Archive for January, 2017

Dam Levels Down

Dam Levels Down

30th January 2017 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

According to the City of Cape Town the water crisis has worsened since last week. As of today, 30 January, dam levels have dropped to approximately 39,2 %. This is 1,3 % down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water being unusable, City supply damRead More

Dog Hunter Sentenced

Dog Hunter Sentenced

30th January 2017 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

An illegal dog hunter will hopefully mend his ways. Wolutu Koti from Nomzamo in the Strand was recently found guilty in the Atlantis Magistrate’s court of hunting protected and unprotected wild animals with dogs and cruelty to animals. Punishment Koti was ordered to forfeit his 11 greyhounds to the SPCA.Read More

Police: Don’t leave Valuables in your Car

Police: Don’t leave Valuables in your Car

30th January 2017 at 11:29 am 0 comments

Table View police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler has urged the public to be cautious when parking in public parking areas, at shopping malls, Parklands Main Road, Porterfield Road and Marine Circle in Table View. Chandler’s warning follows hot on the heels of cases of theft out of cars. In someRead More

Herodotus: The man who inspired the writing of this article. Photo: Wikipedia

Phoenicians in Ancient Langebaan

30th January 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

By Werner Strydom Phoenicians in Langebaan? According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus this may well have been the case. Should evidence be found it would confirm that mariners of an ancient Middle Eastern civilization explored Southern Africa 2100 years before the Portuguese. Who were the Phoenicians? The Phoenicians wereRead More

Teen Fights off Suspected Kidnapper

Teen Fights off Suspected Kidnapper

30th January 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

A Table View teenager who went to buy groceries on Saturday afternoon had to fight off a suspected kidnapper. According to Table View police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler the teenager was walking to a shop near Boy de Goede Circle when she noticed a car with an unknown male driverRead More

Hoekom neuk mens met skrywer wees?

Hoekom neuk mens met skrywer wees?

29th January 2017 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

Hoekom neuk mens met skrywer wees? Dis die vraag wat baie skrywers (en hulle gesinne) vra. Dis die vraag wat die uitgewer en skrywer Anna Emm gisteroggend in Plattekloof aan ‘n groepie van haar skrywers gestel het. Hoekom skryf ons stories terwyl die ekonomie druk en die droogte die landRead More

2 Humpback Whales Saved

2 Humpback Whales Saved

29th January 2017 at 11:56 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand NSRI members helped SA Whale Disentanglement Network (SAWDN) and NSRI Yzerfontein rescue two humpback whales on Tuesday. The whales were entangled in fishing lines, ropes and flotation buoys near Dassen Island. The first rescue operation Locals Gerrit Niemand, Hein Kohne, Belinda Speed, Marnette Meyer and Robert de Souza tookRead More

Knifeman robs Teens

Knifeman robs Teens

25th January 2017 at 8:46 am 0 comments

A knife-wielding robber struck twice in Parklands on Monday afternoon. The man targeted two teens, in separate incidents that took place ten minutes apart. The first incident took place in Bournemouth Bend. As a teenager was walking home from school a man, who he did not know, approached him andRead More

Happy hound! This greyhound is one of the pack that was rescued in July last year. Photos: SPCA

Happy Hounds!

23rd January 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

They were neglected and misused. But last week the Cape of Good Hope SPCA announced that a group of 11 adult greyhounds and 10 puppies are up for adoption to good homes. The greyhounds’ lives turned around on 10 July 2016 when an alert motorist noticed the pack of 11Read More

Crime Review

Crime Review

23rd January 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler, Milnerton Cluster police made 571 arrests during the period of 16 – 22 January. The Milnerton Cluster consists of Atlantis, Darling, Malmesbury, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Table View, Moorreesburg, Philadelphia and Riebeeck West. The charges ranged from possession of imitation firearms to serving a warrantRead More

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