Ginger Ninja’s Record Run

Ginger Ninja’s Record Run

29th June 2016

If a ginger-haired man shoots past you on Melkbosstrand beach, know that it is AJ Calitz. The record-breaking trail runner touched down briefly in his hometown after finishing the 100km Fish River Canyon Ultra marathon in a record time. Melkbos.net caught up with him near Water’s Edge. ‘One of myRead More

Konst. Debbie Alard met van die kinders.

Dagsorg besoek Kamer vir Kinders wat Seer het

27th June 2016

Oulike patroontjies! Die dagsorg van Melkbosstrand Care Center het onlangs gaan inloer by die plaaslike polisiestasie. Konstabel Debbie Alard het geskenke en koeldranke uitgedeel aan die kinders en vir hulle gewys hoe lyk die kamer waarin “kinders wat seer het” as gevolg van aanrandings, berader word. Die kamer is soRead More

Mieliebrood met Houding

Mieliebrood met Houding

7th June 2016

Die nimlike Colyn Serfontein van Colyn Maak Mankos Faam deel sy resep vir glutenvrye mieliebrood met ons. “Mieliebrood met houding,” noem Colyn dit, en soos gewoonlik gaan die resep gepaard met Colyn se wonderlike skrywe wat in jou kop gaan maal lank nadat die mieliebrood verorber is. “Mieliebrood is ietsRead More

Cliffie taking the sun in Stephen's bike basket.

Cliffhanger Jooste’s a winner

16th May 2016

Some dogs have it just so good. Cliffhanger “Cliffie” Jooste is one of them. She spends her days lounging in The H❤rt Breadhouse & Eatery in Melkbosstrand. Owner Stephen Jooste, who manages the restaurant, says he adopted her six years ago. It was a cliffhanger moment, hence her name. “SheRead More

Man against nature.

Terrible, Terrific, TABA

2nd May 2016

From its start 22 years ago the Trans Atlantic boat race separated the men from the boys, and the iron women from the women. This year it was even more so the case. The race, that took place from 22-24 April, tested all 60 participants. Swells of 2 to 3Read More

Dit was lank gelede ... Foto's: Litnet.

Hennie praat Rugby

7th June 2016

Woordeman Hennie van Deventer peins hier oor die groot saak van OOR OF MIS. Is dit belangrik? Dis lewensbelangrik, sal alle rugby liefhebbers vir jou sê. “Rugby was in my tyd in Kollege (1958 -1962) ‘n saak na aan die gemeenskaplike hart. Groot wedstryde is gespeel, en dikwels gewen, wantRead More

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Konst. Debbie Alard met van die kinders.

Dagsorg besoek Kamer vir Kinders wat Seer het

27th June 2016 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Oulike patroontjies! Die dagsorg van Melkbosstrand Care Center het onlangs gaan inloer by die plaaslike polisiestasie. Konstabel Debbie Alard het geskenke en koeldranke uitgedeel aan die kinders en vir hulle gewys hoe lyk die kamer waarin “kinders wat seer het” as gevolg van aanrandings, berader word. Die kamer is soRead More

Three Melkbosstrand homes were burglared last week. Graphic: http://www.gmkfreelogos.com

3 Break-ins

23rd June 2016 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand police asks the assistance of the community in connection with three burglaries that took place last week. The break-ins took place from 14-19 June. On 14 June a house in Bato Way was broken in to. The break-in took place between 11:31 am and 11:53 am. According to constableRead More

Historic Groote Post. Photo:

Drought hits Wine Farms

18th June 2016 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Savor the flavor of this year’s wine harvest, because it was come by the hard way. Wine farms have been affected by drought, and my favorite, Groote Post, here on the West Coast, was not exempted. Groote Post hails back to 1808, but this year will probably go down inRead More

Law and Order: Const. Debbie Alard (right) and councillor Norah Grose. Photos: Marnette Meyer

Citizen Journalists got this Story First!

16th June 2016 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Well done to the citizen journalists who broke this story on Tuesday! Neighbourhood Watch and Melkbosstrand community members brought the news of a robbery and subsequent chase and arrests to the public’s attention. Photos of a getaway vehicle that had crashed into a boundary wall on Otto du Plessis RoadRead More

Nora Grose:

Grose: Give a Hand Up

16th June 2016 at 8:30 am 1 comment

Give homeless people a hand up, rather than hand-outs. This was the message which councillor Nora Grose delivered at a meeting in Duynefontein last week. Grose rolled out her vision for organised assistance for the people of Olive Close and Wolwerivier, as well as the homeless. She said, “We willRead More

Chris Cloete with one of his signature glowing landscapes.

Artist’s Beautiful Haunting

14th June 2016 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand artist Chris Cloete (51) keeps on returning to a place in his memories. It is the farm, or one of two farms rather, on which he grew up outside Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape. He was the son of the farm manager, born into a shack with a zincRead More

One van to serve a large region.

One Cop Van for Town

11th June 2016 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Philadelphia’s police have a big responsibility and few resources. A single police van and a police force that consist of only five members per shift have to serve the people of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. According to Capt. Frederick Rossouw, head of the Philadelphia police, the area under his jurisdictionRead More

Const. Debi Alard: A suspected hijacker appears in court today.

Hijacked Icon Found, Man Arrested

9th June 2016 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

A hijacked vehicle has been found close to Charly Woodcutter. According to constable Debi Alard, the white Icon, bearing a CA number plate, was found late Tuesday afternoon. It was standing on the M19 road, in the direction of the N7. When tested at the Stikland SAPS Vehicle Safeguarding ServiceRead More

It's Peanut's adoption day, and much more.

Peanut: Competitions, Prizes

9th June 2016 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Head for Peanut Animal Welfare’s stand at Pick n Pay in Melkbosstrand this Saturday from 9 am – 3 pm. There will be doggies that up for adoption, photos of cats that are up for adoption, and delicious prizes. Prizes are: • Win a 90 minute-long cooking lesson with chefRead More

Hennie Jonker (links) saam met twee ander pioniers, Danie Grundlingh (langs Hennie) en Henri van Biljon, asook Hennie van Deventer.

Oud-Probus President word Begraaf

9th June 2016 at 5:24 am 0 comments

Deur Hennie van Deventer ‘n Monument wat Hennie Jonker op Melkbos nalaat, is Blouberg Probus, die plaaslike arm van ‘n internasionale klub vir afgetredenes. Hennie is Maandagnag in sy slaap oorlede na ‘n lang, slopende stryd teen o.m. ‘n chroniese bloedsiekte. Hy was 20 jaar gelede een van die stigtersledeRead More