Archive for September, 2016

Tony Ridgway Surprises, Yet Again

Tony Ridgway Surprises, Yet Again

23rd September 2016 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Celebrated singer and songwriter Tony Ridgway has a vision for the rest of his life, and the next 12 months in particular. “I’m going to become a full-time writer,” he announces in what used to be his recording studio in Melkbosstrand. “My aim is to write for the rest ofRead More

Accident jinxes Birthdays

Accident jinxes Birthdays

23rd September 2016 at 10:38 am 0 comments

A man who celebrated his 32nd birthday yesterday died in an accident between Centurion and Midrand this morning. He was the passenger in the car that collided with a truck on the N1 between Centurion and Midrand. In a tragic coincidence the driver, who is supposed to be celebrating hisRead More

Remember the Whistle?

Remember the Whistle?

23rd September 2016 at 8:15 am 0 comments

Whatever happened to people whistling? One seldom hears anyone do so nowadays. I realised this when a whistle rang out over Melkbosstrand beach yesterday. It was a man summoning his dog but he might as well have been talking to me. It took me way back. My Scottish grandfather usedRead More

Did you fall for the Woolies WhatsApp Survey Scam?

Did you fall for the Woolies WhatsApp Survey Scam?

23rd September 2016 at 7:31 am 0 comments

If it sounds too delicious to be true, then it is …The Woolies survey which many South Africans eagerly completed and shared with 10 friends on WhatsApp in order to win a humungous R6 500 Woolies voucher was just a SCAM, reports Scambuster.co.za. Another version of the scam included aRead More

Jan Braai’s Lamb Shank Port Potjie

Jan Braai’s Lamb Shank Port Potjie

22nd September 2016 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

“24th September is National Braai Day and all South Africans are encouraged to unite around a fire and celebrate our country. Add this tasty recipe to your braai day repertoire and grab your friends & family, light a fire and wave your flag as you reflect on our proud heritage.Read More

Emergency personnel at work. Photos: ER24

Emergency Personnel taught Self-Defence

22nd September 2016 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

Robbed, stabbed, hijacked and left traumatised… The dangers which South Africa’s emergency personnel face have escalated to the point that they are being taught how to defend themselves and their patients. According to ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing Harduth, ER24 personnel were involved in 15 incidents over the past two years.Read More

His Healing Hands have taken him to Rio

His Healing Hands have taken him to Rio

22nd September 2016 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

The criminals are usually the ones who have to watch out for the head of Melkbosstrand Neighbourhood Watch, Jacques Erasmus. But recently it were sports teams competing at the Paralympics in Rio. Erasmus was in Rio in his capacity as the head Wheelchair Rugby classifier for the Asia Oceanic Zone.Read More

Stressed, Shot at, now they’re getting First Aid Training

Stressed, Shot at, now they’re getting First Aid Training

22nd September 2016 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

On World Rhino Day one can spare a thought for the game rangers who are the buffer between the rhinos and organised crime syndicates. Earlier this year the first Kruger ranger was shot by poachers; he managed to survive as he and his fellow rangers had attended an ER24 firstRead More

Nothing Fishy about Kelp Harvesters

Nothing Fishy about Kelp Harvesters

22nd September 2016 at 10:47 am 0 comments

A team harvesting kelp on Melkbosstrand beach yesterday afternoon caused a bit of an upset. On the one side were the kelp harvesters and on the other side were officers from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries who came to check up on them. Tempers flared, but the arrivalRead More

Smugglers go Potty

Smugglers go Potty

21st September 2016 at 4:52 pm 2 comments

It was inventive in a rather potty way… According to the South African Police Service a truck transporting toilet paper to Namibia was used to smuggle nearly R400 000 of dagga from South Africa. The truck did not manage to cross the border. It was stopped at the Nakop border postRead More

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