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Perdeby Party Guide 11– 16 April

Rebecca Woodrow

Blue Room at 19:00: Student Night Wednesdays will be in full swing with R12 beer specials. Free entry when a valid student card is presented.

Arcade Empire at 20:30. Jack Acoustic Wednesdays with live performances from Tiaan Nienaber, Niel Marx and Ember.



Madison Avenue at 19:00: Phuza Thursday. Give yourself the night you deserve by enjoying an all-night free entry and R5 drinks between 20:00 and 22:00. Other drinks specials include Madison Mugs: single and mixer for R15, double and mixer for R20.

Urbanite Lounge: Rock’it Man Birthday celebration featuring DJ Fresh and Lamiez. Remember to dress smart casual for this event.



Urbanite Lounge: Dom Mathii Birthday Celebration featuring Sweet Candy. Dress code is smart casual.

Madison Avenue at 20:00: Friday the 13th featuring Roger Goode. Satisfy your Halloween cravings by enjoying the free entry all night given to people in horror costumes.

Drinks special for the night include Madison Mugs with a single and mixer at R18 and double and mixer at R24. A buy-one-get-one-free Shooter Special runs from 22:00-00:00.

Arcade Empire at 19:00: Secrets Tour SA 2018. The heavy metal band will be performing with supporting acts Facing the Gallows, CrashCarBurn, OneDaySky and I AM and proceeds from ticket sales aid Rhino conservation.

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Perdeby Experience: Vegan for a month

Once in a while, Perdeby, sends their journalists to experience something truly different and outside of their comfort zone. This month, Shaun Sproule became Vegan for a month.

Shaun Sproule

Every year around the Lent period, I give up something I really like in memory of my grandparents. Usually it’s something small, like sweets or bread, but this year I decided I would do something much more difficult and get an article out of it along the way. Little did I know it would be a bit more than that.

I have never understood vegans. Why do they have to rub it in everyone’s noses and why is it such a big deal. I mean bacon! So, I decided I would not only become a vegan for a little over a month, I would also try to learn as much about veganism as possible.

The day before Lent started (on 14 February), I organised to go with a group of friends to a popular all-you-can-eat sushi bar where I ate more than my moneys worth of fashion sandwiches, fried dumplings and prawn spring rolls. The next morning was my first day and I had all my meals planned and prepped. I had done quite a bit of research before the change to make sure I got enough protein in my diet.

Sadly, the abrupt change to my diet made me quite sick for the first few days, but I pushed through and came out unscathed. Now the hard times started, and I began to understand the struggles a vegan has to face on the daily.

First off, I eat on campus every day. A sandwich or a pie and a cooldrink is usually what I have for lunch, but when pressed to find foods without any animal products in, I really struggled. Apart from chips from the various food vendors on campus, there is nothing to eat without confusing the kitchen staff with ingredients that I can’t have. I even made friends with some of the kitchen staff at my favourite campus restaurants who kindly allow me to look at the ingredients in some of their products. I got used to reading every label before putting something in my mouth and I made many mistakes by eating things I would never have thought contain animal products. Eventually I gave up and started bringing my own chickpea salads or beans and rice to campus.

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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.


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


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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