Zapiro warns of shrinking media freedom

2015-01-08 06:30

Renowned cartoonist Zapiro has warned of shrinking media freedom following the shooting dead of 12 people at France's Charlie Hebdo weekly.


Political cartoonist, Zapiro, takes us through his favourite cartoons of 2014, including one of President Zuma in his 'fire pool.' Watch.

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We speak to political cartoonist, Zapiro, he tells us how he thinks the ANC will move forward in 2015. Watch.

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Eight cartoons from Zapiro's archive that illustrates exactly what South African politics are all about.

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Zapiro must make amends - religious group

2013-10-31 14:17

Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro should make amends for denigrating the Hindu faith in a cartoon, the Western Cape Religious Leaders' Forum says.

Zuma drops defamation cases

2013-05-31 17:11

President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn legal action against various media over cartoons and articles he considered defamatory, his spokesperson says.

Zapiro game 'Zafari' to hit SA

2013-04-12 14:42

A new mobile game is set to hit mobile phones in 2013 that will encourage South Africans to debate the political situation in the country.

IFP condemns SABC 'censorship'

2012-12-13 18:52

The IFP has bemoaned the reported scrapping of an SABC television interview with cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro.

ANC election process depressing - Zapiro

2012-12-04 22:24

The process leading up the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung is depressing and does not bode well for South Africa, cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro says.

Maharaj: No offer for Zapiro debate

2012-10-30 08:50

President Jacob Zuma has not invited nor challenged cartoonist Zapiro to a formal debate, Mac Maharaj has apparently said.

Zuma gets extra R20m for legal fees

2012-10-27 10:14

The Treasury has given President Jacob Zuma's office an extra R20m to cover his legal costs, it has been reported.

Zapiro highlights 'questionable morals'

2012-07-10 17:46

Zapiro's latest cartoon may have gone too far, but so has the behaviour of some of South Africa's leaders, whose morals are, to say the least, questionable, the Christian Democratic Party says.

Cartoon is a serious commentary - Zapiro

2012-07-06 22:10

The broader public should have the democratic right to be irreverent about leaders, says cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro.

Govt demands removal of Zapiro cartoon

2012-07-06 18:00

The government has called for the urgent removal of the latest Zapiro cartoon on President Jacob Zuma in the Mail & Guardian.

ANCWL condemns Zapiro's Zuma cartoon

2012-07-06 13:15

The ANC Women's League has condemned a Zapiro cartoon featuring an erect penis, saying he went too far.

Malema's use of shower head ironic: Zapiro

2011-12-19 10:11

Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's use of a showerhead gesture is ironic, says cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro.

Paper, Zapiro stand by Zuma cartoon

2011-06-13 14:21

The Mail and Guardian says it stands by the publication of Zapiro's latest controversial cartoon which the ANC says "is in bad taste and undermines the dignity of President Jacob Zuma".

Is Zuma being petty?

2010-12-28 07:53

The office of the president deserves respect at all times. It should be held in the highest esteem and its dignity is to be guarded at all times, writes Khaya Dlanga.

Zuma sues Zapiro, Avusa for R5m

2010-12-14 08:24

President Jacob Zuma is suing Avusa Media for R5 million for Zapiro's Lady Justice rape cartoon.

Zapiro responds to cartoon furore

2010-05-28 09:36

Cartoonist Zapiro has poured his heart out on the difficulties of censorship on religious grounds, in his latest Mail & Guardian cartoon.

M&G 'regrets' cartoon offence

2010-05-27 07:08

Mail & Guardian editor, Nic Dawes, says the newspaper regrets the offence caused by a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

'No logic in intolerance'

2010-05-24 12:30

The "Draw Muhammad day" campaign, which was Zapiro’s muse for last week’s cartoon, is as much a fundamentalism as the response of the Muslim community, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Zapiro cartoon 'quite gentle'

2010-05-22 09:18

Muslim organisations across SA have slammed a Zapiro cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, but the cartoonist says he thought it was "quite gentle".

Anger over M&G Zapiro cartoon

2010-05-21 13:09

The Mail & Guardian has published a controversial Zapiro cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, angering Muslims and raising fears of reprisal attacks during the World Cup.

How is Brand Zuma doing?

2009-08-17 09:13

Chris Moerdyk wonders whether or not President Jacob Zuma has lived up to his pre-election and inauguration promises so far.


Zapiro weighs in on the Steve Hofmeyr vs. Chester Missing spat, he tells us why sometimes he thinks reality is even weirder than anything he can come up with. Watch.

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We speak to political cartoonist, Zapiro, he weighs in on the future of the DA moving into 2015. Watch.

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We speak to political cartoonist Zapiro, he tells us what he thinks the most defining moments were in the past year. Watch.

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Jonathan “Zapiro” Shapiro tells News24 why he refuses to apologise for his controversial cartoon depicting the Indian cricket board as Hindu god Ganesha.

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UK exhibition pays homage to Mandela

2013-10-03 09:11

A portrait of Nelson Mandela and a portrayal of him playing the role of Jesus at the Last Supper are some of the works on display in London's "We Love Mandela" exhibition.

Zuma media claims an 'intimidation tactic'

2013-05-23 09:10

The 14 defamation claims worth R60m that President Jacob Zuma has instituted against the media may instead leave him out of pocket - and were probably just to keep the media in check, media lawyers say.

Media united in outrage over rape

2013-02-08 22:04

The public outcry about the rape and murder of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen shows that people are "sick and tired of this", Commission for Gender Equality spokesperson Javu Baloyi says.

SABC cans Zapiro interview

2012-12-13 08:39

The SABC has canned a television interview with cartoonist Zapiro after receiving "orders from above".

Zapiro, Israel supporter in public spat

2012-12-04 19:17

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro has stuck to his anti-Zionist views after a public spat with an Israel supporter.

Zapiro relieved cartoon suit is over

2012-10-29 14:05

Cartoonist Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro is relieved the "Lady Justice" cartoon court battle with President Jacob Zuma is over and says it is a great victory for freedom of speech.

Zapiro has tongues wagging - again

2012-07-10 22:34

Zapiro's latest cartoon is an attempt to re-ignite a debate that needs to be had - or it is simply crude and insulting, according to the views of various analysts.

Zapiro cartoon vulgar - AfriForum

2012-07-09 22:21

Zapiro's latest cartoon is a "vulgar portrayal" of President Jacob Zuma, lobby group AfriForum says.

Zapiro sceptical over cohesion

2012-07-06 20:00

Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro says he is sceptical about the social cohesion summit because it is an attempt to encourage conformity rather than real diversity.

Storm over Zapiro's Zuma penis cartoon

2012-07-06 14:53

Cartoonist Zapiro has social networks abuzz with his latest cartoon which depicts President Jacob Zuma as a "big penis".

No shower for Zuma in sign language

2011-12-19 21:50

Sign language users identify President Jacob Zuma by his forehead and not the infamous showerhead, DeafSA says. For Julius Malema, it's his cheeks.

Rights group slams 'gutter attack' on Zuma

2011-07-20 22:35

A rights organisation has slated the continued depiction of Jacob Zuma with a shower on his head as a "gutter attack" on the president.

Little political escape from Zapiro

2011-04-20 14:00

Jonathan Shapiro's distinctive cartoons spark furious outrage to applause for their spot-on commentary of SA's political peculiarities.

Sanef: Zuma's Zapiro lawsuit shocking

2010-12-14 22:45

The SA National Editors' Forum says it is "shocked" by President Jacob Zuma's decision to sue Avusa Media for R5m for Zapiro's Lady Justice rape cartoon.

SAHRC clears Zapiro's Zuma cartoon

2010-06-25 11:01

The SA Human Rights Commission has found a Zapiro cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma about to rape "Lady Justice" did not constitute hate speech.

Zapiro to respond by cartoon

2010-05-27 12:08

Cartoonist Zapiro is to respond to the offence caused by his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a new cartoon.

Muslim committee wants M&G apology

2010-05-24 18:14

A newly-formed committee representing Muslims offended by a Zapiro cartoon on the Prophet Muhammad want an apology from the Mail & Guardian, they have said.

Zapiro cartoon anger mounts

2010-05-22 16:02

Anger over the latest Zapiro cartoon published in the Mail & Guardian continues to mount, with the SA Muslim Judicial Council calling on its followers to express their condemnation and disapproval of it.

Haffajee supports Zapiro cartoon

2010-05-21 15:50

Controversial cartoonist Zapiro has received support from City Press editor Ferial Haffajee, following the outcry over his cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

Fury over new Zapiro cartoon

2010-01-15 14:16

The latest Zapiro cartoon in the Mail & Guardian has incensed the National Union of Metalworkers of SA, who have blasted it as "distasteful" and "deplorable".

SABC's Zapiro show on M&G site

2009-05-27 16:48

An SABC documentary on political satire featuring cartoonist Zapiro has been posted on the Mail & Guardian's website after two aborted attempts to air it.

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