Petra draws an outline on the patient's face.

Facelift for R1 999

4th Apr 2016 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

It is an offer no woman in her right mind can refuse: ‘You can look 10 years younger and it will only cost you R1 999.” The procedure that promises this is called a non-surgical facelift, and it is very high up on my bucket list. I’m 51 years old,Read More

Ricky and Jason Douglas.

Business Boomers

4th Apr 2016 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

It’s boom time or bust. Some of Melkbosstrand’s oldest businesses share the secret of their success with Café Orca “We started with 12 tables in ’97,” Ricky Douglas, who owns Café Orca with his brother Jason, says. The seafood restaurant now has 24 tables and it is a fixtureRead More

Louisa Josephs hou die kerk so skoon.

Mamre: Lewe in die Stadige Laan

22nd Mar 2016 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

Verveeld? Ry ‘n end op in die weskuspad, verby Atlantis, na Mamre. Jy’s nou amptelik in die Stadige Laan… Dis laat Vrydagoggend wanneer ons kar stilhou voor die ou sendingstasie kerk op Mamre. Louise Josephs het sopas die binnekant van die kerk ge-hoover. Die groot kerk met sy glimmende houtwerk,Read More

A beautiful coastal garden at Plants on 6th Avenue in Melkbosstrand.

Coping with a Coastal Garden

22nd Mar 2016 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

“Don’t fight nature – because you will be losing.” This sage advice comes from horticulturist Tessa de Wet of Plants on 6th Avenue in Melkbosstrand. A local, she knows that resistance is futile. Rather go with the flow. Translated, this means that gardeners should respect their environment. “Look at whichRead More

Jeanette Storar has a love for things old and fine.

The Joys of Vintage

22nd Mar 2016 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

The first rule of vintage is to know what it refers to. When people talk about vintage they generally refer to something old and fine, as opposed to something that is old and derelict. Design guru Karl Lagerfeld readily admits to being inspired by the designs of his predecessor CocoRead More

Shelton Kartun is the founder and CEO of The Anger and Stress Management Centre.

Coping with the Commute

22nd Mar 2016 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

For many residents of Melkbos and surrounds the time-consuming commute to the city is a cause of great stress. Shelton Kartun, CEO of The Anger and Stress Management Center in West Beach, gives pointers on how to handle this. 1. It all starts with one’s perception, says Kartun, who isRead More

Lang Vingers steel van Kerk se Groen Vingers

Lang Vingers steel van Kerk se Groen Vingers

22nd Mar 2016 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

Sommige mense het groen vingers en sommige het lang vingers. En soms kruis hulle paaie. Onlangs het diewe die NG Kerk Melkbosstrand geteister. Van die kerk se plante is gesteel; so ook vier sproeikoppe. Om alles erger te vererger is die plante nie te ver vanaf die kerk, by dieRead More

Submit Design for Welcome Signs

Submit Design for Welcome Signs

22nd Mar 2016 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

Are you artistic? Then submit your designs for a new welcome sign for Melkbosstrand. The winning design will be used at both the town’s entrances. According to the head of the Melkbosstrand Residents’ Association, Smokie la Grange, the design should reflect both the town and it’s setting. The designs willRead More

‘My dogter was gesteel’

‘My dogter was gesteel’

22nd Mar 2016 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

Magdalene Minnaar se dogter is 23 jaar gelede van haar gesteel. Sy’t een troos gehad waaraan sy vasgeklou het in die jare wat gevolg het. Dat die dief, wat die kind se oppasster was, lief was vir haar kind en haar nie ‘n “werkslaaf” sou maak nie. Wanneer Magdalene (51)Read More

The houses were going to be opposite Charly's Wood.

Housing Scam!

22nd Mar 2016 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

Twelve blue-collar workers recently saw their dream of owning a home opposite Charly Woodcutter in Melkbosstrand go up in smoke. The empty land was supposed to be the site of RDP houses. Olive Close the second, you could say. It was a lie, but the 11 chars and gardener whoRead More



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