Sunday, November 30, 2014

crash and burn

Oh boy, the Boks are really taking the heat from the armchair critics.  Going down to the Welsh boyos surely makes for some heated discussion around the braai.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Baleka Mbete does her best Miley Cyrus impersonation as she wields the wrecking ball on parliament.Now she wants to recall parliament just to hammer the EFF. As subtle as a wrecking ball!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

the cracks are showing

All the troubled paratatals.  If you connect the dots, there is one source from which all the chaos, non-accountability, mismanagement and inefficiency stems: Number One.  This cartoon was  late today because of a power cut brought to you by the ANC.  Arrogance, Nepotism, Corruption.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sucking it up

Makana Municipality is battling financially and an administrator has been appointed to sort the situation out. Good news. However, there is no cap for salaries so Pam Yako, the incumbent, is receiving R 327 882 per month.  She also only works 3 days a week. Oh yes, irregular expenditure of over R 1 billion was reported by the AG under her watch of the DG of Water Affairs.  She was suspended on full pay for over a year, pending the outcome of this investigation. Still not resolved.  
By the way, Makana municipality has been struggling with chronic water shortages.
 Go figure – she certainly did.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

fence sitter

Poor old Cyril Ramaphosa, trying to be the cool head to calm things down in Parliament. Well, he got flack from the opposition parties and found himself under fire from the ANC MP's, who accused him of treading on Baleka Mbete's toes.  Now it turns out that the controversial security features are falling apart, even though we are still arguing about who is going to pay for them. Now who is going to pay in the end ? Just don't ask Cyril.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ghost president

Our white elephant president continues to hide away from the tough questions in parliament over the R246 million Nkandla debacle.  He might not be there but he is responsible for all the chaos that has happened in the past few weeks. Naturally he will avoid responsibility for this as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

black humour

A couple of quite dark cartoons, literally and figuratively.  In the first, the political parties at war with themselves and each other.  Then, of course, our local politicos busy covering up another scandal.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Our scumbag president really takes the cake.  He appoints a girlfriend (not counting four official wives) to chair the board at South African Airways, our famous national carrier that has to be bailed out regularly with taxpayer's money.  This brilliant manager has been caught lying about her non existent academic qualifications. She appoints a dodgy CEO who is supposed to have been suspended but is still at work.  At the SABC, another ailing parastatal with financial baggage, another girlfriend is appointed as chairperson of the board.  She is currently embroiled in a court battle to prove she actually has the degrees she claims on her CV. She has just appointed a dodgy acting CEO (who was supposed to be suspended) to CEO so he can make some dodgy appointments before he is booted.  How I wish they'd all end up behind bars permanently.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

so far this week

Whenever I feel discouraged and am struggling to come up with fresh concepts, I thank the universe for the silliness and utter chaos of the politics of this country.  It must really be boring to be a political cartoonist in a country like Switzerland !

Sunday, November 9, 2014

dirty laundry blues

The expulsion of NUMSA from the federation of unions, COSATU, has been the main talking point this week. Seems like they are getting rid of the blue collar worker unions and maintaining the mainly white collar public service unions like Sadtu, Nehawu, Samwu and others that are invested in maintaining the ANC status quo.  The damage has been done though, so let's see what comes out in the wash !

Thursday, November 6, 2014

praise singer

Same old song.  The president refuses to face hostile questions in parliament so he sends in his supporting act to demand respect for No. 1.  Mr. president - respect is earned, not demanded, and you need to work a damned lot harder to even earn minimum wage in that department.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

going off the deep end

What's going on? Numsa wants to break away and form a worker's party then they shout about not getting suspended on expelled from Cosatu.  Make up your mind Comrade Jim, or is it a case of uinty in diversity?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

bush party

It really makes me feel good to know that my tax money is being put to good use, paying for ANC member of parliament, Zoleka Capa, to enjoy a jolly trip to our Northern neighbours.  Makes me proud that I didn't vote for the kleptocratic ANC.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dead and buried

Over the past couple of years, a number of dodgy deals have been done at BCM.  Two forensic reports were commissioned, one for a refuse bag supply tender and one for the infamous Make a Difference campaign, that aimed to spend 80% of their budget in the last few months of the financial year.  Well, the mayor let these two little documents conveniently get lost in her office for the past few years. Now, questions have been asked so what do the ANC cadres do, the vote in a closed door meeting to summarily rescind the reports so the guilty all go free. No questions asked because swift justice was denied the accused. Kleptocracy in action.

diplomatic fallout

Both governments seem to be antagonizing each other and nothing gets solved.  Unfortunately it seems that the little people get caught in the fallout.  A number of South African pilgris that were killed come from the Eastern Cape. RIP.