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Drug Operation in Hermanus

The Hermanus SAPS Dog Unit closed in on a suspected drug operation this morning in the Gateway Centre Car park. The suspect, a Nigerian man's car, was searched. 

Observers said that the operation took a few minutes, but according to Sergeant Mazuthu of Hermanus SAPS, no illegal substances, including drugs, were found. 

Weekend Crime Snippets

Dayne Elizabeth Nel - This weekend was a busy weekend for law enforcement officials. Four cases of driving under the influence, an alleged sexual assault and car crash at Sandbaai robot.
Four people were arrested for driving under the influence this past weekend. They will all appear in the Hermanus Magistrate Court on Tuesday. 

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Robbery at Mount Pleasant Superette

Dayne Elizabeth Nel
Between R10 000 and R15 000 was stolen from Mount Pleasant Superette on Monday.
“They came in and said they were going to shoot us,” said Ribon Shaik of Mount Pleasant Superette.  
“They pointed the gun, took the money and then they were gone.” 

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Piet Louw discusses the 2014/2015 Municipal Budget.

At 11:18 on Friday, Hermanus Police along with the K9 Dog Unit swooped in on a house in Hawston and recovered thousands of poached abalone.

The total number of de-shelled abalone which was recovered is 3125. Police were still busy counting when this report was filed. One 19-year-old woman has been arrested. The confiscated abalone will be taken to Cape Town where it will be weighed and the possible market value be calculated.

Dayne Elizabeth Nel

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April Fool's Day @ Whale Coast 96FM

Whale Coast 96FM stopped broadcasting, or at least that is what they told listeners on April Fool's Day when they switched over to 20 minutes of Springbok radio after a long morning of fake goodbyes.

“We received over 40 phone calls from concerned listeners,” says John Mathew, Whale Coast 96FM station manager. “And the reaction on social media was just astounding.

“It shows how important the radio is to people in the community.
“Recently, we have struggled to gain financial support from local stakeholders, but the community has always stood behind us.

“We are in the process of renewing our broadcasting license and hope to be broadcasting another five years,” says Mathew.

“We will also continue to to broadcast a wide range of music and talk programs and strive to make the best use of social media. Our newest edition to our programming line-up is in collaboration with the #discoverOverberg chat which happens every Wednesday. Janet Marshall broadcasts live as the tweeting happens.”

 Cop Arrested for Poaching

According to Eish Media, a police officer has been arrested for the illegal possession of abalone and crayfish near Hermanus in the Western Cape.

The officer and his wife were arrested yesterday afternoon when authorities raided their house in Fisherhaven after receiving information that abalone was being stored there. The estimated street value of the seized perlemoen has been put at more than R1 million. During the arrests, a boat and vehicle were also confiscated and handed in as exhibits.

Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, said that the abalone has since been handed in to the Department of Fisheries and Forestry.

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Hermanus Staan Saam: Waaroor gaan dit?

Dayne Nel het met Tronel Franken Meintjies gepraat oor Hermanus Staan Saam en hoe jy kan help. Luister hier:

Paradise Park residents air their concerns


Grant Mclachlan speaks about the Hermanus Ratepayers Association

WWW Runs Fishing Workshop in Kleinmond

Whale Coast 96FM's Neknomination

When Brent Lindeque received a nomination from one of his friends to down a beer, he decided to do something worth while. He recorded himself giving someone a sandwich, chocolate and soft drink.

Whale Coast 96FM wants to spread the goodwill that Lindeque started.

The men and woman in blue protect us everyday and Whale Coast 96FM wanted to show our appreciation for their tireless service. We donated scatter cushions for the crisis centre, tea and coffee and plants to plant in their garden. Fernkloof Nursery were kind enough to offer advice and donate a few plants.

Now, we are nominating all media organisations in the Overstrand to show their appreciation to the SAPS through a small act of kindness. We look forward to seeing yours...

Niekie Van Den Berg praat met Heidi oor sy jare op die draadloos

Niekie Van Den Berg spoke to Heidi on Oggend Joernaal.


TB Bewusmaking saam met Linda Fourie

Heidi spoke to Linda Fourie on Oggend Joernaal.

Removing Red Tape for  Entrepreneurs

MEC Alan Winde speaks to Doc Martin about job creation and entrepreneurship in the Western Cape. He also mentions the various programs which are available to support entrepreneurs.

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We have many contributors - people like yourself, who contribute news for our Website and Newspaper, Radio presenters who present interesting shows on diverse subjects and those who blog on our website.


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