Thursday, 18 August 2005

August 2005 Edition.


August 2005 edition

The terrorist attacks in London during the past few weeks have demonstrated not only the insidious threat which the entire Western world now faces from an ancient foe, but also the utter stupidity of trying to appease this enemy.

Just a few days after the adherents of the puerile "Make Poverty History" campaign were protesting at the G8 summit at Gleneagles advocating that all loans to third world countries should be written-off, terrorists from some of these same third world countries were showing that they would never be satisfied until Western civilisation was totally destroyed. Appeasement didn't work in 1938, and it will not work today.

It is not particularly surprising that these Islamic terrorists chose London as the scene for their latest atrocity, for London must have seemed a "soft touch" to them on a par with Madrid. This was not only because of the appeasement and lack of resolve shown towards IRA terrorism by successive British governments over recent decades, but also because London witnessed one of the West's biggest demonstrations in opposition to the War against Terrorism in Iraq a couple of years ago.

In this regard those who masterminded the Islamic bombing campaign made two grave miscalculations. Firstly they believed that the claimed 2 million (undoubtedly in itself a big exaggeration) who marched in opposition to military action being taken against the Ba'athist regime and al-Qa'eda in Iraq somehow represented the British people as a whole. Needless to say it didn't. There are estimated to be between a million and a million and a quarter Muslims currently resident in the UK, all of whom quite naturally would have opposed military action in Arab lands. When this is taken into account then the size of the demonstration wasn't really surprising, and most certainly didn't represent the indigenous British people. Secondly the terrorists didn't seem to realise that although Britain is by nature a tolerant and peace-loving nation, once aroused the British Lion becomes a most ruthless, efficient and determined fighting beast. Napoleon, Kaiser Bill, Hitler, Galtieri and Saddam Hussein all learnt this the hard way in the past, and al-Qa'eda and their supporters will learn this lesson now.

Apparently there have already been numerous attacks upon Islamic targets in Britain. Mosques have been fire-bombed and Muslims youths confronted in the streets - though most such actions have not been reported in the media for fear of encouraging further copy-cat responses from the public at large.

But it shouldn't be left to ordinary British citizens to take revenge for the murders of their fellow-countrymen. It is the government and the security forces who should be leading the fight against terrorism. A debate rages over whether there is a difference between "moderate" Islam and "extremist" Islam, or whether the desire to conquer and control the planet is central to the Mohammedan faith. If, as many increasingly believe, it is the latter then firm steps must be taken to eradicate the Islamic menace threatening us from within. If the authorities were to decide that the safety and security of the nation demands that all Mosques in Britain should be closed and all Muslims deported then so be it.



The Springbok Club organised a trip to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in August in order to see a special exhibition being staged there entitled "Nelson and Napoleon". This exhibition recounted events which led to the Napoleonic Wars and their outcome (particularly the war at sea) by tracing the parallel lives of both Viscount Horatio Nelson and Napoleon Bonaparte. It was a novel approach, though alas not quite what most people really expected at an event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Far better, one member said, if the exhibition had concentrated solely upon the life and career of Viscount Nelson and the ascendancy of British sea-power.

After visiting the exhibition most of the party adjourned to a near-by hostelry, where one supporter who currently holds an influential position with the UKIP caucus at the European Parliament was able to pass on a lot of interesting information about the current intrigues in Brussels.



As readers will know, it was anticipated that the Springbok Club would be addressed by a serving member of the British Armed Forces who had seen active service in the War against Terrorism in Iraq during August. Unfortunately however, in spite of much effort, we have been unable to re-contact this serviceman in order to confirm arrangements. We are uncertain of the precise reason for this, but believe that he has experienced some last-minute changes in his military posting, but we are still very hopeful that he will be able to speak to the Springbok Club at some later date.

We are most pleased to announce, however, that Mr. Allan Robertson who has been prepared to "step into the breach" at short notice, and will address the organisation in August instead. Mr. Robertson is of course the current Treasurer of the Springbok Club, and in May was the guest speaker at the Springbok Club's Northern Ireland Branch's Empire Day gathering in Enniskillen. His speech on that occasion, entitled "The British Empire and its Continuing Legacy", was extremely well received, and his forthcoming address will be an updated version of this. The details of this meeting are as follows:-

Date: Tuesday 30th August 2005.

Time: 19.15 hrs for 19.30 hrs.

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

[Mr. Robertson is an M.A. (Hons.) graduate in history and politics from the University of Glasgow, and is the editor of the publication "Tough Talking from the Right". He is also a leading Committee Member of the influential London Swinton Circle.]



In September the Springbok Club anticipates welcoming a most interesting personality as guest speaker. Further details will be given in next month's SCN.

In October the Springbok Club will be organising a delegation to visit Gibraltar in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. It is planned to stage a wreath-laying ceremony at the Trafalgar Cemetery during the day of Friday 21st October, to be followed by two events being organised by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust - a Trafalgar Day Dinner during the evening of Friday 21st October and a trip to Cape Trafalgar on Saturday 22nd October. Evidently hotel places on the Rock for this period and vacancies for the two events being staged by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust are filling up fast, so it is therefore suggested that all those who wish to join this trip should make arrangements as soon as possible. For more details please e-mail:

In November the Springbok Club will be organising a party to visit Lewes for the annual Bonfire Festivities on November 5th – which this year, being the 400th anniversary of the Discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, has even greater significance. Again for more details please e-mail:



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is planning to visit the "Sea Britain" Saxon Community Fair which is being staged by the Saxon Community Group in Herne Bay on Sunday 21st August in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. For more details please ‘phone: 07711-188430.



The London Swinton Circle held a most interesting meeting which was addressed by Mr. Adrian Hilton last month. Mr. Hilton was originally selected as official Conservative Party candidate for the Slough constituency at the recent general election, but was ordered to be de-selected by Michael Howard (aka Hecht) following criticisms of articles which he had written for "The Spectator" magazine. Mr. Hilton gave a most enthralling and eloquent speech in which he outlined the details of the unfortunate fate which had befallen him, and the sinister role which had been played by the "The Catholic Herald" which led to his de-selection. There were some misgivings expressed at the fact that he failed to answer certain questions relating to Islamic extremism following the recent bombing outrages in London however.

The London Swinton Circle will be holding their annual summer buffet on Tuesday 13th September 2005 in central London, at which Mr. Simon Heffer, the renowned journalist, will be guest of honour. Tickets are priced at £15.00 per head, and can be ordered from: The London Swinton Circle, P.O.Box 29208, London SE8 3ZU.



It is the expressed and unequivocal purpose and policy of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force to work without financial or material gain and to be completely independent of political predilection towards the holistic preservation of Zimbabwe's wildlife, associated environments and natural resources for the absolute benefit of the country and as an incontrovertible legacy to future generations of Zimbabweans.

It is stated without reservation, that the allegations made against myself of exaggeration and misguided attempts to raise funds for personal gain, are falsely made by the uninformed, and in many cases the culpable perpetrators.

Abundant evidence exists amongst the vast majority of local, regional and international supporters of wildlife and natural resources stakeholders.

Since the inception of the ZCTF in 2001, numerous attempts have been made to bring to the attention of all stakeholders and various authorities, the intolerable and unsustainable magnitude of the following:-

i. Extensive wildlife destruction through poaching within and without proclaimed wildlife areas using inhumane means.

ii. Organised illegal hunting by known individuals and organisations within and without proclaimed hunting areas and with a total disregard for the balance of species and the sustainability of off-take.

iii. The decimation of aquatic natural resources by careless netting and illegal fishing practices including poisoning.

iv. The decimation of vast tracts of pristine, natural woodland areas through injudicious deforestation.

v. The destruction of natural watercourses, rivers and dams through alluvial gold mining and panning and the subsequent embankment and surrounding natural environment destruction.

vi. The illegal dealing in and exporting and smuggling of wild animals and wildlife by-products.

Given the reluctance of role-players and authorities to hear and heed the evidence of the ZCTF, coupled with their unwillingness to cooperate on extensive malpractice information, or to launch their own initiatives and as a result of which, the concerns as outlined have been related to the media by the ZCTF based on the best possible information and evidence. In so doing without fabrication or any malicious intent whatsoever, the ZCTF has endeavoured to portray the true picture pertaining to environmental and wildlife issues in Zimbabwe.

The extensive data collated since 2001 by ZCTF, has been provided by private individuals, by employees of various authorities and by attentive organisations, each with direct access to bear witness, and all of whom share equal anxiety for the current and future preservation of Zimbabwe's wildlife. For obvious reasons, the individual identities within this witness sector cannot be made public under the current dispensation.

It is imperative that it be widely known, that the current rate of devastation across Zimbabwe through thoughtless and irresponsible malpractice, regardless of culpability, is directly and rapidly serving to irretrievably harm:-

i. Covenants of best practice for natural resource management

ii. Species diversity availability and permanence

iii. Sensitive species breeding stocks and natural regeneration thereof

iv. Water courses, rivers, dams and wetland environments

v. Fishing and related aquatic based enterprises

vi. Tourism and foreign exchange capital ventures

vii. Hunting and foreign exchange capital ventures

viii.Forest and pristine woodland stability and sustainable harvesting thereof

ix. Large-scale commercial and communal agriculture

x. Ethnic cultures and natural ancestral heritage sites and areas

Seed capital in the form of residual wildlife stocks required for recovery of wildlife and the natural environment is currently perilously positioned. Recovery to normalcy is now estimated to be up to and beyond fifteen years.

Given this precarious situation, ALL STAKEHOLDERS are encouraged to seek early dialogue with one another and the ZCTF to firstly, resolve and reconcile any differences. Secondly, to share pertinent information and concerns with a view to implementing strategic options in the best interests of preserving Zimbabwe's wildlife resources.

Open dialogue is the cornerstone to securing resolutions in the challenges that lie ahead. The ZCTF subscribes to this principle and mindful of such extends an open invitation to ALL STAKEHOLDERS, to meet in a transparent and frank manner for the purpose of allaying all issues.

Johnny Rodrigues

Chairman, Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force



A massive Worldwide Rhodesian Reunion will be held in Durban over the week of Sunday 6 November to Sunday 13 November 2005. For more information visit or contact Peter Morris (Chairman of the RASA Durban Branch) on 031-7015025 or 082-5744719.

The annual rendezvous hosted by the Rhodesian Services Association in New Zealand will take place over the weekend of 11, 12 & 13 November 2005 in Tauranga. For further information please contact the secretary, Hugh Bomford, at



The following report has been received from Marge Leitner of the Afrikaner Charity Trust:-

According to one of our local Sunday Newspapers "Die Wêreld", the number of Whites in South Africa who are living below the breadline has risen to a frightening 430,000. I am certain that this number is rising steadily. We have approximately 2 million Afrikaners here, so whichever way you do your maths this is a disaster of immense proportions in the making.

Recently there was a 'phone-in show on Afrikaans radio where a Prof. Christina Landman was interviewed, and the general trend of the conversation was to illustrate the appalling repercussions upon the impoverished Afrikaner in South Africa. During a subsequent telephone conversation I had with her I could see how the general family profile of the poor Afrikaner is also changing. Many males are becoming migrant workers. This means that they will go elsewhere to look for work as there is no work in the towns where they are living. Very often this results in the father/husband going overseas to get work. Many South Africans, for instance, are in Iraq, where they have received lucrative job offers in the security industry. Whilst many return to care for their families, there are many who don’t return and eventually leave the unfortunate mother/wife to her own devices. The resultant impact on these families is very often devastating. There are many Afrikaners who, before the breadwinner lost his job due to "affirmative action" policies which are in place in this country, were living in relative luxury, so therefore the blow to the wife/mother and the children when the father and husband doesn’t return is something none of us can imagine. Prof. Landman was saying that these mothers are then driven to desperate measures. First of all the shame of having no income is enough to set the scene for panic action. The thought that someone in their group of friends will find out that they are now classed as "poor" is almost too much to bear. If the mother has any office skills at all then they go to the Black locations, i.e. Soweto. They seek out the Black businessmen there to offer their services. Why do they do this? So that nobody will see that they are forced to seek employment and that the husband has absconded. Apart from the fact that these neighbours and friends will find out anyway that the family is in dire straights is something the desperate mother doesn’t consider. She will do anything to hide the true state of affairs. There are many who are also working as servants in upper-class neighbourhoods, rather than allow anyone to know how bad things are at home.

What Prof. Landman also said is that many of the men who lose their jobs actually end up in hospital in a state of shock. They desperately need counselling and very often the fear of the unknown drives them to desperate action, such as suicide. Many of the men walk out on their family and just keep on walking down the street. On the streets life is harsh. They end up becoming drug addicts or addicted to alcohol, which, if not treated, will speed up their journey to the morgue. This has also been the experience of Ria and myself from "Afrikaner Charity" during our visits to the transit camps and subsequent conversations we have had with the residents there.

Another phenomenon which manifests itself is the extreme bitterness which takes hold of the mother of the broken family. I can personally attest to this. These women become withdrawn and anti-social. It is difficult to talk to them as they do not wish to communicate with anyone in particular. They also do not participate in many of the programmes the management of the transit camp plans for the residents. Some women are lucky enough to rise above themselves and find an outlet in some of the skills which are taught at the camps, such as fabric painting, knitting and sewing.

A shock report last week, which was covered by the Afrikaans newspaper "Rapport", was that the official unemployment figure in South Africa is 26.9% (i.e. 4,4 million people) according to "Statistics South Africa". What was even more shocking was the reaction of the "president" of this country, Thabo Mbeki. He questioned these statistics and stated that if these statistics are to be believed one would see the poor on every street corner in the cities of this country. Journalist Johan Eybers of "Rapport" went into the streets of Johannesburg and photographed the poor as they stood in the queues waiting patiently for a plate of food which some of the soup and food kitchens hand-out to the poverty stricken. He photographed the poor begging on every street corner. There are literally thousands who roam the streets on a daily basis. According to a well-known political analyst, Mr Harald Pakendorf, Mbeki is well-known for his denial attitude toward the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a\s also now toward the high unemployment figure. It is obvious that this government finds it extremely difficult to face reality, and even more difficult to take responsibility for the reality of poverty, i.e. HIV/AIDS and crime.



The Falkland Islands Association circulates regular informative reports from the Argentinean press, which we believe many readers will be interested to read. We will therefore be including some of these reports from time to time in the SCN, and re-produce a recent such report below:-

"There were several more Falklands related articles in the later updates to the Argentine press websites yesterday. This morning there are just two reports – in Ambito Financiero and Clarín.

"The later articles yesterday were all basically repeats of the morning articles about the Decolonisation Committee meeting – with Bielsa going on about the Islander “insults”, etc. I personally now believe that he is deliberately emphasizing these (and indeed exaggerating them) to get publicity and boost his election chances. There was nothing new in these articles, except that INFOBAE had a hint from Bielsa that the next Foreign Minister might be Federico Mirre, who is currently the Argentine ambassador in London.

"Ambito Financiero this morning has a report about an Argentine protest being made to the United States for receiving Councillors Birmingham and Luxton at a meeting with the State Department. It hints at what I have said above: that Bielsa is really fighting the election. It refers to Bielsa as “unstoppable” and says that he has never been so effusive before on the subject of the Malvinas since he took office - 'Unless the double role of minister and candidate has triggered his actions that without doubt guarantee press publicity'. It comments that 'Others have tried before to use the Malvinas cause in 1982 with disastrous results'.

"Clarin’s article this morning is entitled 'Malvinas: They try to lower the temperature of the dispute with the Kelpers'. This basically reports British Government sources subtly trying to smooth things over by saying: 'There are strong sentiments on both sides, Islanders and Argentines'. It goes on to say that: 'In no moment did Councillor Birmingham compare the government of President Kirchner with that of Galtieri'. 'Neither did he describe anyone as a bully. But he did say that many people perceive the Argentine Government to be an overbearing administration'.

"Clarín also has an article this morning in which Bielsa is hitting back at the other candidates in his election race. For example, he calls Mauricio Macri, his right of centre opponent, a 'spendthrift'. No surprise there."



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club is now retailing full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags. They are priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (please add £1.00 for p. & p.).

We are pleased to be able to announce that we now have stocks of the 2005 edition of the annual Ulster publication "The Twelfth", which is published by Glenwood Publications. Copies are available priced 50p each; though please add 25p for p. & p.

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: 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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"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 (+ 15% p. & p.) in the UK from: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to "The Springbok Club").


"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:



271 pages, some illustrations. Soft-back £5.00 including p. & p. (r.r.p. £10.00)

The compelling story of what really happened in a defeated Japan following the end of World War II. Merchant seaman James Mackay, whilst travelling in the east, started to hear stories of massacres and other atrocities committed by Japanese forces, not just against enemy troops, but against innocent civilian populations. His subsequent investigations revealed reluctance amongst Allied governments to discuss these incidents that seemed to amount almost to a cover-up. Why would the Allies want to overlook the crimes of a former enemy, especially when the leadership of another former enemy was being liquidated at Nuremburg? Using his own research, as well as material prepared by Australian Army war crimes investigator Capt. J.G. Goodwin, Mackay exposes the cover-up and names the guilty. Not only were the Japanese keen to sweep the past under the carpet, but the US government of the time also had its own reasons for preserving the political and industrial elite in Japan. A provocative book, which calls into question the morality of US policy towards Japan after WWII.

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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 priceless 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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We have regrettably recently received two most disturbing circular reports which claim that the City of Birmingham is "nearly 50%" Muslim, one such ridiculous item appearing in "Southern Cross Africa News" of 13th June 2005 – an e-mail circular which we usually hold in high regard.

The population of Birmingham is of course nowhere near as high as 50% Muslim. Even the official 2001 Census only claimed that Birmingham was 14% Muslim - and as we all know the Muslims deliberately inflated their own figures at this Census in order to advance their own cause - so the actual figure is therefore undoubtedly even lower.

Such false and doom-mongering reports can of course only originate from our enemies, who undoubtedly circulate them in order to spread depression and pessimism among the White population. We are therefore very surprised – to say the least - that the Southern Cross Africa organisation should be enacting our enemies' bidding in this regard.



The Springbok Club has recently decided to appoint an official fund-raiser with the task of building-up a capital reserve, thus preventing the cash-flow problems which from time to time have plagued the organisation. If you are interested in taking on this position (which will have its compensations) then please e-mail:



No.81: SHANE of "Swansea Loyal".

A couple of years ago we were contacted by a Welshman named Shane (alas we never learnt his surname) who ran an excellent Loyalist web-site called "Swansea Loyal". Alas when we tried to access this web-site recently it was no longer available, and a subsequent e-mail sent to Shane himself proved undeliverable. We are still very keen to re-contact him, so if anyone can help please let us know.



The South African-based ex-Rhodesian "Flame Lily Foundation" runs an excellent web-site which is well worth a visit. If you click on the Rhodesian flag, you should hear the melody of the Rhodesian national anthem and see the words displayed. It can be accessed at: -





I cannot resist saying something about old Heath. The Federation of Conservative Students took great delight in removing him as a patron at the Loughborough Conference in 1985. Another odious Europhile, John Selwyn Gummer, was also booed after he reprimanded the FCS for its alleged extremism. Once Gummer departed his speech was replayed in the conference hall and the delegates made the appropriate remarks. We also helped undermine the leadership campaign of heathite Ken Clarke in 2001 by asking him at the London hustings meetings some awkward questions on the Belfast Agreement and the Patten Report which Clarke supported but the majority of delegates opposed.

Now that Heath is dead perhaps the Tory Party can get on with the business of dismantling his legacy. Perhaps we should install CCTV in the grave to see the body spinning!

Yours etc,

Allan Robertson, London, U.K.




When Britain plays rugby or cricket, it may at times play as a whole country. However, it often plays as its respective ethnic groups, i.e. the English team, Welsh team and so on.

Now in New Zealand the Maoris also have their own team, as ethnic respect to the Maori people.

Therefore we have to ask why when South Africa plays it only plays as a country. Why should it not at least occasionally represent its ethnic groupings? Why don't people respect the existence of ethnic groups in South Africa? I beg you don't just label us South African, because that wouldn't be a 'rainbow nation' of many varied colours.

The Super14 is the ideal opportunity for this ethnic respect. Likewise, cricket, golf and tennis hold out opportunities.

Yours etc.,

Ruka Jones, Cape Province.



It was with much sadness that we recently learnt the news that Oscar Hartung had died a couple of years ago. A giant of a man both physically and charismatically, he was the mainstay of the HNP in Northern Natal for many years, and was also a good friend of S.A. Patriot. We extend our sincerest condolences to Oscar's family.


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