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Oppi survival guide: all you need to know

SAVANNAH PLASKITT

Perdeby staff are preparing for Oppikoppi this year, getting our best mangos ready to go, and we have put together a list of advice from those brave few staff members who returned safely after last year’s Oppi, with things they can’t un-see to help you get back safely too.

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The dustbowl through the ages

CLAUDINE NOPPE

Oppikoppi is a festival that has attracted rocklovers and camping fanatics since the first festival in 1994. The first few festivals mainly focused on rock music, but since then it has really developed into a more diverse festival, featuring a wide variety of music. This year Joey Badass will be one of the headlining artists, and this is a true testament of how the festival has transformed.

Valiant Swart has been an Oppi staple since the first festival. He has performed at the festival more than any other musical act.

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Life after Game of Thrones: Knees were bent, debts were paid. What now?

Discretion is advised: the following article may contain spoilers

CARINA KLOPPERS

Most people have found themselves at a loss since the conclusion of the seventh season of HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones. So as a necessary public service, Perdeby decided to gently guide its readers back to reality.

The fewer episodes in season seven, in comparison to past seasons, still managed to pack in epic spectacles and even an Ed Sheeran cameo.

One method of dealing with GoT withdrawal symptoms is to indulge in the many theories the internet has to offer regarding the show. One of these theories entertains the notion that the entire series is a metaphor for global warming, while another speculates that GoT is set in the future world of Lord of the Rings. A more plausible and increasingly popular theory is that Bran, who has the ability to reach into the past, was the voice that inspired the Mad King’s insanity and his command to “burn them all”.

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The state of the South African film industry

TAIGA RIVE

The South African Film Industry (SAFI) contributed R3.5 billion towards the country’s GDP in 2012 and is estimated to be growing at an annual rate of 14%, as shown by the South African Film Industry Economic Baseline Study Report done by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF). With this growth and development the question that needs to be asked and addressed is why South African film and television is still overshadowed by foreign film and television alternatives.

Our complex history makes it an important factor in assessing this topic. Carefully assessing the growth compared to the attitudes and the experience from within the industry, draws our to attention how the past has shaped South African society in regard to film and television consumption.

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Lentedag 2017: the authentic Springday

CARINA KLOPPERS AND CLAUDINE NOPPE

On 13 September students from the University of Pretoria were given the day off and hordes of students climbed on busses making their way to the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens for the annual celebration of Lentedag. This year’s annual springday celebration saw students come from far and wide to enjoy their day off by listening to great music, meeting up with friends and having some good food and drinks.

This year’s Lentedag boasted a diverse line-up that either supplied background melodies for those lazing under gazebos with friends or had the fists pumping of those that fully embracing the biggest day long festival in Pretoria. The day consisted of fourteen musical acts spread over three stages, a beer pong Olympics area, multiple cash bars and a games area.

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