ARTICLES RELATING TO ZUMA PAINTING

Marikana painting back at Joburg Art Fair - report

2013-09-28 20:03

A controversial painting focusing on the Marikana shootings is back up at the First National Bank Joburg Art Fair after a protest by artists.

The Spear vandal convicted

2013-08-16 14:06

One of the men who defaced a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma, "The Spear", has reportedly been convicted in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court of malicious damage to property.

Change decision on Zuma painting - FXI

2013-04-18 12:32

The Freedom of Expression Institute has called for a review of a decision to remove a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma and Nelson Mandela as whites from an exhibition.

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The Spear case continues

2013-04-04 12:36

The court case of Louis Mabokela, who vandalised "The Spear" painting which depicted President Zuma with his genitals exposed, entered its second day in Johannesburg. See the pictures.

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Client accepted smeared Spear

2013-04-03 16:24

The Spear painting by artist Brett Murray has been was accepted unaltered by a German buyer, who paid around R120 000 for the piece, the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court has heard.

Court packed for The Spear case

2013-04-03 11:47

The Hillbrow Magistrate's Court is packed ahead of the appearance of Louis Mabokela on charges of malicious damage to property, for allegedly smearing Brett Murray's painting The Spear.

Top international scandals of 2012

2012-12-27 11:46

From the spear that divided a nation to Lance Armstrong losing his Tour de France titles, here are some of 2012's most sensational stories.

Spear defaced 'to defuse racial divisions'

2012-11-30 13:30

One of the men who defaced a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed did it because he wanted to defuse racial divisions, a report says.

Spear move sets 'crucial precedent'

2012-10-11 22:28

A decision by the Film and Publications Board's Appeal Tribunal to overturn the classification of The Spear painting sets a crucial precedent for the future of visual art, the Goodman Gallery says.

Film board declassifies The Spear

2012-10-10 18:56

The Film and Publication Board has declassified the controversial painting The Spear, which depicts President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

Sight overwhelms thought in SA: Jansen

2012-09-27 14:43

Professor Jonathan Jansen says South Africa's society can be mobilised on sentiment alone rather than critical thought.

The Spear 16N rating appeal continues

2012-09-17 17:12

Opening arguments between the Goodman Gallery and the Film and Publications Board on the classification of "The Spear" painting have been heard, the gallery said.

Goodman guard case postponed

2012-09-07 17:05

The assault case against Goodman Gallery security guard Paul Molesiwa has been postponed in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court

New Zuma painting 'insulting to all'

2012-08-29 22:11
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A painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed is an insult to all South Africans, Cosatu says.

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A painting of President Jacob Zuma in traditional attire with his genitals exposed is on display at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town.

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SA must understand legacy - Dawes

2012-08-14 10:16

Reactions to the controversial Spear painting of President Jacob Zuma has showed South Africa has a legacy its citizens must understand better, Nic Dawes, editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian says.

BCCSA: SABC3 reporting on Spear accurate

2012-07-31 14:13

A complaint that the SABC3 misled viewers when it reported that they had to delete all copies of the controversial painting "The Spear" has been dismissed by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA).

Film board stands by Spear rating

2012-07-27 16:00

The Film and Publications Board is standing by its decision to classify the painting The Spear with a rating of 16N, spokesperson Prince Mlimandlela Ndamase says.

Film board receives Spear appeal

2012-07-11 19:30

An appeal by the Goodman Gallery against the classification of The Spear painting has been received, the Film and Publications Board says.

Goodman Gallery appeals Spear ruling

2012-07-10 17:57

The Goodman Gallery is appealing the classification of The Spear painting as unsuitable for under-16s, spokesperson Lara Koseff says.

Zapiro sceptical over cohesion

2012-07-06 20:00
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Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro says he is sceptical about the social cohesion summit because it is an attempt to encourage conformity rather than real diversity.

Did Zapiro go too far?

2012-07-06 16:24
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The ANC and Numsa have demanded an apology for Zapiro's latest cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma as a "big penis" as outrage grows across the country.

ANCWL condemns Zapiro's Zuma cartoon

2012-07-06 13:15
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The ANC Women's League has condemned a Zapiro cartoon featuring an erect penis, saying he went too far.

Goodman Gallery assault case postponed

2012-06-29 11:22

A Goodman Gallery security guard accused of assaulting a man who defaced The Spear painting has appeared in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.

Popcru agrees with Spear magistrate

2012-06-28 22:26

Police union Popcru has agreed with a Hillbrow magistrate who berated police in a court case arising from the defacing of The Spear painting of President Jacob Zuma.

 

Joburg Art Fair removes Zuma painting

2013-09-27 13:56

A new painting concerning the Marikana shooting by controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu has been removed by the Joburg Art Fair. Mabulu previously came under fire for a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals on show.

Acquit alleged Spear defacer - lawyer

2013-05-15 20:08

A man accused of defacing Brett Murray's artwork The Spear with black paint must be acquitted, his lawyer Johan Spangenberg says.

White Zuma, Mandela painting rejected

2013-04-15 09:05
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A painting depicting President Jacob Zuma and former president Nelson Mandela as whites has been removed from an art exhibition in Mbombela.

Protesters support The Spear vandal

2013-04-04 11:41

About 60 people have toyi-toyied outside the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court ahead of the appearance of a man accused of vandalising a painting of President Jacob Zuma.

The Spear vandal pleads not guilty

2013-04-03 14:04

Louis Mabokela has pleaded not guilty in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court to defacing Brett Murray's painting The Spear.

Goodman Gallery assault case on hold

2013-02-06 13:11

Goodman Gallery security guard Paul Molesiwa's assault case has been postponed to March as not all witnesses were present.

Spear painting was vulgar, says Zuma

2012-12-14 12:42

President Jacob Zuma has described Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear, in which he was depicted as Lenin with his genitals exposed, as "rather vulgar".

Trial date set for gallery assault case

2012-11-01 14:02

The trial date for a Goodman Gallery security guard accused of assaulting a man who allegedly defaced The Spear artwork has been set in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.

Spear: Findings against FPB damning

2012-10-10 22:28

A tribunal's findings show that the Film and Publication overstepped it's authority in rulings it made relating to the controversial painting The Spear.

Gallery guard's case postponed

2012-09-27 14:43

The case against a Goodman Gallery security guard accused of assaulting a man who defaced The Spear painting has been postponed.

Spear ruling expected soon

2012-09-19 22:16

The ruling on the classification of The Spear artwork may be expected in two or three weeks, lawyers say.

Gallery vs FPB over The Spear rating

2012-09-14 10:42

The Goodman Gallery is expected to proceed with an appeal against the Film and Publications Board's (FPB) classification of the The Spear, it has been reported.

Zuma painting case postponed

2012-09-04 11:11

The trial of two men accused of vandalising a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has been postponed.

Nudity has lost potency - analyst

2012-08-29 18:00

The reaction to a new painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has been banal but in an interesting way, political analyst Eusebius McKaiser says.

Painting 'makes a mockery of Zuma'

2012-08-29 08:03
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A new painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has drawn a mixed reaction, with some saying they didn’t see a problem while the ANC “condemned it in the strongest terms”.

Parliament to fight Lekota challenge

2012-08-03 16:02

The National Assembly is set to fight Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota's court challenge against it, Parliament said on Friday.

Lekota to sue over The Spear

2012-07-29 20:01

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota reportedly plans to sue Parliament after he was expelled for comments made about President Jacob Zuma and The Spear painting.

Charges against gallery defacer dropped

2012-07-19 12:07

Charges have been withdrawn against the man who spray-painted part of the word "respect" on the wall of the Goodman Gallery during the controversy over The Spear painting.

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.

Cartoon is a serious commentary - Zapiro

2012-07-06 22:10
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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
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The government has called for the urgent removal of the latest Zapiro cartoon on President Jacob Zuma in the Mail & Guardian.

Storm over Zapiro's Zuma penis cartoon

2012-07-06 14:53
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Cartoonist Zapiro has social networks abuzz with his latest cartoon which depicts President Jacob Zuma as a "big penis".

Gallery spraypaint accused off the hook

2012-07-05 11:51

Charges are being withdrawn against a man accused of trying to spraypaint the word "respect" on the wall of the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court has heard.

Gallery guard in court for assault

2012-06-29 09:21

The Goodman Gallery security guard arrested for assaulting the man who damaged The Spear painting will appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.

Last chance for cops in Spear case

2012-06-28 13:28

A magistrate has lost patience with the police in a court case arising from the defacing of a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma.

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