Archive for Dec, 2016

2016’s Movers & Shakers

2016’s Movers & Shakers

13th Dec 2016 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

We’ve compiled a list of Melkbosstranders who excelled during 2016. Well done to all of you! Strongwoman Liesl Schoonraad set a new record by flipping 100 tons of tyre. She called this her toughest challenge yet; tougher than pulling the Dakota aircraft or the 10-ton truck or swimming from RobbenRead More

Letter from Melkies

Letter from Melkies

12th Dec 2016 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

It’s Jingle Bells time. The shops are bustling, parking’s a pain, and the council is busy putting up Xmas lights on the tree in front of the Spur. The day is also blustery and beautiful. It feels as if it would be a crime to write about bad news. IRead More

A new chapter starts for this eland. Photos: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve

Hello, World!

2nd Dec 2016 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

This eland’s body language said it all. It looked raring to go upon its release into the unspoilt Blaauwberg nature reserve yesterday morning. Jacques Küyler, Biodiversity Area Co-ordinator for the reserve, was as happy as the eland. He described the arrival of the majestic animal as “truly a historic moment”.Read More

She’ll be 100 soon: Birthday girl Mabel gets up and Dances

She’ll be 100 soon: Birthday girl Mabel gets up and Dances

1st Dec 2016 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

What do you do when you’re turning 100 in a few days’ time? That’s a no-brainer if you’re Mabel Simpson of Melkbosstrand. You keep on trucking. That’s all. And so Mabel, who is still turned out as smartly as when she was a young woman with a penchant for stilettosRead More



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