PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
John Mash
 
Comments: 12
Article views: 1367
 
 
 

Will South Africans ever be ready for satire?

01 February 2014, 19:21

The demise if the late Hayibo.com proved that South Africans either don’t get satire or are ironically far too protective of our politicians.  



Hayibo was satirical fine dining for free. The composition of the articles and the humorous whit combined with a relentless attack on political idiocy made it an instant hit amongst many of us. The problem was that corporate South Africa was too afraid to sponsor the immortal genius that was Hayibo and in the end there was no money left.



Reading comments on our recently launched satirical news website www.politicsinfo.co.za it is clear to see that many of our readers are far too sensitive when it comes to our political leaders and that we feel personally attacked when somebody makes a humorous statement at their expense.



 What is it with South Africans and our need to protect self-righteous egotistical politicians corrupt and free of all prosecution?



We need to support satire in this country and push it all we can. These are the men and women that provide critical thinking and act as the moral compass in political literature. 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
12 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kalos eidos
The Rasputin behind Vladimir Puti...

Although appearing to embrace conservatism, today’s Russia seems to be a mass of contradictions especially with the emergence of a so-called Bolshevik party and its admiration of both Stalin and Tsarist Russia. Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
woadstress
Being Nice

Recently I had an intellectual altercation with a client in one of my public stress management lectures. Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
Mancha Wa Ga Mashilo
Misdiagnosis by the SA government...

Like a Medical Practitioner misdiagnosing Tension-Pneumothorax or Pulmonary Embolism, he will punish himself forever following the autopsy which revealed lack of diagnosing expertise leading to loss of life. Read more...

0 comments 0 views
Submitted by
Katherine Frisk
Market is rigged

As soon as the London and the New York markets have opened, there has been a more and more obvious smashing of the price.  Read more...

4 comments 869 views
Submitted by
liljohnn
The Pied Piper of Nkandla.

They just watch as the sun sets on their dream, their hard fought dream. Read more...

5 comments 766 views
Submitted by
Monsternari@hell
SA Airlink - an expensive journey

Flying to Kimberley today from Cape Town return on Friday. Cost of ticket R 6500. Read more...

20 comments 4178 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 60% on toys!

Don’t miss out on this hot offer, save up to 60% on toys. While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.