Archive for June, 2016

Chris Cloete with one of his signature glowing landscapes.

Artist’s Beautiful Haunting

14th June 2016 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand artist Chris Cloete (51) keeps on returning to a place in his memories. It is the farm, or one of two farms rather, on which he grew up outside Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape. He was the son of the farm manager, born into a shack with a zincRead More

One van to serve a large region.

One Cop Van for Town

11th June 2016 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

Philadelphia’s police have a big responsibility and few resources. A single police van and a police force that consist of only five members per shift have to serve the people of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. According to Capt. Frederick Rossouw, head of the Philadelphia police, the area under his jurisdictionRead More

Const. Debi Alard: A suspected hijacker appears in court today.

Hijacked Icon Found, Man Arrested

9th June 2016 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

A hijacked vehicle has been found close to Charly Woodcutter. According to constable Debi Alard, the white Icon, bearing a CA number plate, was found late Tuesday afternoon. It was standing on the M19 road, in the direction of the N7. When tested at the Stikland SAPS Vehicle Safeguarding ServiceRead More

Hennie Jonker (links) saam met twee ander pioniers, Danie Grundlingh (langs Hennie) en Henri van Biljon, asook Hennie van Deventer.

Oud-Probus President word Begraaf

9th June 2016 at 5:24 am 0 comments

Deur Hennie van Deventer ‘n Monument wat Hennie Jonker op Melkbos nalaat, is Blouberg Probus, die plaaslike arm van ‘n internasionale klub vir afgetredenes. Hennie is Maandagnag in sy slaap oorlede na ‘n lang, slopende stryd teen o.m. ‘n chroniese bloedsiekte. Hy was 20 jaar gelede een van die stigtersledeRead More

Crowbar Gang strikes Melkbosstrand

Crowbar Gang strikes Melkbosstrand

7th June 2016 at 11:50 am 0 comments

The notorious crowbar gang has struck Melkbosstrand. Three recent break-ins, following closely upon each other, bore the marks of this gang. The gang struck on 24 May, then again on 28 May, and on 2 June. In all three instances they managed to get away. How it happened According toRead More

Dreamboat

Dreamboat

7th June 2016 at 7:11 am 0 comments

A first class trip to Heaven … That’s what the mom of a young hemiphlegia* sufferer said Mr SA finalist JP Robberts will get as a reward for his support of her daughter. She wrote it in a letter which she posted on his Facebook page after he promised toRead More

Dit was lank gelede ... Foto's: Litnet.

Hennie praat Rugby

7th June 2016 at 6:58 am 0 comments

Woordeman Hennie van Deventer peins hier oor die groot saak van OOR OF MIS. Is dit belangrik? Dis lewensbelangrik, sal alle rugby liefhebbers vir jou sê. “Rugby was in my tyd in Kollege (1958 -1962) ‘n saak na aan die gemeenskaplike hart. Groot wedstryde is gespeel, en dikwels gewen, wantRead More

Mieliebrood met Houding

Mieliebrood met Houding

7th June 2016 at 6:55 am 0 comments

Die nimlike Colyn Serfontein van Colyn Maak Mankos Faam deel sy resep vir glutenvrye mieliebrood met ons. “Mieliebrood met houding,” noem Colyn dit, en soos gewoonlik gaan die resep gepaard met Colyn se wonderlike skrywe wat in jou kop gaan maal lank nadat die mieliebrood verorber is. “Mieliebrood is ietsRead More

The last vacant beachfront erf. Photos: Complete Coast Properties

Plot Sells for R5.8 Million

3rd June 2016 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Hold onto your seat. The last vacant beachfront plot in Melkbosstrand has just sold for a whopping R5.8 million. This is a record price for a vacant plot in Melkbosstrand, and the new owners paid it in cash. Up to now the highest price paid for a vacant beachfront plotRead More

The Hunk with the Heart

The Hunk with the Heart

3rd June 2016 at 7:16 am 0 comments

Van Riebeeckstrand Primary School teacher and Mr SA Finalist Heinrich Gabler lowers his voice where he sits across from me in the Damhuis restaurant in Melkbosstrand. It becomes tobacco and whiskey. Seductive. I lean over to hear better. He is talking about love, here, in the bustling restaurant. His loveRead More

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