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The best local series to binge-watch

Aroma Theron

Since we are all on a little break at the moment, we at Perdeby, decided to compile a list of the best local series to binge-watch, to help you find something to fill up that glorious free-time.

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary
This series is available on Showmax and sports a familiar face, Julia Anastasopoulos who we remember as Suzelle from SuzelleDIY. The series follows the life of Tali and Darren as they plan their wedding in an eight-episode mockumentary series. The editing and camera work give this show its flair, uniqueness and contributes greatly to its success. The comedy is similar to The Office or Parks and Recreation, so if you enjoyed them then this series is definitely one to consider.

 

Rich Kids
This series is recommended for when you want to escape those last few days of the month when your wallet has become deserted. The series follows the lives of Mzansi’s elite, wealthy, young people and is available on Showmax. It stars a few, unforgettable personalities such as Nape Phasha, a political science graduate who sports designer sneakers while co-managing his record label, Cutthroat Entertainment. Immerse yourself in lavish living and glamour while enjoying this series.

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Perdeby: Monthly app reviews

Nandipha Dilla, Alycia Hibbert and Lorinda Marrian

Every month Perdeby reviews Apps that we think can make life just a little easier or a little more fun. This month we will be reviewing Headspace, Cookpad and Trusted Contacts.

 

Headspace
Rating 3/5
Headspace is a guided meditation and mindfulness app that helps you relax when you are feeling overwhelmed. It offers meditation options on a range of subjects and is the perfect tool if you want to calm your mind, are struggling with focus or even having a bout of anxiety.

Upon signing up, you are given a ten day free trial to try out the app. This free trial is unfortunately limited only to the basic meditation and does not allow you to explore the app further before deciding to purchase the different packages in app. The prices start at R60 and as a student you’ll have to decide if it will be worth it for you. However, this is an app that may become a life saver for many, so try it out before hand – it might just be worth it.

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Perdeby Party Guide: 27 March – 2 April

NANDIPHA DILLA

 

TUESDAY, 27 MARCH:

Arcade Empire at 19:00: Quiz Night. Bar tabs are up for grabs and there is no entry fee. Tables of 4 – 6 people can be booked via Whatsapp on 079 805 2447.

Aandklas at 19:00: Karaoke. Free entrance. Happy hour between 20:00 and 21:00.

 

WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH:

Aandklas at 20:00: Quiz Night. With free entry and a maximum group size of eight people, quiz night is guaranteed to be a fun way to test your knowledge for a high five or a shot. Pen and paper is provided and you’ll enter your team right before the quiz begins.

Madison Avenue at 20:00: Varsity Challenge. Week two, once again, challenges every student to write their name and res name on an entry card in a bid to win a party bus and a R10 000 bar tab for their residence. Resident DJs Solly P and Castellano will be on deck with Madison Mugs and buy one get one free shooter specials.

 

THURSDAY, 29 MARCH:

Aandklas at 20:00: Hard Rock Thursdays. R10 entrance fee at the door. Happy Hour from 20:00 to 21:00

Urbanite Lounge at 18:00: Urban Thursdays hosted by Black Salt Entertainment supported by Deck Burna, Biggie, Taj and MT. Book a table by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Madison Avenue at 20:00: Unbreakable PTA Edition. Lineup includes DJ Speedsta, Shane Eagle and Frank Casino. Entrance fee is R60 before 22:00 and R80 afterwards. Drink specials include Madison Mugs, and buy one get one free shot specials from 22:00 to 00:00

Blue Room at 19:00: Ladies on top Thursdays presents Zodwa Wabantu. Drink specials include half price cocktails and R7 Savanna special from 19:00 to 21:00.  DJs Biggie, Phojow, Hunose, Onny will be on deck with night’s MC: Kevin. Table bookings: 012 342 7330.

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What you should have learned in school: How to identify a scam

AROMA THERON

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 at how to identify a scam.

Today, the internet has made almost everything easier. Whether you need recommendations for a restaurant, the cell phone number of a plumber or maybe just funny videos about cats to relax. But the internet is definitely not all sunshine and rainbows and the fact is that it has the potential to disrupt or destroy your life. To help you avoid this possibility,  Perdeby, compiled a list to help you identify and delete those scams and malevolent emails.

 

The golden question
This question is of course: does it sound too good to be true? This little question that you have to ask yourself when confronting a scam, can quickly stop the scam in its tracks without wasting any of your precious time. Ask yourself: “Did I really sign-up for the lottery?” or, “What are the chances that I won R100 000 from a competition that I never even heard of?" Scams are designed to convince you that they are legitimate and so they might even use your personal information to mislead you.

 

Key loggers
A specific type of scam to look out for is called a key logger, which is a computer program that records the keystrokes that you enter. In this way, the key logger retrieves information like your PINs, passwords and usernames. A key target of these types of scams are internet cafés, where they simply insert the spyware into the computers. So, refrain from disclosing this confidential information when using an internet café. Key loggers can also be hidden in an email attachment, so refrain from opening attachments from an unknown recipient.

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Clay in the life: Potters Place experience

Rebecca Woodrow

Every week, Perdeby sends their journalists to experience something different and exciting. This week Rebecca Woodrow attended a class at Potters Place to get her hands dirty (and make a bowl).

When my lovely editor gave me the logistics for this assignment and said the class would last three hours, I thought the class duration was excessive. Famous last words; I used every second of those three hours and left the class a sweaty mess.

Marilise was my instructor and decided I would be using a technique called curling to make a bowl. She gave me a slightly intimidating block of paper clay, which became more intimidating when she showed me that I would have to take individual pieces of it and roll them into long, finger-thick strands.

You make the strand by rolling about two golf-balls worth of clay into ball, then use a large, flat surface to roll it out into a cylinder using the back and forth rolling motion of your hand (then hands as the strand gets longer) from the tip of your fingers to a few centimetres below your wrist. It took me an hour to make all my strands. Marilise asked if I had previous experience with this while I was making them. I don’t know if she was complimenting me or trying to build my confidence for the task ahead but it was encouraging.  

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