Some of the abalone found inside the storage unit in Table View.

‘Not my Abalone’ says Suspect of R1.5 million Haul

24th November 2016

A 27-year-old man who was caught in Table View with abalone with an estimated street value of R1.5 million has denied that he is the owner. The man, who is a foreign national, was arrested at a storage unit in Table View. Police were tipped off that abalone was beingRead More

Table View Accident: Biker Seriously Injured

Table View Accident: Biker Seriously Injured

7th November 2016

A biker who collided with a car in Table View last night was seriously injured while the driver of the car escaped unscathed. The accident took place at the intersection of Otto Du Plesiss and David Baird Road. According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring paramedics found the biker, who isRead More

A new chapter starts for this eland. Photos: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve

Hello, World!

2nd December 2016

This eland’s body language said it all. It looked raring to go upon its release into the unspoilt Blaauwberg nature reserve yesterday morning. Jacques Küyler, Biodiversity Area Co-ordinator for the reserve, was as happy as the eland. He described the arrival of the majestic animal as “truly a historic moment”.Read More

CCMA tells Correctional Services to Cough Up

CCMA tells Correctional Services to Cough Up

21st September 2016

An employee of the Department of Correctional Services has been awarded R70 000 compensation on grounds of racial discrimination. According to a report published by the trade union Solidarity on their website, Philip Kitching applied for the position of Deputy Director: Head of the Correctional Centre in the Rustenburg ManagementRead More

Battle of the Potjiekos Masters

Battle of the Potjiekos Masters

5th November 2016

41 Potjiekos masters battled it out peacefully at the Potjiekos Competition at the Country Club in Melkbosstrand on Saturday. The potjies were made in the time honoured way: Which means slowly. Really slowly.  “We started at 11 o’ clock,” the friendly woman who lives in Morning Star told Melkbos.net aroundRead More

A Woman’s Inspiring Life Journey

A Woman’s Inspiring Life Journey

17th October 2016

Moving to Saldanha Bay 18 years ago gave meaning to Raylene Fredericks’ life. Up to that point the soft-spoken beauty who holds the titles of Ms Hope Western Cape and 1st Runner Up Ms Hope SA 2016 felt that she was not living her true life. ‘Each one of usRead More

Dagga Olympics!

Dagga Olympics!

26th September 2016

Eastern Cape – According to the South African Police Service dagga valued at R3 840 000 was confiscated. The compressed dagga filled 16 bags; with each bag weighing 30 kg. It was being transported inside a trailer but the trailer never got to its destination as police and provincial traffic officersRead More

Mia Erasmus and Nikita ... Photos: Provided

Young Ice Queens

26th August 2016

High times and hard falls. This seems to sum up the life of a top ice skater. But if you ask WP ice skaters Mia Erasmus (15) and Nikita Calitz (16), both learners at Melkbosstrand Private School, if they would have it any other way they would say ‘no.’ TheRead More

AGRI FACTS FOR YOUNG & OLD  # 1 VEG & FRUIT LOLLIES FOR LONG TERM HEALTH

Shake-That-Sneeze Citrus Rooibos & Mint Smoothie

25th October 2016

Agri Western Cape has allowed us to share this recipe for a flavorsome and healthy smoothy. You can find this recipe, and others too, on their website www.growing greatness.co.za. “Deliciously designed by Nature to shake off that flu or winter cold, this vitamin booster smoothie hails from the heart ofRead More

A Woofing Good Time

A Woofing Good Time

16th October 2016

Milnerton Fleamarket went gaga over Sirius the dog yesterday. The exuberant cross-breed Bouvier from Rosebank won the hearts of amongst others well-known Cape Town antique dealer Bruce Tait, who quipped, “Isn’t it dreadful when your dog gets more attention than you?” Sirius’s owner refers to him as “Sirius the dogRead More

Support Group for Cardiac Sufferers

Support Group for Cardiac Sufferers

21st September 2016

Never heard of Mended Hearts? Well, now you have. This initiative of the Heart and Stroke Foundation holds free monthly support meetings in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth for people who have suffered a cardiac event or stroke. Families and friends are welcome to attend too. The meetings aimRead More

Destination Damhuis

Destination Damhuis

7th November 2016

A simple Sunday lunch became something else yesterday. It had to do with location, location, location, and in this case the location was the historic Damhuis restaurant in Beach Road, Melkbosstrand. Think whitewashed thatched roof building that has been lovingly preserved. And then stop thinking. My friend nearly overthought hisRead More

Wonderful & Windy

Wonderful & Windy

17th October 2016

It’s a windy summer’s afternoon on the West Coast But oh there goes my glasses and there goes my hat! Without the former I’m as blind as a bat! – Beachcomber

Other News

A cash-in-transit van was involved in a shoot-out this morning. Photos: ER24

Cash-in-Transit van in Shoot-out

24th November 2016 at 10:38 am 0 comments

A large cash-in-transit van was involved in a shoot-out this morning during which five people were injured. The incident occurred at the Van Dyks Drift and Goedehoop Road intersection outside of Witbank in Mpumalanga. According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring one of the five vehicles on the scene was aRead More

Weapons, Ammo found in Ceiling, 6 Women Arrested

Weapons, Ammo found in Ceiling, 6 Women Arrested

22nd November 2016 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Atlantis – Six women (17-49) were arrested on Friday 18 November after unlicensed firearms and ammunition were found in the ceiling of a house in Duif steeg in Robinvale. Members of the Atlantis Crime Prevention Unit searched the house after receiving a tip-off. They found a .38 Torres revolver andRead More

Increase in Guy Fawkes Injuries

Increase in Guy Fawkes Injuries

7th November 2016 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

The “massive headache” of Guy Fawkes is over for another year. According to the City of Cape Town nearly 30 000 people visited designated firework sites on Guy Fawkes (5 November). Table View and Maiden’s Cove were the busiest sites, with 15 000 and 10 000 estimated revellers respectively. The two sites alsoRead More

Pythons guard Drugs

Pythons guard Drugs

7th November 2016 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

A drug merchant from Hendriena in Mpumalanga imagined that he could keep police at bay by hiding his drugs beneath his pet pythons. But the drug merchant was in for a surprise or two. On the afternoon of 3 November police descended on the merchant’s house and told him toRead More

Water restrictions. Photo: Melkbos.net

Cape Town Water Restrictions

7th November 2016 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Capetonians will be required to abide by the following regulations until further notice. Restrictions applicable to all customers: Watering or irrigation with drinking water from municipal supply of gardens, lawns, flower beds and other plants, vegetable gardens, sports fields, parks and other open spaces is allowed only if using aRead More

Table View Accident: Biker Seriously Injured

Table View Accident: Biker Seriously Injured

7th November 2016 at 11:52 am 0 comments

A biker who collided with a car in Table View last night was seriously injured while the driver of the car escaped unscathed. The accident took place at the intersection of Otto Du Plesiss and David Baird Road. According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring paramedics found the biker, who isRead More

Destination Damhuis

Destination Damhuis

7th November 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

A simple Sunday lunch became something else yesterday. It had to do with location, location, location, and in this case the location was the historic Damhuis restaurant in Beach Road, Melkbosstrand. Think whitewashed thatched roof building that has been lovingly preserved. And then stop thinking. My friend nearly overthought hisRead More

Milan Murray (middel), Charmaine Nole (mede-uitgewer) en Marisa du Toit (die illustreerder) Foto: Facebook

‘n Boek vir Kinders en Grootmense wat nog Kinders is

6th November 2016 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Hetta Elizabetta en die Wêreld op haar Skouers is ‘n boek vir kinders en grootmense wat nog soos kinders voel. Dis ‘n storie oor ‘n dogtertjie wat te veel voel en hierdie gevoel bou op tot die boek se klimaks waar sy voel asof sy letterlik die wêreld op haarRead More

Battle of the Potjiekos Masters

Battle of the Potjiekos Masters

5th November 2016 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

41 Potjiekos masters battled it out peacefully at the Potjiekos Competition at the Country Club in Melkbosstrand on Saturday. The potjies were made in the time honoured way: Which means slowly. Really slowly.  “We started at 11 o’ clock,” the friendly woman who lives in Morning Star told Melkbos.net aroundRead More

Homeless Couple Attack Man

Homeless Couple Attack Man

3rd November 2016 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

A 65-year-old Table View resident who went for a walk on the afternoon of 27 October was attacked by two homeless people. The man was walking along Blaauwberg Road in the direction of Otto du Plessis Drive when the homeless man and woman approached him. Pushed, robbed, verbally abused TheRead More

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