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Springbok Newsletter

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

 

July 2018 edition

 

We are not by nature believers in conspiracy theories, and always dismiss lunatics such as Alex Jones and David Icke with the contempt which they deserve.

 

There have however recently been a number of happenings which have caused us great concern and which have definitely tended to suggest that there is something very disturbing going on in Britain – perhaps throughout the Western world – at the moment, and that perhaps the word “conspiracy” could be appropriate.

 

Firstly we learnt via social media that Tommy Robinson – the charismatic former leader of the English Defence League and a leading patriotic activist renowned for exposing the extent of the Islamic danger facing the UK – had been arrested for “contempt of court” outside Leeds Crown Court on Friday 25th May and then summarily sentenced to 13 months imprisonment. It was not so much the draconian length of this sentence for a technical offence (Tommy Robinson was merely live-streaming a speech which he was making outside the Court prior to the trial of an Islamic gang accused of various heinous sexual crimes against young women – most of whom were incidentally their fellow Muslims!) which concerned and worried us most however, but the fact that his arrest and controversial sentence received practically no publicity in the mainstream media the following day. The following weekend, however, a mass-protest was held in Whitehall demanding the immediate release of Tommy Robinson, with Whitehall crowded with tens of thousands of supporters of Tommy Robinson’s right of free speech all the way from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street. The speed with which this massive protest had been organised at short notice almost entirely through social media (and sinisterly with inaccurate announcements about its alleged cancellation being broadcast in the underground network) clearly demonstrates the widespread popularity which Tommy Robinson enjoys, and the groundswell of anger against his imprisonment. Speakers on a hastily-erected platform set-up outside the entrance to Downing Street included Gerald Batten, the leader of UKIP, and Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), who had flown over from the Netherlands at short notice specially to address this gathering - thus showing clearly that support for Tommy Robinson extended far beyond the fringes to the established patriotic parties of Europe. Again the most disturbing factor about this unprecidented demonstration in central London was the fact that it received practically no publicity in the mainstream media – both electronic and print – the following day.

 

A month later, on Saturday 23rd June, the second anniversary of the glorious Brexit Referendum victory, a celebration march was organised in London by a coalition of pro-Leave groups, which inevitably attracted tens of thousands of patriotic Britons (official figures stated over twenty thousand). Unfortunately on the same day a group of “remoaner” die-hards organised a counter-demonstration which was apparently financed by the sinister George Soros (the devious Hungarian-American financier who has become an extreme hate-figure in his native Hungary) and which contained significant numbers – if not a majority – of foreign nationals. Instead of giving prominence to the main pro-Brexit celebration march however, the mainstream media – again both electronic and print – gave their overwhelmingly publicity to the rival demo’ by “George Soros’s rent-a-mob”, in one case even sickeningly using footage of the pro-Leave march to illustrate a report about their opponents!

 

There were many supporters of our movement at both these events which were either unreported or mis-reported by the mainstream media, and all have testified regarding the massive sizes of both demonstrations. Even more significantly we have been contacted by several supporters from the United States, Australia and New Zealand who have enquired with us for more information about the Tommy Robinson situation, whereas they actually seem to know more about it than we do! Furthermore we have heard that demonstrations protesting against the imprisonment of Tommy Robinson have taken place outside British consulates in both Houston, Texas,  and Auckland, New Zealand, again without any mention in the UK media. A supporter has also informed us in private correspondence about two other most alarming cases which have seemingly received practically no mention in the mainstream media, firstly the murder in jail by a Muslim fanatic of Kevan Stafford who had earlier been imprisoned for a harmless anti-Islamic prank, and the prosecution of two brave Britons, Jim Matthews and Aidan James, who had volunteered to fight with the Kurds against the ISIS/ISIL terrorists.

 

Quite clearly something very, very disturbing seems to be going on in the UK at the moment, with all sections of the media – not only the liberal media but also more alarmingly the conservative press as well – seemingly being cowered into either not reporting or completely mis-reporting any manifestation of patriotic resistance to the Islamic danger facing the country, or attempts by pro-EU elements to reverse the will of the British people to Leave the EU. It has been suggested that  governmental pressure on the media in this regard has been motivated by fear of massive uprisings around the country, but whether these uprisings are feared from patriots or from the extreme Left and their immigrant allies is not certain. Regardless of the reason for this fear, muzzling the traditionally free British media is not the way to deal with the situation. If the authorities are serious in their desire to prevent civil unrest then they should take action to eliminate subversive organisations such as the “Socialist Workers Party” and “Momentum”, and to initiate a speedy programme of repatriation for all immigrants and their descendents who do not show loyality to the country in which they currently reside and to its traditions.

 

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

 

The Springbok Club held a most interesting and successful meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Anthony “Tony” Williams. Mr. Williams had been actively involved in patriotic organisations in the UK during his youth, and as a result had been a full-hearted supporter of his Rhodesian kith and kin during the UDI era, becoming an active member of the Anglo-Rhodesian Society, and furthermore was one of the members of the famous party of five [then] young members of the Anglo-Rhodesia Society who toured Rhodesia in 1976 in order to express their solidarity with the Rhodesian people. Mr. Williams subsequently emigrated to Australia in 1999, thus maintaining his stance of belief in the solidarity of his British kith and kin around the globe. In a scintillating speech entitled “Patriotism in the modern era: An Australian perspective”, Mr. Williams told much about the current situation in Australia, emphasising that it faced many of the same problems as Britain and the rest of the Western world. He also recounted many of his experiences from the famous 1976 tour of Rhodesia, and expressed pleasant surprise at many positive signs which he had seen in the UK during his return visit. In particular he told how delighted he had been with the triumph for the “Vote Leave” cause during the 2016 EU referendum, and how he hoped and believed that this would signal far closer trading, social and cultural links between the UK and Australia post-Brexit.

 

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On Thursday 2nd August the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the British Library in London in order to view a special exhibition being held there about Capt. James Cook, the famous explorer and navigator. More precise details about this trip will of course be circulated to all members and supporters of the Springbok Club in due course, but for more information e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk

 

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The Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this most important and inspiring event has been scheduled for Sunday 16th September, and as this will be the first such ceremony since the sad death of Mr. Peter Sladden (who initiated the continuation of this annual ceremony which previously took place at Cecil Square, Salisbury, Rhodesia) it will therefore be staged in special honour of his memory. We ask all supporters to diarise this date therefore, and to make every effort to attend this year’s special event.

 

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

 

The Patriotic Forum celebrated Canada Day this year by staging a most enjoyable and informative trip to Greenwich in order to visit several sites associated with General James Wolfe, who of course was the commanding officer of British forces at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on 13th September 1759, a victory which secured Canada as a British possession. The trip started with a visit to St.Alfege’s Church in Greenwich where General Wolfe is buried and where several pictures and other items associated with him are on display, including a real Canadian Flag which was presented to the church by the Duke of Connaught, the one-time Governor-General of Canada. After this the Patriotic Forum party moved on to the near-by National Maritime Museum where several other pictures and artifacts associated with General Wolfe are on display, before climbing Greenwich Hill to view the statue of General Wolfe which stands at the top, where a few words of praise were said, and then finally to the adjacent Macartney House where he lived during his youth. Finally the Patriotic Forum party took a pleasant stroll across Blackheath, observing some other historic houses along the way, before finishing up at a most hospitable pub to end what had been a truly enthralling day.

 

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Details of the Patriotic Forum's forthcoming July meeting are as follows :-

 

Date :  Thursday 19th July 2018

 

Time :  18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

 

Venue :  The Civil Service Club  (either the Trafalgar Room or the Elizabethan Room, to be allocated on the day)

13/15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HJ (nearest tube stations: Embankment and Westminster)

 

Guest Speaker :  Mr. MARKO GASIC  B.A. (Hons)

 

Marko Gasic was born in 1957 at Ilkley in Yorkshire of Serbian descent (his Serbian Royalist father having had to escape from Tito’s Yugoslavia after WWII), and is a renowned broadcaster and a leading commentator on global geopolitics. He studied and graduated in Modern European History at the University of Sussex. When he last spoke for us in 2014 he gave an extremely informative and captivating speech about the current situation in the Balkans, but in this subsequent talk he will be concentrating upon the highly acclaimed book which he has edited, Folly and Malice: the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One (Shepheard-Walwyn, London, 2017)., which details the true causes of the First World War.

 

The significance of Marko Gasic’s contribution to Folly and Malice is acknowledged in the book by its author, John Zametica. Reviewing the work, renowned academic Professor Vernon Bogdanor calls Folly and Malice "a seminal work which forces readers to reflect further on issues they had thought settled…a powerfully argued work, whose conclusions will be carefully studied by historians for many years”. Prof. Sir Hew Strachan writes: "A brilliant piece of historical writing on one of the most important aspects of the outbreak of the First World War.” Based on the latest research outlined in Folly and Malice, Marko will deconstruct the standard story about what led to WW1 in the Balkans and explain the reality in an easy-to-follow way.  Covering a litany of historical errors by academics great and good, he will seek to show how a number of genre-leading WW1 academics have been caught sleep-walking. The great conspiracy story that wasn’t. The great reformer who wasn’t. The war-stirring alliance that was desperate for peace. Is history just intellectual fashion or can we trust it to act like a science? Come and find out.

 

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Later on during the year the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU, and in September will be staging a special event to celebrate Gibraltar Day.. Further details about all these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN..

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASK FORCE

 

We have recently received the following most important message from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force :-

 

The previous First Lady, Grace Mugabe is under investigation for smuggling and exportation of ivory, gold and diamonds out of Zimbabwe. Investigators only touched the tip of the iceberg as it is believed that Ms. Mugabe started smuggling as early as 2005 while serving in her role as First Lady. Ms. Mugabe had a history of being very friendly with one of the female Chinese Nationals and it is of our opinion that they were likely working together. ZCTF believes that the investigation into Ms. Mugabe’s alleged smuggling activities should be carried out by an independent agency. We have been following the practices of CIO airport security for a number of years. It is possible that under Ms. Mugabe’s instruction, ivory was smuggled onto planes that flew directly to China under the watchful eye of airport 1security.’ After the investigation takes place, if Ms. Mugabe and other senior members of government are found guilty or involved in the smuggling of ivory, they should be prosecuted and brought to justice. Monies derived from the sale of ivory and wildlife should be confiscated and repaid to the National Parks.

 

“The Professional Hunters (PH) fraternity of Zimbabwe lost all ethics of hunting when they killed collared wildlife. Ethical considerations fell to the wayside during the previous regime due to corruption and greed. The death of the big tusked elephant in Gonarezhou can be added to the increasing list of collared animals killed by trophy hunters to include Cecil and Xanda among others. There are too many conflicting reports offered up by researchers, safari operators, hunters and people responsible for collaring the wildlife.  A Memorandum of Understanding between hunters, safari operators and researchers should state that any collared animal should not be shot, killed or disturbed in any manner. People involved in hunting a collared animal should be penalized appropriately to deter others from committing similar actions. The Professional Hunter involved with the recent killing of the collared big tusked elephant is part owner of the Three Monkeys Restaurant in Victoria Falls. We believe this restaurant is a lucrative business that serves a wide variety of exotic meat and steaks. The procurement and source of the meat served leaves the ZCTF highly suspicious, as no matter what you order in the way of steaks and or meat, they seem to have it. People should be aware that in many instances they are eating wildlife.

 

“ZCTF has just learned that four lions and ten hyenas have been captured for export to China. These numbers are in addition to the eighteen hyenas and ten lions exported earlier to China. China placed a new order for an additional 200 baby elephants. The new order for 200 baby elephants is in addition to the outstanding order of 100 baby elephants that remain to be captured. This is NOT conservation. Earlier in February, four crocodiles were captured in Hwange to be exported to China. This capture occurred under the new President. It appears nothing much has changed at this point. Perhaps positive changes for conservation will happen with the election of a new democratic government.

 

“In addition to the loss of wildlife due to poaching and hunting; habitat loss is at an all-time high through deforestation. Trees, indigenous to Zimbabwe, are being felled. These trees and timber are being exported out of Zimbabwe to China. This has to stop. CITES gave their constitution, governing rules and regulations to the world. Too many regulations are being broken and ignored in Africa. Nothing is being done. Where is CITES as the habitats and wildlife are being pillaged in Africa?”

 

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force can now be contacted at: Admin1@zimconservationtaskforce.com  

 

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THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

 

As could have been expected, Russia produced a superbly organised and trouble-free FIFA World Cup Tournament this year – in stark contrast to all the chaos and fiascos of the 2010 Tournament!

 

The French team is of course to be congratulated upon winning the competition this year, and Croatia should also be praised for reaching the final with such a small population base. There has however been an increasing worry concerning the tournament over the past couple of decades alas, and this concerns the increasing number of foreign players – “football mercenaries” as they have accurately been termed – representing Western European countries. Practically every Western European team (with the exception of Iceland) fielded some Non-White players in their line-ups this year, with France, Belgium and England being the worst offenders. This was not the case with any of the Eastern European countries however, as Russia, Serbia, Poland and of course Croatia itself fielded sides which seemed to consist entirely of their own people, and the same of course applied to all the Asian and African teams in this year’s competition.

 

It is not as if Black players are any more skillful at the game of Soccer of course, as none of the five competing African nations managed to progress past this year’s group stages. It should also not be forgotten that when England last won the FIFA World Cup with their iconic side of 1966 their entire squad consisted of ethnic Britons, even though there was already a very large Non-White immigrant population in the country by that time. It also strikes us that it is very unfair to the African countries for Western European teams to steal all of their best players, for if all the African players in their sides were allowed to play for their countries of ethnic origin then surely at least one of them would have been able to advance past the group stages?

 

Many may argue that France could never have won this year’s competition without their “Football mercenaries” – but to this we respond that if Croatia were able to reach the final with an entirely Croatian team then surely France, with an indigenous population over 12 times as large, should surely have been able to field a winning side consisting entirely of Frenchmen, and thus bring true and unembarrassing glory to their nation!

 

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CIB’S REQUEST FOR ON-LINE PUBLICITY

 

We have recently received a request from the Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB) asking us to help them in publicising their latest on-line campaigns. It reads as follows :-

 

We would be very grateful for any publicity you are able to give us. It is a broadly based platform of interesting, able speakers at a crucial time.

 

“We now have FaceBook and Eventbrite event pages set up for CIB public rallies. 

 

“Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065238743755705/

 

“Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brexit-respect-the-result-tickets-44818349891

 

“Please could I ask everyone to help us spread the word as much as possible by doing some or all of the following:

  • From your FaceBook account, click 'attending' on the event page.
  • 'Invite' Brexiteer FaceBook friends via the FaceBook event.
  • Share the event on any pro-Brexit social media pages you control/administrate, and in pro-Brexit discussion groups. Likewise on mailing lists.
  • Share with any media contacts.”

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

 

We have recently received another very important Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) which we believe is of equal importance to those which we circulated during the last two months. It reads as follows :-

 

“The farmers who hold legal title to their land, will decide about the status thereof. They are tired when other role players outside the agricultural sector, want to prescribe as to what should happen to agricultural land or what farmers should do with it. Therefore, no proposal or agreement would be acceptable if the main role players have not been involved in the discussions.

“This was the reaction of Mr Louis Meintjes, president of TAU SA, after the organisations took note at a very late stage of the National Forum for Dialogue’s conference scheduled for 27 and 28 March 2019 in Johannesburg to discuss expropriation without compensation.

“After making enquiries, TAU SA was invited at a late stage to attend. However, TAU SA decided not to attend because the integrity of the conference is in doubt.

“Their point of departure is the general statement that colonialism or apartheid resulted in land being stolen from black people. ‘For a considerable period of time, TAU SA supported a conference where the history of ownership of land, supported by supporting facts, could be discussed. This proposal has fallen on deaf ears, because apparently government prefers not to face historical facts which might indicate that Black people have equally doubtful claims to land’, according to Mr Meintjes. ‘The crated untruth that farmers have stolen their land, should now be dissected to enable us that the true history can be recorded thus enabling us to face the future without any doubts in this regard. Last weeks’ report by Moody’s stated prominently that policy certainty is now required. Agriculture has voiced the same sentiments repeatedly, but the issue affecting food production and ownership of land is growing because of doubts of government’s commitment to private ownership and the free market system. It rather seems as if a gradual shift to communism and socialism is in process.’

“Mr Meintjes stated clearly that nobody has a mandate to talk on behalf of TAU SA members, or farmers who are not involved in organised agriculture. ‘It is ridiculous that a grouping of people could convey a conference involving the property of farmers without them being present. Nobody has the right to discuss the legitimate property of somebody, and the possible expropriation thereof’, Mr Meintjes said.”

 

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GLITCH IN APRIL EDITION OF THE SCN

 

We have recently been informed that a “glitch” appeared when the April 2018 Edition of the SCN was circulated to subscribers, which resulted in the entire text appearing twice. We therefore apologise for this error and for any confusion which it may have caused.

 

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

 

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

 

Please use the search request form at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

 

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_springbk

 

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

 

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority  Their web-site can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

 

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BOOK OFFERS

 

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

 

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

 

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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

 

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

 

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at:  www.diadembooks.com

 

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

 

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

 

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

 

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

 

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

 

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

 

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

 

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

 

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

 

 To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

 

No.236  -  Mr. FRANK PRITCHARD of Springs

 

Frank Pritchard lived at Springs in the Transvaal during the mid-1970s. He was a most friendly and hospitable person and an avid sports fan. Although not Jewish himself, he was a keen supporter of the South African Maccabi Sports Federation, and regularly wore a Maccabi South Africa tie. One of his sons was also a keen road cyclist who harboured ambitions to become a professional cyclist. Unfortunately contact with him ceased many years ago, but it would be very interesting to learn what became of him, and whether his son did ever achieve his ambition.

 

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

 

One of the few mainstream journalists who has been brave enough to cover the draconian imprisonment of Tommy Robinson and the massive resulting demonstrations in his support has been Katie Hopkins. Although originally a staff reporter and columnist for national newspapers including The Sun, Katie Hopkins now operates as a freelance journalist writing her own regular on-line blog, many articles from which being subsequently syndicated to other news outlets. Katie Hopkins of course became a hate-figure for the extreme Left because of her forthright opposition to the migrant swarm invading Europe a few years ago in her column in The Sun, but has also constantly highlighted the quasi-genocide campaign being waged against White South Africans by the ANC terrorist regime, and has also taken a most praiseworthy and courageous forthright pro-Israel stance. Her excellent blog-spot web-site can be viewed at :-

 

https://hopkinsworld.com

 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

THORNBERRY IN THE SIDE

 

Sir,

 

Emily Thornberry, Labour's shadow Foreign Secretary, could not be more wrong when she makes disparaging remarks about the British Empire. The British Empire did far more good than harm and I regard its fall as ranking alongside the rise of Communism and fall of monarchies as among the greatest disasters of the twentieth century. 

 

As for South Africa - leaving aside the fact that apartheid was objectively socialist - it may be more democratic and at least free of the old Mary Whitehouse-style censorship now, but the old government was more competent and a lot less corrupt. I would add that shrinking the old economy with sanctions was hardy in the country's long-term interest; on the contrary, I once met an exile who said that the way to end apartheid was to double foreign investment in South Africa. Opposition Conservative leader Andries Treurnicht once observed that "a free market economy and social integration would make apartheid impossible."

 

Yours etc.,

 

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

 

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CRY THE LUCKY COUNTRY

 

Sir,

 

Excellent SCN as usual [April 2018 Edition – Ed.], so much information. You will be pleased to  learn that Australia will be accepting a number of White South African farmers under its refugee programme because of these farmers being persecuted because of their race i.e. just for being White. There is a particularly large South African/Rhodesian community in the State of Western Australia and they have lobbied very well, with the help of Federal Representative Andrew Hastie. The Immigration Minister, Dutton, has supported the effort. This is indeed good news but the Left who supports refugees, particularly if they are Coloured, have gone bananas, screaming "racism" and "fascism". These loony tunes lefties will fail in their hatred for anyone 'White'. These farmers from South Africa will blend in well, work hard and adhere to our nation's Institutions. Ninety per cent of the refugees from third world countries are still on benefits after ten years - this will not happen with the South Africans. They will enjoy a great deal of support and help from their own community and by the Australian community at large, once they arrive in Australia.

 

Yours etc.,

 

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

 

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WHINGING REMOANERS

 

Sir,

 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/project-fears-brexit-predictions-were-wrong-by-£100-billion-new-report-says/ar-AAwbTH3?ocid=spartandhp  

 

How gratifying then that those still in the “remain” camp should have this news given to them for breakfast. However liberals (liberals with small L) encompass all those whose dream is to destroy Great Britain by their trendy ways, so can be from left or alleged conservatives like Blair, Cameron and cronies, and thus shall always hate having lost the referendum. I hated losing the referendum in South Africa but I lived with it, and did not have the permanent whinge trip they have embarked upon. The figures show the total opposite of what was predicted by them to the tune of £100 billion already.

 

Have a brilliant day, all of you.

 

Yours etc.,

 

Andrew Hope-Hall, Worcester, U.K.

 

This recent edition of the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa)'s "South Africa Bulletin" gives a very interesting and informative overview of the economic situation in the "new" South Africa following the sellout to ANC terrorist rule in 1994. It is well worth a read :-
 

 
Subject: INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN: THE GREED CONTINUES - TRYING TO "TOP-UP" BLACK EMPOWERMENT

SOUTH AFRICA BULLETIN

from the headquarters of

TAU SA in Pretoria

Web: www.tlu.co.za

Tel.: + 27 12 804 8031       Fax: + 27 12 804 2014

E-mail: info@tlu.co.za

April 25, 2018

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The Bulletin attached hereto is provided as a means to inform stakeholders of agricultural developments in South Africa. These International Bulletins are distributed at regular intervals and can also be found on TAU SA’s website at www.tlu.co.za.

TAU SA is the oldest agricultural union in South Africa and has been in existence since 1897. The mission of the union is to ensure a productive and safe existence for its members on the land they own. Current reality in South Africa indicates that this is not possible at the moment due to a variety of actions and threats against commercial farmers.

Your comment regarding the Bulletins and other information provided to you is valuable and will be appreciated. However should you prefer not to receive information from TAU SA, simply tick the "unsubscribe" link below.

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THE GREED CONTINUES: TRYING TO "TOP-UP" BLACK EMPOWERMENT

The introduction of the concept of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in South Africa presupposed that this particular population sector had been historically suppressed economically and were not given a chance to partake in the South African economy. Yet many black businessmen flourished during apartheid and well before, not to mention the country’s Indians whose business prowess is well known. They have always prospered wherever they are: their forefathers arrived in South Africa as indentured labourers, brought to this country by the British in the nineteenth century. They worked hard and pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, and they were never “empowered”. Nor were the whites.

Came the 1994 election and South Africa’s new ANC rulers and their struggle friends were enjoined to take up opportunities purportedly denied them for hundreds of years. They were now in the economic driving seat, so to speak. This hoped-for blossoming of heretofore suppressed economic prowess didn’t happen. History may have the answer: missionaries and others wrote about the black tribal groups they encountered in the mid nineteenth century in southern Africa. There was no established economic activity at all, with the exception of barter and plunder. A Western-style economic tradition was not generic to these societies.

This past dilemma should not have been a deterrent to those now holding the reins however. For more than 150 years their forefathers lived side by side with Europeans, Indians and others who progressed economically through their own efforts. South Africa’s economic development matched that of the rest of the Western world.

During the post-election Mandela presidency, many blacks entered the economy on their own steam, while thousands of whites remained within the civil service and kept South Africa’s ship of state on an even keel. It looked as if South Africa was on a roll until the ruling clique and their pals realised the masses would contribute very little to South Africa’s economic prosperity, except for their labour. Other forms of funding would have to be found to bring the masse into the economy, as promised pre-election. Jobs for everyone had been the clarion cry! This was the theoretical justification for the introduction of BEE – to broaden black participation in the economy.  

The Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998 was supposed “to achieve equity in the work place by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment”. This precipitated the wholesale co-option of blacks onto company boards and into shareholdings, the latter by way of financing these shares for the new shareholders in said companies. The masses had been promised a share of South Africa’s wealth and the golden geese were the wealth creators – the private sector which included agriculture.

Businesses were an ideal target to fulfil the goals of BEE. Businesses didn’t exist unless they were profitable. BEE thus became a tool to enrich those who could not create but who voraciously consumed. The word “transformation” was added to the lexicon and the focus moved to farming, with a swathe of legislation so designed that agriculture was forced to provide social and financial support to hundreds of thousands of rural workers. In addition, thousands of farms were handed over to beneficiaries, which farms now lie fallow or have become squatter camps.

This BEE policy was supposed to create a “trickle-down” economic bonanza for the masses, fuelled by BEE recipients who could develop businesses with a financial leg up from the private sector. As with the farms, it was all take and no give. All this policy achieved was make a small black coterie fabulously rich, one of whom is South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa who, in 2012 before he became the ANC’s vice president, was worth R5,67 billion according to Forbes magazine.

 

LARCENY

Business accepted this BEE larceny with hardly a peep, possibly believing that if they gave a little now, the governing takers would leave them alone in the future. It was a serious mistake. They should have said “no” to the legalised theft from the beginning. In 1999 John Kane Berman, then head of the SA Institute of Race Relations, warned that the word “transformation” had “no fixed abode in the dictionary of political discourse”. Business should therefore not give the government a blank cheque by endorsing transformation, he said. ”Unfortunately South Africa seems to have put its critical faculties on hold. This is also a problem in the media and non-government organisations”.

 

AGRICULTURE

Some sectors of agriculture also tried to appease BEE demands. TAU SA has hit back at the government’s ever-increasing anti-farming antipathy. In March of this year, TAU SA president Louis Meintjes declared that farmers themselves will decide what happens to their land, this after a debate about the new SA president’s declaration of expropriation of land without compensation. This debate included people and groups who have nothing to do with land. “We are tired of people outside agriculture prescribing to us what should happen to agricultural land”, said the TAU SA president. In addition, the government’s decision to pass a motion regarding this expropriation of land without compensation “resulted in two European projects in South African agriculture being cancelled”, he added.

 

TOP UP FUNDING

It wasn’t long before the proponents of the BEE “top up” idea entered the fray. They tried this on the mining sector which, like TAU SA, dug in its heels. Mining’s rule for BEE ownership was tested in the courts when BEE beneficiaries declared they should always be empowered, even if they sold their shares. The Chamber of Mines disputed a provision in the 2017 Mining Charter which required holders of mining rights to “top up” black ownership of its mines to 30% if this fell below that level. The court ruled in the mining industry’s favour.

(This reveals the culture of entitlement which is now a government behavioural norm. They and their supporters are entitled to everything because of what they call “an historic inequality”. This is propagated by the media which fuels the fire of constant demands. These demands are necessary to keep the kleptocracy up and running.)

As was expected, the government is appealing the court ruling. This does not auger well for the mining industry, and foreign investment will surely take a step back while the case grinds through South Africa’s notoriously slow court system. A government which has already been indulged by the business community has no qualms about demanding more.

And more! Despite their gross inefficiency and corruptive tendencies, the public sector is constantly on the demand bandwagon. The growth of wages has tipped public finances into imbalance. (Business Day 5.4.18). The government spends 32.5% of all expenditure on salaries. The number of public servants in absolute terms grew between 2007 and 2013. South Africa’s public sector pay as a proportion of GDP is higher than the average in the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development, a club of rich nations. “Public sector unions have become untouchable” says Business Day.

In this financial year’s budget, instead of cutting wages and jobs, the government raised taxes and cut infrastructure spending to try and fill the R50 billion shortfall in the budget. Holding on to power means more than life itself to the ANC, and power fuels entitlement. The ANC’s supporters, their power base, come first, above all else.

Yet our media is replete with the horrors of white privilege and Eurocentric cultural norms. The focus is skewed.

Says author and commentator R.W. Johnson: “South Africa became a democracy in 1994, fully 30 years after the rest of Africa, and many of its problems now are simply a re-enactment of where most of Africa went wrong. Everywhere the continent is governed by a bureaucratic bourgeoisie which is almost wholly unproductive and parasitic.”

“Black empowerment is just another scheme to help black businessmen. Many black shareholders, having received their share at sub-par prices, quickly cashed them in for a quick profit. This lead to government demands that companies “empower” another set of black shareholders to bring the equity back to its original figure”.

Is this a recipe for success? And from where originates the culture of entitlement? Usually one is entitled to something one has earned, or achieved. The ANC has done nothing for South Africa except plunder and destroy. Their entitlement is way out of line.

This recent edition of the TAU (SA) Bulletin is very interesting. It illustrates clearly why European colonisation was so beneficial to South Africa - and indeed to the "third world" in general, and why its potential re-establishment could still yet save the country and the world. Such a philosophy is of course the motivation behind the re-branding of our magazine S.A.Patriot-in-Exile as The Imperial Patriot,
 

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COLONIALISM – WHAT WAS THE ALTERNATIVE?

Colonialism, apartheid and more recently, white monopoly capitalism have become part and parcel of South Africa’s political lexicon: as the country sinks into disarray, scapegoats are sought.

We quote below some excerpts from an article penned by Bennie van Zyl, TAU SA’s general secretary.

“The debate around colonialism was recently aggravated by a tweet by the Democratic Alliance Western Cape premier Helen Zille who declared that much had been gained in South Africa from colonialism, quoting piped water, transport infrastructure and an independent judiciary as a few examples” declared Bennie van Zyl, General Manager of TAU SA in the March/April edition of Harvest magazine. “This is of course true because from where else did these elements of civilization emanate? They are but a smidgen of what the colonialists bequeathed to South Africa and indeed to many nations around the world during the colonial era.”

“In most affected countries, the legacies of colonialism, both good and bad, are openly acknowledged: what physically existed after the colonialists left was built upon and certainly not complained about. No one repudiated the legacy because it would have been obtuse to do so. Those who castigated Ms. Zille and forced her to apologise didn’t seem to realize they were rejecting empirical history.”

Says MR. Van Zyl: “In 2013, former finance minister Trevor Manuel declared that “Africa’s conquest by European and Western powers, and South Africa’s rule by a supreme white minority, is that racial, religious, social, political and economic divides (or lines) were drawn to the exclusion and detriment of the black majority during those eras. Although colonialism entailed the extraction and use of Africa’s mineral capital and labour resources by non-African countries, white African descendants also received a fair share of those resources and were better off compared to the destitute black African majority who mainly served as workers (slaves) and farm peasants for the benefit of the privileged minority group”.

‘There are other protagonists of “decolonization”: one Suren Pillay told an audience at Azania House, Wits University in June 2015 that he was perplexed as to what to do with the universities ‘we have inherited within the larger question of justice and the transformation of the wrongs of apartheid’. His long and lugubrious castigation was peppered with the usual suspects: rich whites, the violence of migrant labour, settler colonialism’s political violence and capitalism’s economic violence. He then waxed lyrical about the achievements of some “African” universities, all of which were in the Arab nations in Africa, way above sub-Sahara. He doesn’t like South African education’s ‘Eurocentric world view’ and ‘white supremacy’, but he didn’t actually come up with an alternative to that which he reluctantly inherited!”

ALTERNATIVE

“None of the complainants can”, said Mr. van Zyl, ”because there is no alternative. There never was an alternative.” Those who wrote the history of South Africa were the colonialists because they possessed the written word. Those who developed the mining industry did so because those who inhabited this land for millenia did nothing about the minerals underfoot, if they knew they were there at all! He continued: ”Those who built the roads and the railways, the schools and universities, the factories, the dams and who gave us electricity, clean water and enough food to feed a growing population were the colonialists or the settlers or whatever one wants to call them.”

What is the alternative to the 35 00 commercial farmers who feed South Africa’s 55 million odd population?

If Mr. Manuel doesn’t like the system bequeathed to South Africa by the colonialists, why didn’t his forefathers start their own civilization? He calls European colonialism a “negative legacy”. So what did his forefathers contribute to present-day South Africa? While his new president Cyril Ramaphosa talks about taking land “without compensation”, clearly the president is referring to productive farmland. His party always takes what is productive because clearly they can’t produce anything for themselves. What kind of contribution to civilization did they offer? What are they now offering? Why doesn’t Mr. Manuel’s government cultivate the land that is fallow and try to grow something. They can’t? Then leave alone those who can!

WORLD

“Colonialism was an important political development that commenced in the 16th century” said Mr. van Zyl. “Its basic aim was to expand trade and power. Certainly countries were exploited in the Middle East, the Far East, Australia (a British penal colony!), the United States and elsewhere. Some rebelled against European imperialism and control earlier than others, and gained independence. But some legacies like the Suez Canal became an endowment to the whole world. In Africa many of today’s rail networks were built by the colonialists, and are still in use. Some are the only reliable links between towns. India’s huge rail network built by the British was at one stage the only means of long distance travel in that country, and today that same rail network connects millions of people every day. We don’t hear India publicly denigrating this colonial legacy!”

Colonialists settled inlands where, to them, there was no sign of development. Australia’s aborigines occupied that continent for 40 000 years and never evolved further than basic dwellings and hunting tools. But are Australians disparaged the same way white South Africans are for proceeding along the same path to development throughout the years?

“Many countries originally colonized have become world leaders - Korea today is designated one of the world’s top nations, in so many categories. Yet sixty years ago it was an ash heap, almost destroyed by war. Erstwhile colonies such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and some countries in Africa are thriving. Many would have given their eye teeth to have had a country like South Africa handed to them on a plate”, declares van Zyl.

‘It should be noted that those who provide the world with financial and other aid to the third world, countries that are now world powers, were developed by the progeny of colonialists. Former US President George Bush is a descendant of colonialists, as are the Australian, the Canadian and the New Zealand prime ministers.” When they offer assistance to South Africa to fight Aids, for example, are they rejected because they are colonialists?

“Those who decry colonialism are, ironically, those who partake in it to the hilt. They communicate in the language of the colonialist, they wear Western clothes, drive Western cars and when they get sick, they head straight for Western hospitals. They sit in Western-style parliaments and utilize those systems to govern. They jet far and wide in Western air planes, stay at Western-style hotels in Western capitals and usually present the begging bowl to the Eurocentrists in those countries.”

“The hypocrisy of this attitude is succinctly set out by John Kane-Berman, a fellow at the South African Institute of Race Relations. Commenting on the preposterous reaction to Ms. Helen Zille’s tweet about colonialism in 2017, Mr.Kane-Berman says the reaction to her remarks about colonialism ‘reminds us yet again how vigorously free speech needs to be defended……… against the more insidious threat from all those virtue-signallers who would shut it down by intellectual intimidation and moral one-upmanship of the kind that has characterized some of the attacks on Ms. Zille by journalists and academics.’”

Continues Mr. Kane-Berman: ‘South Africa’s twin ruling parties, the African National Congress (ANC) and the SA Communist Party (SACP) rely heavily on depicting black people as helpless victims of various forms of white malfeasance, among them apartheid, colonialism, white monopoly capital, institutionalized racism and of course the ineradicable sin of ‘whiteness’ itself. The presumption of helpless and irretrievable black victimhood serves to legitimize a powerful policy response. This includes legislation ….to ‘empower’ people unable to do anything for themselves without the help of the state or the white man.’

‘This intrusive state …… also undermines individual effort and self-reliance on the part of the presumed victims making someone or something else the scapegoat for every ill that afflicts them. Somebody needs to resist this never-ending search for scapegoats among whites, some of them long dead.’

“The debilitating ideology of victimhood” as Kane-Berman puts it is of course behind the blame game against colonialism. As we said, if you don’t like what was bequeathed to you, start something yourself, an alternative. Otherwise leave well alone that needs to be left alone. No South African who knows history, let alone our country’s world observers, are fooled for one moment that the finger pointing blame game is nothing more than a cover-up for the state’s inadequacies.”

Last month we re-circulated a most interesting analysis which we had received from the London barrister Malcolm Horne regarding Ramaphosa's proposed Mugabe-style land-theft via this list. We have now received a further expanded analysis of the situation from the same source, which we forward below :-
 


Subject: Land appropriation in SA

Malcolm Horne, a London barrister has written in very blunt terms regarding the planned land-grab in South Africa: “You cannot have land expropriation without compensation. It is illegal under international law. It is contrary to a dozen treaties that South Africa has signed and ratified. As such, it is a principle that is also enshrined in South African domestic law. You cannot change the Constitution, therefore, to make it legal; Treaty law is superior law, it always applies.”

In days gone by I might have drawn some comfort from this warning but I’ve seen too much in my years on the benighted continent to believe points of law, no matter how pertinent and how seemingly binding, will make the slightest bit of difference.

One of the first political discussions I recall being witness to was the aftermath of the Congo carnage following the granting of independence to a lunatic by the name of Patrice Lumumba. The Belgians fled for their lives and the country collapsed into civil war which continues today. Independent rule in Zambia and Tanzania was quickly followed by nationalisation, the denial of property rights and those economies quickly crumbled but mountains of Western largesse poured in, most of which was stolen. Nobody was censured of course, because the liberal socialists running Europe were on their knees saying sorry for being white.

When Mozambique acquired independence in 1975, informed Portuguese citizens expressed optimism; they were sure, Frelimo, the new ruling party under Samora Machel, would not make the same mistake. Well they were dead wrong; he not only made the same mistake, he compounded it; moving expeditiously and sometimes violently to seize all private property. The Portuguese ran for the exits and in six months, a once vibrant economy was in ruins. Again, the world, following Europe’s lead, rewarded this zealot with huge dollops of aid.

When Robert Mugabe took over in Zimbabwe the promising news was that both Samora Machel and Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere had warned their protégé not to make the same mistakes they did; respect property rights and let the Europeans continue to contribute they told him. When Mugabe began threatening white farmers, most ‘connected’ people in the political and farming leadership were sanguine; the word was, it was just bluster and there was little chance of him being that foolish because he was super intelligent we were told, and well knew that dispossessing the farmers would be calamitous for the country. Well laws, international treaties, conventions and economic consequences were brusquely dismissed and in 2000 he did what he was warned not to do; violently evicted 4,000 white farmers, tore up property rights and destroyed his country. He was backed by then South African President Thabo Mbeki and the ruling ANC and most African leaders cheered him on. Mild sanctions were applied and a travel ban on the president and some of his cronies followed. Mugabe, effectively proved, yet again, that politically motivated ‘crimes’, as long as the ostensible victims are white, are permissible and this lesson has been well learned south of the Limpopo.

Cyril Ramaphosa recently came to power, replacing the disastrous Jacob Zuma, on a wave of euphoria. It’s hard to imagine how he could not be a better option but his opening address included an ominous message that most chose to overlook in the hubris of the moment; ‘.. we will seize land without compensation’ he announced. And with that he chose to detonate a political bomb-shell which might well go down in history as the watershed moment when his country set off on the road to ruin. Unsurprisingly the message was very well received by the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) led by Julius Malama who is an increasingly influential figure, loved by many for his venomous anti-white rantings and a man who drives his fans wild exhorting them to action when singing ‘kill the Boer (farmer)’.

For Jacob Zuma, the land-grab debate has been a blessing; the clamour for him to be prosecuted has abated and the political airwaves are filled with rancorous calls for the quick eviction of European farmers and the seizure of their property as a means to alleviate the suffering of poor, dispossessed Africans. White farmers are being murdered on a regular basis just to maintain the pressure.

To his credit, Ramaphosa cannot be accused of deceit; he did signal his intentions when he was a union leader under the Nationalist government. In an interview with Mario Oriani-Ambrosini he was quoted thus: “… Ramaphosa told me of the ANC’s 25 year strategy to deal with the whites: it would be like boiling a frog alive, which is done by raising the temperature very slowly. He meant that the black majority would pass laws transferring wealth, land and economic power from white to black slowly and incrementally until the whites lose all they have gained..” Twenty-three years of ANC rule and it appears Ramaphosa is going to jump the gun a little, tweak that plan, douse the filthy frog in boiling water and be done with him.

There are certainly going to be multiple legal challenges here and abroad, once the constitution is amended to allow the confiscation of property but I fear the history recalled above is certain to be repeated; the British government will express dismay, the EU will have a little tantrum, Trump may react but he will be condemned as a ‘racist’ and political and legal obstacles will be squashed under the feet of millions of poor people, recklessly led by opportunistic demagogues who will play the race card adroitly and plunge an infrastructural and economic powerhouse into devastating decline.

Sixty-million people will inevitably suffer nationally but so will the rest of southern Africa because the entire region relies to some degree on the country’s manufacturing, agricultural and industrial muscle and on the country’s logistical infrastructure. This is a combined population of roughly 250 million people who will be directly and indirectly affected.

Right now, South Africa provides some sort of sanctuary to roughly 10 million immigrants who have fled the misrule endemic to the north. When this country suffers the same fate there is no place left to hide, there will be no crumbs because the table will be bare and there will almost certainly be a war over competition for dwindling resources. The biggest bloodletting in African history is a likely consequence and the human tragedy that followed de-colonisation will reach its terrifying denouement. People of Europe must brace themselves; if they think they have a refugee problem now, it’s going to get a lot worse.
 

We have recently received the following expertly analysed article written by Dan Roodt from a supporter still living in South Africa. It explains the current appalling situation pertaining in the "new" South Africa under the neo-Mandela president Ramaphosa superbly, and desrves to be re-circulated as widely as possible. It was particularly encouraging to see favourable mention being given to the Canadian journalist Lauren Southern in this article, At last Tuesday's Patriotic Forum meeting in London  one of the members present gave high praise to this journalist, and informed us that he was in direct contact with her, and urged the organisation as a whole to give her work good publicity.
 

 
South Africa to emulate Zimbabwe with racial land expropriation

The new South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to 'expropriate white-owned land without compensation', causing panic among the country's farmers. Will it plunge the country into Zimbwean-style chaos?

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Published: March 14, 2018, 9:00 pm

Julius Malema, the leader of South Africa’s radical Afro-Marxist party, the EFF, crowed with delight on 27 February when parliament adopted his motion for the “expropriation of land without compensation” from all people of European descent. The issue has now been referred to a parliamentary committee which will propose an amendment to the country’s constitution, in order to remove all legal obstacles that might impede such a step.

The combined majority of the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) and the ANC (African National Congress) exceeds two thirds of the South African parliament, which will enable them to change the constitution which still nominally protects property rights in Section 25. Once the constitution has been adapted to make land grab legal, the process of “expropriaton without compensation” will start.

Not satisfied with the clichés spread by the mainstream media, I recently started brushing up on my knowledge of South African land ownership. After all, as celebrity YouTuber Lauren Southern confided to me during our conversation in Johannesburg in January, “the complexity of your history is overwhelming”.

During the writing of this article, I tried to find out from the Swedish ambassador to South Africa, Cecilia Julin, how she felt about people being deprived of their property simply because they happen to be… white or of European descent. Julin had previously tweeted that Sweden was proud of its role in bringing the violent, terrorist ANC regime to power through its financial and other contributions. “Certainly no shame or regret in Sweden having supported the arrival of democracy and end of apartheid in South Africa,” she said in her tweet.

As I dug deeper and deeper into our history, a chill ran through my spine because I realized to what extent our tragic subjugation in South Africa is being replicated in Europe, including Sweden, today. There can be no doubt that South Africa is our country as it was virtually empty when we settled it in the first two centuries after 1652. In 1936 there were only 5,6 million black people who were largely confined to remote tribal areas. In only eighty years, that population has multiplied by eight, to more than 40 million. Scared of having its votes taken from the extreme left by the EFF, the ANC has now simply adopted its rival’s radical policies.

A week ago I visited a farm next to the Vaal River where the same family has lived for generations since 1838. How can the ANC regime simply expropriate that family’s property and hand it over to migrants? Because, essentially, that is what most black people in South Africa are: migrants. They crossed our borders illegally or they moved from a few distinct tribal areas where their own primitive methods of agriculture could not sustain their rapidly growing population.

Multi-ethnic states are prone to conflict, as we know. During the mudslinging over land ownership, which included thinly veiled threats of war from Julius Malema, the official lie was repeated over and over that “blacks only own 4% of agricultural land”. A more realistic survey done by economist Johann Bornman and published in October last year, found that “in three of the most fertile provinces – Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo – more than 50% of agricultural potential is in black hands”.

A large portion of South Africa (70%) consists of the Karoo desert which is entirely unsuited to agriculture, except for a hardy breed of sheep that may be kept in small numbers on extremely large tracts of land. In the racial statistics game played in this country, the barren desert area is usually included as “land under white ownership”. However, it has long been known that blacks own the best parts of South Africa, with the highest rainfall and most fertile land. Yet the production from those areas is negligible and mostly limited to the subsistence level while the white farmers have had to make the most of semi-arid areas with inconsistent and low rainfall. It took white families decades, even centuries, to painstakingly build up productive, commercial farms.

According to a government report released on 5 February this year, blacks “own only 4% of agricultural land”. This figure was meant to justify the new radicalism around land ownership adopted by the ANC’s executive in December 2017, and was inaccurate. It also excluded tribal land that has never fallen under the Western system of title deeds; these tribal areas constitute about 8 percent of the country’s surface area.

If the agricultural potential of land is taken into account, blacks already own more than 50% of the best land in the country. Despite receiving aid money from the government and from the EU, production on this land is actually declining.

From the 1990s onwards, South Africa’s ANC regime has thrown huge amounts of money at trying to dislodge white, middle-class families from their land. The Financial and Fiscal Commission published a report in 2016 in which it was found that government had already spent R60 billion (about 4 billion euros)  since 1994 on so-called “land reform”, with very little to show for it. The report stated that “most land reform farms show little or no agricultural activity”. In the three rural provinces of Limpopo, Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, “land reform farms” showed a 79% decline in production. What the South African government is doing, is essentially using taxpayer money, as well as aid from the EU and even the Nordic countries, to destroy its own agriculture through racial targets for land ownership.

Where the EU is not involved in direct interventions to undermine South African agriculture performed by whites, it gives financial support to radical left-wing NGOs that spread ethnic propaganda against landowners and falsify South African history. One such NGO is PLAAS (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies) that has a British Marxist, Ruth Hall, as one of its prominent employees.

Job losses on “land reform farms” in the three rural provinces amounted to 84%, with Kwazulu-Natal recording a high of 94%, according to The Financial and Fiscal Commission report of 2016.. Instead of these failures giving the government pause for thought, it wants to emulate Zimbabwe’s catastrophic policies in entering into large-scale, communist-style land confiscation from middle-class owners.

The bizarre thought process underlying South Africa’s land reform can only be understood by stepping outside Western logic. Only last week, the country’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, solemnly assured the ratings agency Moody’s that “accelerated land reform would unfold within a clear legal framework and without negatively affecting economic growth‚ agricultural production and food security”. Given South Africa’s experience so far with “land reform”, this is clearly impossible.

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We have recently been forwarded the following most encouraging report from a supporter in the United States, which illustrates that there is more support for the beleaguered White farmers of South Africa in the West than many people still trapped in the "new" South Africa realise. Let us hope therefore that the action advocated in this article soon comes to fruition :-
 
 
 
Subject: Time to save Discriminated White South Africans

Congress Passed Lautenberg Amendment To Rescue Soviet Jews—Why Not For White South Africans? (But Trump Can Take Executive Action NOW)


  Leo Hohmann   March 13, 2018, 12:30 am
South Africa’s White farmers have their collective heads on the block following the vote by the country’s parliament to expropriate their land without compensation. The plan’s main proponent, Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters party, says white farmers are “criminals” who must be driven off the land. Make no mistake, this is shorthand for extermination. Congress should immediately direct that U.S. refugee policy be reoriented to rescue these victims threatened by looming—indeed, developing—genocide, as it did with the Lautenberg Amendment, which captured the U.S. refugee intake to favour Soviet Jews. But President Trump doesn’t have to wait—there is precedent for immediate Executive Action.
Even the Leftist Newsweek Magazine takes a dim view of the future for White farmers in a country once touted as a burgeoning “rainbow” paradise where “one man, one vote” and Marxist central planning would lead to prosperity for all South Africans—Blacks, Whites, Coloureds and Asians. [Thousands Sign Petition Asking Trump to Let White Farmers in South Africa Migrate to U.S. After Country Votes to Force Them Off Land, by Chantal Da Silver, Newsweek, March 1, 2018] Newsweek’s story noted a Change.org online petition of more than 18,000 signatures asking Trump to accept white South African Christians in place of Somali Muslims and Middle Easterners who are difficult to vet and prone to non-assimilation. There’s also a White House petition: Immigration Priority to South African Farmers facing Systematic Land Confiscations and Murder February 28, 2018.
But Trump already holds all the executive power he needs, and the legal cover, to pull off a sweeping rescue mission of South African refugees. A provision in the 1980 Refugee Act specifically allows for emergency extraction of vulnerable populations subject only to a Congressional hearing (not legislation):
(B) After the President initiates appropriate consultation prior to making a determination, under subsection (b), that the number of refugee admissions should be increased because of an unforeseen emergency refugee situation, to the extent that time and the nature of the emergency refugee situation permit, a hearing to review the proposal to increase refugee admissions shall be held unless public disclosure of the details of the proposal would jeopardize the lives or safety of individuals.
Of course, ideally Trump would also get Congress on board with a plan for an emergency increase in refugees from South Africa. He could lean on Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to pitch in and accept these threatened farmers.
It’s been done before. In 1990 the U.S. Congress adopted legislation creating the Lautenberg program, named after U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, to resettle Soviet Jews in the United States.
The Lautenberg program was then expanded in 2003 to pave the way for persecuted Iranian Christians to be resettled in the U.S.
All that is needed is for the president to step up and lead. Some of the funding could certainly be transferred from the existing refugee resettlement program, with emergency funding filling in the gaps. Once awareness is built up, Congress must be pushed to allocate additional funding.  Trump should start by drawing awareness to the problem. That would lead to more air time for the South African situation on Fox News and talk-radio shows like Rush Limbaugh who have mass audiences.
The truth is most Americans have no idea what is going on in South Africa—but if they did, they would certainly support a massive refugee airlift.  [Silent slaughter: South Africa’s farmers being attacked, forced from land, by Paul Toohey And Gary Ramage, Daily Telegraph, Australia, March 11, 2018] There are already regions of South Africa where it is illegal for Whites to own land, based simply on the colour of their skin. As Stefan Molyneux has said, this racial hatred against Whites, if it were reversed, would top the U.S. evening news every night. Molyneux urges that the West act proactively and resettle South African Whites as refugees before they are dispossessed and killed by the country’s racist government.


The following recent edition of the TAU (SA)'s South Africa Bulletin should be required reading for all those who take an interest in South African affairs and care about the well-being of that beleaguered land. This article, however, confiirms that we were absolutely correct when we tried to warn the South African electorate throughout the 1970s and 1980s about what would be the inevitable consequences of continuing to support the sell-out NP government and surrender to ANC terrorism. In spite of a fortunate, unexpected and undeserved interlude of 19 years following the end of the despotic rule of the convicted criminal Mandela, the recent ascendancy of the Mandela-clone Ramaphosa to the presidency of the "new" South Africa has frighteningly returned South Africa to the nightmare of the Mandela years - with Mugabe-style land-thefts now being openly planned, as this bulletin only too well illustrates. Apart from sitting back and saying "we told you so" to the South African electorate, all we can do now is to advocate and lobby for some form of overseas Western intervention to remove the ANC terrorists and criminals from power.
 

 
Subject: INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN: WHAT IF AGRICULTURE COLLAPSES?

SOUTH AFRICA BULLETIN

from the headquarters of

TAU SA in Pretoria

Web: www.tlu.co.za

Tel.: + 27 12 804 8031       Fax: + 27 12 804 2014

E-mail: info@tlu.co.za

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The Bulletin attached hereto is provided as a means to inform stakeholders of agricultural developments in South Africa. These International Bulletins are distributed at regular intervals and can also be found on TAU SA’s website at www.tlu.co.za.

TAU SA is the oldest agricultural union in South Africa and has been in existence since 1897. The mission of the union is to ensure a productive and safe existence for its members on the land they own. Current reality in South Africa indicates that this is not possible at the moment due to a variety of actions and threats against commercial farmers.

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WHAT IF AGRICULTURE COLLAPSES?

”When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing, when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors, when you see that men get richer by graft and pull rather than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, then you know that your society is doomed.” Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist, philosopher, economist. (1905 – 1982)

 

An Economic Freedom Front (EFF) motion to expropriate land without compensation was supported by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in the South African parliament on Tuesday 27 February, 2018. The motion was approved by 241 votes to 83. The EFF’s draft resolution was supported by some smaller parties including the Inkatha Freedom Party.

Taking productive farmland without compensation will not increase agricultural production and improve food security. On the contrary, this policy of outright theft will set South Africa on a path to the Zimbabwe option.

The new South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) created a positive stir in some South African circles, but whether the wary international monitors of the SA economy and government’s socialist bent were impressed is moot. Perhaps they knew what was coming on February 27 th in parliament, as did many South Africans.

Where in the world would commentators (of whatever stripe) call a claim by a president that he will take the productive farm land and property of citizens “without compensation” as anything other than lunacy? Yet in a South Africa almost ruined after 23 years under the ANC, some commentators were still prepared to give Mr. Ramaphosa praise for his “new approach”, his “new dawn for the country”. Yet he is going to take productive land without paying for it and it will descend into squatter camps or agricultural travesties. This will happen because it already has! The next step will be food shortages.

A sad reflection on how some media outlets still soft soap the ANC is when a newspaper columnist said in “Beeld” (page 6, 27.2.18) that we must give Mr. Ramaphosa ”a chance”. Yet on page 8 of the same newspaper, a farming family the Cloete's declare that they are “afraid for their lives” after a mob of “emerging farmers “ (as the newspaper referred to them) gathered outside the farm gate demanding that the Cloete’s leave their farm. The farm is ours, declared the Black First Land First (BLF) mob, armed with crowbars and other weapons. (The BLF is allegedly funded by the Gupta family, now in India and elsewhere as SA law enforcement seeks them to face criminal charges concerned with state capture).

The Cloete’s were accused of stealing the land by the BLF mob at the gate, and the Cloete's were told that they were “the first” and that the mob would “make an example of them”. Yet this BLF group was in fact acting out the clarion call of President Ramaphosa at a funeral in East London recently where he was quoted as saying “we will take the land”.

That very same afternoon (27th), a motion to take land without compensation was passed in parliament. The newspaper’s plea to give Mr. Ramaphosa “a chance” certainly paid off for the president. He took the chance and ran with it.

As an agricultural organization representing commercial farmers in South Africa, it is incumbent upon TAU SA to expose the disingenuous ambiguity of the president regarding land. “We are determined that expropriation without compensation should be implemented in a way that increases agricultural production, improves food security and ensures that land is returned to those from whom it was taken under colonialism and apartheid”, said the ANC on February 27th in parliament. (Italics ours). This doesn’t make any sense. The empirical evidence is there: the farms already handed over have failed in more than 90% of cases, and this is acknowledged by the ANC. So how can the president guarantee food security under his plan of land theft? Either he is obtuse, or he is making promises for the benefit of the masses. The ANC/EFF motion to change Section 25 of the Constitution on property is dangerous and it puts the whole of South Africa at risk.

Over the past three years agriculture has been the most successful sector in the economy despite droughts. A recent land audit shows that government itself is sitting on SA’s high potential land which is not in production. If one takes into account the value chain from the primary producer to the dinner table, agriculture contributes anything from 15% to 25% to the economy.

NELSON MANDELA

Standing in front of a blow up of ex-president Nelson Mandela and praising his legacy for the first five minutes of his State of the Nation (SONA) speech on 16 February, the president’s intention was to evoke the ANC’s purported former glory. Mr. Mandela’s name has been liberally allotted to every South African and international cause under the sun and is now used by the president to hopefully distract the populace from his party’s glaring shortcomings. This Mandela legacy will be embodied in a commitment to “ethical behavior and leadership” declared the new president.

Once again he got it all wrong. Mr. Mandela’s legacy is the corrupt, incompetent ANC and a country riddled with crime. Violence in South Africa and especially the relentless attacks on farmers and their workers weren’t mentioned in the president’s SONA speech. It is perhaps judicious to remember Mr. Mandela’s speech on June 3, 1990, a few months after he was released from prison. “The only type of violence we accept is organized violence in the form of armed action, which is properly controlled and where the targets have been carefully selected”, he declared. From February 1990 to mid May 1990, the number of attacks on local government councillors and policemen increased from 194 to 886.

NATIONALIZATION

Expropriation without payment is theft. By holding on to the title deeds to land already handed over to beneficiaries during the government’s years-long land reform program, the ANC government has in effect been stealing the land for some time already. One wonders whether this latest goal of changing the constitution to enable the expropriation of land without compensation (on behalf of “our people” says the president) will not result in the same thing. “Our people” will be placed on the stolen land to farm (or squat), but the title deeds will remain in government hands. This is as close to classic communism as you can get. “Our people” will probably end up as tenant farmers, and production will plummet. It could happen.

Perhaps “our people” are already lining up, suffused with enthusiasm from the president’s SONA speech. Will land grabs be allowed, despite the president saying this will not be permitted? Who will finance the ongoing productivity of the transferred land - the banks who will have been left holding the bag for loans that cannot be paid back by the former commercial farm owner from whom the land has been taken “without compensation”? Farmers already owe the banks over R150 billion.

And what of the farm owners who now wonder what is their future? Will they now look elsewhere? Many countries want them because they are excellent farmers. Then who will invest in a country on its way to food insecurity?

And then there’s the old chestnut “transformation”. What does the president mean by transformation? What it has meant so far is nothing more than taking money or employment from those who have earned it or who are qualified to perform it, and giving it to those who want to consume it or use their new jobs as a gravy train. Getting on to the bandwagon is the appropriate phrase. It is time the ANC defined in detail what transformation means.

There was also much mention made in the SONA speech about summits and conferences, great favorites of the ANC where they can go and talk in exotic locations and enjoy lavish lunches courtesy of SA’s commercial farmers. There will be a Jobs Summit, an Investment Conference, a Youth Employment Service Initiative, a Youth Working Group, a Digital Industrial Revolution Commission, and a new Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

We can also look forward to the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative Program and Universal Health Coverage. A Youth Crime Prevention Strategy is coming up, as is a Social Sector Summit. A Commission of Enquiry into Tax Administration is also on the cards.

How the president will pare down the 34 ministers, 33 deputy ministers, 159 directors general, 642 deputy directors general, 2 501 chief directors and 7782 directors is anyone’s guess. He declares he will look into this. (Figures supplied to MP Dr. Corne Mulder in Parliament).

And who will resuscitate the 4400 hectare dairy farm near Vrede in the Free State on which the Free State government spent R570 million and from which a large chunk was siphoned off to pay for a Gupta wedding at Sun City? Is this how the productive farmland given to beneficiaries will be managed?

SA’s commercial farmers didn’t steal their land. TAU SA has offered R100 000 to anyone who can prove these farms were stolen. There have been no takers simply because those who occupied South Africa’s land before commercial farming took root had no title deeds. There was no proof of what they said they owned. This fact of history applied in most new world countries concerning indigenous peoples. They have been apportioned land, but there was no proof that they owned it, at least in the Western legal sense.

On May 26, 2017 the United Nations World Food program reported that Sub Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger as a percentage of population. One person in four is malnourished.

Perhaps our president should mull over these statistics before he considers that he may be responsible for adding to them.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

 

April 2018 edition

 

Our initial reaction to the the replacement of the vile tyrant Mugabe by Emmerson Mnangagwa in “Zimbabwe” was not one of hope. Mnangagwa after all had been a vicious hands-on ZANLA terrorist during the Rhodesian Bush War, and as a long-standing henchman of the unspeakable Mugabe was presumed simply to be a clone of his.

 

The omens therefore didn’t look good immediately following  Mnangagwa’s seizure of power at the end of last year, especially as he seemed to be maintaining all the trappings of the ZANU-PF state. Shortly after assuming power, however, there appeared a number of fairly encouraging signs. On 26th December 2017 Mnangagwa announced that he was going to improve Zimbabwe’s economy – and in order to do this he was going to allow White farmers to return to their lands which had been reprehensibly stolen from them by the Mugabe regime a decade or so earlier. This could have been simply “all talk” on the part of Mnangagwa of course, but shortly thereafter Robert Smart and his son Darryn and his family were allowed to reclaim their farm and land. Another equally encouraging development occurred on 19th January 2018 when Mnangagwa announced that he was banning the cruel and universally condemned practice of exporting live elephants and other wild animals. (The Mugabe regime had previously allowed such live exports – particularly to China – in order to raise extra state revenue).

 

Now all these recent praiseworthy moves by Mnangagwa might simply be “window dressing” in order to court favour with the West, and given his previous terrorist background and close relationship to Mugabe this is clearly still a possibility – but a least there now seems to be hope that some form of better governance can be restored in that beleaguered land between the Zambezi and the Limpopo, for after all surely anything must be better than Mugabe’s dysfunctional tyranny.

 

But the same signs of hope clearly cannot be detected south of the Limpopo – quite the reverse in fact! As we stated in the January Edition of the SCN, we were filled with foreboding when Cyril Ramaphosa become president of the “new” South Africa. We may have been wrong when we stated that Mnangagwa would simply prove to be a clone of Mugabe, but Ramaphosa definitely seems to be a clone of his mentor, the murderous terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela. It should of course be remmbered in this regard that Ramaphosa was actually the desired successor of the monster Mandela, and indeed he held the microphone during Mandela’s hate-filled rant after his prematurely release from prison!

 

On Wedesday 28th February 2018, just 13 days after being installed as president of the “new” South Africa, Ramaphose announced that he was going to amend Section 25 of the “new” South African constitution in order to allow Mugabe-style seizures of land from White farmers without compensation, and this draconian move was then approved by the ANC-dominated “new” South African Parliament by 241 votes to 83. Just a day earlier moreover, no doubt under the instigation of Ramaphosa, the aptly-named “Nelson Mandela Foundation” asked for an order from the Equality Court [sic] to declare that the “gratuitous display” of the real South African Flag should constitute “hate speech”. Just how the display of any symbol could be regarded as hate speech was not explained! Hundreds of thousands of South Africans of all races and of both sexes of course fought and died under the nation’s true flag against the scourge of Nazism during WWII, against the scourge of Marxism during the Korean War and against the scourge of international terrorism during the Border War. For the Ramaphosa regime to try to ban this great national flag is therefore a sickening obscenity.

 

Ramaphosa’s first few days in office therefore show all the hallmarks of a return to the dark satanic days of rule by Mandela and his blood-thirthy henchmen (including of course his late and unlamented mad wife!). South Africans will therefore probably soon be saying something which previously never seemed possible: “Come back Zuma – all is forgiven”!

 

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

 

The Springbok Club joined forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF earlier this month. The day’s events started with a ceremony at St.Clement Danes Church in The Strand (the RAF church) where a wreath was laid at the altar on behalf of the Patriotic Forum by a former Flight Lieutenant in the RAF Reserve, and a poem about the RAF was recited by a current member of the Air Training Corps. After this poppy-crosses were laid at the statues of Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris and Marshall of the RAF Lord Dowding outside the church by two former RAF servicemen, Gary Cartwright and Martin Stewart-Whyte. Following this ceremony the Springbok Club/Patriotic Forum party adjourned to a near-by hostelry where a short overview about the current BREXIT negotiations was given by a former prominent UKIP MEP and a brilliant PowerPoint presentation about the two great WWII RAF commanders whose statues had earlier been honoured was shown by Mr. Gary Vincent. [It should be remembered in this context that the foundation of the RAF was actually the brainchild of that great South African statesman Gen. Jan Christian Smuts, and that Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris spent his youth in Southern Rhodesia and initially served with 44 Squadron (Rhodesia) of the Royal Flying Corps, and subsequently the RAF.]

 

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The Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the annual Rochester Sweeps Festival on Sunday 6th May. Assemble at or in the vicinity of The King’s Head in Rochester High Street between 13.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs. ‘Phone: 07711188430 if you have problems finding the rendezvous point.

 

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On Tuesday 19th June the Springbok Club will be welcoming a visiting Australian guest speaker who has strong Rhodesian and South African connections, and later during the year will be staging another trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Most importantly the Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this important and inspiring event has been scheduled for Sunday 16th September, and as this will be the first such ceremony since the sad death of Mr. Peter Sladden (who initiated the continuation of this annual ceremony which previously took place in Cecil Square, Salisbury, Rhodesia) will be staged in special honour of his memory. We ask all supporters to diarise this date therefore, and to make every effort to attend this year’s event.

 

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

 

Last month the Patriotic Forum staged a special meeting in conjunction with the EuroSceptic EU Today on-line magazine (www.eutoday.net) which was addressed by Mr. John Petley, the Operations Manager for the Campaign for an Independent Britain. Mr. Petley gave a captivating and indeed inspiring speech in which he first recalled the BREXIT campaign in the build-up to the 2016 Referendum, and how through hard-work, determination and optimism the “Vote Leave” cause managed to be triumphant. He then went on to describe what he termed “The Rocky Road to BREXIT”, but expressed confidence that in spite of continuing problems and opposition – and a not ideal British Government team conducting the negotiations – that a full and acceptable British withdrawal from the EU would still eventually come about. He also advanced the idea that if the UK was to re-join EFTA then it would probably make EU withdrawal smoother, and also stated that the ongoing Greek economic crisis may well still prove to be an even greater problem for the EU hierarchy than BREXIT.

 

[As detailed in the SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS section above, the Patriotic Forum held a most successful special event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF earlier this month.]

 

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In late May the Patriotic Forum will be staging a special meeting in order to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day, in June they will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a Serbian expert who will be talking about the true origins of WWI, and in July will hold a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading BREXIT campaigner with strong US political connections, and who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU. Further details about all these events will of course be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN..

 

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

 

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully distributed to all current European as well as UK subscribers. This means that only distribution to South African, Australasian and North American subscribers still remains to be completed, and as soon as the necessary funds have been obtained then this will also be undertaken  If you can help in any way with the raising of these necessary funds then please send any cheques (made payable to “Patriotic Press”) to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. or e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the direct bank transfer payment details. As soon as distribution of this first edition has been completed then work will commence on publishing the second edition right away.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE “NETWORK FOR ANIMALS” ORGANISATION

 

We have recently received the following most distressing message from the Network for Animals organization, detailing some of the appalling conditions that many domestic dogs in the “new” South Africa currently find themselves in. It reads as follows :-

 

“In South Africa’s slums, dogs are routinely cruelly abused, physically mistreated and starved. Our team is on the ground everyday bringing these poor dogs hope and love.

 

Dogs like Shirley, only a few days old, alone in the world, abandoned, shivering, starving and afraid. Shirley was dumped and left to die in a rural slum near Malmesbury in the Western Cape.

 

“The Network for Animals team were treating sick animals in the area when a breathless young woman hurried up and begged us to help her find an abandoned puppy she had seen in a dry river bed. Sure enough, there she was, a shiny a shivering bundle of fur – her eyes still not open.

 

Network for Animals rushed Shirley to the vet and then to the Fallen Angels shelter we help to support. There she will be bottle fed hourly until she is well and then re-homed to a loving owner. Fallen Angels love and care for 260 dogs in the shelter. Every one owes their lives to people who donate.

 

“Who knows what happened to Shirley’s mother – dead of disease, or starvation, stoned to death for ‘fun’, torn to death in illegal dog fighting? In the lawless gangster-ridden South African slums, dogs are kidnapped to use as bait dogs in illegal dog fights, a horrifying ‘sport’, where fighting dogs rip peaceful dogs to death, so punters can judge their viciousness. Thanks to animal lovers Shirley will never know that fate.

 

Network for Animals, together with their partners Fallen Angels rescue, medically treat and re-home dogs, snatching them from abusers. Every day a team is on the ground providing help and hope to dogs where there is no other hope. Every one of the 260 dogs at Fallen Angels, would be dead without the help of animal lovers who really care.”

 

To contact Network for Animals, or to make a donation, then please visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org

 

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CRICKET WOES

 

The prompt action taken by the Australian Cricket authorities to ban captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for one year (9 months in the case of Bancroft) following the revelation of a ball-tampering incident during the recent South Africa v. Australia Test Match at Newlands must be welcomed and applauded by all who disapprove of cheating in sport. Before “new” South African cricket fans become “holier than thou” however, it should be remembered that in 2000 a group of South African players – including their then captain Hansie Cronje – were banned (for life in the case of Cronje) for match-fixing as part of a betting fiddle which pocketed them a substantial amount of cash. Surely match-fixing for monetary gain must be considered even more reprehensible than tampering with the ball simply in order to try to obtain more bowling success?

 

There has however been another perhaps even more damaging recent development affecting the game of Cricket. The Cricket World Cup continually gained in worldwide interest and prestige up until the 2007 tournament in the West Indies, when 16 teams competed in the finals. For some inexplicable reason, however, the ICC then decided to reduce the number of competing nations in the finals to 14 in 2011 and 2015. Now, however, it has been decided that only 10 teams should compete in the 2019 finals. There is of course absolutely no logic whatsoever in this lunatic decision, as the more teams competing means more interest, more games, more support and therefore more profits into the various cricket authorities’ coffers! The only explanation seems to be that powerful Asian interests wish the game to be increasingly under their influence and control, as they are evidently frightened of increasing European prowess in the game. In this regard it was therefore significant that this year’s qualifying tournament took place in not only a third world country, but in probably the worst basket-case of all third world basket-cases – Zimbabwe! As a result of the collapsed conditions in that country this only really suited other third world basket-cases, and it was therefore not all that surprising that probably one of the most unlikely of all competing countries should qualify for the finals – namely Afghanistan, a lawless failed-state which has been gripped by vicious civil wars for the past two or three decades, and where their ability to stage home fixtures is impossible! We therefore call upon the ICC to amend the structure of the 2019 Finals so that 16 teams can again compete – as was the case in 2007. Furthermore, in view of the fact that next year’s tournament will take place in England then places must be found for the neighbouring three increasingly strong cricket powers, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.

 

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ISRAEL SETS AN EXAMPLE

 

A supporter from Sussex has recently drawn our attention to a very interesting, and indeed most encouraging news article carried by the BBC showing the no-nonsense attitude adopted by the Israeli authorities to the unwelcome wave of African migrants trying to enter their country. This of course is an attitude which should be adopted by ALL Western nations if they wish to safeguard their own identities and well-being. This article can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42541515

 

Whilst on the subject of Israel, the We Believe in Israel organisation has recently circulated a very informative YouTube video explaining the true meaning and significance of that often misunderstood word “Zionism”. Although written from a most unexpected left-wing angle, it is even so presented by non-Jewish supporters of the State of Israel, and is well worth a view. It can be found at :-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5h_G8-eHgs

 

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

 

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

 

Please use the search request form at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

 

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

 

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority  Their web-site can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

 

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SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

 

April 2018 edition

 

Our initial reaction to the the replacement of the vile tyrant Mugabe by Emmerson Mnangagwa in “Zimbabwe” was not one of hope. Mnangagwa after all had been a vicious hands-on ZANLA terrorist during the Rhodesian Bush War, and as a long-standing henchman of the unspeakable Mugabe was presumed simply to be a clone of his.

 

The omens therefore didn’t look good immediately following  Mnangagwa’s seizure of power at the end of last year, especially as he seemed to be maintaining all the trappings of the ZANU-PF state. Shortly after assuming power, however, there appeared a number of fairly encouraging signs. On 26th December 2017 Mnangagwa announced that he was going to improve Zimbabwe’s economy – and in order to do this he was going to allow White farmers to return to their lands which had been reprehensibly stolen from them by the Mugabe regime a decade or so earlier. This could have been simply “all talk” on the part of Mnangagwa of course, but shortly thereafter Robert Smart and his son Darryn and his family were allowed to reclaim their farm and land. Another equally encouraging development occurred on 19th January 2018 when Mnangagwa announced that he was banning the cruel and universally condemned practice of exporting live elephants and other wild animals. (The Mugabe regime had previously allowed such live exports – particularly to China – in order to raise extra state revenue).

 

Now all these recent praiseworthy moves by Mnangagwa might simply be “window dressing” in order to court favour with the West, and given his previous terrorist background and close relationship to Mugabe this is clearly still a possibility – but a least there now seems to be hope that some form of better governance can be restored in that beleaguered land between the Zambezi and the Limpopo, for after all surely anything must be better than Mugabe’s dysfunctional tyranny.

 

But the same signs of hope clearly cannot be detected south of the Limpopo – quite the reverse in fact! As we stated in the January Edition of the SCN, we were filled with foreboding when Cyril Ramaphosa become president of the “new” South Africa. We may have been wrong when we stated that Mnangagwa would simply prove to be a clone of Mugabe, but Ramaphosa definitely seems to be a clone of his mentor, the murderous terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela. It should of course be remmbered in this regard that Ramaphosa was actually the desired successor of the monster Mandela, and indeed he held the microphone during Mandela’s hate-filled rant after his prematurely release from prison!

 

On Wedesday 28th February 2018, just 13 days after being installed as president of the “new” South Africa, Ramaphose announced that he was going to amend Section 25 of the “new” South African constitution in order to allow Mugabe-style seizures of land from White farmers without compensation, and this draconian move was then approved by the ANC-dominated “new” South African Parliament by 241 votes to 83. Just a day earlier moreover, no doubt under the instigation of Ramaphosa, the aptly-named “Nelson Mandela Foundation” asked for an order from the Equality Court [sic] to declare that the “gratuitous display” of the real South African Flag should constitute “hate speech”. Just how the display of any symbol could be regarded as hate speech was not explained! Hundreds of thousands of South Africans of all races and of both sexes of course fought and died under the nation’s true flag against the scourge of Nazism during WWII, against the scourge of Marxism during the Korean War and against the scourge of international terrorism during the Border War. For the Ramaphosa regime to try to ban this great national flag is therefore a sickening obscenity.

 

Ramaphosa’s first few days in office therefore show all the hallmarks of a return to the dark satanic days of rule by Mandela and his blood-thirthy henchmen (including of course his late and unlamented mad wife!). South Africans will therefore probably soon be saying something which previously never seemed possible: “Come back Zuma – all is forgiven”!

 

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

 

The Springbok Club joined forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF earlier this month. The day’s events started with a ceremony at St.Clement Danes Church in The Strand (the RAF church) where a wreath was laid at the altar on behalf of the Patriotic Forum by a former Flight Lieutenant in the RAF Reserve, and a poem about the RAF was recited by a current member of the Air Training Corps. After this poppy-crosses were laid at the statues of Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris and Marshall of the RAF Lord Dowding outside the church by two former RAF servicemen, Gary Cartwright and Martin Stewart-Whyte. Following this ceremony the Springbok Club/Patriotic Forum party adjourned to a near-by hostelry where a short overview about the current BREXIT negotiations was given by a former prominent UKIP MEP and a brilliant PowerPoint presentation about the two great WWII RAF commanders whose statues had earlier been honoured was shown by Mr. Gary Vincent. [It should be remembered in this context that the foundation of the RAF was actually the brainchild of that great South African statesman Gen. Jan Christian Smuts, and that Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris spent his youth in Southern Rhodesia and initially served with 44 Squadron (Rhodesia) of the Royal Flying Corps, and subsequently the RAF.]

 

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The Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the annual Rochester Sweeps Festival on Sunday 6th May. Assemble at or in the vicinity of The King’s Head in Rochester High Street between 13.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs. ‘Phone: 07711188430 if you have problems finding the rendezvous point.

 

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On Tuesday 19th June the Springbok Club will be welcoming a visiting Australian guest speaker who has strong Rhodesian and South African connections, and later during the year will be staging another trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Most importantly the Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this important and inspiring event has been scheduled for Sunday 16th September, and as this will be the first such ceremony since the sad death of Mr. Peter Sladden (who initiated the continuation of this annual ceremony which previously took place in Cecil Square, Salisbury, Rhodesia) will be staged in special honour of his memory. We ask all supporters to diarise this date therefore, and to make every effort to attend this year’s event.

 

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

 

Last month the Patriotic Forum staged a special meeting in conjunction with the EuroSceptic EU Today on-line magazine (www.eutoday.net) which was addressed by Mr. John Petley, the Operations Manager for the Campaign for an Independent Britain. Mr. Petley gave a captivating and indeed inspiring speech in which he first recalled the BREXIT campaign in the build-up to the 2016 Referendum, and how through hard-work, determination and optimism the “Vote Leave” cause managed to be triumphant. He then went on to describe what he termed “The Rocky Road to BREXIT”, but expressed confidence that in spite of continuing problems and opposition – and a not ideal British Government team conducting the negotiations – that a full and acceptable British withdrawal from the EU would still eventually come about. He also advanced the idea that if the UK was to re-join EFTA then it would probably make EU withdrawal smoother, and also stated that the ongoing Greek economic crisis may well still prove to be an even greater problem for the EU hierarchy than BREXIT.

 

[As detailed in the SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS section above, the Patriotic Forum held a most successful special event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF earlier this month.]

 

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In late May the Patriotic Forum will be staging a special meeting in order to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day, in June they will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a Serbian expert who will be talking about the true origins of WWI, and in July will hold a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading BREXIT campaigner with strong US political connections, and who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU. Further details about all these events will of course be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN..

 

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

 

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully distributed to all current European as well as UK subscribers. This means that only distribution to South African, Australasian and North American subscribers still remains to be completed, and as soon as the necessary funds have been obtained then this will also be undertaken  If you can help in any way with the raising of these necessary funds then please send any cheques (made payable to “Patriotic Press”) to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. or e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the direct bank transfer payment details. As soon as distribution of this first edition has been completed then work will commence on publishing the second edition right away.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE “NETWORK FOR ANIMALS” ORGANISATION

 

We have recently received the following most distressing message from the Network for Animals organization, detailing some of the appalling conditions that many domestic dogs in the “new” South Africa currently find themselves in. It reads as follows :-

 

“In South Africa’s slums, dogs are routinely cruelly abused, physically mistreated and starved. Our team is on the ground everyday bringing these poor dogs hope and love.

 

Dogs like Shirley, only a few days old, alone in the world, abandoned, shivering, starving and afraid. Shirley was dumped and left to die in a rural slum near Malmesbury in the Western Cape.

 

“The Network for Animals team were treating sick animals in the area when a breathless young woman hurried up and begged us to help her find an abandoned puppy she had seen in a dry river bed. Sure enough, there she was, a shiny a shivering bundle of fur – her eyes still not open.

 

Network for Animals rushed Shirley to the vet and then to the Fallen Angels shelter we help to support. There she will be bottle fed hourly until she is well and then re-homed to a loving owner. Fallen Angels love and care for 260 dogs in the shelter. Every one owes their lives to people who donate.

 

“Who knows what happened to Shirley’s mother – dead of disease, or starvation, stoned to death for ‘fun’, torn to death in illegal dog fighting? In the lawless gangster-ridden South African slums, dogs are kidnapped to use as bait dogs in illegal dog fights, a horrifying ‘sport’, where fighting dogs rip peaceful dogs to death, so punters can judge their viciousness. Thanks to animal lovers Shirley will never know that fate.

 

Network for Animals, together with their partners Fallen Angels rescue, medically treat and re-home dogs, snatching them from abusers. Every day a team is on the ground providing help and hope to dogs where there is no other hope. Every one of the 260 dogs at Fallen Angels, would be dead without the help of animal lovers who really care.”

 

To contact Network for Animals, or to make a donation, then please visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org

 

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CRICKET WOES

 

The prompt action taken by the Australian Cricket authorities to ban captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for one year (9 months in the case of Bancroft) following the revelation of a ball-tampering incident during the recent South Africa v. Australia Test Match at Newlands must be welcomed and applauded by all who disapprove of cheating in sport. Before “new” South African cricket fans become “holier than thou” however, it should be remembered that in 2000 a group of South African players – including their then captain Hansie Cronje – were banned (for life in the case of Cronje) for match-fixing as part of a betting fiddle which pocketed them a substantial amount of cash. Surely match-fixing for monetary gain must be considered even more reprehensible than tampering with the ball simply in order to try to obtain more bowling success?

 

There has however been another perhaps even more damaging recent development affecting the game of Cricket. The Cricket World Cup continually gained in worldwide interest and prestige up until the 2007 tournament in the West Indies, when 16 teams competed in the finals. For some inexplicable reason, however, the ICC then decided to reduce the number of competing nations in the finals to 14 in 2011 and 2015. Now, however, it has been decided that only 10 teams should compete in the 2019 finals. There is of course absolutely no logic whatsoever in this lunatic decision, as the more teams competing means more interest, more games, more support and therefore more profits into the various cricket authorities’ coffers! The only explanation seems to be that powerful Asian interests wish the game to be increasingly under their influence and control, as they are evidently frightened of increasing European prowess in the game. In this regard it was therefore significant that this year’s qualifying tournament took place in not only a third world country, but in probably the worst basket-case of all third world basket-cases – Zimbabwe! As a result of the collapsed conditions in that country this only really suited other third world basket-cases, and it was therefore not all that surprising that probably one of the most unlikely of all competing countries should qualify for the finals – namely Afghanistan, a lawless failed-state which has been gripped by vicious civil wars for the past two or three decades, and where their ability to stage home fixtures is impossible! We therefore call upon the ICC to amend the structure of the 2019 Finals so that 16 teams can again compete – as was the case in 2007. Furthermore, in view of the fact that next year’s tournament will take place in England then places must be found for the neighbouring three increasingly strong cricket powers, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.

 

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ISRAEL SETS AN EXAMPLE

 

A supporter from Sussex has recently drawn our attention to a very interesting, and indeed most encouraging news article carried by the BBC showing the no-nonsense attitude adopted by the Israeli authorities to the unwelcome wave of African migrants trying to enter their country. This of course is an attitude which should be adopted by ALL Western nations if they wish to safeguard their own identities and well-being. This article can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42541515

 

Whilst on the subject of Israel, the We Believe in Israel organisation has recently circulated a very informative YouTube video explaining the true meaning and significance of that often misunderstood word “Zionism”. Although written from a most unexpected left-wing angle, it is even so presented by non-Jewish supporters of the State of Israel, and is well worth a view. It can be found at :-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5h_G8-eHgs

 

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

 

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

 

Please use the search request form at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

 

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

 

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority  Their web-site can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

 

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BOOK OFFERS

 

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

 

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

 

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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

 

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

 

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at:  www.diadembooks.com

 

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

 

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

 

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

 

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

 

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

 

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

 

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

 

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

 

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

 

 To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

 

No.233  -  Mr. “Dead-Eye” DICK GILMORE of Durban.

 

Dick Gilmore played as goal-keeper with the Durban Collegians Soccer squad during the 1980s, and mixed on the fringes of “The Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN). He gained the nickname of “Dead-Eye Dick” after the character from the epic poem “Eskimo Nell” – but is not thought to have shared any characteristics with this fictional character! A friendly and amicable person, he is believed to have emigrated from the UK to South Africa, and settled in the Durban area. It would be interesting to learn what has happened to him.

 

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

 

A supporter has recently recommended a defiant YouTube video to us featuring Mr. Tommy Robinson reading out a speech at Hyde Park Corner in London which was originally to have been delivered by the visiting Austrian politician Martin Sellner – who was disturbingly barred from entering the UK for unexplained reasons. This video can be viewed at :-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENGC9Hkog6k

 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

TOP PRAISE

 

Sir,

 

Again, my appreciation to you all for this truly "Top Drawer" SCN (January 2018 Edition – Ed.), from which I derive the greatest pleasure in reading.....more than once, I do confess!!!!

 

My warmest regards to all,

 

Yours etc.,

 

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.

 

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OBITUARIES

 

SIR KEN DODD

 

Sir Ken Dodd, who died last month aged 90, was one of Britain’s best-loved and most popular comedians ever. He was also an accomplished singer and highly-talented all-round entertainer. Born in the Knotty Ash suburb of Liverpool – a district which he immortalised! – he started his working life as a door-to-door salesman selling household products to housewives. He soon discovered that his tattyfilarious banter totally discomknockerated his customers however, and so a career on the stage therefore beckoned.

 

From there he never looked back. Although he had an enduring love for his native Liverpool – he never stopped living in the city – he also had a great love for his nation as a whole. He openly boasted that he had performed at every major theatre in every town and city throughout Britain, and this claim was undoubtedly correct. His comedy style was never smutty and definitely had no left-wing bias (he was a lifelong supporter of the Conservative Party), but his unique humour was infectious, and constantly had audiences rolling in the aisles. He was also renowned for giving audiences “good value for money”, and invariably overrun his scheduled finishing time on stage, with many reports resulting about members of the audience missing their last buses or trains home!

 

The only blemish in his career was when he was charged with Income Tax evasion, but when he appeared in court it was soon established that this misdemeanour was clearly not deliberate, but simply a result of his chaotic attitude towards financial matters. He therefore received no real punishment for his mistake, although he did ensure that the full amount which he owed to the Inland Revenue was eventually paid. The only way in which he suffered for this error was that he was not awarded a knighthood when originally planned - but happily a richly deserved knighthood was conferred on him a few years before he died.

 

Many people have observed that this favourite son of Liverpool is a far preferable person for Liverpool International Airport to be named after rather than the name of the present highly controversial person which it bears. Following Sir Ken Dodd’s death a FaceBook campaign has been launched advocating that Liverpool International Airport is indeed re-named in his honour, We hope that as many readers as possible will be prepared to support this campaign, which can be reached at :-

 

https://www.facebook.com/Rename-Liverpool-Airport-after-Sir-Ken-Dodd-225946811316053/

 

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SIR RICHARD BODY

 

Sadly Sir Richard Body also died last month aged 90. Sir Richard Body was born near Eton in 1927, and was a youthful Conservative Party activist. He first entered Parliament as 1955 as MP for Billericay, though he decided not to defend this seat in 1959 in order to devote himself instead to his chosen occupation of farming. He re-entered Parliament in 1966 however, this time becoming MP for the more rural farming constituency of Holland with Boston, representing this seat (later slightly amended and re-named Boston and Skegness) until 2001.

 

Sir Richard Body was a long-standing EuroSceptic, fiercely opposing Britain’s entry into the then Common Market in 1973 and becoming President of the Anti-Common Market League. Although positioned well to the Right of the Consdervative Party on most (though not all) issues – he was a leading member of the Conservative Monday Club and a close colleague of John Enoch Powell – his main Parliamentary interest always concerned agricultural matters. A staunch opponent of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, he also had little time for the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which he viewed as over-bureaucratic and lacking in knowledge of agricultural realities. He was always a truly humane farmer, being a firm and greatly respected supporter of the Compassion in World Farming organisation, and was also the original “Old Muckspreader” columnist in Private Eye.

 

Sir Richard Body spoke on a number of occasions for the Swinton Circle, and was also the patron who initiated the re-establishment of the political journal The Quarterly Review under his chosen editorship of Derek Turner. Sir Richard Body was a great and dedicated British patriot of the type who will always be much needed. Our sincerest condolences are extended to all members of his family.

 

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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

 

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

 

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at:  www.diadembooks.com

 

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

 

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

 

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

 

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

 

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

 

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

 

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

 

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

 

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

 

 To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

 

No.233  -  Mr. “Dead-Eye” DICK GILMORE of Durban.

 

Dick Gilmore played as goal-keeper with the Durban Collegians Soccer squad during the 1980s, and mixed on the fringes of “The Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN). He gained the nickname of “Dead-Eye Dick” after the character from the epic poem “Eskimo Nell” – but is not thought to have shared any characteristics with this fictional character! A friendly and amicable person, he is believed to have emigrated from the UK to South Africa, and settled in the Durban area. It would be interesting to learn what has happened to him.

 

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

 

A supporter has recently recommended a defiant YouTube video to us featuring Mr. Tommy Robinson reading out a speech at Hyde Park Corner in London which was originally to have been delivered by the visiting Austrian politician Martin Sellner – who was disturbingly barred from entering the UK for unexplained reasons. This video can be viewed at :-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENGC9Hkog6k

 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

TOP PRAISE

 

Sir,

 

Again, my appreciation to you all for this truly "Top Drawer" SCN (January 2018 Edition – Ed.), from which I derive the greatest pleasure in reading.....more than once, I do confess!!!!

 

My warmest regards to all,

 

Yours etc.,

 

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.

 

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OBITUARIES

 

SIR KEN DODD

 

Sir Ken Dodd, who died last month aged 90, was one of Britain’s best-loved and most popular comedians ever. He was also an accomplished singer and highly-talented all-round entertainer. Born in the Knotty Ash suburb of Liverpool – a district which he immortalised! – he started his working life as a door-to-door salesman selling household products to housewives. He soon discovered that his tattyfilarious banter totally discomknockerated his customers however, and so a career on the stage therefore beckoned.

 

From there he never looked back. Although he had an enduring love for his native Liverpool – he never stopped living in the city – he also had a great love for his nation as a whole. He openly boasted that he had performed at every major theatre in every town and city throughout Britain, and this claim was undoubtedly correct. His comedy style was never smutty and definitely had no left-wing bias (he was a lifelong supporter of the Conservative Party), but his unique humour was infectious, and constantly had audiences rolling in the aisles. He was also renowned for giving audiences “good value for money”, and invariably overrun his scheduled finishing time on stage, with many reports resulting about members of the audience missing their last buses or trains home!

 

The only blemish in his career was when he was charged with Income Tax evasion, but when he appeared in court it was soon established that this misdemeanour was clearly not deliberate, but simply a result of his chaotic attitude towards financial matters. He therefore received no real punishment for his mistake, although he did ensure that the full amount which he owed to the Inland Revenue was eventually paid. The only way in which he suffered for this error was that he was not awarded a knighthood when originally planned - but happily a richly deserved knighthood was conferred on him a few years before he died.

 

Many people have observed that this favourite son of Liverpool is a far preferable person for Liverpool International Airport to be named after rather than the name of the present highly controversial person which it bears. Following Sir Ken Dodd’s death a FaceBook campaign has been launched advocating that Liverpool International Airport is indeed re-named in his honour, We hope that as many readers as possible will be prepared to support this campaign, which can be reached at :-

 

https://www.facebook.com/Rename-Liverpool-Airport-after-Sir-Ken-Dodd-225946811316053/

 

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SIR RICHARD BODY

 

Sadly Sir Richard Body also died last month aged 90. Sir Richard Body was born near Eton in 1927, and was a youthful Conservative Party activist. He first entered Parliament as 1955 as MP for Billericay, though he decided not to defend this seat in 1959 in order to devote himself instead to his chosen occupation of farming. He re-entered Parliament in 1966 however, this time becoming MP for the more rural farming constituency of Holland with Boston, representing this seat (later slightly amended and re-named Boston and Skegness) until 2001.

 

Sir Richard Body was a long-standing EuroSceptic, fiercely opposing Britain’s entry into the then Common Market in 1973 and becoming President of the Anti-Common Market League. Although positioned well to the Right of the Consdervative Party on most (though not all) issues – he was a leading member of the Conservative Monday Club and a close colleague of John Enoch Powell – his main Parliamentary interest always concerned agricultural matters. A staunch opponent of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, he also had little time for the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which he viewed as over-bureaucratic and lacking in knowledge of agricultural realities. He was always a truly humane farmer, being a firm and greatly respected supporter of the Compassion in World Farming organisation, and was also the original “Old Muckspreader” columnist in Private Eye.

 

Sir Richard Body spoke on a number of occasions for the Swinton Circle, and was also the patron who initiated the re-establishment of the political journal The Quarterly Review under his chosen editorship of Derek Turner. Sir Richard Body was a great and dedicated British patriot of the type who will always be much needed. Our sincerest condolences are extended to all members of his family.

 

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Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our SCN circulation list then simply e-mail us with the word "unsubscribe". Alternatively, if you liked this SCN and think more of your friends would like to receive copies then please let us know their e-mail addresses!

 

 

We have recently been sent the following article which contains an expert analysis of the recent history of Southern Africa by Hannes Wessels. If the quotation attributed to Jacques Pauw in this article is correct then he really seems a despicable person, and anything emanating from him in future should therefore be viewed with extreme caution.


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In African Politics Crime Sure Pays

by Hannes Wessels

by Hannes Wessels

Reading Jacques Pauw's explosive new book, "The Presidents Keepers" is depressing, enlightening and terrifying. The scale of corruption and state-sanctioned criminality in the Republic of South Africa is now completely out of control and it seems those responsible are unlikely ever to be held accountable. We may never know how much President Jacob Zuma has purloined from the public purse and we may never know exactly how many billions have been stolen or squandered on his watch but the numbers are outrageous. With virtually all the critical positions in law enforcement filled by his cronies a very fine constitution is reduced to worthless paper because the people required to convert words into action are absent.

In a recent television interview Mr Pauw was asked by one of the journalists present if the ANC government was as bad as the one led by the Afrikaner Nationalists. Mr Pauw said it was not really possible to make the comparison because the government that existed under white rule was ‘pure evil'. What he was saying was that nothing, no matter how bad or corrupt the ANC might be or become, could be as bad as the government that existed prior to 1994.

This got me thinking. I know Henrik Verwoerd is condemned to the dustbin of history as one of the great villains of modern times but what would the world have said if he, like Zuma, his Zulu successor, had pleasured himself with ten concubines and sired dozens of bastard children all of who live luxurious lives courtesy of the country's dwindling, hard toiling tax-payers? And what if Verwoerd had done little in office other than plunder, litigate (at the taxpayers expense of course) and destroy the country's institutions?

Nasty brute, that the world believes he was, the late (murdered) prime minister was a man who expected little from the material world, conducted himself impeccably and did not rejoice in the trappings of power. He had no wish to prolong his tenure as prime minister and what he wanted for his retirement was a simple holiday cottage at Betty's Bay on the south coast of South Africa. He set about building this very ordinary dwelling himself on weekends and holidays. A problem arose when it was made clear that he should be protected while on the property which troubled him as being a private man he did not want to be bothered by security personnel. When the authorities insisted that he accept protection he made it quite clear that if any structure on his privately-owned land was to be constructed to accommodate policemen it should be of a prefabricated, movable nature so that it could be removed when he was no longer a public servant and returned to the state. Of interest, unlike President Zuma, he also did not expect the taxpayer to finance a large swimming pool as an emergency facility to supply water in the event the house was threatened by fire.

Prime Minister John Vorster fell from grace as a result of a financial scandal but interestingly he was at no stage accused of being the beneficiary of any malfeasance. The issue at hand that brought down his government was the transfer, improperly of public funds from one government department to another in a failed bid to finance newspapers that would be less critical of what his government was trying to achieve.

South Africa's first state president, C. R ‘Blackie' Swart, was so fastidious in his determination not to misuse state resources, he insisted on checking his outgoing mail to make sure that all his personal correspondence carried postage stamps that he had purchased himself.

Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith was considered an international outlaw and his country was attacked economically and militarily because his government resisted calls from Britain and the international community to summarily surrender power. He was accused of virtually every crime imaginable but it is noteworthy, he was never accused of personal enrichment or abuse of his office. A famously frugal man (of Scottish ancestry) he sometimes cycled to work and in the midst of a civil-war his security detail was normally not more than one individual armed with a pistol. PK van der Byl, a senior cabinet minister, actually covered much of the cost of his sanctions-busting trips to Europe from his own account because he was aware the country was strapped for hard currencies.

Robert Mugabe, the man Ian Smith, resisted, spent 37 years looting and destroying the country he inherited while murdering and brutalizing the citizenry. He was lauded for much of his political career as a revered African statesman and received a knighthood.

Antonio Salazar, Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968, like most white politicians who wielded power and influence during the colonial era is remembered and reviled as a dictatorial racist and oppressor. He, was a committed Catholic and an unapologetic imperialist who believed very strongly that Portuguese rule was beneficial to Africa. This position earned him universal condemnation and introduced Portugal to pariah status in the international community. Six years after his tenure ended, his critics prevailed and a leftist-motivated military coup led to the hasty withdrawal of Portugal from its African territories opening the doors to the ‘liberation movement' leaders and a smash and grab exercise that has gutted the former colonies.

Ignored by virtually all, Salazar was an extremely honest man, who lived simply and parsimoniously, leading an almost monastic lifestyle, who was beyond reproach in the way he wielded power. Never accused of self-enrichment he devoted his life to what he believed, was the best for Portugal and for the last European empire.

Following Portugal's departure from the African stage, Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of the former president of Angola, has accumulated wealth making her the richest woman in Africa. The administration led by her father was a gargantuan kleptocracy that acquired notoriety for rampant corruption and brazen misappropriation of public funds. In Mozambique, similarly forsaken by the Portuguese, the new Frelimo administration, initially led by Samora Machel, immediately destroyed the economy they inherited in a matter of months and virtually all the country's remaining wealth has accrued undeservedly to the ruling elite. This was what Salazar feared would transpire and it goes without saying, it would not have happened on his watch.

The point is, while these white politicians may indeed have been major players in the maintenance of ‘evil regimes' they appear to have eschewed the opportunity to personally enrich themselves through holding high political office and one wonders if that does not say something about them as people and also as politicians. If they were not in politics for personal gain and they ran ‘evil' administrations why did they do it? Was it because they were sadistic monsters who thrilled to being cruel to millions or did they actually believe what they were doing was right and in the best interests of the country's they held sway over?

When one looks at the catastrophe that has unfolded in postcolonial Africa I believe it is fair to say that the primary reason for the untold misery that has been visited upon hundreds of millions of the continental population, is the failure of their leaders to act honestly and honourably in the exercise of their duties. The story of this period is one of untrammelled avarice, dishonesty, brutality and atrocious governance all of which stems from the fact that African politicians, almost without exception, find the notion that they should avoid using power to plunder, absolutely preposterous.

Lamentably, one has to conclude that in the modern political world, certainly in the African context, being an innately honest person is less of a blessing and more of a curse and maybe one of the reasons why we must resign ourselves to governance by criminals.

Hannes Wessels | January 8, 2018 at 9:05 am | URL: https://wp.me/p4LSVN-I9

We have recently received the following Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa), which confirms the details about Ramaphosa's plans to seize farm land without compensation - a blatent case of theft on the part of the "new" South African authorities. The future for that sorry land seems dire indeed therefore. Bad though they were, the years when Mbeki and Zuma were in power were clearly not nearly so horrific, and Ramaphosa's ascent to power therefore seems to be a return to the dark days of Mandela's hate-driven rule :-
 
 
MEDIA RELEASE:  RAMAPHOSA’S PROMISE – “WE WILL TAKE THE LAND”

Issued by:                    TAU SA

Enquiries:                    Mr Louis Meintjes, President TAU SA, Cell.: 082 461 7262

                                    Mr Bennie van Zyl, General Manager TAU SA, Cell.: 082 466 4470

Date:                            Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

Under the cloak of “legitimate expropriation” (without compensation), the newly elected ANC president promises that privately owned land will be “taken”.  This boils down to legitimising theft.  In the same breath, specific preconditions are set inter alia that the economy should not suffer, and that food security should not be affected in a negative manner.  “Given acknowledgement by government that the productive utilisation of land which has been transferred in terms of the restitution process to beneficiaries, as well as providing aid comprising billions of Rand to people who cannot or don’t want to farm, has failed miserably, this new statement does not bode well for South Africa”, according to Mr Louis Meintjes, president of TAU SA.  “Where in the world has expropriation without compensation coupled to the waste of agricultural land, resulted in foreign confidence, economic growth and increased food production?’ he asks.

Mr Meintjes emphasized that the time has come for South Africa to confront its true challenges and identify them as such.  Not only are law-abiding citizens in their own country, irrespective of a “non-racial” cornerstone of a so-called “model” constitution, subjected to a wide variety pro-black and anti-Afrikaans laws, but pose a growing population increasing demands to a diminishing tax base.  That process is gathering momentum whilst the RSA’s junk status, growing rural poverty, collapsing infrastructure, the lowering of scholastic and academical standards, delivering basic services, rampant crime and a blatant absence to planning is the order of the day.

 “No ideology, supported by superficial and populistic promises which are not supportive of sound economic principles, will ensure improvement.  If Mr Ramaphosa is set on creating an untenable situation, he should actively create circumstances which will promote famine.  His promise to expropriate land without compensation, sows the seed for revolution.  Expropriation without compensation is theft”.


We have recently been sent a copy of the following translation of an article from BEELD detailing the shadey and sinister aphosa's business dealings by a supporter still based in the "new" South Africa :-
 
 

FROM A TRADE UNION LEADER TO A BUSINESSMAN

(Translation from the Afrikaans - BEELD newspaper, Johannesburg 20/12/17)

With the path open to the presidency of South Africa, Deputy President Cyril  Ramaphosa will not need to depend again on the huge wealth he has accumulated as a businessman.

Ramaphosa has his roots in the trade union movement and was in the 1980s founder and leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, one of South Africa’s biggest and most powerful trade unions.

Ramaphosa began on his path to business riches after he lost to Thabo Mbek in the 1999 election tussle to follow Nelson Mandela as vice president.

SHANDUKA

In 2001 he started the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) group Shanduka  thanks to a series of transactions handed to him under the black empowerment government policy and he built this up to such a large group that in 2014 it was worth more than R8 billion. “Shanduka” is a Venda word meaning “change”.

Until 2012 when he became South Africa’s vice president,  the American business publication FORBES  declared his personal wealth to be R5,67 billion. Ramaphosa then declared that he would review his business interests so as to rid himself of any chance of a conflict of interest. In 2014 when Jacob Zuma made him vice president, Ramaphosa declared he would withdraw all his business interests in the Shanduka group. He resigned as executive director and declared that his and his family interests would be held in a blind trust.

Ramaphosa’s personal interest in Shanduka at that stage was valued at R2,6 billion.

MCDONALDS

Through Shanduka, Ramaphosa  in 2011 obtained the twenty-year business licence for the American fast food business McDonalds for South Africa. After his election as ANC vice president in 2012 McDonalds stated that Ramaphosa would be replaced as licence holder.

THE DARK SIDE

The shadowy side of Ramaphosa’s business career includes his role as non-executive director of Lonmin, the platinum mining company where the Marikana massacre of August 2012 occurred. Ramaphosa said during the massacre, where 34 mineworkers were shot dead, that the protest (by the mine workers) was “criminal” and that the strikers should be strongly brought to book.

He was also chairman of the cellphone group MTN during which time there were accusation of  irregularities concerning MTN’s transactions with the Iranian government in order to obtain the cellphone licence in Iran.

FOUNDATION

Despite his resignation as director from most of the companies with which he was involved, and the fact that he sold his interest in Shanduka, Ramaphosa and his family held on to their property investment portfolio and he is still involved with the Shanduka Foundation where he changed the name to the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation.

The Foundation finances development projects at schools and black small businesses, including the Black Umbrella – formerly known as the Shanduka Black Umbrella.

THE BUFFALO

Ramaphosa is keen on agriculture and wildlife farming. He owns 100 Ankola-cattle, originally from Uganda, which graze on his farm in Mapulanga.

He was involved in a controversy when in 2012 he bid R20 million for a buffalo in a wildlife auction. He didn’t end up buying the buffalo  but at the same auction he spent R15million on the purchase of other wildlife.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

According to the 2016 Parliamentary register of Members of Parliament’s possessions and interests, which was approved in February 2017, Ramaphosa still has R3,5million shares in a British investment company called Connaught PLC,  R2,1million shares in the paper group Mondi, and he is the owner of the Ntaba Nyoni-feed lot and the Ntaba Nyoni-estate.

The list of his properties includes two flats in Cape Town, seven retirement homes in Johannesburg and 23 townhouses in Johannesburg.

The following copy of the TAU SA's Bulletin which we have recently received from a supporter still based in the "new" South Africa illustrates - if any more illustration is needed - just what a sh1t-hole African country South Africa has become following de Klerk's sell-out and surrender :-
 
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WILL IT BE GLOVES OFF IN ANC SHOWDOWN WITH SOUTH AFRICA’S COMMERCIAL FARMERS?

The African National Congress (ANC) December congress is around the corner and it’s politics-as-usual time for promises, threats and infighting as top posts within the organization come up for grabs, with the country’s premiership the ultimate prize.  This job is not easily handed over, and the recent cabinet shuffle by embattled president Jacob Zuma has laid bare his ruthless attempt at retention of power, come what may.  He has surrounded himself with political allies, most of whom are hopelessly out of their depth in terms of their new portfolios.

That’s not the point of course; political survival is the name of the game and opposition attempts to bring the president to court to face 683 charges of, inter alia, corruption are being fended off with technicalities by expensive, taxpayer-funded attorneys.  Mr. Zuma has survived multiple parliamentary motions of no confidence, while millions of citizens call for his removal.  He doesn’t budge, confident that his new cabinet and their branch followers will ensure his survival in December.

The only attention he will pay to the country’s food security is to up his clamour for “land for the people”.  He will out-do his irrational political opponents with further irrationality.

How any South African farmer gets up in the morning and faces the day without anxiety gnawing at his innards is a miracle.  Nowhere in the Western world is such a successful, skilled and tenacious sector of the economy subject to so much pernicious harassment, antipathy, physical assault and legislative obstruction.  According to Bloomberg, South African commercial agriculture is one of the top achievers in the SA economy but this means little to politicians fighting to retain or obtain the lavish salaries and perks available to government officials.

What is it that spawns such tenacity in the farming community despite the visceral enmity from the government and certain sectors of the SA citizenry?  In an enlightened nation, this group would be cherished: drought relief would be a priority, subsidies would be available to protect their production, and legislation would enhance and encourage maximum productivity to feed more than 50 million people.  The opposite is true: legislation is antagonistic while in one day - October 22 - there were four farm attacks where one farmer died and the others fighting for their lives in hospital.

 

ATTACKS AND MURDERS

TAU SA statistics reveal that farm attacks have risen drastically since 2010.  In 2016, there were 369 attacks and 71 murders.  So far this year there have been 349 attacks and 65 murders, as far as is known.  The average murder rate world-wide is seven people per 100 000.  In South Africa it is 33 per 100 000 and on South African farms, it reaches 133 per 100 000.

These figures are kept by agricultural organizations and other interested groups.  The government has few if any figures on farm murders: Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula says the police do not plan to create a specialized unit to focus on farm murders.  He says he will “improve the capacity of local police stations” to handle the matter.

How so?  Given the abysmal record of police laxity and even non-appearance at rural crime scenes, his words are particularly callous and duplicitous.  One example of police negligence is the case of illegal dog hunting on private farms in Mpumalanga and Kwa/Zulu Natal.

Farmers’ lives are in danger as dog hunting syndicates from as far away as Durban and Johannesburg illegally enter their farms at will on weekends and hunt with specially-trained dogs: endangered species such as the Oribi and other game are hunted and killed by the dog teams while locals act as bookmakers.  Dog team owners and their friends are said to place bets for as much as R200 000/R250 000 per hunt and points are awarded for the rarity of the species killed!

Locals are afraid of the syndicates and farmers who try to defend their properties and their animals are threatened: their cattle will be killed and their grazing land will be put to the torch they are told if they interfere.  One cattle farmer near Piet Retief says his life is constantly in danger.  His cattle were slaughtered after he shot some dogs.  The hunters carry firearms, and the police simply ignore complaints.  Farmer K. says he laid six or seven charges at the local police station - he himself had traced the blood trail and had found the skins of the animals.  He gave the exact names and address of the perpetrators to the police with the proof, but nothing was done.

Local police spokesman Capt.Sipho Sanyi said he knew nothing about illegal hunting in the area.  He would ”look into whether charges had been laid” but as far as he knew, “there isn’t a big problem with illegal hunting.”

LAND EXPROPRIATION AND REAL POWER

Hundreds of farms have been ruined after being handed over to beneficiaries as part of the government’s land “reform” program.  If success of this foolhardy plan is measured in farms that still operate and make a profit (or even break even!), then the policy is an abysmal failure.

Yet land expropriation is very much on the cards as government ignores these failures and legislates to further hobble farmers.  The Land Bill created in 2013 has still not been signed by the State President, and for good reason.  Food security is at the back of the president’s mind.

But the legislation is drafted anyway.  The main problem for farmers (and eventually South African property owners) is the government’s plan to expropriate land without compensation.  This has been the clarion call of the opposition Economic Freedom Front (EFF) and this promise has attracted millions of the black masses.

In January 2017, for example, the EFF called for the occupation of land in Mpumalanga province.  “We will take the land with violence and we will give it to poor black people”.  This attracts votes even though it is a mindless statement because to whom will they “give” the land?  And then what?  Will the EFF pay for the development of the land, the salaries, sustenance while things get going, transport, housing and clinics for the “poor black people”?  And to whom will they give the land?  Will there be a lottery?  Or a scrum to obtain something “free”?  How will ownership be registered or guaranteed?  Nothing is thought through with so many politicians and this is what makes them so dangerous.  They promise and they don’t deliver. They create animosity towards whites who “have” everything.

The case of the two white men who placed a black man whom they accused of stealing in a coffin (and sent a WhatsApp of the incident as a joke to their friends) is but one example of the hysteria engendered against white farmers.  (The men are actually not farmers - one is a handyman and the other sells fruit and vegetables!) But they are portrayed by the media as farmers.

Clearly whatever threats were made to the alleged thief, these men didn’t intend any physical harm.  Yet they have been charged with attempted murder, with mobs outside the court demanding the “maximum sentence” of 15 years imprisonment for their deed!  This is how things are happening in South Africa.

This is of course meat and potatoes to the world’s media.  Al Jazeera television interviewed Mr. Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former SA president Thabo Mbeki, who said this incident was about “the oppression of black farm workers by white farmers since the 17th century”.  This is a complete lie.  Al Jazeera has yet to broadcast a program on the murder and torture of white farmers by black criminals or the illegal invasions and occupation of land by mobs incited by politicians.

Pretoria residents have been warned of land invasions during the coming festive season.  Pretoria alone has dealt with more than 4 000 illegal land invasions so far this year.  Concerned Pretoria citizens are “urging” the police to be on the lookout for invasions of urban properties and smallholdings.  Given the SAPS’ record, it is every man for himself in protecting private property in South Africa.

FIGHTING IN THE COURTS

Commercial agriculture is gearing up to fight the numerous antagonistic clauses in the Land Bill in the courts including the Regulation of Agricultural land ownership;  the Valuation of property;  Exploration and prospecting rights on agricultural land and other legislation including expropriation without compensation, all detrimental to successful, unhindered commercial farming.  Farmers are seen as the enemy, and legislation already promulgated and now proposed confirms that fact.  Farmers spend their time and money defending themselves against an avaricious and rapacious government.  What they’d really like to do is get on with farming!

The governing ANC could never feed South Africa, and they know it.  If they tried they would end up like the rest of Africa, importing food.  They know in their heart of hearts that commercial farmers hold the key to food security and, by definition, the ANC’s hold on power.  The farming community must hold on to their power - throwing in the towel is not an option.  They will not be driven off their land because they have every right to their land and this right will be defended internationally if need be.  Who in the United Nations will feed South Africa’s millions if SA’s commercial farming sector is destroyed?  There will be little money to import food given the ANC government’s well-known ineptness and financial corruption.  There’s not much left in the kitty even at present to satisfy their followers’ incessant demands.  Incoming taxation figures for the fiscus is decreasing and as the ANC doesn’t know how to create anything (they are master consumers!), then their only option is to look after the commercial farming sector.  Not to do so will be at their peril.

 

We have recently received ther following extremely revealing edition of the TAU SA's most informative Bulletin. It clearly exposes the endemic incompetence and criminal corruption of the ANC regime - exactly what we warned people throughout the 1980s would be the inevitable consequencies if they were to surrender to the ANC terrorists!
 
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FOR SALE – SOUTH AFRICA.  NO DEPOSIT – LOW LOW PRICES. HURRY WHILE STOCKS LAST!

The country town of Wakkerstroom in the province of Mpumalanga [sic] represents all that is pleasant and good about South Africa – it’s a restful place surrounded by farms and rolling hills, with quirky, creative residents, a few dusty streets, the ubiquitous church with its soaring spire and very cold winters.  But in summer the area becomes what many refer to as ”pure Scotland” – green pastures and green mountains, cattle that quietly graze, the odd horse or two and sheep doing what sheep do - staring as we pass by, then resuming their chomping of the dry grass.  Farmhouses dot the landscape.

Unlike much of South Africa - a dry country prone to sometimes crippling droughts -  there is water in Wakkerstroom - lots of water.  In fact, the town virtually floats on a vast wetland, more precisely a vast subterranean water course to which more than 400 bird species either visit or reside in during the year.  Visitors from all over the world make a bee line for this sleepy town during the bird seasons - they book in at bed and breakfasts or the town’s quaint old hotel, and they dine at surprisingly excellent gourmet bistros, taking a stroll along the road to the cemetery where the graves of families who not only built this little town and farmed the surrounding areas but fought in the Anglo-Boer war, lie on a small koppie.  Wakkerstroom is very much part of South Africa’s turbulent history, but it had put strife to rest - until now!

With the coming to power of an African National Congress (ANC) government in 1994, South Africa’s political trajectory changed dramatically.  The ANC’s political goals were distilled in a document called the Freedom Charter (which was actually compiled and written by white communists.)  This socialist creed became the basis of the ANC government’s political policy goals for the country and although scorned by some as impossible to implement within an already functioning, modern capitalistic system like South Africa, the last 23 years of ANC rule has shown how wrong the sceptics were.  The swath of destruction created by idealism trumping practicality is common cause.  The government is clearly unscathed and uncaring as it strides ahead, implementing policies which, in truth, now appear to be motivated not so much as “government for the people” but in order to enrich themselves and to keep themselves in power.

They have become a soft touch for the world’s exploiters and brigands.  Many members of the SA government have become embroiled in so many financial scandals (it’s always about money!) involving shady overseas groups, foreign government agencies and sundry “investors” that the latest scandal involving Wakkerstroom may seem like small potatoes.  But what could happen in Wakkerstroom may affect South Africa’s future food and environmental security if not stopped in its tracks.

MABOLA

Wakkerstroom is part of the Mabola Protected Environment (MPE) in Mpumalanga [sic] which was declared as such on 22 January 2014.  It was declared protected because it is a strategic water source area, generating critical water supplies for agricultural, industrial and human water use.  It is the source of three major rivers - the Tugela, the Vaal and the Pongola – that support a significant number of downstream water users.  The Vaal river system ultimately provides water for most of the country’s coal-fired electricity generation, as well as for the country’s most populous province –Gauteng [sic].

Yet an Indian mining Company Atha-Africa Ventures was granted a permit to mine for coal in the wetlands by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in 2014 only eight months after the declaration as a protected area.

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) is a group of eight local organizations (including the World Wildlife Fund) fighting this coal mining venture in the courts.  So far they have managed to stop the Indian mining group whose activities would entail pumping water out of the wetlands and, as happens with mining, polluting the area to the extent that it can never be rehabilitated. The CER’s members have had to privately fund their endeavor to stop the government of South Africa from raping South Africa’s precious water resources. The CER’s legal actions include a Judicial Review of the mining rights granted by the government, an appeal against an environmental authorization by the Mpumalanga [sic] Environmental department, an appeal against a water use licence issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation in Kwa Zulu/Natal (the Mabola area includes part of that province), plus an interdict against the Indian company.  CER also complains that the local municipality will not give them crucial documentation concerning a vital report.

So three levels of government in South Africa are complicit in what could result in the serious destruction of the environment upon which depends food and water security.

Melissa Fourie, director of CER says strategic water source areas comprise 8% of SA’s land but provide more than 50% of South Africa’s fresh water.  A Zero Hour report commissioner by CER outlines the devastating impacts of the continued awarding of mining and exploration rights by the authorities in an area that is strategically pivotal to water and food security.  According to the report only 1,5% of South Africa’s soils are considered to have high agricultural potential, and about 47% of that figure is found in Mpumalanga. Yet prospecting and mining applications have increased 300% between 2005 and 2010.

Atha-Africa Ventures which is part of the India-based Atha Group, acquired a coal asset called the Yzermyn Underground Coal Mining project in the Mabola area.  This asset has resources of approximately 100 million tonnes of export-quality coal with a potential of more than double that figure.  It has no other mining assets in South Africa but it lists the Bashubile Trust as its BEE partner, which trust includes two gentlemen with the name of Zuma as trustees.  (Moneyweb 20.9.16) (It is rumored that these men are relatives of President Jacob Zuma - News24 said in 2016 that one of them is the president’s son.  He gave his address as the presidential estate in Pretoria).  In all, Atha-Africa has a 8,360 ha mining right of which Yzermyn covers about 2 500ha.

Wakkerstrooom’s population is afraid the mining would severely impact livestock farming and eco-tourism.  Treated effluent would be pumped into the surrounding wetlands.  But Atha’s web-site doesn’t talk about that - it waxes enthusiastically about sustainable environmental management, local economic development, social upliftment initiatives and that old favorite “job creation”.  Local black people are being seduced by this jobs clarion call.  But if Atha  doesn’t  keep its promises, who will hold the company to account?

WHO ISSUED THE PERMITS?

In February 2017 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) SA issued a statement declaring it had learnt “with deep concern” that the Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr. Edna Molewa had signed off on an application for coal mining to go ahead in the 8 772 hectare Mabola Protected Environment (MPE).  The permit was issued to Atha-Africa Ventures (Pty) Ltd. to develop an underground mine.  She is a co-signatory with the Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane who signed off on the application in November 2016.  As at February 2017, said the WWF, there had been no public announcement about this signing.  The WWF statement carries remarks by Dr. Morne du Plessis, CEO of WWF South Africa who says ”coal mining in strategic water sources is not only contrary to sound scientific advice, but to basic common sense ”.

A seasoned ANC cadre, Ms. Edna Molewa was appointed Minister of Environmental Affairs on May 25,2014, three months after the MPE was declared a protected area. Four months after her appointment she signed off on the Indian company’s permit to mine the area for coal.  Under her leadership her department received criticism for not releasing quarterly reports in 2015 on rhino poaching and arrests of suspected rhino poachers.  Reports at the time indicated that the number of rhinos poached each year was increasing.

In 2015 environmental groups criticized Molewa’s decision to grant temporary emissions compliance exemptions to SA’s largest electricity producer Eskom, as well as Sasol, Anglo American Platinum and dozens of other mining companies.  This enabled them to postpone the implementation of emission-reducing equipment. Emissions included sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

In February 2013 while minister of Water Affairs, Molewa awarded a R419 million IT contract to a private company without using the State Information Technology Agency.  Her department’s director general refused to sign off on the contract and he was suspended by Molewa.

And Minister Zwane?

Mosebenzi Zwane was sworn in as Minister of Mineral Resources on 23 September 2015.  Both the Business Day and Mail & Guardian newspapers reported that Zwane had been linked to at least two government scandals involving the Indian Gupta family whose pernicious financially-backed influence on the SA government had reached staggering proportions. Evidence of this “state capture” by the family was so flagrant that SA’s top banks were forced to close the family’s bank accounts.

In addition, mining industry stakeholders worried about Zwane’s total lack of experience in mining.  (No matter – since when does expertise or experience count when the SA president shuffles his Cabinet?)

It didn’t take the new minister long to nail his colours to the mast.  On June 15 this year he gazetted the third version of his Mining Charter which caused the Chamber of Mines to immediately take legal action against the minister’s radical “transformation” policies embedded in the Charter “which could bring SA mining to a standstill”.  (Business Day headline 20.7.17).  On 7 August the minister was rebuked by the court for failing to file an answering affidavit to the Chamber of Mines challenge to this third version of the Mining Charter.  Notwithstanding the court’s castigation, the Minister went on to the offensive, declaring the Chamber of Mines to be an “obstructive force in the racial transformation of SA’s mining industry”.  He tore into the industry accusing them of “advancing their own interests”. (Sic).   He said the mining industry was trying to “avoid black ownership” and suggested a 30% Black ownership target to replace the current 26% black empowerment figure.

On 21 August he told the Black Business Council that the 30% figure was ”too tame” and that he was serious about “radical economic transformation”.

It is obvious South Africa is facing a draconian challenge when people like Mosebenzi  Zwane are in charge of a country whose economy depends heavily  on mining.  The repercussions were almost immediate.  Diversified global miner South32 declared it has “no interest” in investing in growth options in South Africa because of, inter alia, the “depressing interaction with the SA government”.

We quoted many years ago ex ANC MP David Dalling who said everything the ANC touches turns to dust.  They are a cancer in our midst and this latest fight to preserve the Wakkerstroom wetland against such an ignorant and dangerous adversary who has few if any rational thought processes will be a fight for our very survival.  When the minister is prone to even ignoring court orders, where does one go next? Perhaps the CER group should take a leaf from the Groot Marico Conservation Association’s book and submit documentation about the proposed rape of Mabola to the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) for Mabola to be awarded biosphere status. Can the UN save South Africa from its preposterous government?  Perhaps it’s the only option left.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

 

January 2018 edition

 

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ANC, and thereby almost certainly the next president of the “new” South Africa, has been greeted with hope in some circles. We however do not share this optimism. Those who seem to be hopeful for the future of South Africa under his rule are after all the some dewy-eyed unrealists who predicted that Mnangagwa would prove a huge improvement to Mugabe in “Zimbabwe” – but as we all know this change in leadership was simply the exchanging of one sadistic terrorist despot for another sadistic terrorist despot, and nothing has altered on the ground of that sorry country at all.

 

Ramaphosa similarly rose to the top by being a hate-filled terrorist operative. An ethnic Venda – one of the smaller Bantu tribes who were saved from annihilation at the hands of the more ferocious Zulus and Matabeles by the arrival of the White man – Ramaphosa personally had much to thank the White man for, as he received a top class education at the University of the North, an academic institution which would have been unthinkable previously in Black Africa. But instead of being grateful to the White man for both saving his people from extinction and for giving him personally an advanced first-world education, he instead developed a deep-seated hatred for Whites and joined the ANC terrorist organisation.

 

It is widely believed that Ramaphosa was the preferred successor of the first ANC terrorist leader of the “new” South Africa, the blood-stained “Nelson” Mandela, but somehow he was successfully out-manouevred by Thabo Mbeki. To keep Ramaphosa happy and out of mischief Mandela and/or Mbeki appointed him to head a “Black empowerment” quango, through which he managed to accumulate a vast personal fortune for himself. He cannot therefore correctly be described as a “successful businessman” as many commentators try to claim, as the opportunity to acquire huge wealth was handed to him on a plate by the ANC regime.

 

Mbeki was a rarity among the ANC hierarchy in as much as he possessed a fair amount of intelligence (his lunatic views about the causes of AIDS notwithstanding!). He had also never been a “hands-on” terrorist (unlike his father!) and was smart enough to realise that if the “new” South Africa was to prosper there had to be a place for Whites in the new country, and although it was never eliminated completely the quasi-genocide campaign against White farmers and urban-dwellers declined in intensity under his rule. This relatively conciliatory attitude towards South Africa’s Whites did not find favour with the bulk of the ANC leadership however, and in 2008 he was levered out of power by the party hierarchy.

 

He was succeeded of course not by Ramaphosa but by Jacob Zuma. Zuma had been a “hands-on” terrorist however, and indeed had been imprisoned alongside the unspeakable Mandela on Robben Island after being found guilty of terrorist offences. There was another fundamental difference regarding Zuma however, and that was that he was an ethnic Zulu, and the reason why the ANC leadership initially preferred him to Ramaphosa was undoubtedly because they wanted a nominal Zulu in charge in order to stymie the growth of Inkatha. Zuma proved totally incompetent of course, with his numerous wives and assertions that AIDS could be prevented by taking a shower after sexual activity, and during the early years of his presidency the scapegoating of Whites and the quasi-genocide campaign against them re-emerged and intensified to the levels of the Mandela years.

 

Zuma also proved to be totally corrupt (nothing unusual here in Black Africa of course!), but his hoped-for personal aggrandizement by means of his corruption was initially held back considerably by his total incompetence. Then he hit upon a master-stroke. He invited an Indian family of successful businessmen, the Gupta brothers, to invest heavily in the “new” South Africa, and in return gave them a considerable stake in the economy and a say in government. Now ever since Indian independence in 1947 the countries of the sub-continent have functioned basically by bribery and corruption. Immoral of course, but also surprisingly efficient. The Guptas soon realized, however, that in order to maximise their own corrupt largesse they must make sure that the country was better governed – and this meant, inter alia, that the anti-White campaign of violence, particularly that involving the platteland farming communities, had to be curtailed, and as a result – to the great surprise of many – South Africa’s agricultural output increased last year for the first time since the ANC were handed power.

 

Zuma’s increasing reliance upon the Guptas, and the resulting diminishing of the anti-White vendetta, of course was no more popular among the ANC hardliners than Mbeki’s more conciliatory attitude a decade earlier, and as a result Zuma has found himself ousted in a similar fashion by the party hierarchy. His successor, Ramaphosa, undoubtedly has a huge chip on his shoulders however, not only because of his identical vindictivel hatred towards Whites as that of Mandela and Zuma during his early days in power, but also because of the way in which he was denied power in both 1999 and 2008. In his case however, following the controversial Zuma years, it will not only be the Whites and Coloureds who will bear the brunt of his paranoid hatred, but also the Zulus and South African Indians.

 

It may have been thought that the situation in the “new” South Africa was so bad that it couldn’t possibly become any worse, but Ramaphosa’s ascent to power has all the omens of heralding complete chaos, disintegration and even all-out civil war in that beleaguered  country. As we’ve been advising all Whites to do ever since de Klerk’s betrayal and sell-out in 1990 – time to get out!

 

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

 

Following the unfortunate decision by the London Congregation of the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk not to co-operate with the Springbok Club in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow last month (as reported in the December Edition of the SCN), the Springbok Club went ahead and staged their own independent commemoration at the historic White Horse Stone just outside Aylesford in Kent. At this ceremony a short key-note speech was given reminding all in attendance about the importance and significance of the Battle of Blood River and the Vow which was made to God before this conflict, and how this event and the resulting victory for the Afrikaner Voortrekkers probably had more global implications for the White Man than they themselves realised.

 

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The Springbok Clubs 2018 AGM will take place at a venue in central London during the evening of Wednesday 10th January, and all fully paid-up members of the Club should already have been informed of the precise details. Following the conclusion of the business side of proceedings (at approximately 20.00 hrs) a PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of General James Wolfe (which was specially produced for the Patriotic Forum’s Canada Day celebration event last year) will be shown. All friends and supporters of the Springbok Club, be they members or not, will be welcomed to attend this section of the evening’s proceedings. Either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430 for precise details.

 

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The Springbok Club is planning a trip to the National Army Museum during February, and it is anticipated that a renowned visiting South African expert will be guest speaker at a meeting in March. More details about both these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.

 

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

 

The Patriotic Forum has arranged a most exciting day’s activities for Thursday 25th January. It will commence at approximately 16.00 hrs at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, who established the first colonial settlement in Australia and became the first Governor of New South Wales, where a short ceremony will take place in order to celebrate Australia Day (although it won’t officially be Australia Day until the following day, it will however be Australia Day in parts of Australia itself at that time!). Admiral Phillip’s bust is situated at the western end of Watling Street in the City of London, immediately to the rear of St.Paul’s Cathedral.

 

Following this ceremony the main activity of the day will take place when a most interesting meeting will we held at a prestigious club in central London, commencing at 19.00 hrs. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Mr. George Major, who was born in London in 1938. Abandoned by his mother, who he was to spend many years trying to trace, George's childhood was a tough one. After spending his early years in the dark days of the London Blitz he found that he had to fend for himself and his two sisters. He was drawn into the Pearly Kings tradition from the age of seven, a tradition which he learned had been in his mother's family. These years are documented in his first book "The Hidden Whistle and Flute, stitch one", which describes how he fought back from a childhood of poverty, neglect and brutality and had to learn to live by his wits. When he was hungry he would pull down a fence and chop it up to make bundles of firewood to sell back to his neighbours, then use the money to take his two sisters to the café and buy food for them. His life was extraordinarily hard from the beginning and his childhood draws inevitable comparison with the stories of Charles Dickens, but despite all that George was to become the most famous Pearly King of all, carrying the banner of the Pearly Kings and Queens History both with pride and honour, dedicating most of his life for the good of its history. It is said by many that he does more for the Pearly history than any other. George is a living testament of a man who has overcome extreme obstacles but is still determined to help others no matter what the odds. Long before David Jason from memorable TV comedy show "Only Fools and Horses" was immortalised as Del Trotter, George was a well known character within the Peckham area. George sold genuine London smog to Americans: in typical Del Boy style, he would fill half pint bottles with car fumes and cigarette smoke, seal them then take them into the London streets to sell. There were also one legged tights that needed a quick-witted sales patter. George was always the cheeky chappie with his quick-witted banter and showmanship in his full sparkling Pearly suit, and he was to go on to use his skills in order to raise a great deal of money over the last 60 years for charities, and has helped change many peoples' lives forever. George’s dream was always to preserve the Cockney traditions forever, and to this end he envisaged the creation of a Cockney museum. Through his boundless energy and enthusiasm that dream has now been brought to life. George is President for life of the Pearly Kings and Queens Guild, and was an active campaigner for Brexit..

 

More details about this meeting can be obtained by e-mailing: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430. All attendees are however reminded that in view of the nature of the venue jackets and ties must be worn by gentlemen and everyone must be smartly dressed (i.e. no jeans!).

 

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During early February the Patriotic Forum will be staging an event to celebrate New Zealand Day, and in March will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a prominent Brexit campaigner. A provisional full itinerary of events for the rest of 2018 has also been mapped out by the Patriotic Forum, and further details will of course be announced in future editions of the SCN.

 

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

 

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully written and is now in the hands of our printers, If you would like to take out a subscription to this magazine or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution then please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

 

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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

 

We have recently received the following report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust :-

 

OMKHULU – ‘meaning the Great One’ is a stunning 15 year old rhino bull in his prime. During a scourge of rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal, he was shot by poachers in his front leg on a private property. 
 

“In great pain and discomfort Omkhulu managed to avoid the poachers despite his injury. He was found three days later hiding out in a ravine almost unable to walk. A wildlife veterinarian was called in and the wound was treated and cleaned. A decision was made to leave the rhino where he was as it was almost impossible to get him out of the ravine at that stage.

 

“While the rhino remained in the area with thick vegetation growth he would also have some degree of protection from poachers. Over the next couple of days he was monitored by a counter-poaching unit and showed a remarkable recovery. Water was provided which helped in his recovery as it was not necessary for him to move around to get to water. Omkhulu was fortunate indeed to have survived the attempt on his life.
 
”However a decision by the owners of this rhino to sell him after he had recovered has resulted in a new threat to his life. As Omkhulu's horn is still intact he was purchased by a trophy hunting outfitter and relocated to a farm in Limpopo Province [Far Northern Transvaal] where he was offered up to be shot in a trophy hunt.

 

“We were alerted to his plight about 7 days ago by the veterinarian that initially treated his injuries and we have now managed to secure the right to buy, capture and relocate him to an Intensive Protection Zone in South Africa instead of him being sold to a hunter via a third party.
 
”With the help of some really cool and amazing donors we are working very hard to save rhinos 1 by 1. We have shown that Teamwork indeed does make the Dream work.

 
Please join us to save a real rhino for future generations. There is no need for Omkhulu to die. With you support, understanding and love he will be saved. If you make your donation please feel free to claim one of the 2 T-shirts on offer for all donations

 

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or to send them a donation e-mail :  louise@sanwild.org

 

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2017 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

In last month’s SCN we stated that Chris Froome was by far the most outstanding candidate for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, and advocated that all should vote for him. Unfortunately, however, a few days before the award ceremony was to take place an unsubstantiated accusation was made that Chris Froome had been using performance-enhancing drugs – but when the details of this ridiculous claim were revealed it turned out that the so-called “drugs” consisted of nothing more than an innocuous asthma spray! Alas, however, the majority of the British voting public decided to abandon the traditional maxim that “a man is innocent until proven guilty” and failed to vote in sufficient numbers to give Chris Froome the victory in this competition which he so richly deserved. We hope therefore that somehow in the future this snub can and will be rectified.

 

The BBC are however to be congratulated upon awarding the 2017 Team Award to the England Women’s Cricket Team – again by far the most outstanding nomination. The recipient of the 2017 Overseas Sports Star of the Year award was far more puzzling however, for it was given to Roger Federer, the Swiss Lawn Tennis champion. Now during 2017 Federer won two of the four major international championships – but so also did Rafael Nadal of Spain, who furthermore won probably the two most prestigious of them and finished the year at the top of the international rankings. If the BBC thought that the 2017 Overseas Award should go to a male Lawn Tennis star then surely it should have gone to Nadal rather than to Federer? As far as we were concerned, however, the most outstanding achievement obtained by an overseas sporting star during 2017 was unquestionably Peter Burling who skippered the New Zealand yacht to a superb victory in the America’s Cup competition!

 

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

 

We have recently received the following most interesting and revealing message from our good friend and supporter Mr. Bob Vinnicombe of Sydney, Australia. It reads as follows :-

 

“ANOTHER REASON WHY TURNBULL MUST GO - http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/turnbull-has-chinese-daughter-in-law
 
”In what is becoming something of a trend for Australian prime ministers, Mr.Malcolm Turnbull comes to the job with deep personal ties to China, including a  Mandarin-speaking son whose wife is from a prominent Chinese family.

”Aside from former leader Kevin Rudd, who is fluent in Mandarin and worked in Beijing as a diplomat, Mr.Turnbull has perhaps the closest links to China of any previous Australian prime minister. His son, Alex, who runs a hedge fund, lives in Singapore with his wife and their baby.

”His wife is Hong Kong-born Yvonne Wang, or Wang Yiwen. According to Fairfax Media, her parents were ‘well-connected in cosmopolitan Shanghai and were known to be on good terms with former president Jiang Zemin’.

”Madam Wang's father, Mr.Wang Chunming, now in his 90s, was an international relations scholar who worked with the China Academy of Social Sciences.

”Prime Minister Turnbull also has close business ties to China. In 1994, he set up a Sino-Western joint mining venture in China and has long advocated closer trade and business links between Canberra and Beijing.

”It is perhaps little surprise that the Chinese media have apparently been referring to Mr Turnbull as ‘sweet dumpling’ or ‘sugar bomb’, a play on his surname, which sounds like tang bao, the popular Chinese steamed buns.”

 

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

 

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

 

Please use the search request form at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

 

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

 

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority  Their web-site can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

 

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BOOK OFFERS

 

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

 

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

 

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

 

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

 

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

 

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

 

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

 

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

 

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

 

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

 

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

 

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

 

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

 

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

 

 To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

 

No.230 – Mr. ASHLEY COOPER of Durban.

 

Ashley Cooper was a prominent member of the “Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN), and in spite of having the same name as the Australian Lawn Tennis star of the late 1950s (for which he obtained a fair amount of teasing!) is believed to have been British by birth. He worked as a rep’ for a health and cosmetics company in Durban, and caused much amusement by attending one of Paul Roper’s famous fancy dress parties circa. 1980 dressed as an Arab! He somehow disappeared from the scene during the mid-1980s however, but it would be very interesting to learn what actually happened to him.

 

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

 

Although the SCN doesn’t usually concern itself with matters of personal morality, we do even so believe that the acceptance of certain forms of sexual perversions are a cancer on Western society, which ideally should be eradicated. We do however always like to praise the positive rather than to condemn that which is wrong, and in this regard we would certainly like to recommend the web-site of an organisation called the “Coalition for Marriage” which has recently been recommended to us. This web-site can be accessed at :-

 

www.c4m.org.uk

 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON

 

Sir,

 

The SCN is always a great newsletter full of information. I really enjoy the bits in particular about Rhodesia.

 

Yours etc.,

 

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

 

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CORNISH TRIBUTE

 

Sir,

 

Stack Stevens [see October 2017 SCN] - a true great! Not easy back then for a player in Cornwall to get selected 

 

Yours etc.,

 

David Stewart, London, U.K.

 

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THE BEARD TO BE JEERED

 

Sir,

 

England played much better at the MCG. Ali doesn’t look interested at all and has been ineffective..

 

Yours etc.,

 

Craig Selvage, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

 

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SEEING RED

 

Sir,

 

South Africa is on the verge of destruction under the corrupt Communist regime. Foreign correspondent Alex Newman reports “Communism Kills”, and as The New American has been warning for decades South Africa is not immune, in fact it appears to be on the brink of unprecedented chaos under the Communist and Communist-linked rulers – which very much included Mandela the fraud and killer of innocents by his bombs and terror actions against the people of South Africa. Today they are doing a step-up in their incitement to genocide, their stealing of land and their socialisation of the economy, while the media refuses to report it. The facts are undeniable.

 

Yours etc.,

 

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

 

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THE “ALL TALK BUT NO ACTION” BRIGADE

 

Natal has always been well known for the apathy of its citizens – or as The Natal Mercury aptly used to term it, “Natal Fever”. Alas the patriotic movement in Natal was no more immune to this failing than any other sector of society, which considering the vital time for the very future existence of civilised rule in South Africa during the late 70s and 80s was a particularly unforgivable situation.

 

One of the worst – but by no means only – culprits in this regard was a certain Norman Perry, who we recently learnt had died several years ago. Perry first made contact with our movement when he joined the Durban Branch of the Save Rhodesia Campaign shortly after it was founded in 1977, and through his apparent enthusiasm was quickly invited to join the Committee. This soon proved to be a big mistake however, for his initial enthusiasm quickly evaporated, and when he failed to turn up not only at several committee meetings but also at important events staged by the organisation he was asked to resign.

 

Perry was next seen at the polling station when Brian Hurt stood for Durban City Council in 1978 - although he hadn’t been doing any canvassing to help in the campaign. When he saw a number of Save Rhodesia Campaign bumper stickers on the cars of Brian Hurt’s supporters he loudly commented that they were “doing it all wrong”, and that what the campaign should be doing was to arrange to “kill Oppenheimer” – a most bizarre, and indeed extremely childish remark to make. He was further seen at occasional events staged by the broader patriotic movement in Durban during the next few years, but it was always the same story – telling everyone what they were doing wrong, but never doing anything positive or concrete himself.

 

He was last seen by us at the big Action White Natal (an umbrella organisation supported by both the HNP and CP leadership to oppose the proposed “ZwaZulu Natal Indaba” sellout) meeting held at the Durban City Hall in 1986. Massive efforts had been made by those supporting this campaign – HNP and CP members alike – to publicise this event (which in the end attracted a giant audience of almost 1000 people), but Perry of course was never to be seen at any of the sessions erecting advertising posters etc.. He did turn up at the meeting itself however, arriving about an hour early so that he could grab one of the best seats in the hall!

 

In about 1984, however, a most notorious incident occurred when a large slogan reading in full: “Sybil Hotz f*cks k*ffirs” (Sybil Hotz being the then PFP-supporting Mayor of Durban) appeared on a freeway bridge over the N3 just outside Pinetown. Perry became one of the prime suspects for having painted this slogan, particularly as he lived not far away. Certainly the infantile nature of this incident suggested that Perry may have been the culprit, but we believe that as this would have taken quite a bit of action rather than just talk, then he couldn’t possibly have been responsible!

 

[Although this incident took place over 30 years ago now, it would even so be very interesting to learn if anyone has any information or ideas about who actually was responsible?]

 

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SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

 

November 2017 edition

 

The most surprising thing about the current ousting of the monster Mugabe from power in “Zimbabwe” is how such an evil entity has managed to remain in control for so long – and how frightened those seeking to depose him still seem to be of upsetting him too much.

 

Mugabe of course is typical of all rulers in Black Africa, both before and after the era of enlightened European colonisation. They must be ruthlessly violent in order to rise to the top, and they must be ruthlessly violent in order to retain power. Mugabe’s longevity is probably due to the fact that he is even more sadistically vicious than most.

 

The Rhodesian people of course valiantly tried to maintain Western civilised standards during 13 and a bit years of UDI defiance against the liberals and socialists then ensconced in the West who wished to impose their own jaundiced vision of multi-cultural egalitarianism on this oasis of common-sense and achievement in the otherwise “Dark Continent”. Those of us who were active in the Save Rhodesia Campaign at the time did our best to encourage the Rhodesian people to continue their struggle to maintain civilisation and good governance in their country, but alas they were stabbed-in-the-back and betrayed by the South African National Party government of John Vorster (the same National Party who a dozen years later sold-out their own country!), so in the end therefore had little choice but to compromise and then surrender.

 

After 37 years of tyranny, mass-murder and turmoil those of us who warned that such an outcome was inevitable if the great Rhodesian nation was forced to commit suicide can only sit back and say “we told you so”. What is most sickening, however, is to hear those who actively campaigned for the destruction of the Rhodesian nation now condemning Mugabe and his ZANU-PF regime, and furthermore also obscenely trying to equate their evil and indiscriminate terrorism with the lawful police actions of the Rhodesian authorities in trying to eradicate this terrorism! Most loathsome of these hypocrites and traitors is of course the unspeakable Peter Hain, who although now shedding crocodile tears for the victims of ZANU-PF terrorist rule still doesn’t have the moral courage to admit that he was wrong all those years ago about the Rhodesian authorities. There is probably a hotter piece of Hell being reserved for Hain than even for Mugabe himself!

 

What the immediate future holds for that piece of land between the Zambezi and Limpopo is anybody’s guess, but in all probability there will probably be a power struggle between one set of Mugabe clones and another set of Mugabe clones. The late, great Bruce Anderson once told us that when Mugabe eventually went there was a possibility that he could be replaced by a more rational younger faction from within ZANU-PF who would welcome former White Rhodesian farmers back to the country in order to re-tame the land and thereby enable them to feed their people once again. Alas however more recent power-struggle developments within ZANU-PF seem to indicate that this is now very unlikely – certainly in the immediate future.

 

In the more distant future, however, the outlook seems far brighter. Once Britain is no longer engrossed in Brexit negotiations and indeed once the whole EU structure creaks towards total collapse then all the great European nations will once again be able to start looking afresh at the areas of their former Empires in the African continent, and for wildlife conservation and ecological reasons if for none other will be forced to resume their former colonial responsibilities. The dynamics of world history therefore show that Rhodesia WILL be born again eventually. When that day arrives, however, the memories of Mugabe and his evil and demonic period of rule must ensure that sell-out and surrender are never again contemplated!

 

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

 

Sadly, as most readers will be aware, that great Rhodesian patriot Peter Sladden died barely six weeks after this year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at his estate in Norfolk. A number of members of the Springbok Club journeyed to Norfolk in order to attend his funeral and to pay their respects to this great man. Alas there turned out to be certain aspects of the funeral service which caused some unease, namely the lack of emphasis on his Rhodesian years – though perhaps it will be best not to dwell on this matter as at least the Rhodesian National Anthem was sung as his coffin was being carried out of the church. Peter’s remains were then buried in a specially consecrated plot of land on his estate, next to his beloved wife Evelyn. As his coffin was being lowered into the ground, with appropriate music being played by the Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band, an RAF jet by chance flew overhead – which as Peter had served in the RAF during WWII could perhaps be regarded as a piece of divine providence showing its respects. It is not certain whether the annual “Raising of the Flag” will continue to be held at the same venue – but one thing is for certain, and that is that the Springbok Club will do its best to ensure that it carries on in one form or another. [A full obituary to Peter Sladden appears at the end of this edition.]

 

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Unfortunately the other London-based expat’ South African organisation who the Springbok Club was anticipating co-operating with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year have now stated that they are “not interested” in co-operating any longer. We don’t know the reason for their about-face, but if this is their attitude then so be it. Regardless of this set-back the Springbok Club will still be commemorating the Day of the Vow next month with their own special event. More details about this event will be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN.

 

The Springbok Clubs 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London next January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum in February of next year. The organisation is still planning a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018. Please let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in these events.

 

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

 

Because the Patriotic Forum’s planned trip to Chatham Dockyard clashed with the funeral of Peter Sladden, which a number of leading members wished to attend, it was therefore decided to postpone this visit until next year.

 

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In December the Patriotic Forum will be staging a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body. Further information about this event will of course be given in next month’s SCN. In January 2018 the organization will be celebrating Australia Day, and later during the early part of the year will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a leading expert on Islam, who will be exposing the nature of the threat posed to the West by this eastern religion.

 

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Preparations for the production of the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well under way. We have already received one generous donation to help with this project, but more financial assistance is still required before it can come to fruition. All donations to assist with this venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)

 

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AZI AND HIS MAMMA NEEDS YOUR HELP

 

We recently received the following important message from the SanWild Wildlife Trust concerning Azi the Rhino and his mother. It reads as follows :-

 

“Ordinary people like you and me have shown amazing determination to help a rhino mother and her calf from being separated and traded commercially in South Africa.

 

“Survivors of a brutal poaching incident on a private farm, both mother and calf managed to avoid the bullets that killed other rhinos in their group. Their owner, distraught and traumatized by the brutality of losing rhinos he loved, decided to sell all the remaining rhinos. The animals were purchased by what we would like to call Rhino Speculators.

 

“These are business men who buy rhinos at a good price, de-horn them on arrival and then sell them on again - be it for the discounted trophy hunting market or export to Vietnam or China; or other private owners. Once these speculators have secured the horns of the animals they purchased they have no further interest in the animals themselves as their horns on the black market are at this stage more valuable than the animals themselves.

 

“There is however another very lucrative market that has opened, and that is the live export of rhinos to the countries where demand for rhino horn is ultimately responsible for the demise of the species. To satisfy the demand, many rhino owners remove young rhinos from their mothers as soon as they reach the age when they can be weaned and sell the young animals for export. Rumour has it that they are paid up to US$70,000 per animal, but this has not been confirmed.

 

“Just a bit more than a month ago, when we got news about Azi and his Mamma’s miraculous survival and the subsequent sale that took place, we managed to trace their whereabouts and contacted their new owner. We were informed that the intention was to remove the cow’s horn and that the calf would be separated from his mother when he was ready to be weaned, at which time he would be put up for sale to the agents who are exporting rhinos to the countries mentioned above. 

 

“The two rhinos had, against all odds; already survived a brutal poaching incident and it is our mission to play a meaningful role in the protection and conservation of rhinos in South Africa under very difficult circumstances, and whilst the worst conservation crisis ever to face our country plays out.

 

“We believe that Azi and his Mamma deserve so much more and therefore we negotiated a contract to buy the two rhinos from their new owner.

 

“With the help of amazing people, we have raised 68% of the total of US$45,000 needed to ensure that Azi and his Mamma can have a bright future. With your love and understanding donations of $5 here and $10 there are coming in, and we are slowly but surely pushing ahead to achieve that we have set out to do.

 

“The most wonderful aspect of our campaign to ensure their welfare is that ordinary people can see that teamwork truly can make our dreams work.”

 

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust to help them in their campaign to protect Azi, his Mamma and other rhinos in similar positions visit their web-site at : -

 

https://www.sanwild.org/

 

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2023 RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP

 

The recent decision by the constituent members of World Rugby (the International Rugby Union Board) to award the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup hosting to France was a victory for sanity and common-sense.

 

The earlier announcement by the World Rugby board that South Africa was their “preferred bid” was of course the height of irresponsibility. Not only is the “new” South Africa now a decaying third-world nation without the abilities and expertise to organize such a high-profile international tournament, but their track record in organizing such global competitions in the past leaves a lot to be desired. The 1995 Rugby World Cup, held just a few years after civilised rule was abandoned in the country, produced low crowds at all but the most important matches and a “fixed” result in the final to ensure that the host nation “won” (by the novel expedient of having members of the opposing team suffer from food poison prior to the final!). The 2010 Association Football World Cup experienced even greater problems as we detailed in successive editions of the SCN at the time, with far lower than expected touring supporters (causing even emptier grounds), massive infrastructure failures and wide-scale attacks and robberies experienced by those foolish enough to visit the country – including the murder of an Austrian official! Then of course there was the awarding of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Durban, which hastily had to be revoked after it became clear to all that plans and preparations were woefully inadequate. In view of all these established facts the decision by the World Rugby board initially to declare that beleaguered country its “preferred bid” seems ludicrous in the extreme, and indeed somewhat sinister.

 

In spite of the fact that under ideal circumstances we would have preferred the Irish bid to win rather than the French, the fact remains that although the economy of Northern Ireland, being part of the UK, is robust, that of the Republic of Ireland is still very weak following their mistakes in joining the Euro and not following the UK’s lead in exiting the EU. The possibilities of renewed violent insurrection throughout the island of Ireland in the short-term future therefore appears high, and thus to be awarded such a high-profile international tournament as early as 2023 seems a little too soon to risk.

 

We do not doubt that, as in 2007, France will stage an excellent and enthralling Rugby Union World Cup in 2023, and that the Republic of Ireland will have left the EU and moved closer back towards the rest of the British Isles so that the island of Ireland can be awarded the competition in 2027. As for South Africa, we believe that only after civilised first-world status have been restored in that sorry land can any global tournament be contemplated there again.

 

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IS EUROPE KILLING ITSELF ?

 

A supporter has recently recommended the following most worrying YouTude video to us. We would be keen to hear the comments of other supporters to its contents :-

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/09/pat-condell-video-europe-is-killing-itself

 

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THE MURDER OF DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA

 

The recent appalling assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the campaigning anti-corruption Maltese journalist, has shocked the entire international community. It has furthermore illustrated that in spite of its many virtues and attractions there is also a very dark side to Malta, a dark side which seems to have strong connections to the Italian Mafia. Malta is one of only three countries (it will be only two after Brexit) who are members of both the Commonwealth and the EU, and it seems to be this EU connection which has allowed Mafia criminality to flourish in Maltese society. As Daphne Caruana Galizia (a true heroine of our time if ever there was one) correctly exposed however, it is not only the current Maltese Labour Party Government of Joseph Muscat which has been guilty of massive corruption, but also certain figures within the opposition Nationalist Party. In this regard it should also be remembered that the Maltese Nationalist Party had strong links to Italian society prior to WWII. Today Maltese society as a whole seems to be very split between those who value their British and Commonwealth connections greatest and those who prefer their Italian and EU links – and this split seems to divide the membership of both major parties. What Malta now needs therefore, and what would be an ideal legacy to the memory of the brave Daphne Garuana Galizia, would be for a third party to arise in Malta – a third party free from all corruption and EU Mafia connections, which could thereby take Malta out of the EU with all its Mafia connections, and to restore close and beneficial links with Britain and the Commonwealth. “Mexit” could thus be a perfect method of honouring the memory of the brave Daphne Caruana Galizia!

 

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HELP FREE THE 6 BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS HELD IN AN INDIAN JAIL

 

An important and disturbing recent news story that has not been receiving as much publicity as it deserves has been the controversial jailing of six British military veterans be the Indian authorities. More details about this case can be found via the link quoted below, and we ask all readers to do their best to assist the campaign to procure their release and to alert the powers-that-be about their plight :-

 

https://www.change.org/p/british-foreign-secretary-free-the-6-british-veterans-from-indian-jail

 

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

 

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

 

Please use the search request form at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

 

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

 

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority  Their web-site can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

 

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BOOK OFFERS

 

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

 

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

 

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

 

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

 

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

 

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

 

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

 

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

 

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

 

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

 

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

 

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

 

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

 

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

 

 To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

 

No.228 – Mr. ED BUCKLE-NEL of Pinetown.

 

Ed Buckle-Nel lived in the Cowie’s Hill area of Pinetown, and as his name suggests was of joint British and Afrikaans ancestry. He had been prominent in Conservative politics in South Africa during the early post-WWII years, but we only came into contact with him when he became an active member of the “Durban Parliament” (the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society) during the 1980s, when he was well known for his debating style of clutching the top of his left-hand lapel tightly when he spoke! As he was already an elderly man during the 1980s we doubt very much whether he is still with us, but we wonder even so what eventually happened to him, and where his family members are now.

 

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

 

A most interesting US-based web-sire which includes many informative articles on global affairs from around the world (including many items from the SCN) is called Global Gulag. It can be accessed at :-

 

www.globalgulag.us

 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

RIGHT PRIORITY

 

Sir,

 

I refuse to vote Conservative as long as they keep cutting our defences. They should be at least double their current size and should never have been cut after the 1980s. The money wasted on the overseas aid should be mostly spent on defence. All British forces' equipment should be made by British workers in British factories. If this means higher taxes, so be it. The great Admiral Beatty complained in the twenties of politicians who were willing to jeopardise our defences for the sake of a shilling off the income tax.

 

Yours etc.,

 

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

 

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ONWARD CHRISTIAN SELLOUTS

 

Sir,

 

In the July Edition of the SCN you stated: “migrants have been ‘welcomed’ by seemingly so many European institutions and NGOs”. Do not forget one of the major culprits: the churches.. It was the same here in South Africa.

 

Yours etc.,

 

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

 

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NATURE OF THINGS

 

Sir,

 

What is amazing is that kindly White people in the animal shelter organisations talk about a ”mindset” that can watch a dog starve and that can inflict cruelty, but my mindset was never like that. My parents didn’t have to tell me to love animals – I did it instinctively! It’s in the genes, you will never change them. Those White people here have to see things that no other Whites in the world have to see. Yes there is cruelty in Western countries but not like here.

 

The Whites who work in the townships for the animals are the real heroes of South Africa – not these useless creatures calling themselves politicians who can only spend other people’s money, who are corrupt, incompetent and are so arrogant that it is mind boggling! They really think they are something, yet they are the laughing stock of the world! I’ve never seen anything like these creatures anywhere else in the world, and I’ve lived in three continents! I support five animal rescue organisations on my meagre income.

 

It’s really time that the world’s amnesia is swept away and the real history of these creatures is exposed to the world.

 

Yours etc.,

 

G.G.R., Transvaal, South Africa.

 

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OBITUARY

 

PETER CHARLES KERRISON SLADDEN

 

It was with extreme sadness that we learnt of the death of Peter Charles Kerrison Sladden, the Lord of the Manor of Sougthrepps in Norfolk, at the end of October.

 

Peter Sladden was born at Fulham in London during September 1919. He enjoyed a happy childhood and excelled at school, where he showed a clear aptitude for technology and also proved a keen sportsman. During WWII he served in the RAF where his technical abilities were of course put to good use. A lifelong British patriot, he also became a strong Empire and Commonwealth man, influenced in no small way by colleagues who he met in the RAF from other parts of the Empire/Commonwealth. It was therefore no surprise when after WWII he decided to emigrate to one such Empire/Commonwealth country, the then Southern Rhodesia.

 

He settled in the Birchley, Monavale area of Salisbury, and soon showed that he was made of the same enterprising entrepreneurial material as the original Rhodesian pioneers had been made of by founding and successfully expanding his own construction and engineering company, which won contracts not only throughout Rhodesia but also in neighbouring Bechuanaland/Botswana. He also enjoyed a very happy and long-lasting marriage, and together with his wife Evelyn Mary he became a leading personality on the Lawn Tennis scene in his new country.

 

He of course could not contemplate staying in the country under the ZANU-PF terrorist regime, so returned to the UK in 1980, and although over 60 at that time embarked upon an entirely new career by becoming an arable and pig farmer, purchasing the manor and estate of Southrepps in Norfolk. He did not forget his Rhodesian years however, establishing a large room in his manor-house called the Rhodesia Room filled with flags, pictures and other artifacts devoted to Rhodesia, and also constructed a tree-lined walkway opposite the main entrance to the manor-house which he called Southern Rhodesia Avenue, in which were planted lines of trees, each one dedicated to a particular fallen Rhodesian. This tree-lined avenue was subsequently visited by both the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith and by H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

 

Peter was a devoted family man, and was immensely proud of his three children and grandchildren. He also became a pillar of his local community in Southrepps and in north-east Norfolk in general. His hospitality in the area became legendary, with regular invitations being issued to local residents to join him for Sunday lunch. He was also a staunch CofE churchman, positioning himself firmly on the Low Church wing of the denomination, being a particular adherent to the Book of Common Prayer and an advocate of regular prayers being said for the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

 

But his greatest achievement was undoubtedly his organising of the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony on his estate. This event, which commemorates the foundation of the Rhodesian nation at what became Cecil Square, Salisbury on 13th September 1890 by the hoisting of the Union Flag by Lt. Teddy Tyndale-Biscoe of the Pioneer Column, had been re-enacted every year at Cecil Square itself from 1891 until the advent of the ZANU-PF terrorist regime in 1980, but from 1981 until 2017 this re-enactment was continued thanks to Peter’s organising genius at his manor-house in Norfolk. As he was 97 (only a few days short of his 98th birthday) when he organised his last such re-enactment this year this was unquestionably an phenomenal achievement! Another great achievement of his was only revealed shortly before he died, and this was that another tree-lined walkway had been constructed in the grounds of his estate, this one dedicated to the British Empire as a whole.

 

Peter Sladden was undoubtedly a great man and a true hero of Rhodesia and the British Empire. His memory will live on with everyone who knew him, and will inspire us all to continue to uphold his devotion to the Rhodesian cause in exile and the achievements of the British Empire as a whole. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his children Christopher, Evelyn and Patricia, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and to his brother David and the rest of his family.

 

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The following report, which we have recently received from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa), really say it all about the difference between the residue of the true South Africa and today's "new" South Africa :-
 
 
SEVENTY MILLION APPLES AND PEARS PER YEAR.  LAND “REFORMERS” MUST LEAVE THIS ONE ALONE!

International television network Al Jazeera’s program ”Surviving Drought in South  Africa” (June 7, 2017) highlighted the outstanding work being performed by Professor Jill Farrant of the University of Cape Town who has been trying to unlock the secret behind so-called resurrection plants which can survive long periods without water.  Professor Farrant believes they may hold the answer to crops surviving long periods without water.

Al Jazeera then visited the de Wet family farm just outside Cape Town where the family employs cutting-edge technology called Fruitlook to help run their orchard effectively. The system uses NASA satellite imagery which takes monthly pictures showing soil health and dry areas. As a result, farmers are able to target irrigation to areas that really need it, thus saving water.

The deWet orchard produces 70 million apples and pears annually and this produce is exported throughout the world. This is successful farming using up-to-the minute technology which crosses the line between famine and survival, and surplus rather than subsistence.  It exemplifies the huge cultural chasm still existing in South Africa today between the vast bulk of the population and the 35 000 commercial farmers who provide food for South Africa’s 53 million people using technology to conquer a very unfriendly agricultural environment.

The de Wet farm achievement is but one of many in South Africa’s commercial farming sector:  in May 2017 the country’s National Harvest Estimate Committee’s report declared SA’s farmers produced the largest mielie (corn) harvest in history – 15,631 million tons, this in a country where only 12% of the surface area is arable, where the annual rainfall is erratic and below the world average and where only one percent of the arable land is irrigated. This sector of the country’s economy grew by an astounding 22% while other sectors experienced moribund growth or no growth at all.

Commercial farming representatives should have at least been invited to a dinner by the State President   to show his appreciation for the sector’s achievements and its contribution to the country’s economy, but perhaps the invitation was lost in the post.  Huge yields haven’t always been the norm – the worst drought in a hundred years crippled the agricultural sector two years ago. Cattle died in their thousands, some farmers threw in the towel and left their farms, while others took on debt that their children will have to settle. It was a terrible time for South Africa: to add salt to the wound, some government disaster funding for cattle fodder was stolen by those who were supposed to distribute this money.

Since 1990 South Africa has lost a third of its farms to either drought or the government’s ruinous redistribution policy:  hundreds of farms were handed over to beneficiaries who couldn’t farm, and mostly didn’t want to farm. Further capital was pumped into the failures, to no avail. The government decided to hold on to the farms’ title deeds “until the beneficiaries can stand on their own two feet”, according to Gugile Nkwinti, minister of agricultural development and land reform. (Parliament 7 June 2017). Government had set the beneficiaries up for failure by giving little if any back up support, so the farms have gone down like nine pins. These failures are usually followed by a ubiquitous new plan. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) now plans  to develop 400 000 small-scale farmers with a budget of R800 million. Divide these figures and you get R900 to R2 000 per farmer. Enough said! Nothing thought through, simply words to try and impress the hapless voters who still believe these ridiculous promises.

At the same time, opposition parties demand “expropriation without compensation” and they continue their clarion call for “land for the landless”.

JUXTAPOSITION

The above situation reveals the huge chasm in logical thinking between the government and the commercial farming sector. It’s possible that with the exception of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, the government of the day could not care whether or not South African farmers and researchers are developing new plant hybrids and technological systems to save agriculture for future South Africans. The government sole concern is staying in power, and the land reform question is a convenient flag to be flown to attract votes.

Technology has always been a bugbear for the powers that be, simply because many of them don’t understand it any more than the lost tribes of the Amazon understand it. They pretend they are experts: they buy expensive computer systems (on tender of course) and employ expensive consultants to run them and fix them when something goes wrong.

The skills level for maths and science in South Africa is the worst in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Information Technology Report of 2016. South Africa came last in mathematics and science education quality.

In addition, even if there were latent maths and science skills among the young black citizens within the  proposed 400 000 small-scale farmers group the government wants to develop, who will teach them?

The government is looking down a rabbit hole when it comes to the teaching skills needed to educate the new generation who must cope with the technology of the new century. South Africa’s public schools have more than 5 000 teachers who are under-qualified. There is such a lack of skills in maths and science teaching that the government says the solution may be to recruit from overseas.

According to a 2016 study there are approximately 435 000 teachers in the country, up from 392 000 in 2012. Teacher training colleges were abandoned when the present government came into power. There are now calls for these colleges to be reintroduced. Will it make a difference?

There seems little passion for teaching as a vocation if absenteeism is a yardstick. Not pitching up at work is a huge problem in the teaching profession – more than 30 000 teachers in all of Gauteng’s 15 district schools have reportedly been absent from work since the beginning of 2017. (Pretoria News 22.17.17)

Reasons for this are varied: in a report submitted to the Faculty of Education at the University of Zululand (as part of a past thesis for the degree of Master of Education), some of the reasons given for absenteeism were ignorance of pupils’ names and achievements, fighting and other forms of violence such as intimidation, defiance and vandalism by pupils, truancy, drunkenness and other forms of substance abuse by pupils, failure to do homework and assignments, cheating in examinations by pupils, and attendance at funerals by teachers and the long distances travelled to and from schools. Perhaps the core reason is that the teachers simply don’t understand the curriculum. They don’t understand technology and they have been let down by their government’s education system. In many instances, the pupils know more than the teachers do!

In 2013 already, 7,5million days were lost by truant teachers, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Teachers rarely arrived on time when they did come to school, she said.

So why not leave the technologically-savvy commercial agricultural sector alone to do what it does best, producing food for South Africa. Government and opposition figures are not doing any favours to their followers by harassing the only people in South Africa who can successfully farm for excess production.

Can the ANC government produce 70 million apples and pears from one farm per year?  Fourteen million people go hungry in South Africa every day. (Pretoria News 29.5.17) Hunger killed at least 64% of South Africa’s children under the age of 5, according to a Unicef report last year. Some 227 million of the world’s chronically hungry people live in Africa. This is about 30% of the global total, yet Africa has half of the world’s arable land. The continent spends around $50 billion a year buying food from other countries. The Copenhagen Consensus Centre calls for the introduction of more technology to increase food productivity in Africa. If the SA government cannot make the cut, then they must leave commercial farming alone to do so.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

 

September 2017 edition

 

Much controversy has arisen concerning the influence of the Indian Gupta family over Jacob Zuma’s “new” South African government, and the role of the Bell-Pottinger PR company in whipping up anti-White sentiment by their rhetoric in support of the ANC regime. There are several points which should be made regarding this matter however :-

 

1)      There is nothing new about the anti-White stance of the ANC. It dates back to the very formation of this organisation in 1912, and has certainly been a central feature of their ideology ever since they adopted terrorist tactics as a method of obtaining power under the leadership of “Nelson” Mandela.

2)      Corruption has also been a consistent feature of the ANC regime ever since they were handed power during the early 1990s, as the immediate collapse of South Africa’s economy and infrastructure following their takeover (in spite of its country’s massive wealth) fully confirms. The only difference about the Gupta family is that they have been more overt in their financial wheeler-dealing.

3)      The fact that Zuma is now being demonised in the outside world by the same people who previously lauded his fellow terrorist Mandela is hypocrisy in the extreme. Zuma was a frontline ANC terrorist just like Mandela and they both served imprisonment together for their terrorist crimes. We were widely congratulated a few years ago when we stated that to condemn Mugabe of Zimbabwe whilst praising Mandela was rather like saying that Ronnie Kray was an evil rogue whereas Reggie Kray was a jolly good fellow. Now much the same can be said regarding differing attitudes towards Zuma and Mandela.

4)      A recent report by The Transvaal Agricultural Union (SA) revealed that for the first time for years the South African agricultural section grew last year, and grew by a remarkable 22%. Does this mean that the de facto Indian string-pullers of today’s South Africa, corrupt and obnoxious though they be, are actually somewhat more efficient in running an advanced economy than was the case when ANC Blacks ruled by themselves, and rather than demonising the White farming sector as the ANC themselves constantly did, have simplly allowed White farmers to get on with their jobs?

 

We must however look at the broader picture, not just of South Africa itself but also of the whole African continent ever since the great European nation-states abdicated their duties and responsibilities during the latter half of the 20th Century. Nature abhors a vacuum, and with one Black regime after another throughout “the dark continent” proving incapable of running a country under modern conditions there was thus a vacuum to be filled. Alas it has not been Western Whites who have returned to Africa to fill this vacuum, but instead various Asian powers. For several decades up until recently it has been China which stepped in to fill the void, but China has had no history of colonisation outside its own region, and by all accounts the vast majority of grassroots Chinese who were sent to Africa by their government to run the various countries simply couldn’t stand the place. Furthermore, with the Chinese government becoming more and more concerned about internal dissent and problems on their own borders it seems therefore that they are now slowly but surely disengaging from Africa. Perhaps the emergence of the Gupta family as the power behind the throne in South Africa indicates that it is now India which is taking China’s place? If so then the long-term prospects for Africa seem no brighter than under Chinese influence before them. India also has no history of colonisation – indeed their history has basically been one of being colonised rather than colonising – and when Indians move abroad it has been as parasites rather than as administrators, as the Gupta family’s current position in South Africa confirms!

 

The great Western nation-states must therefore return to Africa to resume their responsibilities as controllers and administrators of the continent. As is emphasised in the report of last month’s Springbok Club meeting detailed below, the continent is now in the grip of a complete conservation and environmental disaster, and only the re-establishment of Western oversight can surely save the continent’s precious wildlife which is the inheritance of us all.

 

Although the glorious patriotic revolution of 2016 alas seems to have slowed down during 2017 it hasn’t been stalled, let alone been reversed. President Trump in the US has certainly had his problems from so-called supporters who don’t seem to have believed in his pledge to “Make America Great Again”, and instead wanted to adopt a “little america” isolationist policy – but these turncoats now happily appear to have been sidelined. Britain’s return to global greatness of course has to wait until the Brexit negotiations are finalised – after which hopefully other great European nation-states will make similar moves to exit the EU. By then hopefully everyone will realise that the current migrant invasion crisis can’t be solved by trying to erect unenforceable borders, but only by controlling the lands from which the migrants come and stopping them at source. Once the West does resume control over “the dark continent” then memories of Mandela, Mugabe, Zuma and the Guptas will simply seem like a bad dream.

 

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

 

The Springbok Club held a most important meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Johnny Rodrigues, the founder and chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. In a most enlightening though very disturbing talk Mr.Rodrigues told not only about the escalating dangers which wildlife in Zimbabwe was facing from endemic poaching, “trophy hunting” (as in the case of Cecil the Lion) and live-exporting to China, but also told how several attempts had been made on his life because of his efforts to halt these crimes and thereby to protect the country’s wildlife. He further told how a global campaign was now being mounted by the ZCTF in order to alert the powers-that-be around the world to this most worrying situation prevailing in Zimbabwe, and to encourage the outside world to take effective steps to save threatened wildlife throughout the African continent. At this meeting Mr.Rodrigues passed around a letter which the ZCTF had written to the United Nations Environment Programme detailing the terrible situation which currently prevails in Zimbabwe and asking them to take appropriate action. If anyone who was not able to attend this meeting would like to see a copy of this letter please contact us at: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk

 

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The Springbok Club has once again been asked to participate in the annual "Hoisting of the Flag" ceremony in Norfolk this year, marking the 127th anniversary of the foundation of Rhodesia. We hope therefore that all Springbok Club members and supporters will make every effort to attend this event. The details of which are as follows :-

 

THE CEREMONY OF THE HOISTING OF THE FLAG


Venue :  Southrepps Hall, Hall Road, Southrepps, NR11 8TG, in the County of Norfolk.


Date :    Sunday 10th September 2017

 

Times :  Assemble from 12.00 noon onwards, the actual ceremony will commence at 14.30 hrs.

 

The day will include :-

 

Buffet snacks and drinks served in the Hall upon arrival

 

Rousing music played by The Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band

 

The hoisting of the Union Flag by Mr. Andrew Hope-Hall, the son of Richard Hope-Hall MP and a direct descendant of one of the original 1890 Rhodesia pioneers

 

A Fanfare of Rhodesia Trumpets

 

A short religious ceremony including prayers that have said since 1890, including the Inaugural Prayer.

 

Keynote speeches by both Mr. Andrew Hope-Hall and Mr. Peter Jewell, who played a leading role with Air Trans-Africa during the UDI years

 

A Twenty-one Gun Royal Salute

 

The sounding of the Last Post and the playing of both the British and the Rhodesian National Anthems.

 

Tea and light refreshments will be served on the lawn afterwards

 

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In October The Springbok Club is anticipating welcoming a very eminent visiting South African personality to address a meeting, and on Sunday 5th November will be staging a meeting in Sussex. In December the organisation plans to join with other South African expat organisations in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. More details about all of these events will of course be detailed in future editions of the SCN.

 

The Springbok Clubs planned trip to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands is now being arranged for May of next year. Please try to let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in this visit.

 

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

 

The Patriotic Forum held a belated celebration of Canada Day by staging a trip to Westerham in Kent last month. Westerham is the town where General James Wolfe – the victor at the Battle of Louisbourg in 1758 and the Battle of The Plains of Abraham in 1759, which secured Canada as a British Dominion - was born and spent his childhood years. After paying their respects at the Statue of Gen. James Wolfe in the centre of Westerham, where the words of “The Maple Leaf for Ever” were recited, the Patriotic Forum party then visited The Old Rectory where James Wolfe was born, The Church of St.Mary the Virgin where he was baptised and his parents worshipped, and the Quebec House Museum which is located in the house where he grew up. The party finally adjourned to the George and Dragon pub (which is reputed to be the last hostelry which Gen. James Wolfe patronized before journeying to Portsmouth to board his ship bound for Canada) where a PowerPoint presentation about the great man was shown. A YouTube video of the short film which was shown at Quebec House can been viewed at :-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIiOez8Ce5U

 

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In September The Patriotic Forum will be staging a trip to Canterbury in order to visit the memorial to Admiral George Rooke, who commanded the combined British and Dutch forces who captured Gibraltar in 1704, in order to celebrate Gibraltar Day. In October The Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an expert on the threat that the West is facing from expansionist Islam, and in December will hold a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body. Fuller details about all these events will be circulated in due course, but for more information please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk

 

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Plans are still afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support The Patriotic Forum and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)

 

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REPORT FROM THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION

 

We have recently been sent a copy of the following report issued by the Cape Town-based Animal Rescue Organisation (ARO) by a supporter still based in South Africa :-

 

“ARO regularly sends a Mobile Clinic into Guguletu [a Black Cape Town township] to set up Primary Health Care clinics. About 8 weeks ago, a Gugs resident told ARO’s AWA (Animal Welfare Assistant), Thabo, that there were “some dogs” that had been dumped by their owner nearby, and when the dogs tried to return home, the owner poured boiling water on them.
 
”ARO managed to catch brave Sophia, who was absolutely terrified. She was brought to ARO's hospital in a terrible state, covered in ticks, with agonising infected burn wounds. She was emaciated and dehydrated.  Throughout her ordeal, she was calm and showed no aggression whatsoever.
 
”Sophia was taken straight into foster care. Being used to life on the streets, Sophia opted to stay outside for two days, sleeping for hours under a tree, totally exhausted. Eventually, with love and encouragement, she ventured inside. It took her weeks to settle and get used to a normal household, but once she realised no one was going to hurt her, her personality started to shine through, her tail wagged and her hair grew back shining.
 
”Sophia now lives with her new family Greyton. Her day starts with a happy trek up the mountain with other dogs and the rest of her day is spent playing in a big garden with her new friends! Sophia, like so many dogs, seems to have forgiven - but probably not forgotten - we are so happy that she survived her ordeal and arrived at her happy ending.

 

Cage cruelty, in all sizes, happens all over the world and ARO has seen many cases of it. This is the latest horror case of cruelty to be rescued.  A family of 3 Syrian hamsters (the larger variety) lived in this disgusting hell hole which measures 20cm x 30cm; on inches of compacted excrement and mould, with no nest, shade, shelter or water. The hamsters were in a poor condition and would not have survived much longer. ARO thanks the Mitchell's Plein AW for their action.  All three hamsters are currently safe at ARO in clean large cages, with nests, sand baths and a decent diet ~ all of them are looking for loving homes where they will be safe & cared for.”

 

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WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

As would be expected after the staging of the near-perfect 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, London produced a similar problem-free performance when hosting this year’s IAAF World Athletics Championships. Alas Britain’s performance on track and field didn’t match the flawless organisation of the Championships, and again was marred quite considerably by the selection of a large number of “plastic Brits” to compete in national colours. There were even so a number of quite outstanding performances produced by true British competitors just below medal-level.

 

As far as South Africa was concerned it has been noticeable how the number of White competitors has diminished constantly ever since the country was handed over to Black rule. The continuing presence of the sexually-ambiguous Caster Semenya in women’s events remains a matter of great concern however. It is argued that this person can’t help their condition and that it would be unfair to place a ban on competing, but is it not even more unfair to all the true female competitors to force them to compete against a person who is male in all but exterior physical features?

 

The drug-ban issue was also a matter of great concern. The blanket ban on  all Russian competitors simply because some of them have been found guilty of using prohibited drugs seemed manifestly unfair – especially as competitors trained by the proven Cuban-American dopper Alberto Salazar continued to be allowed to compete!

 

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN  NEWS

 

A supporter from Australia has recently forwarded us the following YouTube video in which Pauline Hanson of the Australian One Nation party lambasts certain Australian politicians for their cowardly approach towards Muslim terrorism :-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9N9zAdSfBA

 

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

 

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

 

Please use the search request form at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

 

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

 

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

 

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority  Their web-site can be accessed at :-

 

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

 

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BOOK OFFERS

 

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

 

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

 

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

 

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

 

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

 

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

 

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

 

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

 

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

 

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

 

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

 

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

 

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

 

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

 

 To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

 

No.226 – KEITH of “Cat’s Whiskers” in Durban

 

“Cat’s Whiskers” was a popular night haunt situated in Claridge’s Hotel on the Durban beachfront. During the late 1970s and early 1980s the head barman there was named Keith, though alas with the passage of time his surname has been forgotten. He was however an extremely friendly and amusing person, and was a Northern Rhodesian by birth – as also was his attractive girlfriend who also worked behind the bar. “Cat’s Whiskers” proved a popular place for members of the Save Rhodesia Campaign to finish up in after a heavy evening’s campaigning, and Keith quite naturally always seemed very supportive of their efforts. A favourite saying of SRC activists at the time was “Lusaka by Christmas”, and this Keith would always repeat with gusto whenever appropriate! It would be very interesting to learn what happened to him, and where he is now.

 

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

 

Although the Campaign for an Independent Britain’s web-site was featured in this section of the September 2006 Edition of the SCN, it’s web-site has been greatly enhanced since then, and of particular interest is its Media Section which contains videos of speeches given by several high-profile personalities at some of their recent meetings and conferences. This section can be accessed at :-

 

http://campaignforanindependentbritain.org.uk/media

 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

THE SCUMBAG NATION

 

Sir,

 

Why would anyone break into a rhino orphanage and slaughter baby rhinos that had lost their parents to poachers [May 2017, SCN]?

 

No wonder they are hated... what scumbags!

 

Nice to read an appreciative word for Clive Derby-Lewis. We were to have travelled to Pretoria to greet Clive but plans came unstuck and our brother-in-law died before we could join him in a peaceful week or two.

 

My wife's cousin was hacked with his own samurai sword by home invaders north of Jo’burg. He survived but one kidney was hacked beyond repair. What an ugly place that once was the most beautiful place on earth.

 

Yours etc.,

 

Adrian Keefe, New South Wales, Australia

 

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THE HELL-HOLE NATION

 

Sir,

 

Hi, Good SCN this month [July 2017]. My family all say it’s hell in South Africa; no money, even for the small company owners – crime, AIDS and violence are rampant. Today all minority groups in Durban are attacked daily with crime levels double they were last month. The White South African nation has been faced with tough new laws over the last eight months to stop Whites from getting state tenders for work. I should hope the UK does this soon to protect us from the evil of non-White invasion, planned by the Left for 80 years. .

 

Yours etc.,

 

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

 

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DIRTY SAUDIS

 

Sir,

 

Bloody jihadists attacked Manchester and London. This is war against European nations, against Christianity. We hate them even more than before. The Russian people blame Merkel's liberals for lenience. We wish the British revenge to be cruel. There are two ways to fight Islamic terrorists: to banish them from the UK and hard strikes on ISIL positions in the Middle East. Needless to say that the general sponsor of jihadists is Saudi Arabia. Saudi regime is the worst dictatorship in the Middle East. To overthrow Saudi royal family is the best solution to defeat terrorism in Asia and over the world. 

To tell the truth, Russian web-sites report the same. The British and Russian observers have the SAME opinion. What else? We all see our common enemy, we can see the evil of the world. Why can't we stand together? Why are we divided by our politicians? Dirty Saudi money, that is my answer. Our and your officials deal with Saudis and make dirty money. Shame on them!!

 

Yours etc.,

 

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia.

 

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UNDEMOCRATIC DEMOCRATS

 

Sir,

 

Pauline Hanson got a lot of votes, kicked some Labor MPs out of their seats, so they rigged up some fake charges to put her in jail.

Donald Trump got elected by the American people, now the media/Democrat political machine are trying to remove him against the will of the American people.

See a trend here, folks?

 

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, New South Wales, Australia.

 

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OBITUARIES

 

SIR COLIN “PINETREE” MEADS

 

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Sir Colin “Pinetree” Meads. Colin Meads was a great Rugby player and a great New Zealander. Many consider him the greatest Rugby player of all time – certainly the greatest forward. He played in the All Blacks jersey a total of 133 times, 55 of them being in full international matches – a record.

 

Born in Cambridge, New Zealand, he played all his provincial Rugby for Kings Country, usually at Lock. A fair but no nonsense player (he became only the second All Black to be sent off in an international in 1967 against Scotland), his physical strength and presence was legendry. He was descended from some of the earliest British colonists of New Zealand from the start of the 19th century, and he exemplified all that was best about the British Imperial pioneer spirit of his forefathers. A sheep farmer by profession like his father, he would spend his days working hard on the sheep farm, and then would turn out for training in the evening. He worked hard and he played hard, and thus lived life to its full.

 

Colin Meads’s Rugby career coincided with some of the fiercest competitions between the All Blacks and the Springboks, but he gained a strong affinity towards his erstwhile opponents, who he could see played the game with equal intensity to himself, and possessed the same pioneer spirit and zest for life. During the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand, when Wynand Claassen’s team was subjected to disgusting attacks by the evil HART tour disrupters, Colin Meads was forthright and vocal in his opposition to the HART scum, stating openly that he had detected something “very nasty” emerging from the undergrowth. His support for his South African kith and kin was further re-enforced later during the 1980s when he managed and coached the “rebel” New Zealand Cavaliers tour of South Africa.

 

Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sir Colin Meads’s widow Verna and to his five children, all of whom seem to have inherited their father’s sporting prowess and have proved true New Zealanders.

 

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HELMUT JOSEF HEYMANN

 

It was with equal sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Helmut Heymann of the Business Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brakpan. Helmut Heymann was born in Germany in 1943, and moved to South Africa during the early 1980s where, as a leading expert in the textile industry, he was able to give his services to the South African textile manufacturing sector. Following the NP’s sellout of the country to the ANC terrorists he became increasingly concerned about the deterioration in South African society which he had grown to love, and became increasingly active with various White rights and opposition movements. It was through these connections that he first became aware of The Springbok Club and realised the important role which the organisation was trying to play “in exile” by highlighting the true situation which existed in the “new” South Africa and lobbying the powers-that-be in the West to take action to restore civilised standards. Alas his untimely death came only shortly after he had made initial contact. Our heartfelt sympathies are therefore extended to his widow Ingrid and to the rest of his family, and trust that they will be able to continue with the most important work which he had started.

 

Just before he died Helmut Heymann wrote to the SCN, and with the permission of Ingrid we publish this letter below :-

 

Dear Sirs,

 

Hereafter some short information which I think is important.

 

1.      All opposition parties are calling for a vote on whether President Zuma will get the marching order or remain in office as president

2.      The Constitutional Court must decide whether the vote must be conducted in secret or open elections

3.      The General Secretary of the ANC announces his resignation

4.      A Deputy Minister is abducted and then later released. Is this a warning?

5.      A son of President Zuma announces that his father is not invulnerable. He would have enough vulnerable spots.

6.      In the next few days, the Executive Committee of the ANC will meet to decide whether President Zuma will remain or not

7.      I believe that now it is coming to the one problem I have always warned against. Then against Zuma still stand over 780 formal cases at court.

 

I remain with friendly greetings,

 

H.J. Heymann.

 

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