First year food guide


Hatfield has many hidden food joints that serve great local foods for students at student prices. Make sure to remember these places when looking for a quick bite around campus.

Sphatlo Zone

This is a small sphatlo vendor adjacent to Hubbly Café, and opposite The Fields. If you have never had one before, sphatlo is a great way to stave off the hunger after a long day on campus. It consists of a quarter loaf of bread filled with fresh chips and other fillings of your choice. Sphatlo or a kota is an essential experience for students. At only R18 the Russian, polony, egg and atchar sphatlo is a definite must-try.

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First year bucket list


There are certain things that every first year must do on and around campus to get a taste of all being a student has to offer.

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Music festivals in 2017


One of the most exciting prospects of first-year is finally being able to leave your parents behind, and spending a weekend camping and listening to great music with your friends at one of our local music festivals. No matter your music taste, there is always something for everyone.

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Pocket savvy Pretoria


Managing money can be hard, but living off two-minute noodles for the rest of the month because you had too many cheeseburgers is a lot more difficult. Starting university is a shock to the system and the pocket. Perdeby took a look at a couple of things that Pretoria has to offer that are sure to keep you smiling all the way to the bank.

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An art lovers guide to Pretoria


The Pretoria art scene is vast, vibrant and currently host to amazing new exhibitions. Thelma van Rensburg recently unveiled her solo exhibition at St Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery. Van Rensburg focused her latest works on the representation of females in the media. In her artist statement she said that her use of ink as artistic medium is an attempt to create ambiguous and conflicting combinations of attraction and repulsion. The disturbing collection perfectly conveys the idealisation of the female body that has manifested in western culture. Her exhibition titled Uneasy Bodies will run until 29 October. Also remember to head up to the roof of St Lorient to get a last glimpse of their Beyond the Limit sculpture exhibition.

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