Stories from the 01-02 April ’06 Weekend: What You Missed


SA Blog brings you South Africa news from the weekend which you may not have seen. (Note: over time, some links may expire, as stories are archived.)

  • Robbie Williams and Leonardo DiCaprio avoid the paparazzi. The two stars are in town for a concert and movie, respectively, but the local photographers don’t seem to be up to snuff, their hauls having been limited to official shoots. iAfrica | The Mercury
  • New source of Nile River named. A team of explorers from Britain and New Zealand have tracked the Nile River upstream to Rwanda, enduring a few hairy adventures en route. Manawatu Standard | Sunday Mail | Google News
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  • Robben Island kitty standoff. Best story of the weekend! SA’s Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (SPCA) is trying to get Robben Island’s feral cat population back to the mainland – to prevent them from being shot by a special “cat sniper”, in aid of helping the island’s nesting gulls – but the ferry company is balking. IOL (1) | IOL (2) | IOL (3)
  • South Africa with chance in third test. The Proteas take a slight advantage over Australia into the fifth day of the third and final (“dead rubber”) test. News24 | M&G | Google News
  • Super 14 wrap. The Stormers barely beat the Force, but the Sharks were handy winners against the Reds. The Star | News24 | Google News