Monday, 12 April 2004

April 2004 Edition.


April 2004 edition

When news first came of the recent terrorist atrocities in Madrid it was quite natural to assume that they were the action of ETA. The subsequent revelation that they were actually the work of al-Qa'eda may at first have seemed strange - until it is remembered that of all the Western nations contributing forces to the War against Terrorism in Iraq, Spain was the country which demonstrated the most noticeable domestic opposition.

If there is one thing which our experiences on the African continent have shown us it is that non-Whites always tend to admire strength, and always tend to despise weakness. It was for this reason that al-Qa'eda undoubtedly chose Spain as the West's "weakest link" - and the subsequent Spanish general election result proved they were completely correct in so doing! The election of the weak-willed and internationalist Spanish Socialist Party will therefore for long be a terrible stain on the reputation of the Spanish nation and people. It was a victory for terrorism. It was a victory for appeasement.

Of course this clear involvement of al-Qa'eda terrorists in support of the former Ba'athist regime in Iraq gives a lie to all those naive fools who have been trying to claim that there was no connection between these two organisations. Al-Qa'eda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq were inextricably linked - as is further being proved by the on-going campaign of al-Qa'eda-orchestrated terror now taking place in Iraq itself.

The current climate will prove a very testing time for Pres. George W. Bush and other leaders of the West, but we hope and believe that they will remain resolute and ruthless in confronting the evils of fundamentalist Islamic terror, and will realise that the West must retain an indefinite presence in Iraq. The showing of such strength will not increase the possiblity of further Madrid-type outrages. It will diminish them.



The Springbok Club was most honoured to welcome Dr. Philip du Toit as their guest speaker in March. Dr. du Toit is an attorney who practises in Pretoria, and who shot to fame earlier this year when his book "The Great South African Land Scandal", which chronicles the Zimbabwe-style farm seizures and intimidation campaign in South Africa, was published. In a very well-received, though at times quite chilling speech, Dr. du Toit detailed the crisis which was currently engulfing South African rural areas, caused both by the illegal ANC-backed land "redistribution" claims and by the horrific ongoing terror attacks against the White farming community. He also told of the success which the book had obtained in South Africa by alerting people to what was really happening in the rural areas, and how the ANC regime was trying both to discredit and suppress it.

[The Springbok Club is now marketing copies of "The Great South African Land Scandal" in the UK. See the "Book Offers" section for more details.]



Mr. Philip Benwell MBE of the Australian Constitutional Monarchy League will be addressing a meeting to be hosted by Lord Molyneaux of Killead at the House of Lords on 21st April, when he will be speaking on the issue of the sovereignty of the Commonwealth Realms under the proposed "Constitution of Europe".

Unfortunately all tickets for this event have now been allocated, but a full report will be appearing in next month's SCN.



An immensely successful inaugural meeting of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club was held on Saturday 27th March 2004, at Burnside Orange Hall.

Nigel Owens BA(Hons), Chairman of the Northern Ireland Branch, delivered a short speech entitled "The Worldwide Battle for True Conservatism", the highlights of which were as follows :-

It is important for us to realise that the battle for true conservatism is not "lost" - it is "being waged".

In the words of the Rt. Hon. Ian Douglas Smith (Prime Minister of Rhodesia) when he issued the Unilateral Declaration of Independence : "We...have rejected the doctrinaire philosophy of appeasement and surrender. The decision which we have taken today is a sell (our) birth-right. We have struck a blow for the preservation of justice, civilisation and Christianity. God bless you all." This is the "mission statement" of the N.I. Springbok Club.

Some encouragements and victories include :-

a] overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and the Taliban regime in Afghanisatan.
b] the groundswell of monarchist sentiment created by the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations and the aftermath of the death of our Queen Mother (the last Empress of India).
c] support for a Romanov restoration in Russia is growing, the renaming of Leningrad etc.
d] growth of African conservative parties such as the MDC, Inkarta Freedom Party, Freedom Front Plus and the South African Christian Democratic Party.
e] strong stand taken by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the Likud Party, and by President Bush of the USA in the face of Islamic and Arab terrorism.
f] results of the Swedish and Gibraltar referendums.
g] recent steps taken by the Dutch Government to regain control of their asylum/immigration situation.
h] results of the recent Ulster Assembly election - we congratulate all of the anti-agreement MLAs.

Still a lot of work to do however :-

a] in this land, the Labour government is still as entrenched as ever.
b] prospect of a Kerry presidency in the US looms threateningly on the horizon (i.e. 'another Kennedy'). Pray that George Bush wins.
c] international opposition to Mugabe - whilst finally in existence - lacks real teeth. During WWII, Rhodesia committed more servicemen/women per capita to defend our country than any other British dominion. Our debt to Rhodesia is one of blood - we owe them for this blood debit. When we were facing up to the stark prospect of national extinction at the hands of the Nazis and our necks were on the line, Rhodesia was there for us. Now, we need to be there for them. This fact alone is justification enough for British military intervention in modern day "Zimbabwe".
d] world continues largely to ignore the plight of South Africa and the injustices there.
e] our government has now gone soft on Libya, yet is becoming increasingly critical of Israel.
f] the presence of a large number of unacceptable MPs like Jenny Tonge, John McDonnell, George Galloway and Claire Short in our parliament.


We will win, that much is sure. How can I be so certain? It is simple - we will win because we are right (this is something which no one else has on their side). The truth will always overcome falsehood, good will always overcome evil - that which is right will always overcome that which is wrong. One is of God and the other is of Satan. We must take the view of Ian Douglas Smith's Unilateral Declaration of Independence when it said : "we the Government of Rhodesia, in humble submission to Almighty God who controls the destinies of nations...earnestly praying that we and the people of Rhodesia will not be hindered in our determination to continue exercising our undoubted right to demonstrate the same loyalty and devotion"

Like the settlers at Blood River, we on the right are living in "a day of trouble". Like the settlers at Blood River, there is only one way out - we need to seek the Lord and look to Him for deliverance. It's time, once more, to "circle the wagons". Do this, and then the victory will come - and never forget, our's is nothing less than a holy cause.

Messages of support were received and read out from the Chairman and the Branch Development Officer of the Springbok Club, as well as from representatives of the London, Kent and Chilterns branches, which were all well-received by the enthusiastic audience. Branch office holders for the forthcoming year were agreed (with Nigel Owens remaining as Chairman/Secretary) and a number of other decisions concerning the development of the branch were taken. The meeting ended with the singing of the National Anthem.



The Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club will shortly be holding an informal get-together, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 17th April

Time : Assemble from approximately 14.30 onwards

Venue : "The Bell" (the main bar), Frogmoor, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. (This venue is in the centre of High Wycombe, approximately 10 minutes walk from the railway station)

Later during the afternoon there will be a trip to near-by West Wycombe Park, the "Hellfire Cave" and West Wycombe village, all of which are National Trust properties.


Details of the London (Capital) Branch's river trip have now been finalised, and are as follows :-

Date : Sunday 2nd May

Rendezvous point : "The Orange Tree", The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey, (less than five minutes walk to the right of Richmond railway station entrance). Assemble from approximately 14.00 hrs onwards.

River trip details : The trip will be from Richmond to Westminster, and will commence at 16.00 hrs. The cost will be £7.00 per head (£10.00 return), though a group discount will be available for a party of 20 or more.



The London Swinton Circle held a most interesting meeting in March which was addressed by John and Laura Midgley of the Campaign Against Political Correctness. In a most enthralling presentation they not only detailed some of the worst examples of "political correctness" which were plaguing the nation, but also demonstrated how it could be, and was being counteracted.

Details of the next London Swinton Circle meeting are as follows:-

Date : Thursday 29th April 2004

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Clarence (the upstairs Parliament Room), 53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1 (nearest tube stations: Charing Cross and Embankment.)

Guest Speaker : Mr. Bob Lomas of the "Magna Carta Society".



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The Springbok Club is now retailing copies of the book "AFRICA PAR ADVENTURE", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward. The book is priced at £14.95 per copy, plus 20% for p.& p. (though copies may be collected at Springbok Club activities for no extra cost.) Payments should be made payable to "The Springbok Club" and forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.


"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

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"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


"THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN LAND SCANDAL" by Dr. Philip du Toit is a vital piece of work. South Africa can do without many things, but it cannot survive without its farmers. Thirty-five thousand commercial farmers feed 45 million people. Read what has happened to many productive farms which have already been handed over under the government's restitution and redistribution programmes.

It is available priced R150.00 in South Africa from: Jack Loggenberg, TLU/TAU, P.O.Box 91251, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127, Transvaal, South Africa (payments to "TLU/TAU"), or priced £9.95 (+ 20% p.& p.) in the UK from The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to "The Springbok Club").


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

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An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

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"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"KING'S GOLD" by Glenn Macaskill, a former member of the Rhodesian BSA Police, is an adventure novel set in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 1983 and 2000, involving espionage against Mugabe's regime and the exciting quest to unravel the secret of an ancient pricless relic. Considerable historical research makes the work informative and entertaining and current sales show interest by all Southern Africans. Sells at £9.95 plus registered p&p. Contact Glenn at or order on-line at:



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Although being born and bred in York, Arthur Morris was to prove himself a great South African patriot. Residing in Durban, he became active with the Civic Action League (a local voters rights pressure group) eventually becoming chairman of the organisation. Once elected to this position he was prepared to co-operate closely with other patriotic movements in the area, such as the Patriotic Forum and Action White Natal, and was eventually elected a Durban City Councillor under the CAL banner in 1988. He proved to be a highly efficient and popular Councillor, and was always well known and well remembered for his jolly and witty sense of humour. A number of former friends would like to re-contact him.



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The Foreign Secretary's criticism of Israeli action against the Palestinian terrorist leadership is misconceived. Anyone who takes up arms against a democratic state should expect to suffer the full force of justified military resistance.

With the elimination of Yassin, the Israelis have set a positive example - as often before - for the Free World. If we are to defeat Islamist terrorists, we shall need to act ruthlessly against our enemies, ignore the mendacious bleating of anti-American, anti-capitalist and anti-semitic "human rights" campaigners, and stand four-square with our friends - not least the USA and Israel.

Yours etc.,

Professor David Marsland, London.




I would just like to comment about the "farm-murders" (and other horrendous crimes) in South Africa. The first problem that we have in terms of crime is that the government fails to deter criminals from doing their foul deeds. Our judicial system is pathetic (one in 6 cases end up in conviction, if that) and the police service (which used to be a police FORCE) is pretty much useless in apprehending these criminals.

The other problem that we're having is this: government benefits financially from crime. All expenses towards self-protection and preservation comes from "after-tax" income for the man in the street. The government "pockets" 14% Value Added Tax on each and every Rand spent. Let me give you an interesting example: A car thieve steals a R300,000.00 BMW and delivers it to the nearest chop-shop. For his trouble he receives between R10,000.00 to R15,000.00. The owner of the car claims against his short term insurance, receives a cheque for the book-value of the car, and buys another one for R300,000.00. This transaction nets R42,000.00 in VAT for the government (as a direct result of a criminal activity).

We have been busy for the past 24 months to prepare a constitutional court case in order to determine whether this income, which is not only immoral, is unconstitutional. Also, from every victim of crime that dies as a result of the criminal action, the government collects Estate Duty and Death Taxes. The question here is: What was the government's income in Estate Duty from the estates of +/- 1600 murdered farmers (as a direct result of crime)?

Yours etc.,

Johann Marx, Randburg, Transvaal




Senator John Kerry, the Democrat candidate for the American presidency, recently showed himself to be little more than yet another Kennedy backed wannabe.

When pitching for the gullible votes of Irish Americans his comments about Northern Ireland and the DUP were nothing short of immoral and disgusting.

His pathetic demands that the armed Marxist terrorists of the IRA be allowed into government reminds us all of the kind of nonsense spoken repeatedly by people of Kerry's ilk. You could just imagine someone of the calibre of Ted Kennedy, Michael Dukakis, Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and good old JFK himself coming out with drivel like this.

Kerry remarked that he would put the Northern Ireland situation high on his agenda if he is elected President. Comments such as this should send a shiver down every conservative patriot's neck.

President Bush, on the other hand, has increasingly been coming round to the anti-agreement unionist perspective. Only Bush can stop Kerry - pray that Bush wins.

Yours etc.,

Nigel Owens, Co.Antrim.



Alas we have still been receiving a bombardment of unsolicited and abusive e-mails from Mr. Francis Andrew of Jordan.

A reader has however informed us that this could make him technically guilty under the Protection from Harassment Act of 1997, which in the Internet context is internationally enforceable.

Mr. Andrew should be careful. Very careful.



It was with much sadness that we recently learnt that the great Australian patriotic activist, Mr. Nick Maine, had decided to retire from active politics. Mr. Maine is now 82 years of age and has been suffering from depression for some time, but even so this proved very unhappy news for us.

We have been in close and mutually-beneficial liaison with Nick for over two decades - way back to the days when our movement was still based in South Africa itself. Throughout this period Nick's dedication to the cause of his kith and kin around the world never faultered, especially concerning those from southern Africa. In the domestic Australian context he was an energetic campaigner both for the Monarchy and for a halt to "third world" immigration. On both these fronts he of course witnessed great triumphs over the past few years - which makes his depression even more saddening.

We wish Nick a happy and peaceful retirement from political activism, but are confident that a new generation of Australian patriots are ready to take up his baton and to follow his example.


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