-site in the “Recommended Web-Site of the Month” section of the April 2004 Edition of the SCN, and also featured a YouTube video produced by the same organisation in our July 2012 Edition. The FreeNations organisation now circulates a regular series of most interesting and informative News Posts, which particularly expose the iniquities of the European Union. To register to receive copies of these News Posts simply visit the FreeNations web-site and “click” on the appropriate section at :-

http://freenations.net/

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PETITION AGAINST ARMY PROSECUTIONS

A supporter has recently alerted us to a most estimable petition demanding immunity from prosecution for all soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. We encourage all our supporters to add their names to this petition, which can be accessed and signed at :-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/243947?fbclid=IwAR195B5DXRJujZHt6FYFZgjINqP71ijj0LINMl5jX6hTp5HkDzVzNJJYEjg

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_springbk

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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​BOOK OFFERS

“LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.247 - Mr. “JOCK” COETZEE of Durban

Jock Coetzee (we never knew his real christian name as “Jock” was undoubtedly a nickname) lived in Chelsea Court on the Victoria Embankment in Durban. He was a keen supporter of the Conservative Party of South Africa and was a regular attendee at Patriotic Forum events staged in Durban during the late 1980s. He also once wrote a book which claimed to show how one could win at roulette by using a very complex mathematical equation! It would be very interesting to learn what happened to him and where he is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

A supporter from the United States has recently informed us of two interesting web-sites explaining the importance of retaining Australia Day in its current format and on its traditional date. They can be accessed at :-

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/rita-panahi/happy-australia-dayignore-the-agitators/news-story/4300e272f10f1384e76647d848a24831

and

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/destroying-australia-day-is-an-attack-on-our-culture/news-story/ebbd1708dc63744a708f057b0eec2f82

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BLOODY RIGHT

Sir,

Nobody should be prosecuted over Bloody Sunday. Terrorists have been let off for far worse atrocities committed far more recently. The Paras were doing what they were trained to do in the face of an anti-British mob.

There should be full amnesty for all our servicemen who served in Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Syria or anywhere else for anything they did in the course of duty. They answer to military discipline, not to lawyers, politicians, army-haters and do-gooders who've never been through anything like they have.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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RHODESIAN SUPPORT WORLDWIDE

Sir,

Thanks for the invitation to the celebration meeting commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ian Smith. Back in the 1970s when the attacks on Rhodesia were taking place (followed by South Africa) I worked very hard from Tasmania to inform all the truth about Rhodesia. I would love to be at the celebration meeting, but naturally distance does not permit. If the opportunity arises please send my greetings from Tasmania...

Yours etc.,

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

[ Mr. Watson’s greetings were indeed read out at the celebration meeting! ]

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BLACK POWER

Sir,

At the moment we’re ducking and diving between power outages in South Africa. Three of two hours plus outages each day, for an indefinite period.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

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RUN OUT

Sir,

South Africa’s cricket team is going down the toilet – just like their country!

Yours etc.,

Craig Selvage, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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OBITUARIES

MICKY STEELE-BODGER

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Michael Roland “Micky” Steele-Bodger. Born at Tamworth in 1925 and educated at Rugby School and at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, Micky Steele-Bodger became one of the most dominant figures in the Rugby Football Union, and helped to maintain the amateur ethos and Corinthian spirit of the Rugby Union game which made it such a special sport even after the advent of professionalism.

During his playing days Micky Steele-Bodger played as flanker for Cambridge University, Harlequins and England, for whom he won nine caps, before a serious knee injury curtailed his playing career prematurely. He then threw his energies into coaching and Rugby administration. He served as a England selector for 15 years and was also at various times chairman of the Home Rugby Union Tours Committee (which supervises British Lions tours), the Rugby Football Union and the International Rugby Board, as well as being a member of the Sports Council.

Micky Steele-Bodger’s most significant achievements have however been to ensure the survival and increasing popularity of the invitation Barbarians Rugby Football Club with its special brand of free-flowing rugby, (which he played for and then served as committee member, Vice-President and as President for 40 years up until his death), and the creation of the famous Steele-Bodger’s XV which regularly played against Cambridge University in their warm-up game prior to the annual Varsity Match. Micky Steele-Bodger was also a habitué of the East India Club in St.James’s Square, London, which he turned into an extension of Twickenham and where with drink in hand he would conduct most of his Rugby administration!

Perhaps one of his most praise-worthy achievements, however, was to ensure that Rugby contact with South Africa was maintained during the 1960s, 70s and 80s when extreme left-wing elements were calling for a sporting boycott against the country, and in particular he ensured that British Lions tours to South Africa were maintained during this period in the face of fierce opposition. Micky Steele-Bodger also clearly appreciated the importance that sport, particularly team sport with all its traditions, played in national life, and how it could maintain national morale and well-being during times of troubles and depression.

Micky Steele-Bodger was a great man and a great Briton, and it is to be hoped that similar able and like-minded men and women emerge to continue all the excellent work which he did for the good of his sport and his country. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow “Muff” and to their three children.

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HARRY WILLIAM TUFF

It was with great shock and devastation that we recently learnt that Harry Tuff had died suddenly at the end of 2017, aged only 69. Foul play is not suspected, and it is believed that he died from a massive heart-attack. He had been a heavy smoker for all of his adult life.

Harry Tuff was born at Gravesend in 1948, being one of three children born into a renowned Gravesend family. He was educated at Kings School, Rochester, and at the University of London, where he gained a BSc in industrial chemistry. His first job was working at the Dounreay Nuclear Power Station in Caithness, but after a few years he moved back to his native Gravesend and worked as an industrial chemist for a number of paper and cement companies in north-west Kent, until his retirement in 2013.

He was a lifelong British patriot, and was particularly concerned about the growing number of predominantly non-White immigrants settling in Gravesend. As a result of these concerns he became active within a number of patriotic parties and organisations, most notably the National Party of the United Kingdom (see S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.37), which many observers see as the ideological predecessor of today’s UKIP. His natural leadership talents and popularity (he had an infectious laugh and the ability to make everyone who he greeted feel as if they were the most important person in the world!) made him the obvious leader and main driving force of the NPUK in Gravesend and the north-west Kent area. As a result north-west Kent became one of the strongest areas for the NPUK in the entire country, when alas other regional leaders were found severely wanting, with the party declining and collapsing as a result. Harry’s political interests extended beyond those of the United Kingdom however, and he was a firm supporter of his kith and kin in both the Rhodesia and South Africa and their struggles to maintain civilised standards and their Western way of life. He was also an early subscriber to S.A.Patriot magazine – being subscriber No.266 in fact.

Harry Tuff didn’t marry until his mid30s, and then married a woman far older than himself, and as a result he sadly had no children. It proved to be a very happy and long-lasting marriage however. His wife, Eileen, was a prominent activist within the Gravesend Conservative Association, and in order not to interfere with her political position in any way Harry from then onwards confined all of his own political activities to the Conservative Party. In private conversation, however, it was clear that he was still as concerned as ever about the issues which had motivated him during the 1970s.

Outside politics Harry Tuff’s main interests were cricket and bridge. Although he never played cricket following his school days, he was an avid spectator and a Life Member of Kent CCC, and throughout the summer could regularly be found watching Kent at the Spitfire St.Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, or watching his local Gravesend CC at their Bat & Ball Ground. He was evidently a skilled and tactically astute bridge player, and it was actually through playing bridge that he first met Eileen.

Harry Tuff’s sudden and premature death has saddened all of his close friends and extended family members, but perhaps the most tragic factor has been the knowledge that he never really fulfilled the potential which his talents and abilities offered to the patriotic movement during the final decades of his life. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow Eileen and to other members of his extended family.

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Monday, 13 May 2019

May 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

May 2019 edition

After the British people voted decisively to leave the tyrannical European Union at the 2016 Referendum the UK should have left this alien entity entirely on 29th March of this year, and as a result there should have been no EuroElections taking place in the UK during 2019. As we know, however, the machinations of various anti-democratic forces have meant that Britain’s complete withdrawal still hasn’t happened, and so the UK is still going to be lumbered with the expense and inconvenience of holding such elections – even though in reality they will be totally useless and irrelevant.

There should however be one very useful side-effect to these elections, namely to confirm that support for Brexit has consolidated even further since the 2016 plebiscite. Alas, however, this outcome has been put in jeopardy by a split in the pro-Brexit vote caused by the emergence of a breakaway party from UKIP called “The Brexit Party” led by a former leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage. Whether this breakaway has been deliberately engineered by pro-EU forces, or whether it was simply founded as an ego-trip by Farage is uncertain, but the end result is the same in either case – namely to split the pro-Brexit vote.

Farage’s track-record is troubling. Since UKIP won their first three European Parliamentary seats in 1999 there have been a total of 39 UKIP MEPs, but during Farage’s tenure as leader 18 of these either resigned or were expelled from the Party! It would seem therefore that the closer people get to Farage the less they like and respect him! Furthermore Farage’s choice of candidates for his breakaway “Brexit Party” doesn’t seem much better, for inter alia they include Claire Fox, a former member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Joel Chilaka, a one-time Black militant, and candidates with the names of Adefolajimi Ogunnusi, Mehrtash A’Zami and Ajay Jagota – not exactly the names which one would expect from sons and daughters of the British soil!

As we’ve also noted in the past, some of Farage’s pronouncements have given great cause for concern. During the morning after the 2016 Referendum he stated that he thought the “Vote Leave” campaign had narrowly lost, even though the famous victory had long been obvious to all other observers, he founded his “Brexit Party” with the purpose of contesting this year’s EuroElections long before such elections were confirmed to be taking place in the UK, and once even stated that he supported the idea of a second referendum! All this of course suggested that rather than being a firm supporter of Britain leaving the UK he was actually more concerned with retaining his MEP’s salary and the other perks which go with it. Even more disturbing, however, have been Farage’s statements opposing Western action to remove the evil Islamic dictator Gaddafi in Libya and in order to prevent an escalation of the civil war in Syria. As recent history has shown, the over-hasty withdrawal of Western forces from Libya and the total lack of Western intervention in Syria has led directly to the invasion of Western Europe by swarms of Islamic migrants. The only conclusion that can therefore be reached is that either Farage is a total ignoramus when it comes to understanding the dynamics of international geo-politics – or else he secretly supports the idea of Islamic expansionism into Europe!

Farage’s record should however be compared to that of Gerard Batten, the current leader of UKIP, and the other leading members of UKIP who have stayed loyal to the Party. They have all remained steadfast in their determination to ensure that Britain leaves the EU as soon as possible, and have furthermore proved equally determined that Islamic expansionism into the West should be defeated. Gerard Batten has proved to be very popular and greatly admired by all those close to him, and furthermore has reached out to a new younger generation of British patriots who possess masses of charisma, vibrance and courage. We therefore have no hesitation in advocating full support for all the lists of UKIP candidates at the forthcoming EuroElections.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Earlier this month the Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable trip to the traditional annual Rochester Sweeps Festival. It was whilst visiting this festival in 1994 that the famous Rochester Declaration which pledged “continuing determination to work for the re-establishment of White control in the African continent” was conceived and initiated.

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In June the Springbok Club will be visiting a place of significant historical interest in east London, and in July will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a most interesting guest speaker with strong Southern African connections. More details of both these events will be given in next month’s SCN

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As some readers may be aware, a nasty smear article attacking the Springbok Club appeared in the ultra-leftist newspaper The Guardian following the organisation’s most successful double-celebration meeting last month, which was then unfortunately picked up both by the Norfolk local paper The Eastern Daily Press and by the South African-based on-line news service News24. This smear not only contained several lies and misrepresentations about the organisation, but also one particular untruth which could be considered as libelous. Steps are currently being taken to initiate action to rectify the lies involved, though we consider it best not to go into detail about the action involved at the stage. We trust however that none of our readers will have been taken in by these lies. A YouTube video counteracting this fake news has however now been produced, which can be viewed at :-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao_8_1X0JE0

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum held a most enjoyable event to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Malta being awarded the George Cross last month. This involved a trip to the Blackheath and Charlton areas of south-east London visiting the house where Lt.Gen. Sir William Dobbie (the Governor General of Malta during the early part of WWII when the colony was awarded the George Cross) lived in at Blackheath, before taking a pleasant stroll past historic Charlton House and through the picturesque Charlton Park, before paying respects at the grave of Lt.Gen. Sir William Dobbie in Charlton Cemetery. Following this trip the Patriotic Forum party adjourned to a hostelry in Blackheath where a short informal talk was given about Malta’s recent history and the current sentiments on the island towards its relationships with both the EU and the Commonwealth. A YouTube video featuring Lt.Gen. Sir William Dobbie’s return to the UK following his tour of duty in Malta can be viewed at :-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=004C67NEwFk

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In late May the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in order to mark Empire Day. Unfortunately the forthcoming unexpected EuroElections have meant that the planned guest speaker will not be able to address the organisation this month after all, but plans are currently being made to finalise an alternative attraction, and full details will be circulated to all members and supporters in due course

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In early July the Patriotic Forum will be staging a special event in order to celebrate Canada Day, and in August the organisation will be holding the first of an annual series of meetings in honour of the memory of the late, great Dennis Delderfield under the theme of “Keep the United Kingdom United”.

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We have recently received the following most revealing report from the Network for Animals organisation regarding the plight of donkeys in the “new” South Africa. It reads as follows :-

“We are fighting to stop 50 donkeys from being slaughtered. These 50 donkeys, who live in South Africa, were saved from the Chinese-led donkey genocide that is sweeping Africa. Jonno Sherwin, a kind-hearted South African outbid a Chinese syndicate that wanted to illegally slaughter the donkeys and send their skins to China to be boiled down for use in phony medicine.

“Now Jonno is desperately trying to find homes for them because he simply doesn’t have the money to feed and care for them. That’s why Alan, we urgently need your help.

“Donkeys are being wiped out by the insatiable Chinese demand for their skins. African people use donkeys as transport in tasks like fetching water. They are simple people and easily persuaded to sell their animals by Chinese buyers who offer hard cash. They don’t realise that in Africa, donkeys are worth more alive than dead because in places of poor roads and poverty, donkeys offer tremendous support to local communities.

“In South Africa, if people won’t sell their donkeys, the Chinese arrange for them to be stolen. Then, the poor creatures are led into the bush where men, often drunk, wait to slaughter them. First, they are clubbed and when they fall to the ground, they are often SKINNED ALIVE! Yes, that’s the level of barbarism we are dealing with here.

“We have promised to fight for the 50 doomed donkeys and are desperately trying to raise the funds to keep them fed, housed and alive until loving homes can be found for them. We really, really need your help to do so. Please, if you possibly can, give generously to Network for Animals today so we can save these poor creatures from being skinned alive.

“For the animals,

“Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max) founders and CEO.

”P.S. We have instructed our team to persuade the South African government to stop the donkey genocide by banning the export of donkey skins. It may sound incredible, but as I write this, South Africa does not even have a Minister of the Environment; when the last one died, they did not replace her. That won’t stop us, with your help, we will find a way.”

For more details about the Network for Animals organisation, or to make a donation, visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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DUANNE OLIVIER’S WISE MOVE

During a recent interview shown on Sky TV’s cricket channel Duanne Olivier, the former Knights (OFS and Griqualand West) and South African fast bowler, revealed that having been signed by Yorkshire he had now decided to turn his back on the “new” South Africa and to settle permanently in the UK – with the long-term ambition of being selected to play for England. When it was suggested that he was only doing this for the money he strenuously denied the allegation, saying unambiguously that his motivation was to secure the safety and well-being of his family.

By so doing Duanne Olivier is of course to be congratulated. He actually follows many other South African sportsmen – and other White South Africans from all walks of life - in taking this step, as they realise (albeit rather belatedly!) the extent of the disintegration and destruction of their once beautiful country under the tyranny of the ANC regime All White South Africans should of course have done their best to relocate to a civilised part of the world for the sake of the safety and well-being of their families many years ago, but for those who have so far survived it is not too late, as Duanne Olivier has shown,

Our only disagreement with Duanne Olivier is his ambition to play for England. With his clear Afrikaans surname and accent we would suggest that his future cricketing aspirations should lie in representing the Netherlands, and thus to guide the land of his ancestry towards Test Match Status. International Cricket clearly needs more national sides of the highest standard from civilised parts of the globe, thereby decreasing the necessity to play in decaying “third world” countries.

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LATEST NEW ZEALAND NEWS

Our friends from the New Zealand National Front have informed us that the protest rally held in Auckland opposing New Zealand’s signing of the UN Migration Compact (which aspires to allow free movement of migrants across national borders around the world) [see April 2019 SCN] was not actually organised by them, but that they supported the demonstration with about 150 supporters. The NZNF and those who organised this protest are therefore to be congratulated not only for this action in itself, but also for alerting others throughout the West to the dangers entailed in this UN Migration Compact, for it evidently applies to all countries, not just New Zealand!

[ N.B. We have been asked to point out that the New Zealand National Front has no connection to the UK extremist political party of a similar name.]

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CONSERVATIVE WOMEN DRAW ATTENTION TO PLIGHT OF SOUTH AFRICAN FARMERS

We have recently been informed of an excellent informative article which appeared on the “Conservative Woman” web-site (the official site of the UK Conservative Party’s Women’s Section) highlighting the terrible plight currently being endured by the farming community in the “new” South Africa. Written by Karen Harradine and entitled “Africa’s most endangered species – the White Farmer”, it can be accessed at :-

https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/africas-most-endangered-species-the-white-farmer/

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LATEST GIBRALTAR NEWS

A campaign has recently been initiated in Gibraltar to procure a seat in the UK Parliament at Westminster for a representative from Gibraltar. A petition with over fourteen thousand signatures calling for this was recently delivered to the House of Commons and to Number 10 Downing Street. A group of six delegates from the Representation in Westminster Movement were joined by the highly-respected EuroSceptic Conservative MPs Andrew Rosindell and Craig MacKinlay as they presented this petition, which can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyULAcoWt8c&feature=youtu.be

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_springbk

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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​BOOK OFFERS

“LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.246 - Mr. DAVID “DAVE” MARTIN of Durban

Dave Martin was a friendly, likeable and laid-back ex-pat on the fringe of the Roper Set (see August 2016 SCN). He played soccer for Durban Collegians, usually in goal where he vied for selection with “Pinetown Pete” Jefferson-Green (see May 2009 SCN) and “Dead-Eyed Dick” Gilmore (see April 2018 SCN). It would be interesting to learn where he is now – as also other members of the Roper Set!

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Dave Williams (no relation to David Williams of Durban – see October 2014 SCN) was an active member of the Springbok Club before increasing frailty meant that he was unable to travel. He was also a keen family historian and wrote a magnum opus concerning the ancestral history of the maternal side of his family, the Hinwoods of Wiltshire. Of particular interest to South Africans is the final chapter in this book, “The Hinwoods of South Africa”. This book has now been placed on-line, and can be accessed at :-

http://www.springbk.org.uk/HINWOOD.pdf

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RHODESIAN VIEWPOINT

Sir,

I have just read and recommend "Dictatorland" by Paul Kenyon. It deals with the history of Africa over the last sixty years and confirms my long held view that we did retreat from Empire too early under the pressure of liberal bigots, Communists and self-seeking African politicians. Compare and contrast Rhodesia and Zimbabwe-Southern Rhodesia's non-racial qualified franchise should have been the role model for the whole of Africa. "One man one vote" is a sacred cow and like all sacred cows should be questioned.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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CHRISTIAN NATIONALISTS

Sir,

I would surely have loved to come over and seen the sights of Blackheath associated with “Dobbie of Malta”, a Christian British army officer, having a “personal” connection with his cousin, Captain George Staples Dobbie MC, who was the Chairman of the Congo Mission Council of the Africa Evangelists. Our great historical and Christian heritage!

Appreciate all your good work and loyalty to our great Christian and national heritage.

Yours etc.,

Alex Knox-Wylie, Bath, Somerset, U.K.

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REMEMBERING KEITH JOWSEY

We have recently come across a letter written to us by Keith Jowsey way back in the mid-1990s. Keith Jowsey lived in Devon and was a keen, dedicated and hard-working British patriot who was active in a number of patriotic organizations, most notably the Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB). Although he had no direct South African connections he even so was a great and long-standing supporter of his kith and kin in Southern Africa, and as a result gave his support to the infant Springbok Club. His love of his native land also entailed great interest in and respect for the country’s wildlife, and as a result he was a keen badger-watcher. A more decent and genuine man it would be hard to imagine.

In the letter which we have re-found Keith stated: “The CIB here in Devon are plodding along at pace. Since the Maastricht ratification (treason) our membership has increased somewhat – by people who never thought that Parliament would go ahead without a national referendum on the issue. Now it is a matter of waiting to see what develops within the ranks of the ‘rebel’ patriots. We are in touch with one or two of them”.

Unfortunately Keith Jowsey was the victim of a vicious and infantile smear campaign conducted by the notorious Mark Cotterill (see June 2011 and June 2017 SCNs). We too of course have suffered severely from the antics of the grudge-bearing Cotterill, as also have many other individual patriots and patriotic organizations. In his letter Keith writes about this trouble-maker as follows: “Now I think is as good a time as any to clear up one or two points about that Cotterill creature. First, as you yourself know, he can be quite persuasive – both of us fell for his various assurances, and so as it happens did others. However I consider he is a very dangerous person, he wanders here and there in his nomadic pursuit of finding someone or some organisation to latch onto, giving the impression to one and all that he is the best thing which ever happened to them, when his sole intention is to promote himself to such a position where he can fleece one and all. Perhaps you will be interested in how he happened to settle here in South Devon – we may as well have everything out in the open. As you probably know, I myself came down here from Birmingham, and still have many friends and contacts up there. Cotterill’s exit from the Midlands was, to say the least, very fast. He had been in some sort of partnership with another person, and apart from getting out with a considerable amount of money, left his unfortunate partner with a mountain of debts to settle. Did you ever consider how it is that he is able to travel at will here, there and everywhere, always with plenty of money to spend. The man has a great capacity for finding money, particularly if it belongs to someone else. Then we come to his trip to America. It just so happens that just previous to this event one of our supporters had sent through cheques of £50.00 and £150.00 for the election campaign. This was found out just before I exposed Cotterill. These cheques along with many, many others went into Cotterill’s personal NF account. As I said in my earlier letter, he is a liar, a thief and a parasite, and should be treated as such.”

Sadly Keith Jowsey died in 1998, and thus was not able to witness the glorious Referendum victory 18 years later, which he had worked so hard during the barren years to achieve. Keith’s name should therefore always be remembered and honoured, whilst that of the wretched Cotterill – if it is remembered at all – should only be recalled with ignominy. All the time that Britain can produce sincere and dedicated patriots such as Keith Jowsey then the nation has nothing to worry about for the future – and Keith produced two fine sons!

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Sunday, 14 April 2019

April 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

April 2019 edition

Britain was due to have left the hated European Union on 29th March 2019. The 17.4 million Britons who voted for this national salvation – by a massive majority of one and a quarter million – were understandably very annoyed and unhappy by the subsequent delay. When the revised of 12th April was also put back by a monstrous length of six months this annoyance turned into extreme anger, and as a result there is now a real danger of violent protests erupting in the streets.

There are many people and sections of society who are to blame for this current Brexit shambles. Most notably of course there in the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and her clique of supporters, both within the cabinet and in the civil service. The withdrawal deal which she brought back from Brussels was clearly flawed and totally unsatisfactory, and its unpopularity was emphatically demonstrated by its massive historic defeat in the House of Commons. In spite of this clear demonstration of its unacceptability – particularly concerning the Northern Ireland “backstop” clause - Mrs. May subsequently stubbornly and pig headily refused to go back to Brussels and demand the necessary alterations, and neither has she threatened a “No Deal” withdrawal if such amendments are not forthcoming. In spite of all the goodwill which Mrs. May enjoyed at the start of her premiership she now stands condemned by the majority of Conservative Party members and the nation as a whole.

The second group who must be criticised are the “absolutists” in Parliament. Of course they were completely correct in opposing Mrs. May’s flawed deal during its first vote in Parliament, and perhaps also for the second, but once it became obvious that Mrs. May and her clique were not going to budge and that the alternative to her deal was not going to a “No Deal” exit but rather an indefinite remaining in the hated EU (thanks to vile Corbynite Labour Party support as it subsequently turned out!) then they should have voted tactfully and supported the lesser of the two evils. The most important matter, surely, should have been to ensure that Britain left the EU as soon as possible, for once a sovereign nation again then it would be far easier to alter Mrs. May’s awful deal unilaterally, and perhaps even to refuse to pay the draconian £39 Billion “divorce settlement” demanded by the EU!

The third group who must be criticized are Mr. Nigel Farage and his clique of sycophants. At the current dangerous time it is surely important that a united front of opposition to continuing membership of the EU is presented, particularly as elections in the UK to the EU Parliament are now after all expected. Rather than returning to his old party, UKIP, Mr. Farage and his supporters have instead decided to establish their own anti-EU party, the so-called “Brexit Party”. The only result of this of course will be the splitting of the anti-EU vote at a time when it should never be more united. We have actually had increasing doubts about Mr. Farage for some time. We remember well how he bizarrely claimed that the “Leave” vote had narrowly lost the 2016 Referendum well after the fact that it had actually won a decisive victory was obvious to all other observers, and even more worrying was his sinister calling for a second referendum. Mr. Farage, it would seem, is now simply on an ego-trip, and his primary aim appears to be to protect his own EU parliamentary salary and other perks. We therefore call on everyone to reject his splittist “Brexit Party” and to give full support to UKIP at any Euro Elections which may be forthcoming.

All these developments alas remind us strongly of what happened in South Africa during the 1980s. The “absolutists” within the HNP refused to countenance any co-operation with the Conservative Party of SA because they didn’t regard their policies as being 100%, and as a result opposition to de Klerk’s sell-out treason was divided between the HNP and the CP of SA at a time when it never should have been more united. As a result of this “absolutism” and refusal to form a common front, South African patriots thereby lost their entire country. This should therefore be an object lesson for British patriots currently fighting to regain their national independence. The same mistakes should not be made again.

But what is now the most likely means of ensuring Brexit comes about, badly delayed though it already is? The most important action which must be taken by the Conservative Party hierarchy and membership is to ensure that the intransigent Theresa May is removed as party leader as quickly as possible. Once this happens then we must all hope that the Conservative Parliamentary caucus includes Mr. Alexander Boris Johnson as one of the two names to be submitted to party members – for among the membership he will almost certainly prove to be the most popular candidate. Once installed as Prime Minister he must then call a General Election as soon as possible for, as Mr. Tony Blair the former New Labour Prime Minister has observed, Mr. Johnson is so charismatic and popular that he is bound to trounce the divided and despised Corbynite Labour Party. At this General Election the anti-EU parties – both UKIP and Farage’s ego-tripping “Brexit Party” – must concentrate all their energies on unseating Euro-fanatic Conservative and Labour candidates, and not oppose any members of the ERG or other Brexiteers. With a then probable EuroSceptic Conservative landslide victory Mr. Johnson’s new government could set about arranging for a proper Brexit to take place almost immediately, even if it means a “No Deal” departure!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held a most enjoyable and successful double-celebration buffet-meeting earlier this month, to celebrate not only Van Riebeeck’s Day but also the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith. The guest speaker at this event was Mr. Stuart Agnew MEP, the UKIP MEP for the East of England, who delivered a masterful talk about not only his own time living and working in Rhodesia, and also gaving a most informative report-back on his recent trip to the “new” South Africa as part of an official European Parliamentary Delegation which were tasked with investigating the facts concerning the current endemic of farm attacks and murders in that beleaguered land. Also present at this meeting were Mr. Robert Phillips (whose family knew the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith and his family well, and who brought along a memento of the great man to show to everyone) and Mr. Neil Farnell (who initiated the famous 1976 Rhodesian Tour), both of whom said a few words about their respective experiences. At the end of the meeting Mr. Alex Knox-Wylie led the singing of both the Rhodesian and the British national anthems, and full thanks are therefore due to all these people – and others – who helped to make the whole event such an outstanding and memorable success.

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On Saturday 4th May the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the popular traditional Rochester Sweeps Festival. Assemble at or in the vicinity of The King’s Head, 58 Rochester High Street, between 13.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs. ‘Phone: 07711188430 if you have problems finding the rendezvous point.

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In June the Springbok Club will be visiting a place of significant historical interest in east London, and in July will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a most interesting guest speaker with strong Southern African connections. More details of both these events will be given in next month’s SCN

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

On Saturday 20th April the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special event to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Malta being awarded the George Cross. This event will consist of visits to both the house and the grave of Lt.Gen. Sir William Dobbie in the Blackheath area, after which an informal talk will be given about Malta’s recent history and current sentiments on the island towards its positions in both the EU and the Commonwealth. (Lt.Gen. Sir William Dobbie – aka “Dobbie of Malta” - was the Governor General of Malta during the early part of WWII, and the letter accompanying the award of the George Cross to the colony from King George VI was addressed to him). Rendezvous in or outside The Crown, 49 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath (which is a short distance away to the left of the main entrance to Blackheath Railway Station) between 13.00 hrs and 13.30 hrs. ‘Phone: 07711188430 if you have any difficulty finding the rendezvous place.

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In late May the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in order to mark Empire Day at which a very prominent personality will be guest speaker. Fuller details will be given in next month’s SCN

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

As most readers will be aware, the second edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot (numbered No.39 for continuity purposes from the original S.A.Patriot) has now been published, and has already received several most favourable comments. 12-issue subscriptions are available priced £18.00, Euro30.00, R360.00 or US$54.00. Cheques etc. should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K..

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We have recently received the following further most harrowing report from the Network for Animals organisation regarding conditions currently pertaining in the “new” South Africa. It reads as follows :-

“Every day in the poorest areas of South Africa, we and our partners at Fallen Angels witness harrowing cruelty to innocent dogs.

“On a recent search and rescue mission in Wellington, a poor farm area in the Western Cape, we were tipped off about abuse so bad, we could barely believe it.

“A drunken and incredibly twisted man had tied up two dogs in his backyard and was deliberately starving them to death – all for his obscene entertainment.

“When he was drunk, he took pleasure from kicking the helpless dogs who were so weak from hunger, they collapsed.

“We rescued these pitiful dogs and renamed them Germaine and Susan. The innocent creatures were in very bad shape, terrified, starved and skeletally thin. Just looking at them brought tears to our eyes. They had sores all over their painfully thin bodies and needed to be rushed away for immediate medical treatment.

“Germaine and Susan had only ever known beatings, kickings and viciousness from humans and were so petrified that they cowered away in abject fear when we came near to help them. The only love they ever had was from each other. Their devotion to each other was so beautiful.

“They say true love is selfless and Germaine proved it. When we picked up Susan, Germaine fought desperately to ‘protect’ her, clearly willing to die for her.

“Germaine and Susan are now safe at the Fallen Angels shelter we support with the kind help of animal lovers like you. They are slowly and tentatively learning to trust humans and we hope they will find forever homes together. Please, if you possibly can, donate today to Network for Animals so we can help Germaine and Susan and so many other innocent abused dogs.

“For the animals,

“Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max) founders and CEO.”

For more details about the Network for Animals organisation, or to make a donation, visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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COWARDLY LUNACY FROM RUGBY AUSTRALIA

On Wednesday 10th April Rugby Australia terminated the contract of their current full-back Israel Folau. This termination of contract had nothing to do with anything that Folau did on the pitch, nor was it because of any crime or act of violence which he had committed. No, it was simply because certain people within the Rugby Australia hierarchy and their main sponsors, Qantas, the national airline, objected to a posting which he had made on Instagram. This posting made by Folau, a devout Christian, read: “WARNING Drunks, Homosexuals, Adulterers, Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists, Idolaters, HELL AWAITS YOU. Repent! Only Jesus Saves.”.

So what was the objection of the Rugby Australia and Qantas managements to this posting? Was it the criticism of Drunks – eh, no. Was it the criticism of Adulterers - eh, no. Was it the criticism of Liars, Fornicators, Thieves, Atheists or Idolaters – eh, no! It was purely because of Folau’s criticism of homosexuals! This reaction has undoubtedly been because of fear of the homosexual lobby, which is evidently very strong in Australia. This cowardly acquiescence to a minority pressure group of course denies Israel Folau both his rights of free speech and his religious conscience, and is therefore not only sad but also very disturbing. Their stance is furthermore not only morally wrong, but also very bad business sense, for there are undoubtedly far more Christians in Australia than there are homosexuals – and don’t forget also that it is not only Christians who regard homosexuality as morally repugnant!

Voltaire, the French philosopher, once said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. [Voltaire of course made this comment in French, but this is the most widely accepted translation]. The Rugby Australia and Qantas authorities should remember this maxim of Voltaire’s. We wish Israel Folau well.

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

A supporter from Australia has recently informed us about a very encouraging YouTude video of Senator Fraser Anning of Queensland addressing a rally drawing attention to the quasi-genocide campaign currently being waged against Whites in the “new” South Africa. It can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjvj1BwFUH4

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LATEST NEW ZEALAND NEWS

The New Zealand National Front has recently informed us of a rally which was held Aotea Square in Auckland on Saturday 2nd February which they participated in, which was in protest against the UN Migration Compact that seeks to take over the control of New Zealand's borders.

They informed us that: “Included in the Compact deal is: 1) New Zealand media not being allowed to report negatively on Mass Immigration, and 2) Children required to be taught in schools that Mass Immigration is good (much the way that diversity is taught today)”

and they add that: “If this deal goes through the way the UN wants then the New Zealand we know will be lost forever”.

We congratulate the New Zealand National Front on their efforts in alerting people to this worrying situation, and wish them every success.

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MORE NEWS ABOUT LAUREN SOUTHERN

In the May and June 2018 editions of the SCN we reported upon how a Canadian lady journalist by the name of Lauren Southern had been doing sterling work in writing articles and creating YouTube videos informing the wider world about the ongoing quasi-genocide campaign against Whites in the “new” South Africa. We were subsequently informed that Ms. Southern had been barred from entering the UK, which we couldn’t understand and indeed initially didn’t believe. A supporter from the United States has now however forwarded us a YouTube video of a press conference which was recently staged in Brussels which not only confirmed that Ms. Southern had indeed been barred from entering the UK, but also explained the disputable reasons for this. This YouTube video can be viewed at :-

https://youtu.be/odGiYJdFtE0

We of course not only congratulate Ms. Lauren on all the excellent work which she has been doing in highlighting the plight of our kith and kin in South Africa, but also fully support her rights of free speech. Furthermore our wider movement will shortly be initiating a campaign to try to have her barring from the UK overturned.

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

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Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_springbk

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.245 - Mr. GERARD DE WOLF of Hacienda Heights, California.

Gerard de Wolf from California in the United States was a good friend of South Africa during the days of civilised rule, and an early subscriber to S.A.Patriot magazine (though we never knew precisely how he ever obtained his first copy!). He worked as a pensions advisor, and is believed to have been many times married. He visited South Africa during the early 1980s and made contact with us in Durban, and proved to have a most friendly and out-going personality. It also turned out that he was a good personal friend of Aida Parker, the esteemed South African patriotic journalist, and indeed he took out a subscription to S.A.Patriot on her behalf (though unfortunately we never received any direct contact from her as a result). Gerard maintained written contact with us throughout the 1980s, but alas after we were forced to re-locate to the UK this contact seemed to cease. It would therefore be very interesting to learn what became of him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Jani Allan, the famed and popular South African journalist now based in the United States, has recently informed us of an excellent and extremely well-researched article which she has written for The Epoch Times detailing the facts about what is really happening in today’s “new” South Africa. This article has now been placed on The Epoch Times’ web-site, and can be accessed at ;-

https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theepochtimes.com%2Fsouth-africas-war-against-white-people__trashed_2681815.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8ce591810db54db1149b08d683ea76af%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636841440360451864&sdata=WmHnOi8OCnpBf3OumX558dpkt6xLDrWbvbwzTYIrlL0%3D&reserved=0

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

COURT No.1

Sir,

Thanks and once again a great SCN [January 2019 Edition – Ed.]. Yes, Margaret Court, a gentle women, has been receiving a great deal of flack from the nasties. She needs our support, but she is a strong woman as well.

Yours etc.,

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

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GOOD OLD SMITHY

Sir,

This year has seen Ian Smith's centenary. Looking at Rhodesia then and Zimbabwe since, may I suggest that a lot of people owe him a posthumous apology?

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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NORMAN BLOOD

Sir,

What a horrible letter you received from Mrs. Sheila Ayling! [see March 2019 SCN – Ed.]. The unpleasant tone of this letter only seems to confirm my initial observation about this woman and her two siblings which you published earlier [see January 2019 SCN – Ed.], namely that their antipathy to the original glowing obituary which you wrote praising their father Les Hompstead caused them severe jealousy and embarrassment because none of them had achieved anything near the high achievements in life which their father had obtained.

One further perhaps darker factor is probably involved here. I believe that Mrs.Ayling and her two siblings were cousins on their mother’s side to the notorious hoodlum and delinquent Michael Tull, who was involved in much trouble in the Medway Towns during the 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps there is a genetic malfunction involved here?

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Gillingham, Kent, U.K.

[ Although Michael Tull was legally the cousin of Sheila Ayling and her siblings Trevor and Joy (their respective mothers Dorothy Norman/Tull and Peggy Norman/Hompstead were sisters), he was actually an adopted child, and therefore not a genetic relative of the Hompstead siblings. See tail-piece article “The Nature versus Nurture Debate” – Ed.]

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FAIR COMPARISON

Sir,

The deal struck by Donald Trump is not a submission or a defeat, it is like the calculated retreat from Dunkirk. Donald Trump is Winston Churchill and Nancy Pelosi is Hitler.

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton, N.S.W., Australia

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THE NATURE VERSUS NURTURE DEBATE

For decades there has been a fierce debate within scientific circles about whether nature (i.e. genetic origins) or nurture (i.e. up-bringing) has the more dominant effect upon an individual’s, behaviour, intellect and character. Although all logic and common-sense suggests that the former is the most important, and although most well-conducted scientific experiments have confirmed this, there have alas been those with a biased ideological agenda who assert that the latter is more important. Recent correspondence in the SCN regarding the Hompstead family has however reminded us about one individual who provides classic confirmation that nature (genetic origins) is far more important – Michael Tull.

Michael Tull was adopted by his adoptive parents John “Jack” Tull and Dorothy Tull (née Norman) in 1948. His birth name is uncertain, but it is known that he was the illegitimate son of an Italian-American airman stationed in the UK after WWII and a local East Anglian country girl. His adoptive parents were both staunch Methodists who were fanatical – and we mean fanatical – supporters of the Temperance Movement, and to them not only alcohol but also tobacco were verboten. John “Jack” Tull was an intelligent man who was a fully qualified naval architect, but he was captured by the Japanese during WWII and was a prisoner-of-war for several years. This terrible experience only intensified his Christian faith however, and he became far more austere and humourless. Whether his imprisonment made him impotent is not known, but the fact remains that after his liberation he and Dorothy were not able to produce any children of their own, so they applied to adopt a child and Michael was allocated to them.

They showered Michael with love, but also insisted that he share their own strict Methodist faith and all the puritanical restrictions which went with it. In spite of this upbringing, however, Michael proved to be an uncontrollable tear-away, and even at infants school he started vicious fights for no reason, with on a number of occasions his victims being almost strangled. As a result of his uncontrollable violence he was placed in a special school, but even with all the extra individual attention which this entailed he proved to be an academic failure, and left school with no proper qualifications. His one keen interest turned out to be nature (and here his natural instincts rather than his upbringing clearly came to the fore) and because of this he was sent to an agricultural training college. After only a short period there he was expelled however, the official reason being because “he failed to look after himself”, but quite clearly there was something far more sinister involved here. After this disaster he joined the Army.

The military discipline proved to be exactly what he needed however, and his 22 years in the Army proved to be the only really happy and successful period of his life. He was posted to a cavalry regiment and trained to become a farrier, an occupation which he evidently loved and excelled at. He married late in life, and after retiring from the Army his military commanders helped him to establish his own farrier’s business in the Forest of Dean. Alas as soon as he left the Army his old demons – or as we would prefer to say his natural instincts – came back to haunt him. He got into fights and became subject to substance abuse – whether this was alcohol, tobacco or something stronger, or possibly all three, is not known – but when his puritanical Methodist upbringing is remembered it becomes quite clear that it was his natural genetic instincts which were dominant in his character and behaviour, and not the way that he was nurtured as a child. He died in the late 1990s aged barely 50, and although his death certificate states that he died of pancreatic cancer it was substance abuse which was clearly the underlying reason.

Apart from his years in the Army Michael Tull’s life was sad and pitiful, and on the face of it his existence was practically worthless. If however his life can be shown as an object lesson confirming that one’s genetic make-up – one’s DNA – is far more important in shaping one’s personality than one’s upbringing, and if society can learn these lessons and adjust accordingly, then his life may yet prove to have been worthwhile.

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