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A Rooikat in my Kitchen!

A Rooikat in my Kitchen!

1st October 2017 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

Imagine coming home, and finding a caracul (rooikat) in your kitchen. This is precisely what happened recently to a Durbanville home-owner. “Not every day a caracal (aka rooikat) is found on someone’s kitchen cupboards but that is exactly what our Wildlife Inspector Rico Pentz found last week in Durbanville,” saidRead More

Mall Rats, Ahoy

Mall Rats, Ahoy

1st October 2017 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

The opening of the new Table Bay Mall had mall rats smiling. Clean lines, gleaming surfaces, and views of Table Mountain – plus shops galore. West Coast shoppers are now spoilt for choice. According to the online community website www.sapeople.com there are 12 things one should know about the mall.Read More

Neighbourhood Watches in the ‘Express Lane’

Neighbourhood Watches in the ‘Express Lane’

17th August 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Neighbourhood watches are in the fast lane thanks to a new system. The system, that comprises base radios and applications like WhatsApp, Telegram and Link, allows 79 city neighbourhood watches (including those in Melkbosstrand, Atlantis and Parklands) to relay incidents, post warnings or request emergency assistance. The neighbourhood watch radioRead More

Arts & Crafts Classes a Hit

Arts & Crafts Classes a Hit

15th August 2017 at 9:18 am 0 comments

The regular arts and crafts classes presented at the Beach House Gallery at MJ’s in Melkbosstrand are proving to be a hit. Attendees at Saturday’s class were able to express ‘sweet memories’ using paint, stencils, 3D objects and Mod Podge on wooden panels. The class was as full as galleryRead More

10 Pella Families get Houses

10 Pella Families get Houses

11th August 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

Ten families from Pella in Atlantis received the keys to their new homes yesterday. Amongst the recipients were the elderly, people with disabilities and some indigent residents who had been living on land adjacent to Klein Dassenberg Road for many decades.  Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille handed over theRead More

Galjoen Derby Results

Galjoen Derby Results

9th August 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

The recent Melkbosstrand Galjoen Derby attracted a shoal of anglers. 140 Anglers took part. This is in comparison with the 120 that took part in 2016. The anglers were able to fish along a long strand of beach between Cape Town Harbour and Yzerfontein. According to the secretary of theRead More

Galjoen Derby! Fishy Fun!

Galjoen Derby! Fishy Fun!

12th July 2017 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

The annual Melkbosstrand Galjoen Derby promises to be a shoal of fun. The derby, which is in its fifteenth year, will take place on Saturday 5 August. It will start bright and early, at 6 0’ clock in the morning. And it will take place along a vast stretch ofRead More

Tunafeesh. Photo: Catherine Gibson

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

11th July 2017 at 9:19 am 0 comments

By Tunafeesh “I’m on two weeks leave – oh yeah! It’s Tuesday and it looks like the wave machine is taking a break and the crayfish are able to leave their holes from the pounding waves crashing the Melkbos reefs! The swell is in the 2 meter range but droppingRead More

Tunafeesh. Photo: Catherine Gibson

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

7th July 2017 at 9:25 am 0 comments

By Tunafeesh “How fast did this week go! This weekend you can prepare yourself for strong onshore northwesterlies on Saturday. It will cause the surf to be fairly messy so if you are a die-hard surfer your best bet would be the purple toilets on high tide in solid 3Read More

Tunafeesh. Photo: Catherine Gibson

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

3rd July 2017 at 9:47 am 0 comments

By Tunafeesh “On Monday we have windless conditions throughout the day with the surf in the 2 meter range. Pick your small wave spot anywhere along the Atlantic side because it’s going to be great! The water still seems to be in the 14º range, so you may be luckyRead More

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