News: October 2010

Press Freedom Index: Africa still wanting

In the year that some African countries marked their 50th anniversary since independence, few of the continent’s journalists could boast freedom to practice their craft. According to the latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters without Borders, the Horn of Africa continues to be the region with the least press freedom, and there were disturbing reverses in the Great Lakes region and East Africa. South Africa, once the leading light of press freedom, has tumbled five places globally, with ominous signs that it could slip further. 

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 by Africartoons


Africartoons welcomes a new South African comic strip which debuts exclusively in the Cape Times. ’The Richenbaums’ is a collaboration between the Trantaal Brothers Andre and Nathan, and their mother Charmaine, and the strip joins a growing number of indigenous strips which includes 'Madam & Eve’, ‘TJ’, 'Mama Taxi’, 'Trek Net’, 'The Biggish Five’, ‘Outstrips’,  and the offbeat 'Western Nostril'.

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 by Africartoons

New Age Dawns for Jerm

Jeremy Nell signs up with new paper

Jeremy Nell's life has taken some massive leaps these past few weeks. A few weeks back he married his sweetheart Janel, and he's just returned from their honeymoon to announce that he has left the newspaper which has been home to his daily political cartoons for the past three-and-a-half years.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010 by Africartoons


Two Centuries of SA Political Cartoons

The Sowetan newspaper and Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg, will be hosting an exhibition titled "Cartoons in Context" which will showcase a selection of old and new political cartoons by some of the country's top editorial cartoonists.

Accompanying text and images will take viewers on a journey through South African history, spanning 200 years since the late 1700s.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010 by Africartoons