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What to do during Earth Hour

On Saturday 25 March from 20:30 to 21:30, South Africa will participate in Earth Hour for the ninth year in a row. Earth Hour is an initiative that was started by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia in 2007. It is an hour dedicated to turning off all lights as a way to raise awareness of the negative impact of fossil fuels and nuclear power on our planet. Perdeby has compiled a list of tips on enjoying and supporting Earth Hour, as well as ways you can help the cause.

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Each week, Perdeby takes a look back at an article from 25 years ago, to put into perspective the way the world around us has changed since then.

Perdeby 20 March 1992
25 years ago

ASF “ly” by FW se toespraak – Regses dreig met hofsake / ASF “suffers” at FW speech – Rightwing threatenes with court action

At least three ASF (Afrikaans Student Federation) members were injured during a speech by State President, FW de Klerk. Members from NP-Tuks (National Party-Tuks) got into a fight with ASF members after De Klerk’s speech. NP members accused “right wing” ASF members of not showing respect for the President. Security police assaulted students and teargas was used to break up the fight. NP members threatened to open a case with the police if damages amounting to R400 were not paid to a member whose reading glasses were destroyed in the clash.


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What you should have learned at school: how to spot fake news

Every week, Perdeby takes a look at something you should have learned at school that would assist you in day to day life. This week, we take a look at how to determine if a news source is factual and legitimate.

“Fake news” has become a common term in recent months. Clickbait articles, usually on social media sites, have increasingly appeared and provided incorrect information regarding various news events. These articles sometimes take advantage of breaking news, where facts are difficult to immediately determine, and use sensational headlines to compel readers to follow the link. They also use controversial or sensational topics, such as celebrity scandals, to entice readers to read the article. Here are a few tips on how to determine if a news source is legitimate.

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Perdeby Party Guide: 22-28 March



Springbok at 19:00: Weekly quiz night.

Arcade Empire at 19:00: Pizzacoustics will take place with performances from Andrew Elle, Cherry Pill and Francois Viljoen. Entrance will be free and other specials include all you can eat pizza for R80 and two for one jamjars between 14:00 and 20:00.

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Perdeby experiences: wine-tasting

Every week Perdeby sends their journalists to experience something out of their comfort zones. This week Carly Twaddle went wine-tasting at Blos Café in Faerie Glen.

Although it is a bit out of the way, Blos Café is worth the 10km drive. Weekly specials, such as gin and sushi night on Mondays, entice a variety of patrons. Every Wednesday, they host a wine-tasting evening during which they showcase certain types of wine.

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Will you be attending OppiKoppi this year?

I don't trust the dust, even if there are Mangoes - 59.3%
Oppi is an institution, I wouldn't miss it for the world - 25.9%
But daisies though... - 14.8%

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