Despite Jeff Radebe's protests, the 2010 world cup was an excellent opportunity for fraud and corruption, and what better teachers than Sepp Blatter and his bunch of thieves. So much for good will and development, apart from white elephant soccer stadiums that is.
Our speed reading president has been applying his mind for some time now - we assume he is making up his mind who to blame for the Marikana disaster now. My bet is Riah Phiyega as the fall guy (sorry, person). Either way, it's a sticky situation for all concerned.
It's about time the ANC sent in a crew to clean up the disgusting mess that is Buffalo City Metro. Can't wait to see what happens in next year's local govt elections. Hopefully a new broom will sweep clean.
I wonder how many right thinking South Africans have faith in our delectable Communications minister. Not satisfied with having a public broadcaster that lionizes the ruling party and refuses to broadcast opposition activities, now she's mooting a black, state-owned media house that will only place govt. advertising with 'connected' media. Hello Zimbabwe.
Newly crowned King Zwelonke Sicgawu of the Amaxhosa is bemoaning the fact that King Zwelethini of the Amazulu gets preferential treatment and a huge annual budget compared to the other kings. Well I agree, cut Zelethini's salary to match the rest and while we're about it, let the various kings' loyal subjects pay for him and not the poor taxpayer, like me, who does not have a 'traditional leader'.
Occasionally something happens that is so bizarre that it's just funny on its own. Cadre deployment of this type is so weird that it's hard to top the initial scenario.
Danny Jordaan as mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro ?
Our gracious mayor, council speaker and senior councillor, all charged with corruption, refuse to step down but choose to continue in their positions. Naturally they then attempt to suspend the city manager, who just happens to to be the main witness against them in court. Now he is also fighting this suspension in court, all paid for by those friendly BCM ratepayers of course.
Jacob Zuma is feathering his nest by shunting out any of those pesky securocrats that ask awkward questions. Anwar Dramat from the Hawks has walked and now it looks line head of the NPA, Mxolisi Nxasana, is on his way with a golden handshake, paid for by the taxpayer, of course.
Just leave the Xolobeni dunes alone. Government and big business from Oz (of all places) want to come and spoil our pristine Wild Coast. All power to John Clarke and his battle to protect the local community who would be robbed of their environment if the mining went ahead. Read more at dailymaverick.co.za
Interesting to draw characters I'm not used to. The British elections are about to happen and it is interesting to read all about it from a distance, such as the debate if Ed Milliband looks weird or that if a politician eating a bacon sandwich or a hotdog with knife and fork is enough to put one off voting for them. So much for burning social issues.
Well, at least the DA has the courage of their convictions and is willing to let their leadership debate issues in public. Someone should tell the ANC that 'debate' is what you use to catch 'de voters'.
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.