Window of Opportunity

Window of Opportunity

30th September 2016

Table View police have once again urged people to keep their windows closed and to install and activate an alarm system that is linked to a security company. The warning comes after an early morning robbery in Parklands in which burglars gained access to a house through an open bathroomRead More

Wimpie van der Merwe (left) was out cycling when he came upon the scene. Photo and video: Facebook

Cyclist films Accident & Requests Immediate Help

26th September 2016

An accident on Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch was filmed by cyclist Wimpie van der Merwe a short while ago. Van der Merwe was out for a practice run when he came upon the accident. He reported that there had been one fatality. His video was accompanied by a request forRead More

Playful Dog gets Snake ‘Toy’

Playful Dog gets Snake ‘Toy’

30th September 2016

Great snakes! Snowie the 13-year-old Husky from Langebaan had an unusual playmate recently when a Cobra slithered over for a game. According to Snowy’s owner Cherize Scheepers the Cobra was “wasn’t aggressive at all. But after a while he got really angry…” Cherize tells Melkbos.net how the game between theRead 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

Burning House: Woman “stable”

Burning House: Woman “stable”

30th September 2016

A woman who was saved from a burning house in Kingfisher Close in Melkbosstrand last night is “in a stable condition.” According to the spokesperson for Community Medics Eric de Korte the woman was inside the house with her two huskies when the fire started. “Community Medics along with ER24Read More

Tony Ridgway Surprises, Yet Again

Tony Ridgway Surprises, Yet Again

23rd September 2016

Celebrated singer and songwriter Tony Ridgway has a vision for the rest of his life, and the next 12 months in particular. “I’m going to become a full-time writer,” he announces in what used to be his recording studio in Melkbosstrand. “My aim is to write for the rest ofRead 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

Brood – ‘n Plantjie genaamd Kerneels

Brood – ‘n Plantjie genaamd Kerneels

27th September 2016

Deur Colyn Serfontein “Die titel van die artikel kan jou seker laat wonder, maar hier is die storie. Die staan so, daar is ‘n gewoonte onder “sourdough” bakkers om hulle gisplantjies name te gee. Dit is ook algemene praktyk om die goedjies vroumens name te gee. Ek het eers weggeskramRead More

The Dog that Wouldn’t Die

The Dog that Wouldn’t Die

21st September 2016

Never say die. Spider the five-year-old dog has made a remarkable recovery after being stabbed in the chest by an intruder in Allens Neck, Roodepoort yesterday. According to ER 24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing Harduth, Spider suffered a “massive laceration that they believe to be the size of a panga-type knife.Read 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

Small Town, Big Bazaar

Small Town, Big Bazaar

26th September 2016

Garies – Talk about a small town having a big bazaar. Garies’ recent NG Church bazaar (Saturday afternoon, 24 September) netted a satisfactory R125 000. Yes, you read right. And no, no livestock were sold in order to inflate this sum. On sale were cakes and meats and breads bigRead More

Remember the Whistle?

Remember the Whistle?

23rd September 2016

Whatever happened to people whistling? One seldom hears anyone do so nowadays. I realised this when a whistle rang out over Melkbosstrand beach yesterday. It was a man summoning his dog but he might as well have been talking to me. It took me way back. My Scottish grandfather usedRead More

Other News

Window of Opportunity

Window of Opportunity

30th September 2016 at 9:59 am 0 comments

Table View police have once again urged people to keep their windows closed and to install and activate an alarm system that is linked to a security company. The warning comes after an early morning robbery in Parklands in which burglars gained access to a house through an open bathroomRead More

A Heritage Day party turned so ugly that it ended in murder. Graphic: SAPS

Teens’ Heritage Day Horror

29th September 2016 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

A group of four teenagers will always remember 24 September 2016 as the day they were attacked on the beach. Three men, all of them wearing hoodies, approached the teenagers after sunset at Eden on the Bay and a traumatic series of events followed. Ordered to a secluded part ofRead More

Pastor Ernest Snyders. Photo: Facebook

Crusade: Miracle Child’s Mom takes Part

28th September 2016 at 7:04 am 0 comments

MALMESBURY – A five day (29 Sept-4 Oct) religious revival for farm workers starts in Malmesbury district tomorrow. The person responsible for initiating the “Signs, Wonders and Miracles” crusade is Alta Smith, the mother of Tiana-Leigh Smith who was born with the incurable ABCA3 lung disease. Smith will be preachingRead More

Soaring Medical Costs enough to make one Sick

Soaring Medical Costs enough to make one Sick

27th September 2016 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Life is going to become even harder for the ordinary South African next year. Businesstech.co.za reports that medical scheme giant Discovery Health has announced that its premiums will increase between 7.8% and 14.9%. The increases are as follow: Executive and Comprehensive plans are set to increase by 11.9% The CoastalRead More

R4.5 Million Abalone Bust

R4.5 Million Abalone Bust

27th September 2016 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

What a load of abalone! A Chinese and Zimbabwean national were arrested this morning after police searched a house in Gordon’s Bay and found abalone and equipment valued at over R4.5 million inside the house. The house was allegedly used as an illegal abalone processing facility. Over 26015 units ofRead More

Brood – ‘n Plantjie genaamd Kerneels

Brood – ‘n Plantjie genaamd Kerneels

27th September 2016 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Deur Colyn Serfontein “Die titel van die artikel kan jou seker laat wonder, maar hier is die storie. Die staan so, daar is ‘n gewoonte onder “sourdough” bakkers om hulle gisplantjies name te gee. Dit is ook algemene praktyk om die goedjies vroumens name te gee. Ek het eers weggeskramRead More

Small Town, Big Bazaar

Small Town, Big Bazaar

26th September 2016 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Garies – Talk about a small town having a big bazaar. Garies’ recent NG Church bazaar (Saturday afternoon, 24 September) netted a satisfactory R125 000. Yes, you read right. And no, no livestock were sold in order to inflate this sum. On sale were cakes and meats and breads bigRead More

Dagga Olympics!

Dagga Olympics!

26th September 2016 at 10:20 am 0 comments

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

Jan Braai’s Super Soda Bread

Jan Braai’s Super Soda Bread

26th September 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

– Recipe by Jan Braai – The Democratic Republic of Braai “When I say super, I mean super easy and when I say soda I mean we use baking soda as the raising agent. Let me explain: From an effort point of view, there are three types of bread: flatbread,Read More

Wimpie van der Merwe (left) was out cycling when he came upon the scene. Photo and video: Facebook

Cyclist films Accident & Requests Immediate Help

26th September 2016 at 9:25 am 0 comments

An accident on Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch was filmed by cyclist Wimpie van der Merwe a short while ago. Van der Merwe was out for a practice run when he came upon the accident. He reported that there had been one fatality. His video was accompanied by a request forRead More

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