Self-help books worth a read


If you are tired of reading textbooks all day and find yourself bored to death with your English reading list assigned by your lecturer, you may be looking for some books more applicable to your situation as a student. Business, personal-development and motivational books may be what you are looking for. As students, we often lack motivation, and we all have people we admire and aspire to be like. The following books are filled with motivation and wisdom from some great and successful people. They are all readily available at several bookstores and online retailers.

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1nSync 2018 round up


On 3 February the annual 1nSync concert took place in both the Aula and Amphitheatre on Hatfield Campus. Perdeby was thrilled to attend the event. If you missed out on all the residence first years battling it out to take home the honour of best 1nSync male, female or mixed res, here is a recap of the night.

The Amphitheatre event was opened byDr. Themba Mosia, Vice-Principal responsible for Student Affairs and Residence Affairs and Accommodation, who showed great gratitude for all the residence HC members.

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Secret me away: campus quiet spots


Campus life is a rush. You might start off enjoying being a part of the bustle, but once syllabus week is over and the workload kicks in you may want to find a few moments away from the hum of people introducing themselves, having communal breakdowns over their first semester tests and complaining about their roommates at the tops of their lungs. Whether you want to get away from the friends that still want to explore campus or need a quiet place to revise for that first test, here is the rundown of the places to practice being a recluse.

The 24-hour section in Merensky II Library accommodates the changeable hours of varsity students and can be found by turning left and taking the stairs when entering the library.

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2018 music events worth saving for


Pretoria and its surrounding areas annually host a wide variety of music festivals that are worth putting on your calendar. Perdeby breaks down which events are a must and how much students will have to dish out to attend.


Ultra South Africa

If you are a fan of EDM, laser lights and getting grinded on by guys with backwards caps and wifeies, head to the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec on 10 February for the world’s premiere electronic music festival. Headliners for this year include AfroJack, Dubfire and Hardwell supported by South African DJ legend Black Coffee and countless more. Be ready to pay anything from R800 to R950 for a ticket to Ultra.

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Tuks FM: UP’s radio station


The University of Pretoria’s official radio station, Tuks FM, was established in 1981, but do we really know what the station is all about? Perdeby decided to give you more information about the station and the various shows on offer. Tuks FM, originally called Radio Tuks, is one of South Africa’s most respected community broadcasters. It is broadcasted from the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield campus and is more than just a campus-based community radio station as it now reaches most areas of Johannesburg North as well. Tuks FM was named South Africa’s Best Campus Radio Station of the year for four consecutive years between 2012 and 2015 at the MTN Radio awards. The awards show did not take place in 2016 and was renamed to The Liberty Radio Awards in 2017, where Tuks FM walked away with Best Breakfast Presenter, Duane Van Wyk, and Alt La Femme won Best Night-time Show.

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