Saturday, 24 July 1999

July 1999 Edition.


July 1999 edition
Ever since we were forced to leave South Africa following the sell-out and surrender of the traitor de Klerk, it has been our firm belief that the only hope for the salvation of the White Man in Southern Africa lay through overseas western intervention.

We know that this philosophy does not meet with the approval of many of our friends still based in South Africa, particularly with many of our Afrikaner brothers. But we ask them to consider the facts.

What are the alternatives? The recent "elections" have demonstrated clearly that under universal suffrage there is absolutely no hope for a restoration of civilised government via the ballot box. Likewise the fact that practically the whole of the former leadership of the SADF and SAP have been prepared to transfer their loyalty to their previous terrorist adversaries means that there is no hope for any form of armed uprising against the present terrorist regime. The alternative most favoured by Afrikaner nationalists (that of a White homeland or "Boerestaat") is - as we have emphasised previously - a complete non-starter; there is absolutely no way that our present terrorist masters are going to be prepared to surrender one square inch of their ill-gotten gains. Even if such a White homeland was to come into being, moreover, it wuld not last too long, for it would be so successful that the surrounding Black state would covet its wealth and would quickly invade.

But what are the chances of western (European) intervention? In this context the results of the recent Euro-Elections have been extremely encouraging. Not only in the UK (where the increasingly Euro-sceptic Conservative Party won massive gains, and where even the fundamentally anti-EU UKIP surprisingly won 3 seats), but also in other former colonial powers such as France, the Netherlands and Belgium, the anti-EU parties were triumphant. If, as we increasingly believe likely, the EU collapses in the early years of the new millennium, then the result will be that the great nation states of western Europe will once more look towards their traditional spheres of interest - i.e. their former colonies in Africa and elsewhere around the world.

Yes, we know that this means neo-Imperialism, and, yes, we know that this will be anathema to many Afrikaners - but we ask them to consider this. The original European Imperialism of the 19th century was viewed (rightly or wrongly) as suppressors of the Afrikaner people - but the neo-Imperialism of the 21st century will be LIBERATORS from terrorist rule! Even after the second fratnercidal Anglo-Boer War, moreover, colonial rule only lasted for eight and a half years before the independent Union of South Africa was established - heralding 80 years of glorious progress and success. We believe that after liberation by the European powers (probably by Britain alone, though perhaps by both the British and the Dutch) early next century, the period of "colonial" rule will be even shorter, heralding a re-birth of the Union/Republic of South Africa.

There is no conceivable alternative - except a continuation of the humiliation and daily dangers faced by living under the present tyrannical third-world regime.



Our June meeting, which was a good success, was addressed by Mr. Tom Vorster, who had recently returned from a 6-week fact-finding trip to Pretoria and Johannesburg. We had our best attendance for many months, with supporters even squatting on tables at the back of the hall!

In his talk Tom Vorster surprisingly reported that most White South Africans were not only surviving, but indeed thriving - and that there was seemingly a most encouraging increase in the White birth rate. In spite of this, however, most Whites who he had met wanted to leave the country as soon as they could.
During the most informative question-and-answer session Tom Vorster reported a) that most Whites - including many former "hard-liners" - had voted DP at the recent "elections", b) that few people took the idea of a "boerestaat" seriously (even Afrikaners), and c) that in Natal the AIDS epedemic was so serious that there was actually a population REDUCTION during the past few years.

At the end of the meeting, after a brief report on the progress of the Club and other expatriate South African organisations, Mr. Ray Heath (seconded by Mr. John Wright) proposed that a motion of best wishes be sent to the South African Club of the Netherlands - which was passed unanimously!



Unfortunately we have not been able to obtain a guest speaker for July, so we will therefore be staging an informal "pub evening" instead. At this gathering we hope to be able to lay the foundations for a London Branch of the Springbok Club, so we therefore hope that as many supporters as possible from the capital will be able to attend. The details are as follows :-

Date  :  Tuesday 27th July 1999
Venue :  The Brown Bear, Leman Street, London E1.
         (nearest underground station :  Aldgate East - follow the signs for exit 22).
Time  :  19.30 hrs onwards.



Nick Maine and Cyril Foley are not only busy establishing a branch of the Springbok Club on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia), but have also offered to act as contacts  and co-ordinators for all supporters in Australasia. Nick can be contacted in this regard at :

Don't forget also that Gillian McKinnon is looking after our Lancashire/Cheshire branch, and she can now be contacted at :

[We also have branches and embryo branches in Kent, Devon, London, Sussex, Hampshire, Jersey, Stockholm, Florida (USA) and Michigan (USA), so if you come from any of these places and would like to become active - or if you have any contacts in these places - then please let us know].



We have recently heard from Gaye Derby-Lewis who tells us that legal moves are still afoot to appeal against the rejection of amnesty for Clive made by the so-called "Truth and Reconciliation Commission", and so she has therefore requested that we do not "rock the boat" at present overseas. We have therefore agreed to abide by her request, and have therefore decided to place the Free Clive Derby-Lewis campaign "on hold" until all legal moves in South Africa itself have been exhausted.

Even so, however, we feel that friends will still be interested in a letter written to the UK press by one of the campaign's supporters, Mr. John Scholey.

It read as follows :-

Dear Sir,

The report (Daily Telegraph 8/4/1999) on the denial of a pardon for those involved in the assassination of the Communist Party Leader and ANC terrorist Christopher Hani must surely show to the world that the ridiculously named Truth and Reconciliation Commission is there only to whitewash ANC atrocities in South Africa.

One of those accused in this matter, Clive Derby-Lewis, was a long-standing and honourable member of town councils, Parliament, and of the State President's Council. He was a person that believed absolutely in his country, just as much as Mr. Hani is said to have been a patriot also. Mr. Hani, however, unlike Mr. Derby-Lewis, did not believe in any form of negotiation but in the bullet. His terrorist groups were very busy murdering quite innocent farmers and their wives and children under his direction. It is unsurprising that he himself eventually died violently.

If western nations are to be convinced that Mr. Mandela's South Africa truly wants truth and reconciliation and are sincere they must release Clive Derby-Lewis now.

Yours faithfully,

John Scholey



The zimbabwe-Rhodesia Relief Fund (sorry for having to use the "z" word, but unfortunately this appears essential in order to qualify for charitable status!) will be holding a reception at the House of Lords on Thursday 29th July 1999, to be hosted by Lord Forester.

Alas we believe that all tickets have now been sold, but a full report of events will appear in the next (August) edition of the Springbok Cyber-Newsletter.



COVOS BOOKS of South Africa are specialist publishers of Africana, and offer a range of most interesting and illuminating books which will appeal to many of our supporters. Amongst the titles they stock are:-

FIREFORCE - One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, by Chris Cocks. Hard cover with dust jacket, 228 x 155 mm., 368 pages, 120 black and white and colour photos, plus maps and sketches. Widely acclaimed as the classic account of counter-insurgency warfare in Africa. Includes the RLI roll of honour, citations and operational orders. Price R185.00.

HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING, by Donald MacDonald. R169.95 (ISBN 0-620-23342-7) Covos Books, 2nd edition, 1999. Hard cover. 213 x 137 mm. 303 pages. Frontispiece + 7 illustrations and various diagrams. This enduring story of the siege of Ladysmith is the first in a series of Anglo-Boer War re-prints.
COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at :  P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

[UK supporters might also like to know that the Springbok Club is now selling copies of FIREFORCE in this country, price £20.00 per copy. We also still have a small stock of real South African flag lapel badges left, price £5.00 each (+ 50p for p. & p.). All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.]



One of our supporters from Australia, Tom Henshaw, writes to tell us about a most praiseworthy venture which he is planning concerning an on-line contact "magazine" for expatriate Southern Africans. We wish him well in this most encouraging enterprise. He writes as follows :-

I'm in the final stages of creating a new free full-colour on-line, down-loadable, contact-style magazine, carrying positive news about Southern Africans, mainly who have succeeded outside Africa.

The aim is to show that emigrants can and do make a difference in the countries they adopt. But if it is to succeed I need your help, contributions and comments. So, I'm casting around for stories and pictures of Southern African success "exports". I envision a family-interest, politics-free mag'. If either you or someone you know has made it outside Africa and would like others to know, e-mail me the story. and a couple of pictures. The mag', if it gets off the ground, will be available as a PDF download through a link on a web-page, so its distribution will be global. Once the pilot's complete, I'll let you know where it can be accessed. If you'd like to be included in it, e-mail me at :

You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download from to open the document once it's downloaded to your computers. It will then be possible to print it, or individual pages for off-computer reading.


Tom Henshaw.



A regular feature in which we ask whether anyone knows the current whereabouts of a friend or colleague who has lost contact.

No.12 :  Mr. MARK NISSEN of Hillcrest.

Mark Nissen was one of the founders of the Conservative Party Students Association at the University of Natal, Durban in the mid 1980's, along with our great friends and supporters Darryl Howard and Martin Schonteich. Mark did his National Service in the Army, specialising as a dog-handler guarding SADF radar stations on the Natal North Coast. Unfortunately we lost contact with him after his period of national service, but several of our supporters would very much like to be able to re-make contact with him.



Probably one of the best web-sites which we have seen from South Africa itself has been that of "Southern Cross Africa". Their stated mission statement is "To tell the truth about Southern Africa under the southern cross: past, present and future". Of special praise is their open display of not only the real South African and Rhodesian flags, but also the colonial flags of Southern Africa.

Their excellent web-site can be accessed at :-


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