News: July 2012

Standard Bank Announces Finalists for Sikuvile Journalism Award

3 TOP CARTOONISTS VIE FOR BEST EDITORIAL CARTOON AWARDThe Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award finalists have been announced, and three cartoonists have been short listed to win recognition for the best editorial cartoon. The judging panel, convened by Paula Fray, noted the high standard of the submissions in all categories, and believed that the finalists chosen aptly underscored this year’s theme – perfect balance.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 by Africartoons

Cartoons from the London Olympics

See our collection of great cartoons from the 2012 London Olympics HERE. [and please revisit for regular updates with new cartoons].

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 by Africartoons

Navigating Potholes

THE ROAD to Azania is pocked with potholes, both metaphorical and literal. These cartoons will at least help you navigate them with a smile.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 by Africartoons

Africartoons celebrates its 4th birthday in July

.. AND TO CELEBRATE WE'RE TAKING A SHORT BREAK! We'll be back to our normal service of bringing the News in Cartoons (updated daily) to you from August 1st. Meanwhile, please feel free to explore our archives and the rest of the site for the many treasures we've posted over the years.

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Posted on Jul 20, 2012 by Africartoons

Drawing on Nelson Mandela

Africartoons was launched in 2008 on Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday, because, as these cartoons will show, the great statesman has been a huge inspiration for cartoonists around the world.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 by Africartoons

Terry Bell writes...

OF SPEARS, DICKS AND SATIREFirst we had The Spear, a painting by Brett Murray. Now we have The Dick, a cartoon by Jonathan — Zapiro — Shapiro. And this satire of a genital nature has, in both cases, caused the same polarised reaction: support or amused indifference on one side; expressions of outrage on the other. A comment by the National Union of Metalworkers sums up the latter: “This is nothing else, but a frontal attack on the personal integrity and social standing of the ANC President Jacob Zuma camouflaged as artistic expression.”

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by Africartoons

Hu Jintao

Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of Chinasince: March 2003.Nickname: Who?Born: 21 Dec 1942Interests: Minewals CARTOONOGRAPHY

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 by Africartoons

Cartoonists take a stand for Freedom of Expression

BY EDITING THEMSELVES WITH IRONYJust over a month ago, after the government responded to a satirical painting of the President with an enthusiasm which put their response to other crises to shame, africartoons invited cartoonists to follow the example of RICO, who had smeared his facebook avatar in a fashion similar to how the painting was vandalised. The vast majority of South Africa's leading editorial cartoonists, and a small number of fellow commercial cartoonists took up the invitation to show their solidarity against threats by government to the Freedom of Expression. Bethuel MANGENA's contribution has brought the number to two dozen, echoing a stand taken in 2010 when cartoonists responded against the government's proposed 'Secrecy Bill' and President Zuma's law suit against Zapiro.

Posted on Jul 05, 2012 by Africartoons