Two of the funniest books written satirising the old regime in South Africa were Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure by the novelist Tom Sharp. A British ex-pat, Sharpe moved to South Africa in 1951 but was arrested for "sedition" in 1961 over a satirical play he wrote. He was duly deported. The old National Party governments were never really known for having a sense of humour, especially about themselves.
Several decades later, we are witnessing something reading like Sharpe's fiction, but it's a costly dilemma for South Africans.