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Thank you, braveheart

Written by Murray Williams

  A14-year-old boy woke at 3am. He swung out of bed, stumbled sleepily out his door. He needed the loo.As he turned left, into the passage, he saw a figure on the floor, crawling towards his little sister’s room.Half-asleep, he wondered: “What’s Dad doing up at 3am? And why’s he crawling?”

And then he realised “it’s not Dad”…The full-grown man was wearing black trousers and black hoodie. A criminal. A burglar in the sleeping family’s heart.

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Horses die in Winelands accident

Written by Norman McFarlane

  A horrific accident involving valuable Arabian endurance horses took place on the R44 near the Windmeulkelder during the early hours of Wednesday November 12, when the car of a well-known actor, Ramey Short from the Kyknet series Binnelanders, collided with running horses.

Fortunately Mr. Short was uninjured, although his BMW was a write-off.

According to Captain Louise du Plessis, spokesperson for the Paarl SAPS, one of their patrol cars responded to an alarm on a farm.

Upon their arrival they found an estimated seven horses on the R44, and were attempting to get them out of the road and onto an open piece of land in order to prevent an accident.

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The Mystic Boer triumphs again

Written by Beatrice Wiltshire

  cn_rh_ebensadie-TFor the second time in five years, Swartland winemaker Eben Sadie’s Sadie Family Wines was announced Winery of The Year by the Platter’s South African Wine Guide at a glittering function at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on October 28.

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Now is the hour

Written by Murray Williams


I’m not a “Cape Crusader” – my blood is green.But I do adore the All Blacks. I was told, as a very young child, you see, that “the All Blacks are gentlemen”.The person who told me had discovered it for himself, when he played and beat them, in New Zealand, in 1937.

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Growing and greening

Written by Norman McFarlane

  cn_rh_leadNOV5-TNmzamo pre-school overcomes setbacks to win provincial food gardening competition...When school principal Nomalizo Pikashe start-ed the food garden at Emfundisweni Pre-school in Nomzamo in 1995, she had little idea what she was letting herself in for. “I wanted to start a feeding scheme for the creche,” she said, gesturing at the 40 pre-school children busily working in the food garden with a cohort of Eduplant

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