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No-Party guide

Rebecca Woodrow 

We all want to socialise and have fun, but that does not mean your sleep schedule and liver need to suffer. Perdeby has put together a list of fun and relaxing things to do that you could totally tell your parents about.


Monday Open Night Mics at Thirsty@28degrees East  
These open mic nights, hosted by Craft Exchange, are an opportunity for emerging artists to show their stuff. Musicians perform from 19:00 to 22:00 in 20-minute slots with no drums, amplifiers, or backtrack, meaning you get a win-win situation of being able to hear the music and your own thoughts at the same time. Entrance is free for both performers and attendees.


Scottish Country dancing
These all-ages-are-welcome classes are hosted at the corner of Hilda and Francis Baard Street on Thursdays from 20:00 to 22:00, with free entry for first-timers. If you are too tired for the rest of  the Student Night, then you can head to bed afterwards, but if you are not, then you now have some new Scottish moves to bust and show off at the club.


St Patrick’s Day DeepRoots night market
On Friday 16 March, DeepRoots will be having a St Patrick’s Day Market at the CBC Old Boys Memorial Club from 16:00 to 23:00. The family-friendly but festive nature of these markets, and their extensive picnic space and live music guarantees a good, less-than-wild time, perfect for starting the weekend and celebrating the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

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Party Guide: 13-19 March

Ashleigh Nefdt



Arcade Empire at 19:00: Quiz night is a sure way to test your knowledge and have some fun doing it. Bar tabs are up for grabs. Teams should have 4-6 people. Book via WhatsApp on 079 805 2447. Entrance is free.

Aandklas at 20:00: Karaoke. Happy Hour between 20:00 and 21:00. Entrance is free.



Arcade Empire at 17:00: Jack Danies Presents Pizzacoustics with great acoustic acts, and even greater pizza specials. The event will feature guests such as Andrew Ella, Dark Dolphin and Rob Marx.  There is no entrance fee.

Blue Room at 19:00: Student Night Wednesdays will be in full swing to kick your mid-week blues, and with a great special of 12 beer. There is no entrance fee, as long as you bring your student card.



Madison Avenue at 20:00: Varsity Challenge 4.0 will prove to be another event you and your res cannot simply miss! Enter your res’ name and stand a chance to win a party bus and a R10 000 bar tab for the most committed res to the event. Specials include R5 drinks from 8pm-10pm. Entry will be free all night long. 

Aandklas at 18:00: Hard Rock Thursdays are a head-banging way to prepare for the weekend, and Happy Hour will be between 20:00 and 21:00. Entrance will be R10 after 20:00.

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What is currently going on in the world - Perdeby’s weekly news catchup

Ashleigh Nefdt

Every week, Perdeby puts together the weeks biggest national and international news stories. We know youre in a rush and sometimes simply need to brush over whats going on around us. Here are some of the biggest news stories of the week. 


#Listeriosis outbreak
On Monday 5 March, South Africans were warned about certain poultry and meat products that could be infected with the new strain of listeriosis. Here’s what you need to know:

The source: The problem stems from Enterprise Food’s Polokwane factory, which inspectors from the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture, as well as inspectors from the World Health Organisation, found selected meats to be positive for the ST6 strain type.

Who is affected: Even though no one should take a risk, listeriosis primarily affects people with weak immune systems, the elderly people and pregnant women.

How to stop Listeriosis from spreading: Even if you have thrown away suspicious meat products (specifically polony and cold cuts), you might still be afraid of listeriosis lurking some other food products, so here’s what you can do:

  1. Certain food chain stores like Woolworths have sent around specific lists of products that might be infected, so check those names against the products you have in your fridge.
  2. Boil your cooked food in water above 70 degrees Celsius as listeriosis cannot handle the heat.
  3. Clean your fridge using diluted bleach, as listeriosis love the cold, and can multiply in your fridge and cause cross contamination.

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A night behind the box- shadowing DJ Bongani Zulu

Ashleigh Nefdt

Every week, Perdeby sends their journalists to experience something outside of their comfort zone. This week, Ashleigh Nedft shadowed DJ Bongani Zulu.

Like most of you, I have stood numerous times looking up towards the figure at the towering box on stage that has the power to make or break my night with music, making me move to the rhythms. So I became curious, what is it like up there? And how do they make it look so electrifyingly simple?

I decided to embark on a journey of discovery, and I asked someone who would know. His name is DJ Bongani Zulu.

I didn’t know what to expect before meeting him in person, but I knew that if his personality was anything like his music, I could expect great things- and I wasn’t disappointed.

Zulu described himself as a relatively shy and simple person who usually keeps to himself. At first, I thought he was joking, because his music was so bold, resembling confidence. He only laughed and told me that the music brought him out of himself.

DJ Bongani Zulu told me that he had been inspired ever since his father bought him a compact music player when he was just three years old, and that from then on, he had had a personal connection with the music. He told me he loved all music, but techno was by far his genre of choice. Furthermore, he described it as being simple, like himself.

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A student’s guide to healthy natural hair

Nandipha Dilla

Every week Perdeby takes a look at something you should have learned at school to assist you in day-to-to life. This week, we take a look at how to maintain healthy natural hair.

For many girls, taking care of natural hair seems like a daunting task. Not only is it seemingly high maintenance and prone to damage, the products our hair needs are often expensive and inaccessible to the average girl. While this guide may be a foundation to better taking care of your hair, no one knows your hair’s needs better than you do. So listen to your hair and make the right adjustments to accommodate it, you will feel all the better for it.

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