Archive for Aug, 2016

The truck that drove over the car in Atlantis. Photo: ER24

Horror Crash in Atlantis

11th Aug 2016 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

Two men have been killed and another man injured after a heavy truck crashed into a car and drove over it in Atlantis this morning, reports ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring. “It is believed that one of the deceased had been undergoing a driver’s licence test.” The accident took place onRead More

Reeva Steenkamp's legacy is about to kick in. Photo: Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation

The Reeva Girls

9th Aug 2016 at 9:18 am 0 comments

Reeva Steenkamp’s legacy is set to kick in. On 19 August the Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation will be launched in Port Elizabeth. The launch coincides with what would have been Reeva’s 33rd birthday. Melkbosstrand resident Liesl Schoonraad has been chosen as an ambassador for the foundation along with Miss SouthRead More

Melkbosstrand Private School has been without a telephone line since 18 July.

School’s Telkom Trials

7th Aug 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand Private School’s problems started on the evening of 18 July when a branch of a eucalyptus tree on the M19 broke off and snapped one of the telephone lines. According to Oloff Dreyer, Chief Operating Officer of Melkbosstrand Private School, approximately 100 m of cable was subsequently stolen byRead More

Look who’s turning 100

Look who’s turning 100

7th Aug 2016 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Melkbosstranders know Mabel Simpson as the pretty old lady who is always smiling. But there is more to Mabel. She turns 100 later this year. She was born on 16 December 1916 and spent the happiest years of her life on the historic farm Roosboom (which is now the DurbanvilleRead More

Activities for Seniors

Activities for Seniors

4th Aug 2016 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

Various activities are on offer for the golden oldies and silver foxes of Melkbosstrand. Ou Skip Caravan Park: Wednesday morning socials: Every Wednesday morning it’s time for a talk and refreshments. Tea and coffee are sponsored by the Melkbosstrand Community Center, the rest are sponsored by organisations such as Woordsake.Read More

A woman died crossing the N7, Philadelphia. Photo: ER24

Woman dies Crossing N7

4th Aug 2016 at 11:38 am 0 comments

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring reports that a 32-year-old woman was killed this morning after she was hit by several light motor vehicles on the N7 north-bound near Philadelphia. The woman died on the scene. The woman’s mother witnessed the event and had to be calmed down by ER24 paramedics. AccordingRead More

Luxury Vehicles Burnt

Luxury Vehicles Burnt

2nd Aug 2016 at 6:29 am 0 comments

Two luxury vehicles were damaged in a fire that occurred on Atlantic Beach Estate late last week. The vehicles were inside a garage. The local fire department was called out to the scene but no further details are known. A spokesperson for Atlantic Beach Estate said that it is theRead More

Criminal elements mingle with real bin pickers, such as this elderly man.

Bin that Habit!

1st Aug 2016 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Calls for bins to be kept inside properties until the morning of garbage collection are still being ignored, says the Community Police Forum. Late night activity A link has being made between the bins that are left out and criminal elements gaining access to properties. A woman confronted three groupsRead More

The ice baths at I&J. Roxy is second from right.

Big Brrr Approaches

1st Aug 2016 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Local ice swimmer Roxy van Eyk’s next big challenge is approaching. The swim in the freezing cold waters at the Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho is set to take place on 9 August, with two short 5-minute swims preceding it on the 7h and 8th. In a former interview RoxyRead More



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