If you want to know what inspired this cartoon, it's all there in this article by Stephen Grootes at the Daily Maverick. http://www.thedailymaverick.co.za/article/2011-05-06-analysis-south-africas-road-to-bananadom
I am a freelance cartoonist from South Africa. I draw daily editorial cartoons for our local daily newspaper as well as various other stuff.
In my free time I create collage, collect ephemera and all sorts of interesting but valueless stuff and am a somewhat erratic mail artist.