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23rd Annual Pulse-Intercare Talent Show

SHAUN SPROULE

On 16 July, the 23rd annual Pulse-Intercare Talent Show was held at the Musaion Theatre on Hatfield campus, giving medical students a chance to showcase their talents. This year’s event consisted of dance, poetry, singing, acting, an art exhibition and recitals on various instruments.

The masters of ceremony, Jannes Badenhorst and Laura de Bruin, entertained the audience between performances with their humour and easy stage presence. Performers of various ages represented different areas of study including Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Radiography and Medicine. Performances showcased a range of talents from Appolonia Malapane’s reading of her poem “Eyes”, to a Spanish guitar crowd favourite performed by Stephan Brink and Juandre van den Berg. Some of the best performances of the night included the band Kadawer, formed especially for the night, with their rendition of Toto’s “Hold the line” and Michelle Marx’s performance of “Creep” by Radiohead.

Performances for the event are chosen by a panel of judges comprising of lecturers from the Medical faculty and the Pulse Committee.

 

Image: Stefan Stander

Savanna Newcomer Showcase 2017

CARLY TWADDLE

On Sunday 28 May, the Soweto Theatre hosted the sold-out annual Savanna Newcomer Showcase hosted by Savanna Premium Cider in conjunction with VUZU Amp, Sunday World, and Kaya FM 95.9. The showcase featured 24 up-and-coming comedians from all over the country. The showcase provides a platform for newcomers to show off their talents. This platform is especially useful as it puts the performers in the spotlight for this year’s Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards – which will take place in September – and exposes them to the comics who will be nominating and voting for them. The five nominees for the Newcomer category will be announced on 12 July. The Newcomer of the Year 2016 winner, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, was a guest performer at the showcase. He told Perdeby how much the showcase and winning the award has helped him in the past year. He says that, as a performer, it is very valuable for his heroes to have thought him to be worthy; it has really propelled his career.

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Nottingham Road Brewing Company on Capital Craft Beer Festival

TSHILISANANI NDOU
Nottingham Road Brewing Company is one of the oldest craft breweries in Kwa-Zulu Natal, having opened in 1996. This independent brewery is situated in the Midlands Meander.


Part of the mission for the festival is to educate people about the brewing process. What little fact about beer brewing do you think most people don’t know?

Most folks aren’t aware of how important yeast is in the brewing process, as the creator of flavour, alcohol, and CO2 in the final beer. Also that it is a living organism that requires careful looking after!

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Werner Cloete ahead of Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017

UNOSHAMISA CHIRADZA

Perdeby spoke to comedian Werner Cloete ahead of his performance at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017. The festival will take place on 10 June, featuring craft breweries showcasing their beers, and live performances.

 

What does it mean for you to be a part of the Capital Craft Beer Festival?

Being part of the Capital Craft Beer festival and the team behind Park Acoustics is great. I honestly think it's one of the best-run events in the country and always a lot of fun! Adding some comedy to the day is a bonus!

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Legends Brewery ahead of Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017

 TSHILISANANI NDOU

Legends Brewery is a quirky craft brewery based in Pretoria with a taste for adventure and unusual flavours. This brewery’s passion for beer is evident in their dedication to quality and consistency.

 

Part of the mission for the festival is to educate people about the brewing process. What little fact about beer brewing do you think most people don't know?

Brewers used to check the temperature of their brew by dipping their thumb in it (this was before the invention of the thermometer), to establish whether it's ready for adding yeast. This is where we get the phrase "The Rule of the Thumb". We can neither confirm nor deny that this is the reason why the Legends brewer can often be seen sucking his thumb.

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