On 8 September, a rather rainy day, Pick n Pay’s Stuart Downie and his son, Jake, paid a visit to the Franschhoek Valley Sports Centre. Stuart had been approached by Score – the organisation running the centre – to assist in getting together soccer kit for the 9 to 11-year-old boys.
A truck carrying a variety of agricultural chemicals caught fire on the Franschhoek Pass early on Monday, 5 September 2016. The pass was closed while firefighters and hazmat teams dealt with the incident and was only reopened late on Tuesday, 6 September. The chemicals were being transported from Paarl to the Grabouw and Villiersdorp areas.
He was the most famous rooster in the land, but alas he is no more. Hendrik, the much loved, feared and respected mascot of Café Bon Bon died on 5 September at the age of 8 years. Hendrik had not been well for some months and it seems the past winter was just too much for him.