Lydia van der Pohl lived in Ou Skip.

Ou Skip Woman still not buried

18th April 2016 at 7:33 am 0 comments

Two months after her death, a former resident of Ou Skip has still not been buried. Lydia van der Pohl (76), a feisty former netball champion, died at the end of January in a provincial hospital. Her body was taken from the hospital by a funeral parlour from Atlantis. ItRead More

The children are given a safe haven.

Clever Kids need Help

18th April 2016 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The Clever Kids Academy in Melkbosstrand is in need of financial help. The ACVV runs the crèche as a service for Melkbosstrand, Wolwerivier and 17 surrounding farms. They charge only R225 per child per month, but parents often struggle to pay this. Principal, Faiza van der Merwe, remains unruffled. SheRead More

Taf genoeg om my te oorleef.

Sterk genoeg om my te oorleef

18th April 2016 at 6:42 am 0 comments

Na jare van sukkel met tuinmaak, het ek so te sê opgegee op die idee van groen lower en beddings vol blomme in die Engelse styl. Ek is te deurmekaar en impulsief om tuin te maak op die manier wat eersgenoemde vereis. Ek het ‘n ander, ruwer, tuin nodig. IetsRead More

Confiscated abalone. Photo for illustration

Stropers kry Pak

18th April 2016 at 6:24 am 0 comments

  ‘n Hoogs georganiseerde netwerk van perlemoenstropers het onlangs die wind van voor gekry. Twee stropers is op 7 April op Melkbosstrand in hegtenis geneem. Die stropers is met 425 perlemoene in hulle besit betrap, bevestig konst. Debi Alard van die Melkbosstrand polisie. Hulle het op 11 April in dieRead More

The Bromwell Road families do not want emergency temporary housing in Wolwerivier.

Wolwerivier’s new Chapter

18th April 2016 at 6:17 am 0 comments

  A new chapter has started in the lives of the people of Ou Wolwerivier. They moved into corrugated iron homes in the new part of the settlement on Friday. But after the first night a woman reported exhausted, “Our neighbours are tikkoppe. The people don’t sleep at all. TheyRead More

Grace and Glamour at the Bush Pub.

Golden Oldies visit Bush Pub

18th April 2016 at 5:48 am 0 comments

Grace and glamour descended on the Bush Pub yesterday. The occasion was a visit by the Early Ford Club of Parow. Members of this august club had decided to take a drive up the West Coast and stopped off when they came to this watering hole. Most of the petrolheadsRead More

Water babies: Learning the basics.

Water Babies

4th April 2016 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Junior can still join the NSRI Junior Academy! The academy was launched on Monday March 28 at the NSRI Station 18 in Melkbosstrand. Attendees aged 12-16 were treated to a talk on what life on the high seas means for the 841 volunteers that make up South Africa’s NSRI. YoungstersRead More

Brenda's Spirit is awash with Kleinze Zalze Brut.

Blessing the Boats

4th April 2016 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

A celebratory mood reigned at NSRI Melkbosstrand this past Saturday morning. The morning was dedicated to the blessing of two boats, Brenda’s Spirit and Rotary’s Gift. “But who was Brenda?” quite a few people wanted to know. During the speeches that followed this mystery was cleared up by none otherRead More

Klein Melkbosch Farm. Photo:

Church Extends Olive Branch

4th April 2016 at 4:36 pm 3 comments

Gloomy reports about the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (I.P.H.C.) breaking heritage laws and damaging fynbos on Klein Melkbosch Farm, are hopefully something of the past. This is thanks to the recently deceased church head Bishop Clayton Modise. Known as “Comforter” by his vast congregation, one of his last requests wasRead More

Tzanuhska beteken 'goue koring' in Russies.

Nuwe Huise & Vrese

4th April 2016 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

Die inwoners van ou Wolwerivier trek binnekort na baksteenhuise met elektrisiteit. Dis net oor die veldjie, maar op ‘n manier is dit ‘n wêreld ver van hierdie plek waar almal soos familie voel. Hier’s verligting en onsekerheid in mense se harte. Dis vreedsamer as vreedsaam op Wolwerivier wanneer ek besoekRead More



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