Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

8th November 2017

Other-worldly beauty. This cactus blooms ever so briefly, says one of the gardening experts of the Namib Garden Cactus Nursery outside Melkbosstrand. “Oh, it flowers for only about a day,” the man says. If you have interesting plants in your garden, we’d love to hear about it.

Colyn maak lekker Corn Dogs

Colyn maak lekker Corn Dogs

6th July 2017

Hier’s nog ‘n lekker resep en storie uit die kombuis van die bekende sjef Colyn Serfontein van Colyn maak Man Kos faam. Deur Colyn Serfontein “Man Kos is mos iets wat maklik geëet kan word. Jy vat dit sommer so met die hand en daar gaan jy. Nou hierdie AmerikaanseRead More

Good-bye, Joshua. Photos: Marnette Meyer

Goodbye, Joshua

5th November 2017

Yesterday’s memorial service for Joshua Joubert (14) was gut-wrenching. The service was held on Melkbosstrand’s main beach, close to where Joshua drowned last Sunday. The Atlantis boy drowned before his mother Crystal’s eyes. The family made use of MyCiti’s Free Ride offer on that day. How they must regret havingRead More

Raiders of the Sea are caught

Raiders of the Sea are caught

14th November 2017

A poaching expedition went pear-shaped in Melkbosstrand last night. The poachers are minus abalone valued at approximately R500 000, a car, equipment and one of their members. The drama started at around 21:00 when a Melkbosstrand resident noticed three vehicles dropping off divers. A joint operation between members of LawRead More

Other News

Melkbos Crime Roundup

Melkbos Crime Roundup

8th November 2017 at 5:57 am 0 comments

Armed robbers Melkbosstrand police have apprehended two of the three armed robbers who struck a house in Horn Crescent early yesterday morning, says police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard. The police have retrieved some of the stolen items. A third suspect made off with the family’s Nevada bakkie, a firearm,  jewelleryRead More

Body Found

Body Found

7th November 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

The body of a boy was found opposite Ou Skip in Melkbosstrand today. The body is believed to be that of Joshua Joubert (14). The Atlantis youth drowned on Sunday 1 November opposite the main beach. Police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard confirmed that a body of a boy was found.Read More

Water Wise Garden

Water Wise Garden

7th November 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Is your garden looking sad and drab due to the drought? Does it even still resemble a garden? Don’t despair. Melkbosstrand’s Namib Garden Cactus Nursery is a fine example of water wise gardening. It’s in full bloom at the moment, and the shapes, textures and palette of colours prove thatRead More

Guy Fawkes is coming … batten down the hatches

Guy Fawkes is coming … batten down the hatches

3rd November 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Gay Fawkes is on Sunday – and although many of us might want to batten down the hatches it’s not going to go away. Here’s what West Coast residents need to know. The Tourism Centre in Athens Road, Table View beachfront, is one of twelve designated sites for the dischargingRead More

Brooklyn: Alleged Human Traffickers to Appear in Court

Brooklyn: Alleged Human Traffickers to Appear in Court

2nd November 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Two brothers are to appear in court on charges of human trafficking and rape. The older of the men (aged 37) was arrested on 13 September at a house in Brooklyn, while his 26-year-old sibling was arrested yesterday. House in Brooklyn It is alleged that they recruited vulnerable females toRead More

Burglary goes Pear-shaped for Burglar

Burglary goes Pear-shaped for Burglar

1st November 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

A burglary in Parklands went pear-shaped for the burglar. The burglar was caught in the act before dawn yesterday morning by Table View police. Bicycle propped against a wall According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler officers were busy with routine crime prevention patrols in Parklands when they noticed aRead More

T’View: Crime Round-Up

T’View: Crime Round-Up

31st October 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Drunken murder A couple’s drunken altercation lead to the woman’s death by strangulation during the early hours of Sunday morning. According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler a man (29) had been arguing with his girlfriend (23) at their home in Site 5 informal settlement, Table View. They were intoxicatedRead More

What a Queue!

What a Queue!

30th October 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

MyCiti’s offer of a Free Ride Day was enthusiastically partaken of yesterday. This photo was taken at the MyCiti Station opposite the Birkenhead Shopping Centre in Melkbosstrand.

Search for Boy Continues

Search for Boy Continues

30th October 2017 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand police were called out to the beach yesterday afternoon where a 14-year-old boy was reported to have drowned. The incident took place at around 16:30 at the  the main beach (The Slipway). The NSRI’s Diving and Rescue Unit, Fire Rescue, Metro Rescue, Law Enforcement and SAPS’ Diving Unit searchedRead More

Clever Kids Academy: Graduation Night!

Clever Kids Academy: Graduation Night!

30th October 2017 at 9:35 am 0 comments

The ACVV’s Clever Kids Academy in Melkbosstrand held its annual graduation ceremony on Thursday evening. It was a heart-warming event for both children and adults. The youngsters who received their diplomas will be going on to the Big School next year. Their hopeful faces showed how eagerly they anticipate this.Read More

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