Friday Nov 22
This Is Somerset
Western Morning News published Wine of the weekVergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
This is currently 19.99 from Majestic, or 14.99 as one of two or more "fine" wines from the Majestic range.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Hospital flood plan slammed
Could the devastating flood in a private Cape Town hospital have been prevented if steps had been taken since the hospital last flooded in August? This debate is now raging in Somerset West and neighbouring towns after the flood on Friday night saw patients of Vergelegen Mediclinic evacuated and the hospital itself closed.
The Curves of Existence
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Sun Nov 17, 2013
Church group's horror find
At least three people were killed in a stormy weekend which wreaked havoc across the province, leaving a quarter of the Overberg District Municipality inaccessible by car, scores of roads flooded and fruit crops ruined.
Dramatic patient rescue as flood swamps hospital
Somerset West residents came out in droves to help as hospital patients at Vergelegen MediClinic were evacuated in an eight-hour rescue mission in which everyone was moved to alternative hospitals as the floodwater had staff standing in almost knee-deep water.
Thousands affected by W Cape floods
"Approximately 18 000 people were affected, an evacuation was initiated and people were sheltered in various halls," said Cape Town disaster management spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Storm to continue into Sunday
"Areas at risk, which will be affected the most, were the South coastal areas, George, Riversdale, Hermanus and Oudtshoorn," forecaster Ransby Bulo said.
Flash flood havoc in rainy Cape
Somerset West and Strand were worst affected by flash flooding in the Western Cape on Friday, as emergency services remained on high alert, with weather forecasters saying Cape Town should expect pouring rain throughout Saturday.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Cape hospital evacuated after flash flood
A Western Cape hospital was forced to evacuate staff and patients after a nearby river burst its banks, causing flooding in the surrounding area on Friday evening.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Western Cape 'let ANC down'
The ANC felt let down by the people of the Western Cape, which has never tasted a free South Africa since 1994, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said during a round-table discussion in Cape Town.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
Yes, Really Angel Comes to Johannesburg, Now thru Nov 9
Stand up comedienne, Angel Campey's first one woman show, YES, REALLY ANGEL, directed by comedy legend, Nik Rabinowitz, is headed to Johannesburg for three nights only, from tonight 7 to 9 November 2013.
One night with Derek Gripper
Derek Gripper is quite the travelling musician I catch up with him via cellphone at a rest stop as he is travelling on the N1 from Somerset West to Swellendam, having just returned from East London.