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A team of doc­tors in­volved with Stel­len­bosch Uni­ver­sity per­formed the world’s first suc­cess­ful pe­nile trans­plant on a 21-year-old pa­tient whose pe­nis was am­pu­tated fol­low­ing a botched cir­cum­ci­sion rit­ual. The op­er­a­tion was done in De­cem­ber last year, and the pa­tient has re­gained full use of the or­gan, doc­tors said on 14 March. Now if we can just elim­i­nate the botched cir­cum­ci­sions in the first place.

“Eskom has let all of us down very badly and there should be a quite se­ri­ous in­ter­ven­tion to make sure Eskom is a com­pet­i­tive, cost-ef­fec­tive, re­li­able provider of elec­tric­ity. Th­ese are things that can be fixed and should be fixed.” – Bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man Pa­trice Mot­sepe dur­ing a re­sults pre­sen­ta­tion for African Rain­bow Min­er­als on 16 March.

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