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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. 

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