Blouberg blues for alleged fraudsters

Blouberg blues for alleged fraudsters

18th January 2017

Four alleged fraudsters probably regret having booked into a hotel in Bloubergstrand recently. The three men and one woman (aged between 25 and 28) made a booking at a hotel on Friday, 13 January. They were arrested the following day after hotel management became suspicious and reported a “possible fraudulentRead 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

Werner Strydom on the rocks in front of Castella Amare. Photos: Melkbos.net

Ancient Melkbosstrand Exposed

18th January 2017

“Every place is special but Melkbosstrand is unique,” says geologist Werner Strydom. He points towards the scarred and pitted rocks in front of the Castella Amare Restaurant in Melkbosstrand. It is low water and the exposed rocks in front of the popular eatery provide us with a window into aRead 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

Letter from Melkies

Letter from Melkies

12th December 2016

It’s Jingle Bells time. The shops are bustling, parking’s a pain, and the council is busy putting up Xmas lights on the tree in front of the Spur. The day is also blustery and beautiful. It feels as if it would be a crime to write about bad news. IRead 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

Colyn bak Crunchies

Colyn bak Crunchies

16th January 2017

Deur Colyn Serfontein Die nimlike Colyn Serfontein van Colyn Maak Man Kos-faam skryf hierso oor koekies wat ‘n glimlag na jou gesig bring: crunchies.  Hulle was, en bly mos die lekkerste lekker. Oudergewoonte kom die resep saam met die storie. “Meeste van ons wat in die sestiger jare grootgeword het,Read 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

Best Bookshop in Sunny South Africa

Best Bookshop in Sunny South Africa

16th January 2017

Every person deserves to have his or her dream job. For a bookworm a dream job is one that features books. Lots of special books. I fell into my dream job at Hemingways Bookshop in Hermanus. Co-owner Beth Hunt had taken a liking to me and wanted someone to handleRead 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

Water: Getting into Hot Water!

Water: Getting into Hot Water!

16th January 2017 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Be water wise or else … Last week Cape Town’s Water Inspectorate came down hard on residents flouting the Level 3 water restrictions. 45 Officials carried out what was described as a “blitz operation” in Tygerberg/Goodwood. In one case a fine of R2000 was issued for the hosing down ofRead More

Fake Cop Arrested

Fake Cop Arrested

13th January 2017 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Malmesbury – Malmesbury police have arrested a fake policeman.  The 30-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after he tried open an account at a local shop. Vigilant clerk According to police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk the fake cop was arrested when a “vigilant clerk noticed that the details onRead More

Bobaas Kok Colyn skryf oor sy Gunsteling “Gadgets”

Bobaas Kok Colyn skryf oor sy Gunsteling “Gadgets”

13th January 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

Het jy al gewonder wat die bobaas kokke gebruik wanneer hulle bak en brou? Colyn Serfontein van Colyn Maak Man Kos-faam vertel ons wat hy gebruik. Deur Colyn Serfontein “So tydjie gelede vra ‘n goeie Kubervriendin my … “Wat sou jy graag in jou Kersfeeskous wou sien die jaar?” OpRead More

Brr, it's cold out there. Photos: Marnette Meyer

Rider of the Waves

13th January 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

Sometimes a day kicks into action when one doesn’t expect it. At quarter to five yesterday afternoon Law Enforcement officer Dayle Willars had to plunge into Melkbosstrand’s cold waters on his jet ski. Willars, who is with the Marine and Environmental Law Enforcement Unit that is currently stationed on MelkbosstrandRead More

Fairview Wine Estate's laughing goat. Photo: Fairview Wine and Cheese

Get Up & Go-Ideas

12th January 2017 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Get more get up and go in 2017 by being kinder to yourself and other people. Yes, what a novel idea! We have some suggestions how you can go about doing this: Read a good book. We’d like to suggest Wonder by RJ Palacio. It’s a so-called Young Adult bookRead More

Wayne Forsberg: "It's all about personal taste." Photos: Melkbos.net

King of Style

12th January 2017 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

For the owner of the popular Melkbos to Morocco boutique in Melkbosstrand style is a personal thing, and not something to get pedantic about. Melkbos.net quizzed Wayne Forsberg about coastal lifestyle and how it is reflected in our homes. Melkbos.net: Does living on the coast influence the way we decorateRead More

2016’s Movers & Shakers

2016’s Movers & Shakers

13th December 2016 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

We’ve compiled a list of Melkbosstranders who excelled during 2016. Well done to all of you! Strongwoman Liesl Schoonraad set a new record by flipping 100 tons of tyre. She called this her toughest challenge yet; tougher than pulling the Dakota aircraft or the 10-ton truck or swimming from RobbenRead More

Letter from Melkies

Letter from Melkies

12th December 2016 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

It’s Jingle Bells time. The shops are bustling, parking’s a pain, and the council is busy putting up Xmas lights on the tree in front of the Spur. The day is also blustery and beautiful. It feels as if it would be a crime to write about bad news. IRead More

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

Hello, World!

2nd December 2016 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

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

She’ll be 100 soon: Birthday girl Mabel gets up and Dances

She’ll be 100 soon: Birthday girl Mabel gets up and Dances

1st December 2016 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

What do you do when you’re turning 100 in a few days’ time? That’s a no-brainer if you’re Mabel Simpson of Melkbosstrand. You keep on trucking. That’s all. And so Mabel, who is still turned out as smartly as when she was a young woman with a penchant for stilettosRead More

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