South Africa


Novak Djokovic reaches 4th round in Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS - World number one Novak Djokovic is through to the 4th round of the ATP Masters tournament in Indian Wells, California, after beating Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5 6-3 in Tuesday.

His next opponent will be John Isner from the US, who defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7(8)-6 6-2.

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Wow! Successful penis transplant operation reported in S. Africa

A South African university on Friday reported the first “successful” penis transplant, saying the nine-hour operation was performed last December by specialists at the University of Stellenbosch.

According to a report posted by NBC news, the man “… had his penis amputated three years ago following complications from a circumcision performed in his late teens.

World-renowned brand strategist Economides: “This is the best time to be Greek”

Addressing an event organized by the BCA Business College in Athens, world-renowned brand strategist Peter Economides said yesterday that this is the best time to be Greek, as the crisis provides opportunities for creative Greek entrepreneurs to enter the global market.

Beyonce, Gaga join call to tackle female poverty

Beyonce Knowles and Lady Gaga are among 36 prominent women who have signed a petition calling March 8 on the G7 and the African Union to tackle female poverty.
The US singers were joined by actresses Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, Rosamund Pike and Rita Wilson in signing the letter, issued on International Women's Day.

#TheDress: Is it still the color you thought it was?

The Salvation Army in South Africa took advantage of the recent social media phenomenon that asked social media viewers to tell if they saw a dress as black and blue or white and gold. The new campaign to bring awareness to domestic violence features a woman wearing a white and gold dress with black and blue bruises.

Borsa Istanbul to go public in bid to jumpstart equity market

Turkey's stock exchange Borsa Istanbul said yesterday it plans to go public, in Ankara's latest move to bolster its $220 billion equity market that has punched below its weight for years.

Borsa Istanbul, the country's only stock exchange, plans to list up to 43 percent of its capital through the sale of most of the shares now held by the national Treasury.

Troicki reaches quarterfinals in Acapulco

ACAPULCO - Serbia's Viktor Troicki reached the quarterfinals of an ATP tournament in Acapulco by beating Columbia's Santiago Hiraldo 6-3 6-4 on Thursday.

His next opponent will be Kevin Anderson from South Africa, who beat Steve Johnson from the US 3-6 7-5 6-3.

The prize fund for the tournament is USD 1.4 million.

Photo Tanjug, M. Jelesijevic (archive)