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Raiders of the Sea are caught

Raiders of the Sea are caught

14th November 2017 at 10:01 am 0 comments

A poaching expedition went pear-shaped in Melkbosstrand last night. The poachers are minus abalone valued at approximately R500 000, a car, equipment and one of their members. The drama started at around 21:00 when a Melkbosstrand resident noticed three vehicles dropping off divers. A joint operation between members of LawRead More

Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

8th November 2017 at 8:23 am 0 comments

Other-worldly beauty. This cactus blooms ever so briefly, says one of the gardening experts of the Namib Garden Cactus Nursery outside Melkbosstrand. “Oh, it flowers for only about a day,” the man says. If you have interesting plants in your garden, we’d love to hear about it.

Help the Hawks Find this Man

Help the Hawks Find this Man

8th November 2017 at 6:36 am 0 comments

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Unit seeks assistance in tracing  Alain Mukamba Wandjo (34), a Congolese citizen, who was arrested for credit card related fraud amounting to almost R2 million in 2014. He subsequently appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court and was granted bail, but did not failedRead More

Melkbos Crime Roundup

Melkbos Crime Roundup

8th November 2017 at 5:57 am 0 comments

Armed robbers Melkbosstrand police have apprehended two of the three armed robbers who struck a house in Horn Crescent early yesterday morning, says police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard. The police have retrieved some of the stolen items. A third suspect made off with the family’s Nevada bakkie, a firearm,  jewelleryRead More

Body Found

Body Found

7th November 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

The body of a boy was found opposite Ou Skip in Melkbosstrand today. The body is believed to be that of Joshua Joubert (14). The Atlantis youth drowned on Sunday 1 November opposite the main beach. Police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard confirmed that a body of a boy was found.Read More

Water Wise Garden

Water Wise Garden

7th November 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Is your garden looking sad and drab due to the drought? Does it even still resemble a garden? Don’t despair. Melkbosstrand’s Namib Garden Cactus Nursery is a fine example of water wise gardening. It’s in full bloom at the moment, and the shapes, textures and palette of colours prove thatRead More

Good-bye, Joshua. Photos: Marnette Meyer

Goodbye, Joshua

5th November 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Yesterday’s memorial service for Joshua Joubert (14) was gut-wrenching. The service was held on Melkbosstrand’s main beach, close to where Joshua drowned last Sunday. The Atlantis boy drowned before his mother Crystal’s eyes. The family made use of MyCiti’s Free Ride offer on that day. How they must regret havingRead More

Vintage Beauty

Vintage Beauty

5th November 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Age has not withered her charms… This vintage beauty was spotted near the NSRI building in Melkbosstrand yesterday. It’s a Chevrolet Chevelle SS from 1970; and a left-hand drive to boot. The colour is so sophisticated it’s hard to say what it is. It appears now black, now gun-metal grey,Read More

Guy Fawkes is coming … batten down the hatches

Guy Fawkes is coming … batten down the hatches

3rd November 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Gay Fawkes is on Sunday – and although many of us might want to batten down the hatches it’s not going to go away. Here’s what West Coast residents need to know. The Tourism Centre in Athens Road, Table View beachfront, is one of twelve designated sites for the dischargingRead More

Brooklyn: Alleged Human Traffickers to Appear in Court

Brooklyn: Alleged Human Traffickers to Appear in Court

2nd November 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Two brothers are to appear in court on charges of human trafficking and rape. The older of the men (aged 37) was arrested on 13 September at a house in Brooklyn, while his 26-year-old sibling was arrested yesterday. House in Brooklyn It is alleged that they recruited vulnerable females toRead More

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