Archive for March, 2017

100% Unique Car

100% Unique Car

31st March 2017 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

This car has captured the fancy of all of Melkbosstrand. Melkbos.net photographed it whilst driving along Beach Road late yesterday afternoon. It was parked across the road from Maranello; all too briefly unfortunately, because when yours truly went back minutes later to photograph the distinguished vehicle from the front, itRead More

Motorcyclist dies in Collision in Parklands

Motorcyclist dies in Collision in Parklands

31st March 2017 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

A motorcyclist died in a collision in Parklands yesterday morning. According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler, Table View police were summoned to Brasselton Road at 11 0’ clock yesterday morning. Motorbike on side of road They found a motorbike lying on the side of the road. Paramedics were busyRead More

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

30th March 2017 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Melkbosstrand police awarded certificates for excellent service last week. Major General Aneeqah Jordaan, Milnerton cluster commander, and Melkbosstrand station commander Captain Ronita van der Toorn watched as the vice-chairman of the CPF Gordon Cudmore handed over an award to Constable Mpho Molotsi. Constables Gaynor Brandt and Esau Pietersen also receivedRead More

Super Cyclist Ahead!

Super Cyclist Ahead!

28th March 2017 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

Quentin Radsma does things with a bicycle that other people can’t. The 36-year-old Durbanville resident was spotted performing at Eden on the Bay by sharp-eyed Melkbosstrand photographer Denise Crawford. Crawford captured Radsma riding on his back wheel from one cement pillar to the other. There were about 5-6 pillars, andRead More

Battle on Behalf of Grieving Parents: End in Sight

Battle on Behalf of Grieving Parents: End in Sight

28th March 2017 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

The remarkable Sonja Smith-Janse van Rensburg’s battle on behalf of grieving parents will come to a head in June. Sonja shares her story with Melkbos.net. The wind has stopped blowing. Outside the Bistro On Beach in Melkbosstrand the sea looks impossibly blue. The colour echoes the happy hue that SonjaRead More

Auntie Johanna Smith and Mary Poppe. Photos: Melkbos.net

Everyone loves this Shop

25th March 2017 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Talk about a golden oldie. Auntie Johanna Smith is 88 years young. She is more active than some young people. She does creative needlework. She paints, and who knows what else too. She lives in Mitchells Plain but she’s visiting her oldest son, who is a lecturer at the WestRead More

Picture a Better World

Picture a Better World

25th March 2017 at 9:24 am 0 comments

They were wide-eyed and solemn. Really, nearly too good for children between the ages of 3-6 years old… The group of 20 underprivileged children who attend the Little Beach House pre-school in Melkbosstrand had their first art class at the Beach House Gallery @ MJ’s in Melkbosstrand yesterday. Here, galleryRead More

Uniformed Men Kidnap Bloubergstrand Man

Uniformed Men Kidnap Bloubergstrand Man

24th March 2017 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

Five official-looking men kidnapped a Bloubergstrand man last week. The events unfolded after the men knocked on  the front door of a house in Coral Road around 8:00, Wednesday evening. According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler two of the five men wore bullet proof vests, while the others woreRead More

Midnight Abalone Drama

Midnight Abalone Drama

24th March 2017 at 2:20 pm 3 comments

There was to be no rest for the police on Monday, 21 March. It was already close to midnight when Melkbosstrand police were informed that divers had been seen entering the ocean near 5th Avenue.   According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler a team consisting of the Melkbosstrand police,Read More

Help Police Station Get new Coat of Paint

Help Police Station Get new Coat of Paint

24th March 2017 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

How do you transform a grim police station into a place where people want to be? You get a busy bee like Annaleen van Coller onto the job. The Melkbosstrand hairstylist has single-handedly started 110 WhatsApp Street Watch groups consisting of 12 000 members, and raised the money to refurnish andRead More

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