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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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Be sure to check out Derek's motoring section here.

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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  • #TayePerry has the courage of Devi Sankaree Govender! Her feet don’t touch the ground on her @KTMSouthAfrica but she nailed the #Dakar2020 beating many of the boys.
  • When will we find alternative to kzn shark nets and baited hooks?
  • Liver transplant operation
  • And not a bad view of the sunset. #TheLeonardo cost around R3Bn. It beats the Carlton Centre as the tallest building in Africa but then #PinnacleTower in Nairobi is planned for 300m and scheduled for completion in 2021!
  • Feeling small at #fourwaysmall
  • I write for #tcbMedia @BidvestLounge #Premier Magazine and am a juror for the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ Car of the year competition. #COTY #SAGMJ Also online videos and social media.
  • With Ruda on Carte Blanche set
  • #tbt Was it 1986 or 1987? The smiling Bob de la Motte pipped at the post by Bruce Fordyce @ComradesRace

    I am proud to be associated with

        Kirsty Watts Foundation  Love Blythedale  Blythedale Coastal Estate

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