Archive for April, 2017

Milnerton Man gets Stiff Sentence

Milnerton Man gets Stiff Sentence

11th April 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

A 28-year-old man from Milnerton has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Corbyn Clarkson, a resident of Brooklyn, robbed people at knifepoint on 28 June 2016, 29 June 2016, 1 July 2016 and 2 July 2016. All the crimes were committed in the Milnerton area. Milnerton Cluster Commander, MajorRead More

Table View Police Report: 3-9 April

Table View Police Report: 3-9 April

11th April 2017 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Five men robbed a shop in Potsdam Road in Table View around noon on Tuesday, 4 April. The men at first pretended to be customers; then one of them pointed a firearm at the cashier while another man jumped over the counter and demanded cash. The security officer was heldRead More

Failed Cash-in-Transit Heist

Failed Cash-in-Transit Heist

11th April 2017 at 7:18 am 0 comments

SUNNINGDALE: Rammed and shot at. For the employees of a cash-in-transit company yesterday morning turned into a nightmare when their vehicle was attacked. The incident took place around 8.25 am at a petrol station in Sandowne Road, Sunningdale. Two shots fired According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler employees ofRead More

‘Keelvol’: Protest in Bloubergstrand

‘Keelvol’: Protest in Bloubergstrand

7th April 2017 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

South Africans are ‘keelvol.’ A sea of protesters made their anti-Zuma sentiments known this morning in Bloubergstrand. The crowd chanted “Zuma must go!” as they held up placards and waved flags. Lorry drivers acknowledged the protesters by hooting enthusiastically, as did motorists, while 4x4s and a bus emblazoned with anRead More

Auntie Gesina on duty. Photos: Melkbos.net

Small Shop, Big Impact

6th April 2017 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

“I treat people with respect,” says the Koop en Gee charity shop’s manager, auntie Gesina with a smile. And she gets it back in the small shop on the grounds of the NG Church here in Melkbosstrand. The shop has really taken off under auntie Gesina’s management. Which is aRead More

Hospital gets Jolly Paint Job

Hospital gets Jolly Paint Job

5th April 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

260 000 Sick children are treated at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital each year. For sick youngsters the experience must be daunting. A R1 million paint job on the exterior aims to change this. Thanks to a fresh coat of paint, adorned with graffiti, the six-storey hospital now looksRead More

Freddie’s Wheelchair

Freddie’s Wheelchair

3rd April 2017 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Freddie van der Walt needs a new wheelchair. The one in which the 37-year-old tetraplegic from Milnerton sits, is already 16-years-old. It still works but parts are breaking and they’re not available anymore. Van der Walt is not looking for a top of the range wheelchair. He is looking forRead More

Short-sighted Frauds

Short-sighted Frauds

3rd April 2017 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

What people won’t do to get a licence! A 19-year-old man who does not have a learner licence tried to book an appointment for a truck driver’s licence on Monday 27 March. It was not the man’s lucky day, however. Licence looked like a photocopy A staff member at theRead More

Melkies Moments

Melkies Moments

3rd April 2017 at 7:47 am 0 comments

Melkies moments… At moments like this one can be forgiven for using hyperbole. In front of one stretches a seemingly endless sea; seabirds wheel about and cry “I love Melkies!” and the sky looms low and grey above the ancient rocks. Autumn is in the air.

Marie Theron’s Magnificent Art now on show at Beach House Gallery @ MJ’s

Marie Theron’s Magnificent Art now on show at Beach House Gallery @ MJ’s

2nd April 2017 at 9:58 am 0 comments

A collection of Marie Theron’s paintings, currently on show at the Beach House Gallery @ MJ’s in Melkbosstrand, glow with inner life. The paintings show the Grotto Bay artist at the height of her power; and will be at the heart of a group exhibition starting on 5 May. ExpressiveRead More

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