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Pretoria – “Fighters, attack, attack,” EFF leader Julius Malema urged his supporters as their South African Students Congress (Sasco) counterparts pounced on them at the Tshwane University of Technology main campus on Wednesday.

Malema was delivering a speech at the university ahead of the students’ representative council elections scheduled for Thursday.

He was interrupted as stones and bricks rained down from all angles, thrown by Sasco supporters.

Malema had gone to the campus to motivate EFF supporters to participate in the elections and outvote Sasco.

As he was making his impromptu speech, a group of Sasco members marched towards the stage where he was addressing the crowd. They were chanting anti-Malema songs. Suddenly a stone was flung towards the EFF members from the Sasco turf.

The firebrand parliamentarian paused for a few seconds and was heard saying, “Fighters, attack, attack”. At that moment, more stones and bricks were thrown from both groups.

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Absa Currie Cup log leaders, the Vodacom Blue Bulls, travel to Kimberley this weekend where they face a potentially difficult away fixture against the ORC Griquas side, while second placed Xerox Golden Lions make the trip to Mpumalanga to face the Steval Pumas in Nelspruit.

Griquas are still searching for their first win, but the Blue Bulls travel to the Diamond City with the full knowledge that a visit to Kimberley is always a testing, bruising affair for any visiting team.

After suffering their first loss in three matches against the Blue Bulls last Saturday in Pretoria, DHL Western Province on Friday face a stern challenge in Bloemfontein against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs.

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STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 27: General view of Denita Wentzel (Womens Springbok player) reading too the children during the Boks for Books library handover at JJ Rhode Primary School on August 27, 2015 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.(Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 27: General view of Denita Wentzel (Womens Springbok player) reading too the children during the Boks for Books library handover at JJ Rhode Primary School on August 27, 2015 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.(Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Thursday continued its drive to boost literacy in South Africa with the launch of its fifth Boks for Books library at JJ Rhode Primary School in Elsenburg in the Stellenbosch Winelands.

The library, which is housed in one of the former classrooms, is fully stocked with books, audio visual equipment including a television and computer, a Libwin library system and furniture, and has been funded in full by SARU.

JJ Rhode Primary School has a total of has 253 learners from Grade R to Grade 7 and caters for children in the farming community. These learners have limited access to information at home, and have to rely mainly on the learning materials provided at school.

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The City of Cape Town would like to advise residents that the Ladies Mile drop-off facility will be closing permanently on 30 September 2015. This is to make way for a successful land restitution claim, and the land is to be handed to the Regional Land Claims Commissioner.

Residents in the area can make use of the nearby Retreat, Wynberg, or Hout Bay drop-off facilities, or the Coastal Park landfill site in Zeekoeivlei after this date.

Once closed, decommissioning of the site will begin in strict adherence to the closure licence. An environmental consultant will perform tests on and assessments of the site, after which they will advise as to what will be required to rehabilitate the land which occupies an area of roughly a hectare. Based on the requirements laid out by the environmental consultants, the City will look to appoint a contractor to perform the rehabilitation.

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A spectacular extravaganza of dance and song will wow audiences at The Lyric, Gold Reef City, on Wednesday, 30 of September 2015 in celebration of cervical cancer awareness month and to highlight the fact that there is now a life-saving vaccine bringing hope to young women all over the world.

The shows are presented by Dance for a Cure, a non-profit organisation which helps to supply vaccines to disadvantaged young people. Since 2008 it has raised more than R2 million towards immunisation. The show reflects on the past and narrates the Dance for a Cure story, entitled “Let the memories live on” which reminds us to be mindful of where we have come from, in order to know where we are going.

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The following speech was delivered by Mayor De Lille at a feedback workshop on the UN Women Safe Cities Initiative in partnership with the City of Cape Town and the Atlantis community.
UN Women country programme coordinator, Loveness Nyakujarah, councillors, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

Good morning, goeie môre, molweni, as salaam alaikum, shalom.

It is such a pleasure for me to be with you today as Women’s Month draws to a close.

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Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Justin Bieber today announced that he will perform “What Do You Mean?”, the lead single from his highly anticipated new album, at the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards”.

The “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across Africa on MTV (DStv channel 130) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, on Monday 31 August at 03:00 CAT and 21:00 CAT. The primetime simulcast takes place on MTV/MTV Base on Monday 31 August at 20:00 CAT (pre-show) and 21:00 CAT (main show).
The performance will mark Bieber’s first return to the VMA stage since his epic medley performance of “Baby”; “Somebody to Love” and “U Smile” in 2010. His new single, “What Do You Mean”, will be released on Friday 28 August.

The 2015 MTV VMAs will feature Miley Cyrus as host. In addition, Kanye West will join the exclusive club of legendary artists bestowed with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.” Announced performers include The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.

Inspections of nightspots in and around Cape Town by the City’s Environmental Health Practitioners have found that compliance with national tobacco legislation continues to be hit and miss. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Health Department continues to battle the flouting of national tobacco legislation – particularly at nightspots.

A recent inspection of three premises in Harrington Street in Cape Town’s central business district found all of them to be in contravention of the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act. They were issued fines totalling R6 000. One of the establishments was fined an additional R1 000 for trading without a valid business licence and also received a cease notice in terms of the City’s noise control regulations.

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In the event of a major disaster, what would happen if all communication channels broke down? Fortunately, the City of Cape Town is not sitting back and waiting for a catastrophe to happen but has instead chosen to up the ante on its disaster preparedness. The City has invested R23 million to upgrade the TETRA digital radio communications network with the latest Motorola Solutions technology.

In line with our commitment to being a well-run city, preparedness to effectively handle a major disaster is a highly essential service for the City of Cape Town. The City has therefore taken its disaster preparedness to the next level by upgrading the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) digital radio communications network with the latest Motorola Solutions technology.

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