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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.
    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...