Features editor – Bernd Fischer Hello cool kids. As next year’s features editor, I have made it my mission to ensure that the section provides content that is equally fun and informative. After all, what’s the point of being smart if you’re boring, too? You can expect articles on a range of different topics, which will include general interests, popular culture phenomena and current affairs. The aim of features is to explore all aspects of any given issue, even if this means pushing the boundaries a little and being controversial. Features promises to be fresh, relevant and simply put: awesome.
Visuals editor – Brad Donald “Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall.” The only reason you pick up a copy of Perdeby is to check out those awesome visuals. Am I right? Well, I like to believe so. On a serious note, I am neither new nor am I leaving Perdeby. I have been visuals editor since March this year, and I will be next year too. I promise to give you the best and most interesting photographs and illustrations possible. So good in fact, that you may not even need to read the articles.
News editor – Danielle Petterson “Journalism is literature in a hurry.” – Matthew Arnold. This is the perfect description of news journalism. We run around frantically crafting quotes and facts into newsworthy articles before the paper goes to print. Journalists, especially news journalists, are probably the only people who get excited when bad things happen (aside from crazy people). Not to put thoughts into anyone’s head, but if you feel like starting a fire on campus or something, I wouldn’t complain. Jokes aside, as news editor I will do my best to bring you relevant, interesting and most importantly, factual news.
Head copy editor – Jaco Kotze These are exciting times for Perdeby. As sad as I am to see the old editorial go (I’m going to miss you guys), it’s not every year that a publication gets a fresh start with an almost entirely new team of editors. I’m thrilled to be a part of this. I’m here to ensure that you won’t have to plod through a wasteland of errors, typos, irrelevance and tired analogies next year. You can be certain that an experienced copy team passionate about their work (obsessively so) have meticulously checked and grammatically polished every article in every Perdeby you read.
Entertainment editor – Lusanda Futshane Yo. This is the face of Entertainment for 2013, expect to see it running around at concerts with a dictaphone and a notepad getting musicians to tell me cool and exciting things. When you see this face, buy it a drink or three because historically Entertainment has been run on a constant supply of vodka and caffeine – but vodka wins. You can look forward to at least two pages a week of greasy, sweaty awesomeness dripping in vodka. Have I mentioned vodka enough yet? One more time with feeling: vodka! That should do it. Excelsior!
Sport editor – Maxine Twaddle “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” Dumbledore is awesome. Writing is awesome. Perdeby is awesome. The Sport section is the most awesome. You have to read it, or you won’t know what’s going on and then no-one will want to be your friend. I will give you sport content that is interesting, up-to-date and informative, and that covers a wide range of sport. Hopefully, you’ll read the sport section before Pssst…. Carlo did a great job as sport editor and I hope to do the same (and I promise to say football instead of soccer).
Web editor – Nolwazi Mngadi Hi. I’m the web editor for 2013, and my job is to satisfy all of your internet and social networking needs. Not in my personal capacity though, this isn’t a personals ad. I digress. 2013 is going to be an exciting year for Perdeby’s online platforms. There is going to be a lot more activity online, and hopefully by the end of the year, the wonderful people of Tuks will enjoy Perdeby online as much as they do in hard copy. I’m also addicted to the internet. So you’ll be enabling me by getting more involved. Peace, love and happiness.
Layout editor – Nolwazi Bengu I’m the girl who gets to make everyone’s content look good. Yes, I’ll be pretty much living and breathing design. I’m here to make your experience reading each issue visually pleasing, with all our blood, sweat and tears and not to forget the endless hours on a Friday trying to get it just right. But it’s got to be worthwhile doing it for you! Other than being fixated with typography, composition and perfect alignment, the layout team is sure to have a pretty epic year ahead!