Post Tagged with: "Olive Close"

Colonel Ronita van der Toorn and General Anneqah Jordaan attended the game. Photo: SAPS

Sport against Crime

19th Sep 2016 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

MELKBOSSTRAND – The soccer teams of Olive Close and Wolwerivier informal settlement battled it out on Sunday afternoon. The game resulted in a draw and a rematch will take place this coming Sunday. Watching the game were the Milnerton Cluster Comander, Geneeral Anneqah Jordaan, Captain Ronita van der Toorn andRead More

Olive Close’s Other Side

Olive Close’s Other Side

3rd Jul 2016 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Some surprises await one in Olive Close – like Lena Smit and Piet Saxon. Lena is a Florence Nightingale figure and Piet started the soccer team the Melkbos Rangers in the Ogieskraal Farm informal settlement years ago. I visited Lena and Piet on Saturday morning. The development of 100 housesRead More

Nora Grose:

Grose: Give a Hand Up

16th Jun 2016 at 8:30 am 2 comments

Give homeless people a hand up, rather than hand-outs. This was the message which councillor Nora Grose delivered at a meeting in Duynefontein last week. Grose rolled out her vision for organised assistance for the people of Olive Close and Wolwerivier, as well as the homeless. She said, “We willRead More

Lena Smit se liefdestaak.

Gesoek: Iemand soos Lena

2nd May 2016 at 5:22 am 0 comments

Is jy dalk ‘n ‘safety parent’? Iemand wat kans sien om in te staan vir ander ouers wanneer die wêreld vir hulle te veel word? Konst. Debi Alard van Melkbosstrand polisie is hard op soek na sulke spesiale mense. Sy het reeds een spesiale vrou in Olive Close gevind. LenaRead More

Marlene Gillings. Photos:

Feeling the Bite

18th Apr 2016 at 6:58 am 0 comments

This is the first instalment in a series of articles on how poor South Africans cope. What do people do to survive when they are unemployed, unable to get a job, and don’t qualify to get a grant from the state? Marlene and Roy Gillings of Olive Close in MelkbosstrandRead More

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

Melkbos Diere in Nood

22nd Mar 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

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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