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Ricky and Jason Douglas.

Business Boomers

4th April 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 Melkbos.net. 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

An old photo of Gail kissing a baby.

Can’t Afford Cancer Treatment

4th April 2016 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

Gail Mitchell only learnt that she has stage III cervical cancer a month ago. Tomorrow, the 55-year-old co-head of Mitchells’ Mission in Sanddrift will get the results of a recent biopsy. Things don’t look good… The cancer may have spread to Gail’s liver, her family fears. The family is desperateRead More

Hulle moet saambly.

Dae met Dooie Eienaar

4th April 2016 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

Frankryk en New Zealand het verlede jaar vir diere die status van ‘sentient beings’ gegee. Die lande erken dus dat diere emosies het en vrees en ongeluk en geluk kan ervaar, nes mense. Plaaslik lyk ons diere se situasie egter nog benard. Ons doen wat ons wil met ons diereRead More

Louisa Josephs hou die kerk so skoon.

Mamre: Lewe in die Stadige Laan

22nd March 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

Oom Renier Groenewald maak strand skoon.

Stryder van die Strand

22nd March 2016 at 5:16 pm 1 comment

‘n 79-Jarige oom maak Melkbosstrand skoon. Die meeste mense sou seker nooit van oom Renier Groenewald gehoor het as sy dogter, die bekende sakevrou, Sonja Smith-Janse van Rensburg, nie oor hom gepost het op Facebook nie. Gee vir hom ‘n drukkie as julle hom sien, het sy vir mense gevra.Read More

Siri het uiteindelik 'n for ever-tuiste gekry. Maar dis te laat...

Melkbos Diere in Nood

22nd March 2016 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

Siri die kat het uiteindelik ‘n “for ever”-tuiste gekry. Maar dis te laat. Nadat die ou kat ‘n ruk gelede in Olive Close op Melkbosstrand gered is, is ontdek dat sy kanker van die neus het. Dis ver gevorder, verduidelik Elmien Vermeulen van Peanut Animal Welfare op die dorp. BaieRead More

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

Coping with a Coastal Garden

22nd March 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 March 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 March 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

Dine van Zyl's award-winning tomato potjie.

Dine van Zyl’s Tomato Potjie

22nd March 2016 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

“I like to make an interpretation of C.L. Leipoldt’s Tomato potjie. An interpretation? You might ask. Leipoldt was not very explicit with his recipes. He wrote for people who could cook and improvise. I did just that. Leipoldt’s Tomato potjie Enough for 4 people. 1 kg ripe tomatoes 2 greenRead More



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