Stories from the 15-16 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 thrills faithful on “Good Thursday”. The pope of pop did his best Chuck Norris imitation in Cape Town, shrugging off illness to rock Green Point stadium, just days after thrashing local soccer side Ajax 12-0 in an impromptu friendly. Tonight.co.za | People’s Daily | NewsOnline.co.za
  • 300 Americans invade Mamelodi. Mamelodi, the largest township in Pretoria (a.k.a. Tshwane), will be home to 300 American missionaries from Cincinnati, Ohio, for the next week. The group plans to build houses and help out with the needs of the area’s medical and sporting facilities. Cincinnati Enquirer
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  • SA’s Zion Christian Church celebrates Easter. South Africa’s largest independent church, the ZCC, had its annual gathering in Polokwane over the weekend. Estimates put attendance at over 1 million. The church’s leader, Engenas Lekganyane, urged his flock to be vigilant against child abuse. SABC News | Mmegi
  • Cricket: Black Caps baffle Proteas. Somehow, New Zealand went from 45/5 to 327 all out in the second day of the first test, and have a 50 run lead going into day three. Baffling. Cape Times | CricInfo | Google News
  • Super 14 plods on. A South African team won! – by beating another South African team! IOL | Keo | Google News