Archive for January, 2017

This map from 1595/6 is currently on auction. Photos: AntiquarianAuctions.com

Are you Sitting on a Gold Mine?

23rd January 2017 at 6:41 am 0 comments

Perhaps it’s time to take a close look at the dust-covered books on your bookshelf. For the past six years the Constantia based online auction site AntiquarianAuctions.com has auctioned rare old books, maps & prints, documents, letters, vintage photos and ephemera (items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones).Read More

Blouberg blues for alleged fraudsters

Blouberg blues for alleged fraudsters

18th January 2017 at 11:22 am 0 comments

Four alleged fraudsters probably regret having booked into a hotel in Bloubergstrand recently. The three men and one woman (aged between 25 and 28) made a booking at a hotel on Friday, 13 January. They were arrested the following day after hotel management became suspicious and reported a “possible fraudulentRead More

Werner Strydom on the rocks in front of Castella Amare. Photos: Melkbos.net

Ancient Melkbosstrand Exposed

18th January 2017 at 9:13 am 1 comment

“Every place is special but Melkbosstrand is unique,” says geologist Werner Strydom. He points towards the scarred and pitted rocks in front of the Castella Amare Restaurant in Melkbosstrand. It is low water and the exposed rocks in front of the popular eatery provide us with a window into aRead More

‘Suspicious spate of fires’

‘Suspicious spate of fires’

17th January 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

“Truly suspicious,” is how Alderman JP Smith, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, today described the spite of fires around the Cape Peninsula. According to Smith the City’s Fire and Rescue Service has had to battle 5 465 fires (an average of 75 a day) between 1 NovemberRead More

Colyn bak Crunchies

Colyn bak Crunchies

16th January 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Deur Colyn Serfontein Die nimlike Colyn Serfontein van Colyn Maak Man Kos-faam skryf hierso oor koekies wat ‘n glimlag na jou gesig bring: crunchies.  Hulle was, en bly mos die lekkerste lekker. Oudergewoonte kom die resep saam met die storie. “Meeste van ons wat in die sestiger jare grootgeword het,Read More

Best Bookshop in Sunny South Africa

Best Bookshop in Sunny South Africa

16th January 2017 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

Every person deserves to have his or her dream job. For a bookworm a dream job is one that features books. Lots of special books. I fell into my dream job at Hemingways Bookshop in Hermanus. Co-owner Beth Hunt had taken a liking to me and wanted someone to handleRead More

Water: Getting into Hot Water!

Water: Getting into Hot Water!

16th January 2017 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Be water wise or else … Last week Cape Town’s Water Inspectorate came down hard on residents flouting the Level 3 water restrictions. 45 Officials carried out what was described as a “blitz operation” in Tygerberg/Goodwood. In one case a fine of R2000 was issued for the hosing down ofRead More

Fake Cop Arrested

Fake Cop Arrested

13th January 2017 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Malmesbury – Malmesbury police have arrested a fake policeman.  The 30-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after he tried open an account at a local shop. Vigilant clerk According to police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk the fake cop was arrested when a “vigilant clerk noticed that the details onRead More

Bobaas Kok Colyn skryf oor sy Gunsteling “Gadgets”

Bobaas Kok Colyn skryf oor sy Gunsteling “Gadgets”

13th January 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

Het jy al gewonder wat die bobaas kokke gebruik wanneer hulle bak en brou? Colyn Serfontein van Colyn Maak Man Kos-faam vertel ons wat hy gebruik. Deur Colyn Serfontein “So tydjie gelede vra ‘n goeie Kubervriendin my … “Wat sou jy graag in jou Kersfeeskous wou sien die jaar?” OpRead More

Brr, it's cold out there. Photos: Marnette Meyer

Rider of the Waves

13th January 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

Sometimes a day kicks into action when one doesn’t expect it. At quarter to five yesterday afternoon Law Enforcement officer Dayle Willars had to plunge into Melkbosstrand’s cold waters on his jet ski. Willars, who is with the Marine and Environmental Law Enforcement Unit that is currently stationed on MelkbosstrandRead More

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