Archive for May, 2017

Tunafeesh. Photo: Catherine Gibson

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

29th May 2017 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

By Tunafeesh “Monday eases you into an AWESOME Surf week with the swell building from today in windless conditions – but Tuesday is the day to  surf a secret surf spot up the West Coast in a small town where the crayfish walk out of the sea at a certainRead More

The Spar Manager who paints like a Prince

The Spar Manager who paints like a Prince

24th May 2017 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

Danie Malherbe has no airs about him, although he paints like a prince. “I’m the manager of the Spar here in Port Owen,” he says when he explains that he has to make time to paint. Paints during stolen moments His paintings of landscapes and ruins that have people waxingRead More

Milnerton: Alleged Brothel Keepers remanded in Custody for over R2.8 Million Extortion

Milnerton: Alleged Brothel Keepers remanded in Custody for over R2.8 Million Extortion

24th May 2017 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Five alleged brothel keepers from Milnerton area appeared in court on Friday. According to a media statement by the Hawks, Shantel Bridger (45), Juan Francois Warren (39), Camilla Amelia de Waal Rossouw (29), Fareez Allie (35), and Achmat Toffa (41) appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on allegations ofRead More

Bokkom makes the World go around

Bokkom makes the World go around

24th May 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

The humble bokkom can get people excited. Ask Linda Voges, owner of the Vishuis in Bokkom Laan in Velddrif. There are times when bokkom is plentiful and times when it’s not. Today is one of the latter. Today’s bokkom catch only amounted to 58 kg. Which is considered paltry, asRead More

Table View Parents Save their Twins

Table View Parents Save their Twins

23rd May 2017 at 7:54 am 0 comments

Two brave Table View parents saved their twins on Sunday morning. The parents were not at home when their extractor fan caught fire, reports ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak. Their children, a set of twins (two years old) and a four-year-old, were being looked after by their caretaker at the time.Read More

Tunafeesh. Photo: Catherine Gibson

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

22nd May 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

By Tunafeesh “What an awesome day to start the week with windless conditions throughout the day, and a trip to Van Riebeekstrand is a must. Tuesday and Wednesday the wind comes from the north, which is called onshore, making the water a bit choppy for surfing but the Purple ToiletRead More

Cattle can be found along the R27. Photo: By Lea Maimone. - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=100008

Cattle on the R27!

22nd May 2017 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Drivers on the R27 have to contend with more than just speeding fellow drivers. They also have to look out for cattle in the road! A cow was knocked down near Silwerstroomstrand on Saturday night. Photographer Denise Crawford was travelling in the direction of Melkbosstrand at around 8 pm whenRead More

West Coast: A Place and a State of Mind

West Coast: A Place and a State of Mind

21st May 2017 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

Sometimes I think that the West Coast is not only a place but also a state of mind… Our weekend road trip had to end with a meal. But where would we have it? In some chic little restaurant asking the equivalent of a small country’s annual budget for aRead More

Sudden Deaths: Dockets have been opened

18th May 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand Police have opened two sudden death dockets. Police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard says that police received a complaint about a person lying on the pavement next to Otto du Plessis at 11.50 am yesterday morning. Upon arrival on the scene they found a 60-year-old female, who was later declaredRead More

Marlene Gillings. Photos: Melkbos.net

Well-known Couple dies

17th May 2017 at 3:54 pm 2 comments

Marlene and Roy Gillings died on the same day; just like Romeo and Juliet. They were familiar faces in Melkbosstrand. Witty, resilient Marlene who worked as a car guard, and her husband Roy who had such trouble walking. It seems fitting that the day of their death started out whiteRead More