Two weekends ago the Perdeby team went on a training camp, and in a way it was a type of celebration. It was exciting to see so many different people with so many different skills all working together and getting to know each other. It was a great way to get out of the office and leave behind all the craziness to learn about new things, acknowledge the fact that we achieve a whole lot each week, and to get to know the people that help us achieve those things.

The team left the weekend longing for more and decidedly more positive. I think this has shown in our last edition and this one.

We have taken time to celebrate a few graduation stories below. If you have any inspiring stories or just want to share your excitement with us, send your photos and captions to perdeby@up.ac.za.

On 27 April we are also going to be taking time as a country to celebrate our freedom. To honour this and the people that helped South Africa achieve this, we have put together a number of features. You can find them on pages 5, 6, and 7.

If celebrating with food is your kind of thing, have a look at the article on page 8 that details a number of local restaurants that serve up some exciting African dishes. Alternatively, those with a sweet tooth will enjoy our look at Pretoria’s most creative milkshakes on page 9.

There is celebration galore on the sports pages as the Varsity Cup captain reflects on a historical season and the rugby sevens team looks forward to the Olympics.

I hope you find many things to celebrate this week. This week the team are celebrating a well-earned break – we’ll be back in May. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on our website for web exclusive content.

Michal

Website | view posts