Monday, 26 February 2007

February 2007 Edition.


February 2007 edition

2007 marks the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union, the 300th birthday of the nation where so many of us now reside - the United Kingdom. It is therefore one of the most significant dates in the nation's history, but surprisingly, and alarmingly, this highly important date seems to have been largely overlooked - although we hasten to add that the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club and the London Swinton Circle will be joining forces to stage a special joint meeting on 1st May, the exact 300th anniversary of the Act of Union coming into force.

Perhaps the ignoring of this epoch-marking date in the nation's history is not so surprising as far as the current "New" Labour administration is concerned - but why have so many other facets of British society chosen to overlook it also? The answer is perhaps worrying in the extreme. Over recent years (and we mean very recent years) pride and patriotism in the British Nation seems suddenly to have taken second place to regional "nationalisms". Support for regional "nationalist" parties such as the SNP and Plaid Cymru has been sporadic for the most part, as they have gained their support mainly from disgruntled "Old" Labour stalwarts, rather than from those who genuinely believe in the impractical and undesirable idea of the breaking up of such a successful Union. Of far more concern, however, has been the even more recent upsurge in the completely artificial idea of English "nationalism".

As we have argued in another forum recently, we believe that the main reason for this most disturbing state of affairs is the fact that in so many popular team sports the component parts of the British Nation (mainly for valid historical reasons) compete on an individual basis - unlike any other nation on earth. In one sport however - Rugby Union - there IS a united British team which competes on a regular basis, namely the British Lions. We firmly believe that this should be a blueprint for ALL British sporting sides competing in international competitions, and to comprise of players from not only the United Kingdom, but from the ENTIRE British Isles.

In this regard it has been most encouraging to note the recent clear decline in the original form of artificial regional "nationalism", namely Irish "nationalism", which has been most pleasingly illustrated by the playing of Rugby (and soon Soccer) internationals at that former citadel of GAA neanderthalism, Croke Park - and even more unifyingly by the emotional cheering after the playing of "God Save the Queen" by the mainly Irish crowd. How ironic therefore that at exactly the same time that Irish "nationalism" seems to be in decline (as is further illustrated by the fact that SF/IRA are now clearly on the backfoot, after being forced to recognise the Police Service of Northern Ireland), Scottish, Welsh and even ridiculously English "nationalisms" should appear to be on an increase.

It has recently been drawn to our notice, however, that a party which is trying to ape the SNP and Plaid Cymru in England - which goes under the name of "England's First Party" (or some similar syntactically-challenged title), and which most sickeningly evidently managed to win two council seats in immigrant-infected lower-working-class districts of Blackburn - has one "councillor" who is widely believed to be one-quarter Chinese, and another who has been exposed as being one-eighth Cameroonian. If this is what English "nationalism" is all about then you know where to stick it!



The 2007 AGM of the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club held last month turned out to be a very successful event. After reports by both the Treasurer and Organiser the out-going Executive Committee were elected unopposed which consists of the following (official positions as decided upon at a subsequent ExCo meeting in brackets) :-

Allan Robertson (Chairman/Treasurer)
Bill Binding (Deputy Chairman)
Alan Harvey (Organiser/Secretary)
Daniel Wilkinson (Liaison Officer)
Peter King (Branch Development Officer)

In addition the following three ex-officio appointments were unanimously agreed upon :-

Paul Armstrong (Official fund-raiser)
Robert Shipley (Overseas Liaison Officer)
Ryan Kriste (Official translator)

After the conclusion of the business side of proceedings the meeting was addressed by Mr. Michael McGough, a National Council member of The Freedom Association, who gave a most illuminating talk on the history, aims and objectives, and activities of the organisation.



Although it might seem strange, the February meeting of the SC/ELC will actually take place in early March for reasons beyond our control, and the details are as follows:-

Guest Speaker : Mr. BRIAN DANES, who will speak on the theme of "70 Years of BBC Bias"

Date : Tuesday 6th March 2007

Time : 19.00 hrs.

Venue : THE PLOUGH (the upstairs dinning room), 27 Museum Street, London WC1 (close to the British Museum, nearest tube station: Holborn).

[Brian Danes was born in Walthamstow, and was employed for four years at Stepney Council, mainly working on housing accounts, whilst at the same time studying for his accountancy qualifications. After completing his National Service in the RAF he worked as an employment consultant, eventually establishing his own very successful recruitment consultancy specialising in the accountancy profession, before taking early retirement during the early 1990s. He joined the Conservative Monday Club in 1969 - on the same evening as Harvey Proctor. During the 1979 General Election he assisted Harvey Proctor's successful campaign as Conservative Party candidate for the Basildon Constituency (which was previously regarded as an unwinnable seat for the Conservatives) by providing a considerable amount of research into council house sales and other related matters. From 1977 until 1982 he was Secretary of the triumphant "Abolish the GLC Campaign" working alongside the great Tom Benford, which proved that Livingstone could be beaten. Since 1995 he has been a steadfast monitor of the BBC for bias, and has become a leading campaigner for the abolition of the television licence fee. He is also the author of a number of well-researched and highly-acclaimed fact-sheets detailing statistics and information about the Blair Government, the effects of immigration, media bias and other overlooked political issues. Copies of several of these fact-sheets will be distributed during this meeting.]



On 26th March 2007 the Springbok Club/ELC will be addressed by Mr. Michael Shrimpton, the famed national security lawyer. Fuller details of this highly significant meeting will be detailed in next month's SCN.

In April the SC/ELC anticipates welcoming a leading official from a renowned South African ex-serviceman's organisation as guest speaker.

During May the SC/ELC will be joining forces with the London Swinton Circle in order to stage two events commemorating highly significant anniversaries. On 1st May there will be a celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union, at which leading Unionists from Scotland, England, [Northern] Ireland and Wales will give brief key-note talks about why the Union is so important to them. In mid-May a joint meeting will be held to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Victory in the Falklands War, where the Guest Speaker will be Mr. Peter Pepper of the Falkland Islands Association.

In late May the SC/ELC will be staging their traditional annual Empire Day celebrations, at which it is anticipated that a leading colonial figure from Hong Kong will be Guest of Honour.



The Kent Branch of the SC/ELC held a highly successful get-together in Herne Bay earlier this month, and it was decided that the Branch would aim to hold regular quarterly gatherings in future, probably in the Medway Towns area.


Details of the 2007 AGM of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 31st March 2007

Time : 10.30 hrs for 11.00 hrs

Venue : Finvoy Orange Hall, Finvoy Road, Ballymoney, Co.Antrim (the Finvoy Road runs between Ballymoney and Rasharkin, the Orange Hall is located almost at the half way point in the road, beside a small petrol garage and lay-by).

The Northern Ireland Branch of the SC/ELC of course experienced some minor difficulties last year, all of which now seem to have been happily overcome. Unfortunately, however, the current Chairman and stalwart of the Branch, Pastor Nigel Owens, will be taking up a three-year overseas teaching appointment in mid-year, so therefore needs to hand over the Chairmanship of the Branch to reliable hands at this AGM. In view of these two factors we would like to encourage all members and supporters in Northern Ireland to make every effort to attend this important meeting, and that anyone who is able and willing to stand for office will do their best to support Nigel in this respect. For more details please e-mail



The London Swinton Circle was most honoured to be addressed by David Davies MP (the newly-elected Conservative MP for Monmouth) earlier this month. There was a pleasingly large attendance at this event, and Mr. Davies gave a most interesting and wide-ranging talk in which he emphasised his commitment as a proud Welsh Unionist. He clearly positioned himself as a member of an encouragingly large group of younger Conservative MPs who are staunchly Unionist and firmly opposed to further EU entrapment, which gives great hope for the future.

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

Date : Tuesday 27th February 2007

Time : 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Counting House, 50 Cornhill, London EC3 (exit 5 from Bank tube station)

Guest Speaker : Ms. LINDSAY JENKINS

[Lindsay Jenkins is a famed investigative author and journalist who specialises in the history of the rising power of the EU. Her talk will focus primarily on the threat which regionalisation poses to the UK.]



Our good friend and supporter Nick Maine from Queensland, Australia, has recently forwarded us the following most profound comments made by Sir Winston Churchill way back in 1899. If only more political leaders today could speak out as strongly against this insidious threat to Western civilisation :-

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its believers! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."



We have recently received warnings from a number of friends and supporters in South Africa, particularly from Jan Lamprecht (who runs the excellent "Southern Africa in Crisis" web-site at, to be very wary of a currently discontinued web-site going under the title of "Crime Expo S.A." (CESA). By all accounts this site was run by an individual calling himself Neil Watson, although it has been established that his real name is actually Juan Duval Uys. Evidently "The Citizen" newspaper has been questioning the credibility of Watson/Uys and his financial dealings, and as a result a charge of fraud has been laid against him. "The Citizen" further claims to be in possession of bank deposit slips for cheques totalling thousands of Rands which were donated in order to enhance the crime-exposing web-site, but which actually found their way into the personal account of J.D.Uys. Even more sinister is the fact that it has been exposed that Uys is or was a leading official in the "Gay and Lesbian Alliance of South Africa".

For those who were active in the patriotic movement in South Africa during the late 1970s and early 1980s this whole sorry episode sparks a feeling of deja vu. During this period a certain Brendan Joseph Willmer was very active within a number of patriotic organisations in South Africa. Willmer was undoubtedly a hard-working and gifted organiser, and was probably totally authentic at heart in the patriotic sentiments which he espoused. Unfortunately, however, there was one thing which was more important to Brendan Joseph Willmer than the patriotic causes which he supported - namely the financial well-being of Brendan Joseph Willmer himself. Like Watson/Uys financial donations meant for the organisations which Willmer held office in mysteriously found their way into his own personal bank accounts, and when these misdemeanours were exposed by the media they caused great problems for the credibility of the organisations concerned. Willmer was also a none too discreet homosexual. Brendan Joseph Willmer of course died of AIDS at the end of 1999.



The first hearing of the DUTCH FARMERS ASSOCIATION (DFA) and their associates AgricAfrica Ltd’s (AA) in the cases against the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) was held on 15 December 2006 in Paris, and at this hearing the tribunal of three arbitrators dealt with the following case management issues :-

Will propose provisional dates for the Substantive Hearing
Will set a timetable for the parties to present their written cases and
Will propose provisional dates for the presentation of the following: The Dutch memorial; Zimbabwe counter memorial (defence); The Dutch reply; Zimbabwe rejoinder; Finally the disclosure of documents and service of witness statements

At the Substantive Hearing the presentation of evidence and legal argument will be made by the legal representatives for the parties. The DFA and AA were represented at the hearing on 15 December and thereafter by their legal team of Charles Verrill Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, Washington DC, and Matthew Coleman, AA’s London Solicitor. In the meantime the legal team wants to keep its powder dry and therefore more information will follow later as to when the first substantive hearing may occur, but the good news is that the process has now started and it is not stoppable.

Apparently a four-page list of names of farmers being offered compensation appeared in The Sunday Mail of 12th November 2006 (Harare) and again in The Herald of 16th November 2006 (Harare). These articles reflected the names of four officials in the Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement and suggested that "former owners should contact them as a matter of urgency in connection with their compensation." AgricAfrica's International legal team suggests that as GoZ has not complied with the applicable legislation in assessing compensation and the notice published in the newspaper is invalid.



A supporter from Alberta has helped to establish a web-site for South Africans who wish to relocate and work in Canada. They are particularly keen to contact those with professional qualifications as Coded-Welders, Welders, Boilermakers, Diesel Mechanics, Sheet Metal Workers, Fitters and Turners, Turner Machinists, Millwrights, Carpenters and those in the restaurant trade. This web-site deals with job offers and work visas, and although aimed at South Africans is applicable to all with the necessary skills, and aims to assist applicants obtain firm offers of employment and work visas. It can be accessed at :, or alternatively e-mail :



I just received a copy of your cyber-newsletter in which you publicise the struggle of "Seal Alert-SA". Please go to this link and you will find an unlimited amount of information:-

The CVFA also has an index page for Seal Alert-SA at:-

I sincerely hope this helps and that you will mention that Seal Alert-SA is in desperate need of funds to help with the re-construction of the seal rehabilitation centre.

Kindest regards,
Earl H. E. Bingley, President, Canadian Voice For Animals



Biltongmakers.Com! runs a monthly competition which is free for anyone to enter. There are some great prizes to be won each month. Some of the prizes during the last couple of months have included a Skottel Braai, Biltongmakers, Barbecue Utensil sets and Potjies!

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Many readers will be familiar with the "10 Downing Street Petitions Site" as a result of all the massive publicity which resulted from the 1.7 million signatures which were collected opposing the proposed idea for road charging. There are however many other petitions on this site which we feel our readers and supporters would be very keen to add their names to, including one of special interest concerning South Africa. The petitions site itself can be accessed at :-

Once there type "CrimeSouthAfrica" in the "Search Petitions" box.


FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club retail full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (plus £1.00 for p&p).

We also anticipate shortly being able to supply Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each.

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



Our very good friend Joan Simpson/Steel writes as follows :-

Dear Friends,

I will be braving a 10,000 feet tandem skydive on 4th March 2007, which includes a 5,000 feet freefall at 130 miles per hour! This will be in an attempt to raise at least £400 for the Children's Fund for Barts and The London Children's Hospital. It will also be in order to conquer my lifelong fear of heights. Please sponsor me by going to the following web-site and following the easy instructions :-

I thank you in advance for your help in making a sick child smile again.




"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:


"PALM WINE AND LEOPARD'S WHISKERS", edited by Ronnie Anderson.

Reminiscences of Eastern Nigeria - "The nuts and bolts of African history..." Professor Tony Kirk-Greene CMG, MBE, Emeritus Professor of African Affairs at Oxford University. A unique selection of Nigerian stories, studies/articles on arts, crafts, education riots, oil discovery, court and community development, medical section, Royal visits, Leopard murders, electoral matters, land disputes, an extraordinary spectrum of Nigerian life in post-war era up to Independence. Photographs, sketches and maps.

A small stock of this book, which makes an ideal gift, are still available from : Yesterdays Books, 6 Cecil Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9EH, UK at £15.00 - plus £3.50 or £6.50 (airmail) for postage and packing.


"THE RAPE OF ZIMBABWE" by Ricky Wilson - which tells it like it was (and is)!

Rhodesia was once a prosperous and thriving country, and the story of the author's enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit in that land, followed by his desperate escape from the country when, as Zimbabwe, it became ruled by a tyrant, imparts a realistic perspective of the present desperate plight of many exiles from a country that was once a paradise and the breadbasket for so much of Africa.

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Large real South African flag. 270cm x 180cm. £120 + £10 p&p.
South African Police Flag. £50 including p&p
Republic of Venda Book. £25 including p&p.

If interested please contact Robert Shipley by e-mail at:, or by 'phone at: 07930-169718.



No.99 : FRANK of "Thinkers Library"

Frank, the proprietor of the mail-order book company "Thinkers Library" (we always promised to keep his full identity secret) was a good friend of "S.A.Patriot" during the 1980s, and indeed would help publicise the magazine by including back-copies when he mailed out orders. Some of the titles which Frank stocked caused some concern however, and he damaged his reputation even more by being associated with the controversial historian David Irving. Even so, however, he was always a very friendly and supportive colleague, and a number of old friends would like to know what has become of him.



The highly-professional "SpeakOut" anti-EU web-site is well worth a visit. It can be accessed at :-





Was it not Earl Disraeli, the Great British Imperialist, who said that "Principle is ever my motto, not expediency". The fact that Canadians have chosen the Maple Rag of Political Correctness and Communism shows that they are still too Politically Correct.

We need an Imperial Federation Society as that is the way forward as opposed to oblivion. We all know the British Empire was a force for good in this world, so there is nothing morally wrong with Imperialism.

Yours etc.,

Robert Shipley, Gillingham, U.K.




As I tried to explain to you many, many times... but you were too thick to understand: I am neither, nor have I ever been, politically left or right. I have little interest in politics, as I consider most politicians to be corrupt people who tell lies.

I most certainly did not make "a speaking tour of South Africa" with Gary Allen or anyone else. By pure coincidence — due to my passionate belief in Rhodesia — I was invited to speak by the Save Rhodesia Campaign in SA. There happened to be another speaker that same night named Gary Allen. I had never heard of him before and never had any contact with him after that night and have not the slightest interest in anything he did before or since. So, I most certainly never had what you untruthfully described as "a well-documented close involvement" with Allen... which only proves that you too tell libellous lies.

Equally certainly, Michael Hart-Jones and I did not form "a right-wing pressure group". I wrote a leaflet entitled "Rhodesia as it really is", of which 10 million copies were circulated in 42 countries. It was described by Peter Simple in his London Daily Telegraph column "Way of the World" as: "A drop of truth in an ocean of lies". Michael had no part in the writing or publication of this leaflet, which was done entirely by me. You are just one more person now contributing to that ocean of lies.

Stick to the truth and publish a retraction now or you will be hearing from my London solicitors, Harbottle & Lewis, where the senior partner, Robert Storer is a close, lifelong friend.

Yours etc.,

Derek Partridge, Las Vegas, U.S.A.

[Derek Partridge was a highly-respected RBC/RTV presenter during the mid-1970s, and subsequently became a good friend of the "Save Rhodesia Campaign/South Africa First Campaign". He did a tremendous amount of good work for the Rhodesian cause during the late-1970s, so we therefore remember him fondly and with great admiration from this period. It was therefore with extreme sadness and disbelief that we recently received this quite dumbfounding message from him, in which he astonishingly tries to deny his selfless efforts for the Rhodesian cause in the past. Even more incredibly, however, he seems to confirm the points which we made about his past activities in one part of this bizarre message, whilst calling them "libellous lies" in another! Derek Partridge spoke on the same "Save Rhodesia Campaign/South Africa First Campaign" platform as Gary Allen at the Durban City Hall on 15th February 1979 and at the Pietermaritzburg Town Hall on 16th February 1979 - and we still possess documented evidence to prove this (if any reader could provide evidence that he also spoke on the same platform as Gary Allen at other venues during this SRC/SAFC speaking tour of South Africa - as we believe - then we would be very pleased to learn details). Furthermore - as he himself admits - he wrote and produced two editions of an excellent pro-Rhodesian leaflet entitled "Rhodesia as it really is". Again we still possess copies of this leaflet, which Partridge actively encouraged branches of the SRC/SAFC (and of course there was probably no more right-wing organisation in South Africa at the time!) in both Cape Town and Durban to distribute - which needless to say they eagerly did! On the back page of the first edition of this pamphlet there is a large advert for what is clearly another facet of a pro-Rhodesian "pressure group", an organisation called "Women for Rhodesia", and on the back page of the second edition it is stated clearly "he [Partridge] wrote the original pamphlet in 1977, founded Women for Rhodesia to distribute it and became their first Chairman." We also still possess a copy of a publicity brochure for another clear facet of the evident "pressure group" which both Partridge and Michael Hart-Jones were involved with, the film-making company "Rhodesian International Productions" (who were aiming to produce a pro-Rhodesian documentary film also entitled "Rhodesia as it really is") which contains glowing cv's of both Partridge and Hart-Jones. Finally, if Derek Partridge is simply trying to claim that this indisputable "pressure group" which he was involved with was not "right-wing" then we are afraid that he has clearly confirmed this fact himself - not only by admitting that he spoke at least once on the platform of the right-wing "Save Rhodesia Campaign", but also by his open admission of contact with Peter Simple (Michael Wharton) of the "Daily Telegraph", as of course there was no more right-wing columnist working on Fleet Street at the time! In view of all this documented proof we therefore have no intention of publishing any "retraction" to the earlier comments which we made regarding Mr.Partridge's former pro-Rhodesian activities. - Ed.]




We had a beautiful passenger ship in Durban harbour last week. The tourists came ashore and 11 of them were mugged at knife and gunpoint on North Beach. All this in broad daylight. This is our main beachfront and supposed to be safe. There is a police station in the centre of this area yet not one policeman was in sight. Their comment was that it was just an "an unfortunate incident". Never mind that this sort of thing occurs on an almost daily basis.

Prior to this we had a world seminar and the delegates attending were mugged, stabbed etc on a daily basis. According to our local police once again it was the hotels' fault for not warning them!

The World Cup is going to prove rich pickings for the criminals running and ruining this country. The government is completely unconcerned and totally disinterested in what is happening. They waffle a few words on TV and in the newspapers every now and then, about what they are doing, and lie through their teeth about how crime is coming down. They give false statistics, and think we are all morons and believe them. The bottom line is they don't give a damn.

Could send you pages and pages of the horrific crimes we have to live with daily.

Yours etc.,

A.C., Durban, Natal




On the subject of terrorism, Jaco Strauss made some important points in his letter published in your December 2006 SCN. As a member of the British Conservative Party I felt very uncomfortable about David Cameron’s reported remarks concerning Nelson Mandela.

Jaco reminded us that on 20 May 1983 the ANC blew up 18 civilians through a car bomb explosion in Pretoria. Another reminder is that on 24 July 1964 John Harris, an anti-apartheid campaigner and close friend of the Hain family, planted a fatal bomb at Johannesburg train station. He confessed and was hanged for murder. Peter Hain read the eulogy at his funeral.

A little girl named Glynis Burleigh was injured in the blast. Her grandmother, born in Wales, was killed. Later, Glynis wrote to tell me the details. She said that while browsing the net she chanced to land on my website and liked the style. Of Peter Hain she said "It has often struck me as ironical that someone who has such close links to terrorism should have a standing in the present government".

The Guardian newspaper runs a feature called "My Story", for which people are invited to contribute a 1500-word account of some event in their lives. Thinking it might be good for their readers to have the true story of my successful private prosecution of Peter Hain for criminal conspiracy, I composed and sent in a piece. I realised it was not in keeping with their usual style of reporting, but I thought they might make an exception for once and print something that was not lefty liberal propaganda. It proved to be a vain hope of course.

The item in question can be accessed at:

Yours etc.,

Francis Bennion, Budleigh Salterton, U.K.




Whilst watching "The Choir" on BBC2 just now, for the World Choirs Festival 2006 in China, the procession of the countries was announced, and a banner read "Rhodesia", with the announcement saying the same. Not sure if the Chinese don't have a "Z" or what, but that is what they said.

Yours etc.,

R.Stevens, 400 yards outside London, U.K.




South Africa will inevitably (and is now) following the Zimbabwe model of "self destruction". We and other like-minded organizations can "raise the debate" on what is happening and be a catalyst for resistance and change. As Mao Tse Tung said "the people are only intelligent when they are hungry".

Expatriate South Africans and supporters will flock to the Springbok Club banner as history unfolds. Watch them come!

Yours etc.,

Rob Paulson, London, U.K.




I was speaking to a Black man from Namibia [SWA] the other day, and what he said brought home to me the reason why we are being invaded by so many people from other countries, taking what they can. It was a simple statement "The colonials ran away and left us to starve at the hand of power-hungry thieves. The colonials looked after us but our new rulers ensure we starve. Now we take everything we can take from these stupid English"

Yours etc.,

M.H.G., Crawley, U.K.


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