Wednesday, 10 April 2002

April 2002 Edition.


April 2002 edition

The result of last month's Zimbabwe presidential election was as predictable as it was repugnant.

It would be fruitless to list all the examples of fraud, intimidation and malpractice which proved these elections totally invalid to all but the most corrupt and biased. They were simply the story of Black Africa however, for although the old maxim of "One man, one vote - once" may not be strictly accurate, the fact remains that after the process of de-colonisation began most African states have only witnessed one set of elections which can be considered as being totally free and fair. Those of us who worked tirelessly for the "Save Rhodesia Campaign" during the late 1970s are now completely vindicated, and it is only a tragedy that more didn't heed our advice in 1979.

The reaction of the "New" South African government has been particularly significant in this respect. Mbeki might be an improvement on Mandela, but only a very slight one, and the eager support given by both him and his deputy to the Mugabe regime in spite of all the clear and obvious examples of fraudulent practices during the Zimbabwe presidential election bodes very ill for the future of South Africa. South Africa is clearly going the same way as Zimbabwe, but the size and infrastructure of the state means that the approaching devastation will be even more apocalyptic. Significantly more innocent White farmers and their Black workers are already being slaughtered in South Africa than in Zimbabwe - even in percentage terms.

The only encouraging recent development has been Zimbabwe's suspension from the Commonwealth, and here of course we have Australian Prime Minister John Howard to thank. How he managed to obtain this decision when outnumbered two-to-one by African leaders on the sub-committee is truly a marvel. Mbeki's stoney-faced expression when John Howard announced the decision said more than a thousand words; he was clearly a very unhappy and humiliated person. John Howard would seem to have acted in a strong and ruthless manner similar to that adopted by White men throughout the 19th century - and here at least there is great hope for the future.



In early March the Springbok Club staged a trip to the small but growing Afrikaner Library founded by Mr. Malcolm Wren and his family at Didcot. This proved to be a most pleasant and successful event, and all were highly impressed with what Malcolm and his family have already achieved, and spent a fair amount of time browsing through the books which the library already contains.

After viewing the library itself Malcolm showed everyone a video-recording which he recently brought back from the Orania settlement - a small self-contained community of approximately 1000 Afrikaners who have established their own small town on the banks of the Orange River. This video proved a great eye-opener and indeed inspiration, and showed that there was still a spirit of determined resistance in South Africa. In a short speech after the video-showing, which was greeted with spontaneous applause, it was stated that the people of Orania can't survive on their own, and that they need overseas support and lobbying on their behalf - and that this is where the Springbok Club comes in.

It is anticipated that the Afrikaner Library will be fully operational with a mail-ordering lending department very shortly. Once in operation full details will be given in a future edition of the SCN, including information about the Afrikaner Library's web-site, which is currently being prepared.



The London Swinton Circle and the Springbok Club will be staging a joint meeting towards the end of April, the details of which are as follows:-

Date : Wednesday 24th April 2002

Time : 19.30 hrs

Venue : The House of Lords (Committee Room 3)

Guest Speaker : Philip Benwell MBE (Chairman of the Australian Constitutional Monarchy League)

As well as being actively involved in contemporary Australian affairs, Philip Benwell is also a great friend of South Africa and the erstwhile Rhodesia, and advocates a "Core Commonwealth" consisting of only those nations which recognise HM Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. He speech will centre on the current state of patriotic sentiment in Australia, as well as unity moves between our kith and kin around the globe.

As a large attendance is anticipated for this meeting those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early, and also if possible to e-mail Allan Robertson (the Springbok Club Deputy Chairman who will be chairing the meeting) on: to confirm their intention of attending.

Entry to the House of Lords should be made via the St.Stephens entrance of the Houses of Parliament. The meeting in being hosted by Lord Molyneaux of Killead, in whose name the meeting has been booked. As there is a possibility that the Committee Room may have to be altered at the last moment you are advised to confirm with officials at the entrance the precise venue of the meeting being hosted by Lord Molyneaux.



The Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club is planning an informal "pub gathering" at "The Eagle" in Amersham Old Town, Buckinghamshire, on Saturday 4th May 2002. For more details please e-mail us at:

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club held a happy and jovial "pub evening" to celebrate St.Patrick's day last month. They are also planning to stage a summer braai in June, full details of which will be given in next month's SCN.



The London Swinton Circle staged a very well attended and highly informative meeting last month, which was addressed by Mr. Vivian Linacre of the British Weights and Measures Association.

In an upbeat speech Mr. Linacre outlined the position of the so-called "metric martyrs" (those brave retailers who are defying EU-inspired legislation by continuing to sell in Imperial measurement), and emphasised that in spite of recent legal setbacks the most important factor has been how very few retailers had actually been prosecuted, and that the costs incurred by those local authorities who have initiated prosecutions are proving so high that their council tax payers are becoming increasingly angry. He also told of the surprising support which their struggle had obtained from throughout the old White Commonwealth, and how attempts to impose metrication in Canada were currently becoming obsolete by the sheer opposition by the Canadian people.

The British Weights and Measures Association publish a magazine entitled "The Yardstick" which can be obtained for £10 per annum from: 45 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JX.



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They are free and well used, and we have employed a number of people off them ourselves in the past. Another good one for business development and networking is



In a nutshell:-

19 – 21 July 2002

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
The train journey from London King’s Cross, to Stevenage is only 20 - 30 minutes. The venue is opposite the train station. Stevenage is just north of Hatfield A1(M) J7.

Music: Lochner de Kock and Richard van der Westhuizen, Dozi, Steve Hofmeyer, Theuns Jordaan, Lucas Maree, Laurika Rauch, Mathys Roets, Andrew Roos. Gospelmusic: Louis Britts. Kabaret: Louis Britts, Jannie du Toit & Christa Steyn, Dowwe Dolla. Drama: Gavin van den Berg. Dancing: Ollie Viljoen and his Boereorkes. Music theatre: Pedro Kruger (Lyf). Comedy: Stoepstories, Jammies Jamneck. Children’s theatre: Pedro Kruger, Lochner de Kock (marionets). More shows under negotiation - watch this space!

ATKV-stage - The Fringe Festival Artists from both the main- and the fringe festival will perform. Art and Craft: Interesting stalls selling handmade crafts and SA goodies. An art exhibition will be held in the art gallery. Sokkie/Dancing: Dance the night away with Ollie Viljoen and his boereorkes on Friday and Saturday night. Rugby: The match between SA and the All Blacks will be screened on a large screen in the Beer-tent. We will have 7-a-side rugby by the London Springboks, Stevenage Rugby club and voluntary teams. Food stalls: Stalls selling boerewors rolls, braaivleis, koeksisters, pancakes and all our favourites.

The Festival programme will be available on the 15th of April on the web at: Bookings can be made from the 1st of May.

For more information contact:



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

The story of the South African Special Forces ("The Recces"), from inception in the 1960s to disbandment in 1993. A unique account of one of South Africa's premier units, masters in the art of reconnaissance and clandestine warfare. Pro rata, the most decorated unit during the wars in Angola and SWA. Includes a free copy of Lourens Fourie's music CD "The Recces". Softback, 222x152mm, 328 pages, 252 b/w photographs plus maps. R140.00.

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.

COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at : P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "We Fear Naught but God", price £15.00, and "Fireforce", price £22.50. All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK. (Please add 20% for p.& p.).



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No.42 : Mr. Colin Henderson of Durban.

Colin Henderson lived in the SeaView area of Durban, and worked as an electrician at Hulletts in Rossburgh. He was a keen and active member of the Patriotic Forum and other conservative organisations during the 1980s, but is also well remembered for his friendly and cheerful comradeship. Alas when we last heard from him, several years ago now, he seemed to be seriously ill, so we consequently now fear the worst. If anyone can tell us what happened to this good friend and patriot we would be most grateful.



We have recently been informed of a fascinating web-site which chronicles the collapse and disintegration of just one facet of South African society under the ANC regime - that of the state airline, S.A.A..

This web-site is well worth a visit just to read through the complete list of disasters which have befallen those who've been naive enough to patronise S.A.A. since the advent of the new dispensation. This web-site can be accessed at:-




I don't know if you are aware that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was the Health Minister before she became the Foreign Minister. She was also the wife of Jacob Zuma, the Deputy President. She made a mess of the Health Department, so I can't see anything good coming out of her post as Foreign Minister. She spent millions on a play about AIDS called "Serafina" and according to reports it did not make any difference to the situation at all.

Yours etc.,

R.Richard, Alberta, Canada (ex Durban).



I enjoyed reading Jonathan of Pretoria's letter entitled "Positive Aids" published in February's SCN. Some of the statistics proved rather depressing, whilst also enlightening. All's dependent on which side of the fence one's seated, naturally. As a White African who's actively campaigned for rights of Whites born in Africa, I have to pick up one or two points.

Firstly, poverty and starvation as now experienced in Zimbabwe is not nature's fault but of zealots like Mugabe and his extremely wealthy cronies. Nature did not walk in, AK47s to hand, then club farmers and workers into submission. Secondly, I feel the statement "Whites learn to stop interfering all the time" is rather generalised and deserves some response. The trouble was we Whites, by interfering, actually saved Mugabe and the majority Mashona tribe from certain annihilation at the hands of Matabele warriors. If Cecil Rhodes and his Pioneers had not intervened we would still have our homeland intact. Perhaps the problem is not the interfering, but having bothered to enlighten! As for AIDS, well that's also been blamed on us Whites. We just cannot win, even though everything progressive within Africa is down to Whites. Within a short one hundred years those who'd never set eyes on Whites found themselves piloting modern airliners as manufactured by Whites.

Positives of colonialism are there for all to see, if only people would open eyes instead. It's high time we throw off cloaks of guilt and start talking ourselves up. The shame of having enhanced others in Africa is brought about by lily-liberals. We Whites of Africa should stand up and be counted, for there's nothing the likes of Mugabe can teach us about civilisation. Africa's proven a playground for the wider world, as genuine "White Africans" remain pawns or scapegoats. Those genuinely caring for Africa should join hands, and soon. Indeed, not simply to confront Black Africans, but the real enemies of Libya, Communist China, the People's Republic of Korea, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, and we can add to this list. The West needs to look at Southern Africa urgently as a future powder-keg. Yes, they might even yet rue the day when abandoning Whites for political correctness. The only way to progress is through intrinsic commitment of those who dare to care. However the "politically correct" know full well we as a group have been scattered far and wide simply to survive.

Yes, nature might yet do a large proportion of the work. Then it's down to who fills the voids which will really count in the end. I dearly hope it's those of us who've been so badly let down.

Yours etc.,

Rob Burnett, Southampton (ex Rhodesia).



I was shocked to hear on BBC this morning that Zimbabwe will be present at the Commonwealth Games. Surely this is an opportunity to show solidarity with the few decent folk left in Zimbabwe by protesting to the Organisers of the games. Perhaps even a peaceful protest at the games might be in order. We need to speak loud and clear for those who's voices are silenced by the Monster Mugabe.

Yours etc.,

Bridget Kik, Manchester (ex Cape Town).



The item in the March edition of the SCN which detailed the suspicious nature of the phoney "Rhodesia Yahoo Group" resulted in an almost instantaneous hysterical response from one of the individuals who we mentioned in this article, a certain Mr. Ron Tuohy. This response (which came less than 12 hours after this edition of the SCN was circulated!) was particularly surprising as Tuohy isn't even on our circulation list - certainly not under his own name!

Tuohy began by making a number of childish postings to our web-site "Guest Book" (full of the inevitable insults, abuse and downright lies) which was then followed by an equally infantile threat against us. Predictably nothing ever came of this threat.

Since then we have been informed of a further particularly offensive posting which Tuohy has made on the "Rhodesia Yahoo Group" abusively attacking a young Zimbabwe Christian woman - who has no connection with the Springbok Club whatsoever - in which his hurtful and sacrilegious comments on her religion have caused great offence to many other people on this list.

Quite obviously, therefore, this man has a serious problem, and it has been suggested that his antagonistic attitude towards complete strangers may be due to the fact that he is seriously psychiatrically disturbed (maybe as a result of an injury or severe shock incurred during the Bush War?) rather than because of any more sinister motivations as we speculated might be the case in the previous edition of the SCN. Certainly the fact that the lies which he has attempted to spread against us are all so easily disproved would tend to suggest that this is probably the case.

Regardless of the reason for his reprehensible behaviour, however, it is quite clear that he must be stopped - and stopped quickly - before he is able to spread any more gratuitous abuse against other sincere and innocent patriots, and before he can desecrate the name of Rhodesia even further. One highly significant fact about Tuohy is that he appears to be totally unknown in any of the active expatriate Zimbabwe/Rhodesian organisations in the UK. We wonder therefore whether any reader can provide us with any further information about him, namely:-

1) What is his precise connection with Rhodesia? He claims to be Northern Rhodesian born, but his association with Rhodesia itself remains unclear.

2) Did he serve in the Rhodesian Armed Forces during the Bush War - and if so did he sustain any injury which may have left him mentally scarred?

3) Does he have any coloured blood in his veins?

4) What is he currently doing in the UK? According to his crude web-site he claims to run his own I.T. business based in - of all places - Royal Tunbridge Wells, but in view of the fact that he seems to spend all his hours awake monitoring the Internet and causing as much trouble as he can it would certainly appear that his alleged business cannot be very active.

Needless to say, all information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence.




So much has been written and said about HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother since her recent sad death that it appears almost impossible that we can add anything in praise of this noble and glorious lady. As befitted someone who was the last (up until now!) Empress of India she seemed to personify everything which was great and most forward-looking about the British nation and her peoples and Commonwealth around the globe.

It was her trip with her husband, the late King George VI of glorious memory, and daughters to Southern Africa in 1948 at the behest of Jan Christian Smuts (a great South African if ever there was one) which cemented her love affair with South Africa. It is just a tragedy that lesser people came to power after this magic tour who caused the two great brother nations of Britain and South African catastrophically to drift apart.

She was also a great and constant supporter of the Rhodesian cause, even when it was not "politically correct" to do so. She held both Ian Douglas Smith and General Peter Walls in the highest esteem - and even to her dying day would always insist upon calling Rhodesia "Rhodesia". For her eternal memory which must alays try to do likewise.


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