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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 16/03/2015
    Posted by on Mar 16th, 2015

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    The world’s first successful penile transplant has been completed in South Africa. Cape Town doctors have achieved what they call the world’s first successful penile transplant operation [EWN]

    Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane has died in a car crash [News24]

    Dentist and beautician score big deals to supply Eskom with diesel. A dentist and a beautician are two of the unlikely beneficiaries of multimillion-rand contracts that Eskom handed out to supply diesel for its power generators [TimesLIVE]

    Axe-murder kids to inherit R200m. Marli van Breda and her brother Henri – the sole survivors of a brutal murder that claimed the lives of their parents and brother – are the main beneficiaries of an estate valued at about R200m [News24]

    Monster cyclone destroys the Pacific Island of Vanuatu. Cyclone Pam, possibly the worst cyclone in the Pacific’s history, slammed directly into the tiny South Pacific archipelago Vanuatu early Saturday [USA Today]

    Elton John slams fashion gurus Dolce & Gabbana after they declared gay adoption unnatural and deemed children born via IVF “synthetic children.” [TIME]

    South Africa’s Mark Shuttleworth reveales new Ubuntu smartphones [City Press]

    Vatican endorses military force against ISIS ‘genocide’ [RT]

    Email saga: Hilary Clinton could face probe. The top Republican in the US House of Representatives is expected to announce an investigation this week into Hillary Clinton’s use of email [iol]

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