Inside a ‘Koekedoor’ Kitchen

Inside a ‘Koekedoor’ Kitchen

2nd May 2016 at 6:05 am 0 comments

Many surprises greet one in Kanya’s Hunt’s Melkbosstrand kitchen. There’s generosity and the admission that the elfin  Koekedoor  contestant eats cake every day. “At least a slice or two cup cakes. I run and cycle a lot so that I can eat cake, she explains.” It is the first ofRead More

Jolene van Wyk met klein Gizmo.

Dekor Sensasie op Facebook

2nd May 2016 at 6:02 am 0 comments

Jolene van Wyk is die stigter van die Facebook groep ‘Ietsie mooi in my Huis’ wat net onder die 16 000 lede het. Sy’t die groep eendag terloops begin, maar moes nou al die poorte toemaak en dit ‘n geslote groep maak vanweë die getalle wat net bly groei. JoleneRead More

The Bearded & the Beautiful

The Bearded & the Beautiful

2nd May 2016 at 5:35 am 0 comments

Growing a beard is not for sissies or sloths. It requires care and money. More so than the beardless brethren would ever imagine. popped into Mic’s Barber in Melkbosstrand this week and asked Wesley McIntyre what it takes. You get two types of beards, says Wesley McIntyre. The oneRead More

Siri with her foster mother Mirinda de Jonge.

Cat Starts Seventh Life

2nd May 2016 at 5:19 am 0 comments

When we first reported on Siri the cat it was a bittersweet tale of a cat succumbing to cancer as she finally got a good home. But thanks to the love of Mirinda de Jonge, her foster parent, Siri now has a new lease on life. Until recently it appearedRead More

Man against nature.

Terrible, Terrific, TABA

2nd May 2016 at 5:18 am 0 comments

From its start 22 years ago the Trans Atlantic boat race separated the men from the boys, and the iron women from the women. This year it was even more so the case. The race, that took place from 22-24 April, tested all 60 participants. Swells of 2 to 3Read More

'n Stoomwarm uiterlike.

Vleispaleis mis Groot Titel Net

2nd May 2016 at 5:17 am 0 comments

Jaycee Reynolds het net-net uitgemis op die grootste skoonheidstitel  in Suid-Afrika. Die Atlantic Beach inwoner is Vrydagaand op Knysna aangewys as die eerste finalis in die Mnr. Mardi Gras kompetisie. Die wenner verteenwoordig Suid-Afrika by die Mnr. Gay World kompetisie. Die Weskusklong hoef egter nie in sak en as teRead More

Kitesurfer Shines

Kitesurfer Shines

2nd May 2016 at 5:15 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand High school sportstar Jason van der Spuy (14) recently took part in the Junior World Cup for kitesurfing in St. Pierre la Mer, France. The event, held from 7 to 10 April, focused on the freestyle aspect of the sport where riders were expected to impress judges with aRead More

Looking very frail in this recent photo.

‘Pray for Mamma’

18th April 2016 at 8:14 am 0 comments

The results of Gail Mitchell’s biopsy were bad. On April 5 we reported that the 55-year-old co-head of Mitchells’ Mission in Sanddrift suffers from stage 111 cervical cancer, and that she was waiting to get the results of a biopsy. The following day Gail learnt that her cancer had advancedRead More

Don's bakkie turned up just before 7 0' clock.

Groente Gier

18th April 2016 at 7:21 am 0 comments

“Vanaand eet ons groenmielies uit ons tuin — in Houghton. Nou maar eenmaal ‘n boer.” – Elzilda Becker, redakteur van De Kat. Mense dring al hoe meer aan op vars groente, en goeie groente. Sommige, soos die tydskrif redakteur Elzilda Becker, begin hulle eie groentetuin. Ander verander weer hulle inkopieRead More

Marlene Gillings. Photos:

Feeling the Bite

18th April 2016 at 6:58 am 0 comments

This is the first instalment in a series of articles on how poor South Africans cope. What do people do to survive when they are unemployed, unable to get a job, and don’t qualify to get a grant from the state? Marlene and Roy Gillings of Olive Close in MelkbosstrandRead More



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