Well, its the middle of the holiday season. Even our politicians have joined our holiday obsessed society and gone on leave. The result is a distinct lack of cartoon worthy news stories. Having just demolished a couple of slices of chocolate pie, hit on this idea of trying to support the efforts to get drivers to buckle up over the Christmas period. Already we have road fatalities of over 900 this season in South Africa and we're only halfway through the season!
When is the public protector not the public protector? Obviously she is choosing her battles. Thank goodness for the national editor's forum and Right2Know for keeping vigilant against the theft of our precious press freedom. And we thought you had teeth, madame protector.
The story was about TV cameras set up at Nelson Mandela's country home by news services, including Reuters, in anticipation of his passing away. Some say illegal but definitely in poor taste. Well, this is the cartoon comment I submitted that was deemed as, you guessed it, in poor taste. I respect my editor's veto powers and subsequently did a watered down version of the concept. I thought I would place the concept drawing here so you can judge for yourself. Political correctness and humour are in the eye of the reader. I thought it was funny.
Interesting times as the ANC eats itself. From the people at branch level to provincial leaders to those at the top who manipulate instead of lead. The level of hate and violence and murder is frightening, and this is amongst so-called "comrades'!
Zuma appoints Willem Heath as the head of the Special Investigations Unit. His securocrat defence continues but with the imminent disappearance of another Zuma appointee, Menzi Simelane, it looks like an increasingly "shaiky" gambit.
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.