Justin Bieber is an idol to many impressionable South Africans. Then again, so is Atul Gupta.
The Guptas are welcome to land where they like, in the republic. The key is theirs.
What was that about “pissing” on the graves of our gallant soldiers, Mister President?
The DA’s newly launched “Know Your DA” campaign, in which they claim to have opposed apartheid – with the credible aid of Helen Suzman – and includes acknowledgement from Nelson Mandela, has (obviously) received outrage from the ANC who believe that they own all things Madiba.
It’s not that the president is able to make apartheid magically disappear. It’s that the president wants apartheid to stay.
In a strange move, the presidency lambasted the media for “pissing on the graves of South Africa’s gallant soldiers”. Why the (now dead) soldiers were in the Central African Republic is, apparently, a matter of “national security”.
Former Cape Argus cartoonist – and Africartoons editor – John Curtis and myself collaborated on this cartoon which accompanied a related article in the April edition of Rolling Stone. It is obviously a parody of Rodriguez’s “Sugar Man”.
What is the cost of protecting the president’s interests in KwaZulu-Natal and, dare I say it, the Central African Republic?
The president and, by extension, the ANC do not want to discuss Nkandla in Parliament. Because it is, you know, a “national key point”.
Nkandla is, apparently, a national key point. The president has national key points everywhere.
The film poster doesn’t have Mordor in the background. That said, the film poster doesn’t have Jacob Zuma in it either.
Yes, the South African really said that.
There is a factual error in this cartoon. The Chinese president depicted here is Hu Jintao. He left office during November (a month before I drew this cartoon). Xi Jinping, the new president, had already assumed office.
My editor pulled this cartoon because she felt that it, well, is a bit crass. And it probably is. But the point it makes is a bit crass, if one thinks about it.
Do you still believe in him?
The first version was rejected because it unintentionally mocked Zulu culture and not just the president alone.
This cartoon is about the Protection Of State Information Bill.
Or maybe it isn’t.
I’m not really allowed to say. It’s a secret.