Archive for April, 2016

Looking very frail in this recent photo.

‘Pray for Mamma’

18th April 2016 at 8:14 am 0 comments

The results of Gail Mitchell’s biopsy were bad. On April 5 we reported that the 55-year-old co-head of Mitchells’ Mission in Sanddrift suffers from stage 111 cervical cancer, and that she was waiting to get the results of a biopsy. The following day Gail learnt that her cancer had advancedRead More

Marnette en Andreas Meyer.

Verkeersdepartement Oepsie

18th April 2016 at 7:51 am 0 comments

Moenie besige mense se tyd mors nie! ‘n Melkbosstrander het onlangs rooi gesien vir Atlantis verkeersdepartement se vrotsige kommunikasie. Marnette Meyer, ‘n fotograaf verbonde aan Bigshot Media, het twee weke gelede haar seun Andreas (21) na Atlantis se verkeersafdeling neem om ‘n leerlinglisensie vir sy motorfiets te kry. Sy hetRead More

Lydia van der Pohl lived in Ou Skip.

Ou Skip Woman still not buried

18th April 2016 at 7:33 am 0 comments

Two months after her death, a former resident of Ou Skip has still not been buried. Lydia van der Pohl (76), a feisty former netball champion, died at the end of January in a provincial hospital. Her body was taken from the hospital by a funeral parlour from Atlantis. ItRead More

The children are given a safe haven.

Clever Kids need Help

18th April 2016 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The Clever Kids Academy in Melkbosstrand is in need of financial help. The ACVV runs the crèche as a service for Melkbosstrand, Wolwerivier and 17 surrounding farms. They charge only R225 per child per month, but parents often struggle to pay this. Principal, Faiza van der Merwe, remains unruffled. SheRead More

Don's bakkie turned up just before 7 0' clock.

Groente Gier

18th April 2016 at 7:21 am 0 comments

“Vanaand eet ons groenmielies uit ons tuin — in Houghton. Nou maar eenmaal ‘n boer.” – Elzilda Becker, redakteur van De Kat. Mense dring al hoe meer aan op vars groente, en goeie groente. Sommige, soos die tydskrif redakteur Elzilda Becker, begin hulle eie groentetuin. Ander verander weer hulle inkopieRead More

Dine deel haar ma se pannekoek resep.

Pannekoek met seekosvulsel

18th April 2016 at 7:17 am 0 comments

Ma Annetta se pannekoek met seekosvulsel “(Ma gebruik blikkiesvis en –garnale, ek sou vandag eerder bevrore seekos gebruik. Sy het ook cheddarkaas gebruik as daar nie Parmesan in die huis was nie. Moet asseblief nie ʼn  pakkie uiesop by die gereg voeg nie.) Pannekoek 2 eiers 600 ml melk 500Read More

Marlene Gillings. Photos: Melkbos.net

Feeling the Bite

18th April 2016 at 6:58 am 0 comments

This is the first instalment in a series of articles on how poor South Africans cope. What do people do to survive when they are unemployed, unable to get a job, and don’t qualify to get a grant from the state? Marlene and Roy Gillings of Olive Close in MelkbosstrandRead More

Taf genoeg om my te oorleef.

Sterk genoeg om my te oorleef

18th April 2016 at 6:42 am 0 comments

Na jare van sukkel met tuinmaak, het ek so te sê opgegee op die idee van groen lower en beddings vol blomme in die Engelse styl. Ek is te deurmekaar en impulsief om tuin te maak op die manier wat eersgenoemde vereis. Ek het ‘n ander, ruwer, tuin nodig. IetsRead More

Confiscated abalone. Photo for illustration

Stropers kry Pak

18th April 2016 at 6:24 am 0 comments

  ‘n Hoogs georganiseerde netwerk van perlemoenstropers het onlangs die wind van voor gekry. Twee stropers is op 7 April op Melkbosstrand in hegtenis geneem. Die stropers is met 425 perlemoene in hulle besit betrap, bevestig konst. Debi Alard van die Melkbosstrand polisie. Hulle het op 11 April in dieRead More

The Bromwell Road families do not want emergency temporary housing in Wolwerivier.

Wolwerivier’s new Chapter

18th April 2016 at 6:17 am 0 comments

  A new chapter has started in the lives of the people of Ou Wolwerivier. They moved into corrugated iron homes in the new part of the settlement on Friday. But after the first night a woman reported exhausted, “Our neighbours are tikkoppe. The people don’t sleep at all. TheyRead More

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