Stories from the 4-5 March ’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.)

  • Tsotsi wins the Oscar! Tsotsi, a film about the life and crimes of a young Soweto, Johannesburg hoodlum, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film last night. It’s South Africa’s first Oscar-winning feature. Viva Tsotsi viva! M&G | News24 | Google News | SouthAfricaBlog
  • Local elections: Cape Town still lacks governing coalition. The tricky results from last Wednesday’s election – which saw the ANC and DA win large portions of Cape Town, but not an outright majority – continues to vex the city’s immediate future. Horse-trading remains the order of the day; who will come out on top? Cape Times | SABC | Google News


  • Cricket: South Africans and Aussies share spoils. South Africa’s Proteas handed Australia a record 196 run defeat in Friday’s ODI, but the Aussies bounced back for a hard-fought win on Sunday. BDay | News24 | Google News
  • Rugby: Cheetahs SA’s sole ray of light in Super 14. It was a miserable week for SA’s Super 14 sides – the exception being the Cheetahs, who clawed to a close win over the Hurricanes. IOL | iAfrica | Google News
  • Cycling: Cape Argus looms. The world’s biggest timed cycling race, the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour, is less than a week away! The city started gearing up for the show this weekend, and it seems that entries are still open for international cyclists. | IOL | Google News | SouthAfricaBlog