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Fred Khumalo visits UP

On 24 March, Fred Khumalo visited UP as part of the Meet Your Writers initiative established by members of the Department of English in collaboration with the Department of Library Services. He spoke about his career and his new novel, Dancing the Death Drill. The event was hosted in the Merensky Library’s auditorium and attended by students and academics alike.

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Perdeby experience: Secret Sunrise


Every week Perdeby sends their journalists to experience something out of their comfort zones. This week Lorinda Marrian attended the Human Right’s Day Secret Sunrise session at the Voortrekker Monument.

Secret Sunrise is an inclusive community that is founded on a conscious movement experience. In each session the participants are guided through 60 minutes of dance and playful movement to help them let go, have fun and connect with themselves and one another. Each participant is provided with a set of wireless headphones through which they are guided by a variety of eccentric and energetic instructors.  

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What to do during Earth Hour

On Saturday 25 March from 20:30 to 21:30, South Africa will participate in Earth Hour for the ninth year in a row. Earth Hour is an initiative that was started by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia in 2007. It is an hour dedicated to turning off all lights as a way to raise awareness of the negative impact of fossil fuels and nuclear power on our planet. Perdeby has compiled a list of tips on enjoying and supporting Earth Hour, as well as ways you can help the cause.

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Perdeby Party Guide: 27 March


Since the first quarter of the semester is almost over and studies are starting to slow down before the April holiday, Perdeby thought that you might be in the mood for an epic party, so we have provided a list of where to party for the week.



Springbok at 19:00: Weekly quiz night. Remember to book your table.

Aandklas at 19:30: Weekly quiz night.

Arcade Empire at 19:00: Pizzacoustics ft Adelle Nqeto, Abandon Ship and Dave Knowles. Free entrance. Specials include all-you-can-eat pizza for R80, ‘buy one get one free’ on jam jars between 14:00 and 20:00 and the Boxcar Street Food Eatery menu will be available.

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Each week, Perdeby takes a look back at an article from 25 years ago, to put into perspective the way the world around us has changed since then.

Perdeby 20 March 1992
25 years ago

ASF “ly” by FW se toespraak – Regses dreig met hofsake / ASF “suffers” at FW speech – Rightwing threatenes with court action

At least three ASF (Afrikaans Student Federation) members were injured during a speech by State President, FW de Klerk. Members from NP-Tuks (National Party-Tuks) got into a fight with ASF members after De Klerk’s speech. NP members accused “right wing” ASF members of not showing respect for the President. Security police assaulted students and teargas was used to break up the fight. NP members threatened to open a case with the police if damages amounting to R400 were not paid to a member whose reading glasses were destroyed in the clash.


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