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Karate Academy Self Defence Experience


Every week Perdeby sends their journalists to experience something out of their comfort zones. This week Nandipha Dilla attended a defence class at Karate Academy in Hatfield.

Pretoria High School Old Boy’s Club (PHSOB) is strategically nestled away from the flurry of the Hatfield student community, with our experience ushered in by the sun setting quietly on the charming club located on Queen’s Crescent.

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What in the world is going on? Perdeby’s weekly news round up


Every week Perdeby puts together this week’s biggest national and international news stories.

This week, South Africa and the world for that matter, went through a lot. From Zumas resignation to Trumps adoring South Korean fans, weve got your biggest news headlines compiled short and sweet to keep you updated.


Zuma resigns as president of South Africa

#Zexit has been trending furiously on twitter for the whole of this week. In the late hours of 14 February, Zuma resigned as president after the ANC NEC announced that he would be recalled as president. There is a myriad of information circulating the media concerning Zexit, and its time we had a simple recap of what actually happened.

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How to be single in Valentine’s Week


No matter where you go this week, you will be reminded of Valentine’s Day and you may just be a little bitter. Perdeby has put together a guide on how to spend the coupliest day of the year when you are as a single Pringle.

  1. Go past your local Clicks and look at all the Lindt chocolates that will go on sale in the coming weeks while whispering, “Soon, my love…”
  2. Head to the movies with your Fellow Single People™ and ironically do the yawn-stretch-arm-around-the-shoulder move on one another.
  3. Take the sticker off your laptop webcam and bare your heart and soul (and other bits if you’re feeling wild) to the intelligence agent watching your every move.
  4. Go full anti-romance. Eat messy, unromantic foods. Watch plotless action movies (no Fast & Furious because See You Again is timeless and will have you reaching for tissues). Subtweet monogamy as a concept.  Remove your relationship status on Facebook. Only listen to music with no romantic vibes. Wear nothing Valentine’s Day-esque.
  5. Do a bunch BuzzFeed quizzes that predict your romantic future, record the results, and start building a lawsuit against creator Jonah Peretti for when the predictions fall through.
  6. Check the weekly weather forecast and plan. What? You’re never too single to plan ahead.
  7. Find out your Pantone Colourstrology shade because it is hauntingly accurate.
  8. Check out your much-neglected Pinterest and plan the perfect one bedroom that you are going to have in the future.
  9. Go on a Wikipedia adventure by starting on the Marriage page and going where the wind takes you.
  10. Gather together the single squad and make one another Tinder profiles. WARNING: Friendships may not survive this evening.

What you should have learned at school: Building and maintaining a good credit score


Every week Perdeby takes a look at something you should have learned at school to assist you in day-to-day life. This week, we take a look on how to build and maintain a good credit score.

Credit is the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future. This might sound straightforward and good, but what exactly is that “trust” and who needs to have it?  This is something that can be tricky and hard to establish. You may have come across people who are advising that you avoid anything to do with credit. However, it is not a difficult concept, and the only struggle with it is that it is intangible. However, it can be built and managed.

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Special Valentine’s Day Perdeby experience: first blind date


Every week Perdeby publishes an experience piece, but today we’re publishing something extra in celebration of Valentine’s Day. This week one of our journalists Ricardo Teixeira went on a blind date for the first time.

Blind dates. We have all seen them in our favourite rom-coms or have a friend who has gone on one. Often, we wonder what they are like, and what they could lead to. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I was set up on a blind date by a fellow member of Perdeby, with one of her res mates. I myself have been on a few dates, but never a blind date. I will admit, I was absolutely terrified by the thought of it.

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