Stories from the 22-23 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.)

  • Cold snap hits Cape Town, but lights stay on. The city’s tenuous electricity supply held over the freezing weekend, but dreaded load-shedding may begin again this week. Cape Times | Cape Town Weather | SA Blog
  • Leonardo Dicaprio in SA hospital. He was apparently hurt on the set of a film being shot in Mocambique. Reuters UK | Washington Post | Google News
  • Mother fights for daughter’s nose ring. Will Sonali Pillay be allowed to wear her gold stud to school? The Mercury | SABC News | Khaleej Times
  • Super 14 wrap. Two South African teams suddenly share slim contention for a semifinal berth. Meanwhile, the Southern Spears are out in the cold. The Herald | SABC News | Google News
  • Proteas gear up for second test. Will New Zealand’s Black Caps be able to shrug off their first-test collapse? Plus – Herschelle Gibbs is dropped from SA’s squad, after a run of poor batting during recent tests. | Business Day | Google News