Perdeby also spoke to Beyond Pages. This society offers both an academic and a social element to the student governance. Their three main activities are a book club, motivational seminars and team building activities. It also has off-campus objectives such as advocating awareness about business opportunities and equipping people with financial literacy through the promotion of reading the relevant books. Those that join this society can expect the opportunity to develop themselves outside of academics and be enriched with social skills by getting to interact with students from other faculties. Matsatsi Mohale, the current chairperson recommended that students read more African books on entrepreneurship, looking at the works of authors such as Chimanda Adiche and Eskia Mpahela. For more information on their upcoming events, such the Evolve seminar, find them on social media and be up to date with their work.

The English department located on the 16th floor of the humanities building has a programme called Meet Your Writers that allows students to meet and interact with local authors. Professor Brown encourages students from different faculties to get involved in this programme because it is an opportunity to meet local heroes who have lots of talent. Meet Your Writers takes place at the Merensky Library once a month. Professor Brown recommended that students read Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town by Zoë Wicomb and Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. The English department has more recommendations on its Facebook page – TuksEnglish, so go check it out.

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