Archive for March, 2017

Water Crisis: Emergency Schemes

Water Crisis: Emergency Schemes

21st March 2017 at 8:19 am 0 comments

The City of Cape Town announced yesterday that dam levels have dropped to 28,6%. This is 1,4% down from a week ago. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostly not being useable, dam levels are effectively at about 18,6 % of usable water – with approximately 103 daysRead More

R39,3 Million Library for Dunoon

R39,3 Million Library for Dunoon

20th March 2017 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

Construction started last week on a state of the art library in Dunoon. The R39,3 million three storey-building will boast impressive technological and green features, and is expected to be completed middle of next year. Notable features: • Two storeys will house books; and users will have free internet access.Read More

I Love Melkies Expands

I Love Melkies Expands

19th March 2017 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

Popular Melkbosstrand beachfront eatery I Love Melkies is expanding. The restaurant has taken over the next door premises that belonged to Melkbos Tailors. Want to go there this weekend? Sadly, you can’t, as renovations are under way. If you peer through the glass doors you can see that the wallRead More

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Another Eland, and Plans, for Reserve

16th March 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

The last of eight eland was released into the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve last week. Seven more eland were introduced to the 2000 ha reserve in December 2016, and again in February, this year. 8 Eland, 5 hartebeest “Thus far, eight eland and five hartebeest have been reintroduced,” says the City’sRead More

What to do if there’s a Break-in

What to do if there’s a Break-in

16th March 2017 at 9:19 am 2 comments

What to do if there’s a break-in while you’re at home? Table View police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler gives the following advice: •  If you wake up during the night and suspect that someone is in your house you should not investigate.  Lock the bedroom door and call your securityRead More

Soulful Art on Special

Soulful Art on Special

13th March 2017 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

“Your prices are too low! Remember, you’re not selling a mere product. You’re selling a part of yourself,” someone scolded artist and gallery owner Marina Jacobs this morning. The person was upset by her special offer. It states: “If you buy a Marina Jacobs painting to the value of R1500Read More

Robbers hit Pub, hijack Car in Table View

Robbers hit Pub, hijack Car in Table View

13th March 2017 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

Two men and a woman attempted to rob a pub in Porterfield Road, Table View, shortly before 11 o’ clock yesterday morning. They failed, but things went awry from there. According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler one of the suspects pointed a firearm at the bartender, and a struggleRead More

Getting into the Spirit

Getting into the Spirit

13th March 2017 at 8:45 am 0 comments

A group of high-spirited rugby players took part in a team building exercise on Melkbosstrand beach yesterday. The boys are members of the under-19 rugby squad of High School Monument Park in Kraaifontein; and they come from the greater Kraaifontein, Wallacedene informal settlement, and as far afield as the RepublicRead More

Kinders van die Wind

Kinders van die Wind

12th March 2017 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

Die Argus fietsresies het weggewaai. “Dis seker die eerste keer wat dit gebeur,” sê ‘n vriend. Nog ene sê, “Die mense wat van oorsee afgekom het moet baie susara wees.” Susara beteken geïrriteerd in dié geval. En hy moet reg wees, want die fietsryers kry nie hulle geld terug nieRead More

“We’re not Poachers! We’re Hikers!”

“We’re not Poachers! We’re Hikers!”

9th March 2017 at 1:14 pm 1 comment

No need to get upset if you see a crowd of people walking through the dunes opposite Eerste Steen Resort outside Melkbosstrand tomorrow night. The 30-odd young hikers will be escorted by a senior conservation officer from the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. According to Elzette Krynauw the group will leave EersteRead More

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