Derek Davey

Pestilence, war and famine: relic of the Middle Ages?

We cannot afford to be swayed by rumour and fear-mongering as we were centuries ago. We must think carefully before we act, share emotional opinions, or start burning witches (or malls)

In Conversation with GPL Chairpersons – Part 4 of 4

The role of the Portfolio Committees is to watch the various departments like a hawk to ensure they perform their duties well

Lockdown level three brings waves of despair

Like all of us, Derek Davey is trying to put on a brave face as we live through a once-in-a-life-time disaster

How I rode out Covid-19 lockdown level 5

It began with an operation, itself a form of lockdown, and convalescence in the silent suburbs was welcome but brought with it worries about the future

Dodging the sjambok: How musicians got around apartheid’s laws

The country was a very strange world, but artists, audiences and record companies found ways to get their sound out there

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Our artistic herri-tage online

The viewer is in total control when navigating a website named after Herri the Strandloper, a soundmine of narratives and ideas

​Our kids may still save us

The youth are demanding that more action is taken on the climate crisis - it's their future that's at stake

Vumacam’s eye in the sky solution

Smart camera networks help to create a smarter, safer cities

​Delta Skelter: notes from a nascent music festival

The second Okavango Delta Music Festival was a dusty, distant affair writes Derek Davey

Deep listening will serve us better than building walls

To stand a chance of fixing our planet, we need a seismic cultural and spiritual transformation

A bridge between cultures

The Tracey family has, for three generations, ensured the sounds of Africa are not forgotten

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