Perdeby is the official student newspaper of the University of Pretoria.
The first issue of Perdeby hit the streets in 1939. Today Perdeby has established itself as one of the leading student publications in South Africa.
The newspaper is tabloid sized and varies between 12 and 28 pages.
10 000 copies of Perdeby are printed weekly.
Perdeby is distributed free of charge, every Monday afternoon during the university term. 10 000 copies are distributed, outside all the buildings on the main campus of the University of Pretoria, Groenkloof Campus, Onderstepoort, Medical Campus, Mamelodi Campus, as well as all the residences.
All of the news that appears in the hard copy version of Perdeby is now also available online along with extra news and inside scoops. The online version of the newspaper boasts with a readership of more than 25 000 unique visitors per month.
Getting books to our learners by adopting African solutions - 23/04/2014
The biggest challenge facing South African readers is access to books. For everyday South Africans, loading digital texts onto smartphones or tablets isn't a viable solution. You might have heard the saying that we should use African solutions to solve African problems. In this piece, I write about three organisations — Paperight, Siyavula and Worldreader — that offer practical and context-relevant ways of getting books into the hands of South African learners.
UP Architecture graduate wins prestigious national award - 22/04/2014
Heidi van Eeden, a University of Pretoria alumna, was announced as the overall winner of the 27th National Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award. This is the seventh time that a U.P. student has won this prestigious award. Previous winners were Braam de Villiers (1994), Christiaan van Niekerk (2002), Gerald Schulz (2004), Cillié Malan (2005), Marinda Smalberger (2007) and Clifford Gouws (2012).
The world beyond 2015 - is higher education ready? - 17/04/2014
"We are very good at communicating to a scholarly audience, but one of our challenges is how to transfer that information to a broader audience, in other words the general public. There is definitely room for us [universities] to do more of that." This was the response of Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), to one of the questions posed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as part of a new international campaign.