Stories from the 18-19 Mar ’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.)

  • Metallica stops traffic in Gauteng. Metal act Metallica invaded South Africa over the weekend, signalling its nascent demise. (As everyone knows, SA is where rock acts come to die.) A legion African metalheads wished them well on their great journey to the sky. M&G | IOL | Google News
  • Water Week delayed by one week. Best story of the weekend: in a display of Solomon-like wisdom, our Water Affairs minister postponed Water Awareness Week by a week – because she won’t be in the country when the original week kicks off. Never mind that no one would have been aware of this, ha. IOL


  • Super 14 wrap. A South African team wins in Dunedin! And in other news, a second South African team wins, too! – but only by beating a third South African team. News24 | Business Day | Google News
  • Cricket blues strike up again. South Africa lost the first test to Australia by seven wickets on Saturday, in a match that lasted only three days. Business Day | Sunday Times | Google News
  • Hiker Dies on Devil’s Peak. A 21-year-old died in hospital yesterday from injuries related to a slip near Devil’s Peak’s Second Waterfall, in a gorge above the Cape Town city bowl. His hiking companion was airlifted to safety. Cape Times | News24