Meet the quiz mastermind behind the Dischem Brain of 702 competition

The Dis-Chem Brain of 702 starts playing on 702 on Monday 27 January. Until then you can enter by playing the online competition here.

But before it all becomes about countdowns, fast facts and sudden death, Azania Mosaka speaks to the mind behind The Brain of 702 quiz - writer, journalist and editor Dawid van Lill.

Van Lill specialises in the creation of quiz programmes for radio, television, magazines and the internet. He has been working on the 702's quiz since its inception in 2006.

He shares the science behind a good quiz.

It is a stressful thing to do. I start looking at the news with another eye, I see questions and answers and from August onward I start compiling lists and it is an interesting thing that lists change overtime. You can't just use last year's lists because records change....

Dawid van Lill - Writer, Editor and Journalist

Just some of the 2019 "brain" entrants. van Lill's questions cover related themes and are of equal length, ensuring that all contestants stand a fair chance in the allocated time.

I am inquisitive by nature, everything is interesting.

Dawid van Lill - Writer, Editor and Journalist

Our 2019 Dis-Chem Brain of 702 winner, Clinton Palmer, with just some of his prizemoney.

Click on the link below to hear more then enter the Dis-Chem Brain of 702 here to stand a chance of winning a share of R185 000 in prizes!


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