Archive for July, 2016

The Day Mandela’s Child got a Cap & Jersey

The Day Mandela’s Child got a Cap & Jersey

18th July 2016 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

On Mandela Day a little girl got a treat. Which was something, since she had missed out on school magically. But never mind. It was Mandela Day and all was forgiven as the local police accompanied by other worthies visited the poorest of the poor living on Varkplaas, 4 xRead More

Close Shave with Death

Close Shave with Death

17th July 2016 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

Emergency services had a busy weekend dealing with accidents. In some cases people were lucky and in some others, not at all. Two travellers travelling along the N7 will live to tell their tale although both vehicles left the road. A vehicle travelling on the N7 before the M19 leftRead More

'Can we be friends?'

Tale of Two Puppies

17th July 2016 at 10:59 am 0 comments

This is the tale of two puppies. Sasha (3 months) was rescued in Du Noon a while ago by Peanut Animal Welfare. On Saturday she found a home. She also met Amelia, who at 4 months promises to become a big girl. Amelia’s a softie, good with children and otherRead More

Week Ends on Sweet Note

Week Ends on Sweet Note

15th July 2016 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

  It was a feel-good story, and nothing less. And so the naysayers  don’t need to read this. The last day of the week-long activities for children at Melkbosstrand High School ended on a high note. After a week of activities which included Boeresport and learning how to flip tyresRead More

Piet Thompson with one of the steel bits.

What a Load of Scrap!

15th July 2016 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

More than 48 motorists had flat tyres yesterday due to bits of scrap steel on the R27 between Melkbos and Atlantis. The affected vehicles included two police vans and the minibus belonging to the Melkbos Care Center which has been used this week to transport underprivileged children from Wolwerivier toRead More

Belly Dancers are a Wow

Belly Dancers are a Wow

14th July 2016 at 6:14 pm 0 comments

The ancient art of belly dancing was introduced to a group of Melkbosstrand youths today. The belly dancing formed part of the activities presented at the school this week. And it was an eye-opener from the start of Smokie la Grange’s short speech. First memorable fact: Not only women doRead More

Lost your Mojo? Go to the Dojo!

Lost your Mojo? Go to the Dojo!

13th July 2016 at 7:02 pm 0 comments

According to karate instructor Carol Daniels something’s up – the girls of Melkbos are not doing karate. Only one girl attends the dojo run in Melkbosstrand by Carol, a fifth Dan, and her husband John, a sixth Dan. It’s different in other places, says the former police captain and trainerRead More

Greyhounds: ‘Not Ours’

Greyhounds: ‘Not Ours’

13th July 2016 at 6:46 am 0 comments

The six alleged poachers who were recently found in possession of 11 distressed greyhounds and poached wildlife have denied that they are the owners of the greyhounds. The men appeared in Atlantis magistrate’s court yesterday. ‘Additional charge’ Cape of Good Hope SPCA spokesperson Tara McGovern tells Melkbos.net that the SPCARead More

Small Miracles

Small Miracles

12th July 2016 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

The little girl that complained yesterday of being too tired to take part in the holiday programme for children at Melkbosstrand High School perked up today. She wore basically the same outfit, and she was as thin as she was yesterday, but she was running and laughing and suddenly itRead More

The greyhounds were distressed.

Caught in their Own Trap

12th July 2016 at 7:03 am 0 comments

Six alleged wildlife poachers have been caught in a trap of their own making. The men, aged 27-59, were noticed this past Sunday (10 July) while travelling on the R27 from Yzerfontein/Darling with a bakkie load of visibly distressed Greyhounds. A member of the local Community Police Forum (CPF), travellingRead More

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