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Derek Davey

Derek Davey

Derek Davey is a sub-editor in the Mail & Guardian’s supplements department who occasionally puts pen to paper. He has irons in many metaphysical fires – music, mantras, mortality and mustaches.
    Cash grants help Lesotho's poorest
    Cash grants help Lesotho's poorest
    Masheoa Mojela has lost her own three children but takes care of her three grandchildren. Her village in the Makhoarane district is half an hour...
    Being kinky is the new normal
    Being kinky is the new normal
    BODY LANGUAGE
    My dad was robbed of a dignified death
    My dad was robbed of a dignified death
    Seven years ago my sister Sandy phoned me to say my father was dying and I had better fly down super-pronto from Johannesburg to Somerset West if I...
    Get roasted in a boere machine
    Get roasted in a boere machine
    Pieter Roodt may not wear check shirts and he doesn’t have a man-bun, a beard or tattooed arms. But he did build his own roaster from scratch,...
    How does your mo' grow?
    How does your mo' grow?
    APPEARANCE
    Wake up, South Africa: Winter is coming
    Wake up, South Africa: Winter is coming
    In the latest season of the popular TV series Game of Thrones, a major character has just died. Jon Snow was trying to unite two tribes...
    Mac McKenzie still settling a few scores
    Mac McKenzie still settling a few scores
    The first time I saw “Mac” McKenzie he was playing an electric bass with one hand in a band that was going at 100 miles an hour. The setting...
    From heavy metal cowboys to fertile erections
    From heavy metal cowboys to fertile erections
    I never thought I would see heavy metal cowboys in the Okavango Delta, but this was only one of many surprises that the Maun Festival, held on the...