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Derek Daly

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Derek Daly is a freelance journalist, semi-retired DJ, former cinema owner and part-time double-glazed window-seller. In 1990 he won the Cape Argus Award for Best Writer in a School Newspaper. He was invited to do record reviews, but his articles all were banned, possibly due to the supplement's close proximity to the Jellybean Journal. He has the dubious honour of accidentally deleting a semi-completed travel novel.

2010: A sneaky preview

Here are some predictions for 2010. The crystal ball was unfortunately more greasy than usual, so take these with a pinch of nerves and keep…

Songs for the road

There’s something about a song that can take you right back to a moment. Compared to photographs, which are often a disappointing record of a…

Corne and the ‘Blitz’ Krige saga

SuperSport’s unashamed bias in rugby commentary is typified by the bland and bombastic commentator Hugh Bladen, who acts as a sort of glorified cheerleader as…

Faded pop stars at the last-dance saloon

A few years ago a friend of mine was hitch-hiking near Stellenbosch and got a lift with Heinz “Idol” Winckler. She said that he was…

OR Tambo Airport: A claim to shame

For a country that is expecting to host the football World Cup in less than 900 days, here’s how the International Arrivals section at OR…

Las Vegas unplugged (part 1)

Here are some snapshots live from Las Vegas, the city I’ve been in for the last week. This post may be a bit disorderly, but…

Drug trials — in the eye of the needle

Here are some snapshots from my days as a human guinea pig. Taking part in “medical research” had a less worrying aura to it in…

The sinister Marc Dutroux cover-up (part three)

This is the final part of our Marc Dutroux investigation. Read part one here and part two here. Paedophile Dutroux’s support system in law enforcement…

2008: A sneaky preview

Here’s what the coming year has in store for us, courtesy of Nostradamus’s greasy little ball. In January Saru announces what they call a “compromise…

The sinister Marc Dutroux cover-up (part two)

This is the second part in our investigation of the sinister police mishaps surrounding the case of Marc Dutroux. Read part one here. In December…