Tuks Res News

Comparison between residence food prices and local competitors


Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate provide catering services to approximately 8 400 students residing in the university residences, including Campus House and Urban Nest. However, students are concerned about the prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate.

The prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate are the same, and Tuks Monate also has a mini-supermarket where students can purchase grocery items.

A final-year industrial engineering student, who wishes to remain anonymous, buys at both Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate and said, “Prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate are very high, and since I am using a student loan it only provides 50% of my meals account which negatively affects my budget. It would be better if the school enables students to use their cards at grocery stores like Pick ‘n Pay, where prices are lower than Kloostersaal or Tuks Monate.”

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Res excellence recognised at Prestige


 Sonop and Curlitzia were crowned men’s and women’s residence of the year respectively at the annual Residence Prestige evening on 15 October at the Rembrandt Hall. Second place went to Mopanie for the men’s and Erika for the women’s award, followed by Boekenhout and Magrietjie in third.

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A word with Sonop, the National Serenade winners


Men’s residence Sonop  came first at this year’s National University Serenade Competition held on Saturday 31 August  in Potchefstroom at North-West University. In doing so, Sonop became the first male residence from the University of Pretoria to win the national title.

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Psst...20 February 2016

Pssst... would like to remind everyone that just because it is Valentine’s day it does not give you the right to vandalize property. Poor Erika had to endure Olienhout’s screeches and lame post-it notes that littered their foyer.

However, this is not as bad as Olympus abusing roses to spew romantic slurs at Madelief. Speaking of Madelief, Pssst... rejoiced when, for the second week in a row, there were no jottirs on campus. Pssst... really hopes that Madelief decided to get rid of those stupid polystyrene hats.

Magrietjie must not be loving the single life since Pssst... has never heard such unenthusiastic skipping coming from the Spikkels. It must be so hard to Rag alone. Maybe they should join Taaibos, who were seen drinking alone at Springbok on Valentine’s day.

Pssst... heard that the wedding vows Kollege made to Curlitzia at their zef wedding were as empty as the Vividus sign up tables last week.

Vividus Ladies had some trouble keeping Mopanie’s attention what with all the other lady reses being invited to the Mielievidus zef wedding. Didn’t anyone ever teach Mopanie men that it is rude to invite the mistress to the wedding?

Just some friendly advice from Pssst... to Zinnia, a duck pond filled with the stench of duck droppings, is not the supreme spot for a romantic make out sesh. Pssst... feels really bad for the men of Kiaat, surrounded by Inca, Lilium and Zinnia but zero marriage material around.

Pssst... would like to congratulate Jasmyn, Nerina and Asterhof for being so completely boring, that even Pssst... has nothing mean to say.

The only thing hot about Klaradyn this week was the fire drill they had.

Mareola should stop hanging out at Livingstones or risk not getting back into res like so many of your 2016 first years


Pssst... 6 February 2017

It is that time of the year again, where the first-years from each res belt out some songs and try to coordinate boy band moves. That is presumably why Ienkmelodienk was renamed 1nsync. Pssst... attended this year’s 1nsync to give some constructive criticism.

Pssst... would like to console the defending champions Boekenhout and Magrietjie. 1nsync had some really good performances, your performances were not included in those. It is quite ironic that the Ysters had a barbershop theme but lacked good haircuts. Just because you do not live at home anymore does not mean you should look like a you’ve been stranded on an island for a year. The Spikkels’ theme, Meskom, made Pssst... wish the power really would go off to kill their performance.

The only thing worse than the Welpies’ awful puns was that their theme was called “Bae Watch”. Pssst... now understands why Klaradyn has a hard time finding anyone who wants to be their “bae”.

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