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.
WEDNESDAY, 22 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.
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.
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.
TUESDAY, 14 MARCH
Arcade Empire all day: Game night. This week’s game night features Mortal Combat. Entrance is free. Get all-you-can-eat sliders for R100, and ‘buy one get one free’ on jam jars.