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Specialising in MC work, awards presentations, product launches and guest speaking, all with video material on request. Derek's most popular presentation is about South African journalism over the past three decades: "You Have the Right to Know it All."

Playing and presenting prizes at golf days has become a specialty.

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Need a webinar host?

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have accelerated the trend of working online and this has extended to webinars replacing conferences and product launches. Please be in contact if you would like to explore the possibilities of reaching your target market using one of the available platforms. I would be keen to host it for you.

Recent Referrals

Thank you for the superb job that you did for us at the Tusk Conservation Awards. We are so grateful and it was such a pleasure working with you. Somehow you managed to lead the audience, winners and speakers through the whole Awards ceremony perfectly, with both humour and humility!


I would like to thank you so very much for being our Top Class MC . Your professionalism and care that you give to your craft truly shows, especially when you are on stage. I can’t thank you enough for tackling this with such ease.


Thank you once again for so expertly guiding the discussion this morning. You somehow manage to bring such humour and clarity to truly complex subjects!

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  • Meet the fearless #KirstenLandman - the first woman from Africa to finish the @dakar on a motorbike. This #DakarHero recovered from a terrible accident in Botswana to take on the testing terrain of Saudi Arabia on her @KTMSouthAfrica
  • Winners of #TADHackMTNSA #mobimoola. Congrats on dev to use airtime to pay taxi fares
  • With Jaques Kallis
  • #backtoschool Festive charity function at #TheWanderers @AdoptaSchoolSA @PresidencyZA
  • Lesson one with coach Darryl Curtis #1290Adventure Launch.
  • Secret selfie with @clairemawisa in East London for our live municipal election roadshow crossing #carteblanche At 7 Now that’s what I call social distancing!
  • Interviewing Tony Leon
  • Christian “The Ace” Basson. Hole-in-one on the 12th at #Montagu and flying into the final round of the #DiDataProAm2019. Thanks for being such an amazing partner! @ChristianBasson @DimensionData @FANCOURTSA

    I am proud to be associated with

        Kirsty Watts Foundation  Love Blythedale  Blythedale Coastal Estate

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