Archive for Aug, 2016

Paramedics got a surprise this morning …

Paramedics got a surprise this morning …

23rd Aug 2016 at 11:59 am 0 comments

It’s been a morning of surprises for a young student paramedic. When South African Paramedic Services were summoned by District Watch to an address in the Plattekloof area they took along a student from Ambutek College. They expected to find a human patient, but this was not so. According toRead More

Mayor knew about Witchcraft Threat

Mayor knew about Witchcraft Threat

22nd Aug 2016 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

The gruesome package dumped outside the house of DA mayor for Saldanha Bay, Marius Koen, was not entirely unexpected. Koen tells that a man phoned him on 12 August, the day of his inauguration, warning him that people had asked him to bewitch Koen. The man told me, “thatRead More

Uber Driver Hijacked

Uber Driver Hijacked

21st Aug 2016 at 11:47 am 1 comment

Four men posing as policemen hijacked an Uber driver and his passenger. The incident took place on Saturday 20 August on the corners of Gill and Sprigg Road in Table View. According to Table View police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler the passenger ordered the cab to take him to the bankRead More

JB Meyer (left) would like to see his hijacker's face. Photo: Marnette Meyer

Hijack Victim Fights Back

21st Aug 2016 at 9:01 am 0 comments

Burly businessman JB Meyer gave an aspiring hijacker more than he bargained for on Friday. He is nursing a swollen lip, loose tooth, sore neck and arm, but he says he’d like to see how his attacker is looking. Four men tried to hijack Meyer, who drives a Toyota 86Read More

Some of the dogs on arrival at the SPCA. Photos: SPCA

Greyhounds: Plea Bargain

19th Aug 2016 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

The case against a group of alleged wildlife poachers will be wrapped up soon. According to SPCA inspector manager Moyo Ndukwana the “State is now willing to accept a plea bargain.” The men were arrested on 10 July when a member of the Melkbosstrand Community Police Forum, travelling along theRead More

The scene of the disaster. Photo: ER24

Black Friday

19th Aug 2016 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

At least 10 people were killed and approximately 40 others injured when a bus rolled down an embankment off the R712 in Golden Gate in the Free State this afternoon. According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, ER24 paramedics and other rescue services found the bus lying some distance from theRead More

Transformed! Photo: Atlantic Beach Estate

Grim Garden gets Make-Over

19th Aug 2016 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

It looks as if someone has waved a magic wand over the garden at the Melkbosstrand police station. Uninspired and untidy until recently, it now looks lush and inviting. The transformation took place in two stages and was executed by a team of gardeners from Atlantic Beach Estate. It wasRead More

Indigenous and exotic wildlife have been seized. Photo: NSPCA

Captive Wildlife fought over Water

18th Aug 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Dehydrated and parasitic. These were the conditions in which indigenous and exotic wildlife were being kept in cages on a property in the north of Johannesburg. No drinkable water The NSPCA was alerted to the plight of the animals and raided the property on 11 August in conjunction with officialsRead More

Stress-free coastal living. Photos: Atlantic Beach Estate

Security draws People to Top Estate

18th Aug 2016 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Atlantic Beach Estate has once again made it onto the list of top 10 estates in South Africa. The list was compiled by The New World Wealth. The other estates on the list are: Val de Vie (Paarl), Zimbali (Durban), Fancourt (George), Steyn City (Johannesburg), Pezula (Knysna), Whalerock Ridge (PlettenbergRead More

Colyn se biltong.

Biltong – Maak dit self

18th Aug 2016 at 9:39 am 0 comments

Deur Colyn Serfontein, bobaas-kok, storieverteller, en die skrywer van die gewilde blog Colyn maak Man Kos “Biltong … dis byna ‘n towerwoord vir Suid Afrikaners en daar is legendes oor die maak en gebruik van biltong. Wintertyd was tradisioneel biltongtyd, maar moderne tegnologie het daardie duidelike seisoen heeltemal laat vervaag.Read More



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