Archive for July, 2016

Fun & Fear Factor

Fun & Fear Factor

11th July 2016 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

155 Poor rural children spent the morning flipping tyres, exercising and completing Fear Factor challenges at Melkbosstrand High School. Local Strongwoman Liesl Schoonraad, karate instructor Carol Daniels and Constable Debbie Alard oversaw the activities which are set to continue for the rest of the week. But at the outset theRead More

Strong Woman

Strong Woman

9th July 2016 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

Strongwoman Liesl Schoonraad has a new challenge. She plans to flip 100 kg tyres 500 times within an hour. This challenge will be performed in October on behalf of the Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation for which she has just been appointed an ambassador.  “Because something good must come of it.”Read More

Slipway Removed

Slipway Removed

9th July 2016 at 6:15 am 0 comments

The collapsed slipway at Big Bay was removed on 7 July. According to Alderman Belinda Walker, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, a joint operation between Sport, Recreation and Amenities, Solid Waste and Transport for Cape Town was initiated and yesterday, 7 July 2016, these departments workedRead More

Angel: Ankarien’s Story

Angel: Ankarien’s Story

7th July 2016 at 6:40 pm 0 comments

Every week Ankarien Oelofse and her small team of volunteers take care of 20 needy families. The soft-spoken CEO of Table View Angels assists these families with everything from food and clothes to haircuts, doctors’ visits, computer classes and funerals. A mother hen in top gear, you might say. ButRead More

Big Bay Slipway Collapsed

Big Bay Slipway Collapsed

7th July 2016 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

NEWSFLASH: The rough seas have taken their toll. The slipway at Big Bay has collapsed. According to DA councillor Nora Grose it will be removed today.

2 Recent Break-ins

2 Recent Break-ins

5th July 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand police asks the assistance of the community in connection with recent break-ins in Bato Way and 17th Avenue. According to police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard the owner of the house in Bato Way was out of town when the break-in occurred. The break-in took place between 5 pm onRead More

Meet Future Cop Kelly-Anne Louw (15)

Meet Future Cop Kelly-Anne Louw (15)

5th July 2016 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand Junior Station Commander Kelly-Anne Louw (15) tells Melkbos.net why she cancelled her holiday plans to spend time at the police station. “I’ve wanted to be a cop since I was little. My grandmother often asks me, “Why do you always want to do a job that is dangerous?” IRead More

Olive Close’s Other Side

Olive Close’s Other Side

3rd July 2016 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Some surprises await one in Olive Close – like Lena Smit and Piet Saxon. Lena is a Florence Nightingale figure and Piet started the soccer team the Melkbos Rangers in the Ogieskraal Farm informal settlement years ago. I visited Lena and Piet on Saturday morning. The development of 100 housesRead More

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