Archive for July, 2016

‘Vandal’ in Psych Ward

‘Vandal’ in Psych Ward

23rd July 2016 at 11:02 am 0 comments

A man suspected of vandalising the viewing deck at Kelpbaai in the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve has been admitted to Somerset Hospital’s psychiatric ward. The man was apprehended by Melkbosstrand police at the viewing deck. He allegedly damaged four of the hand rails, two side rails, two steps and a signboardRead More

Quadriplegic Accuses MyCiTI of Discrimination

Quadriplegic Accuses MyCiTI of Discrimination

22nd July 2016 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

A disabled man from Table View accuses MyCiTi bus service of discrimination. “You don’t charge a mother with an infant in a stroller for the stroller. I have as much ability as the infant in the stroller,” says quadriplegic William John Guillum-Scott. Relies on assistance Guillum-Scott, the founder of WillRead More

From left to right: Harry White CEO Atlantic Beach Homeowners Association, Lucienne Fild the Chairman of the Atlantic Beach Homeowners Association, Elmien Vermeulen and Patti Diedericks from Peanut Animal Welfare, Mike Morey Managing Director of Pam Golding Property Management.

Kind Gesture: Peanut’s Vet Bill gets Paid

21st July 2016 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

A big thumbs-up for Atlantic Beach Estate. As part of their social responsibility program Atlantic Beach Homeowners Association and its partner Pam Golding Property Management have donated R10 700 to help Peanut Animal Welfare pay its vet bill. CEO of the Estate, Harry White, explained that animal welfare is closeRead More

Cameraman will be Prosecuted

Cameraman will be Prosecuted

21st July 2016 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

Cape of Good Hope SPCA spokesperson Tara McGovern today confirmed that the youth who filmed the torture and killing of a dog in Manenberg recently will also be prosecuted. The SPCA has opened a criminal case against eight youths whose ages range from seven to 18. McGovern says that theRead More

Men on Fire

Men on Fire

21st July 2016 at 11:51 am 0 comments

What enables people to go into a building that is on fire or to fight a wall of fire? Melkbos.net spoke to some of our town heroes. Theo Layne, Station Commander & Media Liaison (49) at Goodwood Fire Station: “Firefighters are a family. You spend 24 hours at a timeRead More

Horrific Animal Abuse

Horrific Animal Abuse

20th July 2016 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

The SPCA has opened a criminal case against eight youths, of whom some are as young as seven years, who stoned and drowned a dog in Manenberg recently. The dog’s torture was captured on video and given to the SPCA. The video shows the youths, who have been identified, torturingRead More

Papegaaitjie was found in a garden in Commaille.

Papegaaitjie: Talkative Bird is Keeping Mum

20th July 2016 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

Papegaaitjie the wandering young African Grey has returned home to Ou Skip. He disappeared from Ou Skip on 18 July and was returned home a day later when he was spotted sitting in a tree in someone’s garden. Safe and sound, except for one thing. He had lost something duringRead More

‘Aunties’ give special Blankies

‘Aunties’ give special Blankies

19th July 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A boy’s second day in crèche took a happy turn when the head of the Happy Hookers presented him with a brand new hand-crocheted blanket. There were blankets for 46 children attending the Sunshine Daycare in Atlantis. The children, who range in age from 16 months to five years, cuddledRead More

Crime Roundup

Crime Roundup

19th July 2016 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

Wolwerivier: According to the head of the Philadelphia police, Captain Frederick Rossouw, a man (who is described as being older than 18) died on Sunday night as a result of being stabbed in Wolwerivier. The stabbing took place recently. The victim and his assaillant had apparently been quarrelling. According toRead More

You can go! Photo: Marnette Meyer

Snapshots from a Police Station

18th July 2016 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand Police’s Mandela Day activities started with police officers conducting a licence inspection at Kreeftebaai in conjunction with the Melkbos Neighbourhood law enforcement officers from Big Bay. They also handed out pamphlets explaining the Batho Pele principles which explain that service delivery has to be transparent. Thereafter it was timeRead More

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