Archive for June, 2016

Ginger Ninja’s Record Run

Ginger Ninja’s Record Run

29th June 2016 at 9:48 am 0 comments

If a ginger-haired man shoots past you on Melkbosstrand beach, know that it is AJ Calitz. The record-breaking trail runner touched down briefly in his hometown after finishing the 100km Fish River Canyon Ultra marathon in a record time. Melkbos.net caught up with him near Water’s Edge. ‘One of myRead More

Konst. Debbie Alard met van die kinders.

Dagsorg besoek Kamer vir Kinders wat Seer het

27th June 2016 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Oulike patroontjies! Die dagsorg van Melkbosstrand Care Center het onlangs gaan inloer by die plaaslike polisiestasie. Konstabel Debbie Alard het geskenke en koeldranke uitgedeel aan die kinders en vir hulle gewys hoe lyk die kamer waarin “kinders wat seer het” as gevolg van aanrandings, berader word. Die kamer is soRead More

Bright Eyes Burning

Bright Eyes Burning

27th June 2016 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

The fire engine’s siren rang out repeatedly on Sunday morning. But for once the 14-tonner was not on a firefighting mission. The truck and firefighting equipment were being demonstrated to members of the NSRI Station 18 Junior Academy who had congregated at the fire station. And for once it wasRead More

A policeman came eyeball to eyeball with a suspected robber. Graphic: http://www.gmkfreelogos.com

3 Break-ins

23rd June 2016 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand police asks the assistance of the community in connection with three burglaries that took place last week. The break-ins took place from 14-19 June. On 14 June a house in Bato Way was broken in to. The break-in took place between 11:31 am and 11:53 am. According to constableRead More

Ice Maiden: Go harder, go smarter, go further, just go

Ice Maiden: Go harder, go smarter, go further, just go

23rd June 2016 at 9:12 am 0 comments

Brave Roxy van Eyk. While the rest of Melkbosstrand are cosying up to their heaters the 27-year-old ice swimmer is gearing up for her most arduous swim yet. In August Roxy will take part in an ice water swim in Lesotho in waters that are predicted to be 0º, watersRead More

Vaatjie learners with Nora Grose,Nilly Baruch, Liza Adlem and Denise Robinson. Photos: Marnette Meyer

New Pads Empower Girls

22nd June 2016 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Too poor to afford sanitary products… Seven million South African schoolgirls can’t afford sanitary pads or tampons. So, once a month, when they menstruate, they skip school for a week. And so, the people who are in dire need of education in order to escape the poverty trap miss outRead More

Blonde Venus

Blonde Venus

20th June 2016 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

It is election year and just about every South African seems to be angry and paranoid. One could say that it is the end of niceness. But then you meet an exception such as actress and beauty queen Anita Senekal from Saldanha Bay – of whom one could say thatRead More

Historic Groote Post. Photo:

Drought hits Wine Farms

18th June 2016 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Savor the flavor of this year’s wine harvest, because it was come by the hard way. Wine farms have been affected by drought, and my favorite, Groote Post, here on the West Coast, was not exempted. Groote Post hails back to 1808, but this year will probably go down inRead More

Law and Order: Const. Debbie Alard (right) and councillor Norah Grose. Photos: Marnette Meyer

Citizen Journalists got this Story First!

16th June 2016 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Well done to the citizen journalists who broke this story on Tuesday! Neighbourhood Watch and Melkbosstrand community members brought the news of a robbery and subsequent chase and arrests to the public’s attention. Photos of a getaway vehicle that had crashed into a boundary wall on Otto du Plessis RoadRead More

Nora Grose:

Grose: Give a Hand Up

16th June 2016 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Give homeless people a hand up, rather than hand-outs. This was the message which councillor Nora Grose delivered at a meeting in Duynefontein last week. Grose rolled out her vision for organised assistance for the people of Olive Close and Wolwerivier, as well as the homeless. She said, “We willRead More

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