Daredevil floats 6 kilometers with helium balloons

A man tied himself to 200 multi-coloured helium-filled balloons and floated over shark-infested waters from the island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison over to Cape Town. South African Matt Silver-Vallance, 37, dressed in a wetsuit, carried out the stunt from Robben Island to the mainland to raise money for the Nelson Mandela … [Read the full story]

The cruise ship

It was my first cruise. I boarded the boat/ship/vessel at Fremantle and took a short cruise to Singapore. It would take me hours to get aboard and find my cabin. Luggage delivered later and no booze allowed in the baggage. But that’s okay, I’m off out to investigate. The ship is massive. It’s called HMS, … [Read the full story]

Pete Doherty becomes a dad

Yesterday it was revealed that Pete Doherty has fathered a child with a South African model named Lindi Hingston. And today Lindi paraded the six-week-old girl she claims is the daughter of the scruffy rocker. The model, 34, headed to a park in Cape Town where she spent some time posing with the baby, named … [Read the full story]

Witness claims Solly was ‘targeted for execution’

A witness has claimed that former South Africa rugby player Solly Tyibilika, who was shot dead at a Cape Town bar, was deliberately targeted for execution. The unnamed patron told a local news site that he was ordered aside by one of the two gunmen before the pair opened fire on Tyibilika, 32, who was … [Read the full story]

Peter Roebuck commits suicide in South Africa

The journalist and former Somerset cricketer Peter Roebuck has been found dead at a hotel in Newlands in Cape Town. A spokesman for the South African Police in Western Cape Province, Captain Frederik van Wyk, confirmed that a British citizen had killed himself, with reports suggesting Roebuck leaped to his death from his room on … [Read the full story]

Australia lose first Test to South Africa

First Test, Cape Town (day three): Australia 284 & 47 v South Africa 96 & 236-2 Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla both hit centuries to help guide South Africa to an eight-wicket win over Australia inside three days in the first Test. Set 236 to win after bowling Australia out for 47 on day two, … [Read the full story]

Ozzie cricketers slump to lowest score in 109 years

Cricket historians were dusting down their record books on Thursday as a quite incredible day of Test cricket saw Australia bowled out for just 47 in Cape Town. It could have been even worse for Australia, who were at one stage 21-9 and threatening to post the lowest total in the history of Test cricket. … [Read the full story]

Siddle thinks competition amongst fast bowlers will benefit Oz cricket

Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle reckons the tough competition between the team’s fast bowlers for the upcoming Test series against South Africa is ideal for the country’s cricket. Siddle, Mitchell Johnson, Trent Copeland, Ryan Harris and Pat Cummins will be fighting for three spots in the first match, which starts in Cape Town next week. … [Read the full story]