Wednesday, December 28, 2011

drive safely drive

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!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

the grinch speaks

The old political game - blame someone else so that the dumb voters are distracted and don't see what's happening behind the scenes. The Lord giveth and the government takes away!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

public watch dog

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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The politics of losers. Stupid egotistical bastards trying to outdo each other in a race for power while the country suffers. Political scum.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

in poor taste

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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

proxy fight

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'!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Boy, was my face red!

It seems as if there's a trend appearing. Our president's special appointments appear to have the annoying habit of blowing up in his face. We told you that cadre deployment doesn't work!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

hot air

What's the single biggest source of climate warming gases - you guessed it - political hot air!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Flat out

Is this a case of (steam)rolling out service delivery or is it about levelling the political playing fields?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Finish and klaar?

Well, I tried not to be unkind to a sick man but I think karma works sometimes.

security blanket

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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

COP 17

Climate change talks in Durban, what else to draw but a polar bear surfer dude?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kill the boer, kill the farmer

Aaaah Julius. From one career involving bull$#!*€ to another. You are indeed a gift to cartoonists.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

rhino payback

This is part of a fund raising campaign I got involved in. White rhinos are being slaughtered by poachers in SA to feed the market in China for rhino horn. Human greed and vanity at its worst. The poachers kill a magnificent wild animal worth R 500 000 and, if caught, pay a R 10 000 fine. No wonder the slaughter continues. I say, put the poachers or Chinese hunters in a boma with an angry rhino and see who comes off second best then!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

red tape

How do you sort out a department that manages to lose billions? Oh what a tangled web they weave.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Tuesday

Today is the day the ANC showed the true colour of their collective soul - dark.

muzzling free speech the ANC way

This cartoon is based on that infamous National Lampoon cover that states "Buy this magazine or we'll shoot this dog". Of course the ANC is saying "buy this stupid bill and we'll kill democracy".

Monday, November 21, 2011

up the creek

Well, they'd never admit that things are going backwards, but...

Friday, November 18, 2011

bloodshed ahead

The hidden dangers are lurking despite what happens on the surface.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

dishonourable members

Why can't the ruling party get their members to keep their members in their pants? I suppose they've learnt from the top, but my question is, can't they rather put all that extra energy into doing their jobs properly instead?

Friday, November 11, 2011


Just one of the strips I submit occasionally to the health/spiritual magazine Odyssey.


He was always an accident waiting to happen. The only sad faces are those of the country's political cartoonists!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ahoy land blubber!

As the ANC sails off on a voyage of excessive expenditure (estimated at over R 100 million) to celebrate the party's centenary, our thoughts turn to that excess baggage that might be left behind. In fact, I took a chance to submit this cartoon before Malema had in fact been dumped. Thanks to the cartoon gods that my faith was justified and he's been set adrift in the political doldrums for the next five years.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Don't touch me on my song

Guess who's singing a different tune now ?

Police farce

Police have threatened to enforce a ban on public drinking at a popular local outdoor area in East London. Apart from a greater police presence nothing will get done. This cartoon is just a tongue in cheek spin on the whole situation.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The tribe has spoken

Tribalism is alive and well and living in Africa. Manguang should be interesting.

In flight entertainment

Flew up to Johannesburg for the Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards. I flew on 1time so there were no free drinks to keep me entertained. This was the next best option. Congratulations to Jerm, who draws for the New Age, who won the cartoonist category.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ron caricature

Local Haulier and namesake, Ron Miles (no relation)with his pride and joy.

Stepping on toes

Hey Mr. President, you lead the government, not the constitution. Leave the judiciary alone or you might just find yourself voted out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hey govt. - take a hike!

The belt is so tight now I can't even reach the accelerator any more, let alone drive!

Young lion's Emperor or empty roar ?

Thanks to my editorial colleague for the initial concept. Thanks Dawn, it really hit the spot. Julius seizes, now we just wait for him to be stabbed in the back, as has always happened in politics. Just ask his namesake.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

nothing new in this world

This cartoon is a bit of a moral dilemma for me. Not the subject matter, but how I got to it. I work for as a freelance cartoonist for a newspaper and present 2 or 3 concepts daily for consideration by the editor. All my concepts were rejected and I ended up drawing the editorial suggestion on the theme. My dilemma is do I bow to pressure from someone whose opinion and experience I value greatly or make my life difficult and stand behind my concepts, notwithstanding my position in the hierarchy of decision making and the pressure of a looming deadline? Well, I blinked first and accepted the position of hired pen rather than that of hired intellect. Feel very ambivalent about this.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

strange days indeed

The irony is that if the government had got their finger out, all of this nonsense would be unnecessary. Stupid sheeple being used by Malema to push his political fight for life.

Before and After

Sparring with the government is what its all about. We wait to see if he has political muscle or is has just got an overdeveloped jaw.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The bigger (crooks) they are, the harder they fall

At last, President Zuma, moves against these blatant hyenas. Just bear in mind that he was the one who appointed them in the first place!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

educational challenges

Just when you thought there was light at the end of the tunnel - more gloom.

Do as I say, not as I do

The government wants to introduce ethics as a subject in schools. Brilliant idea, obviously it will also be introduced in the ANC's political school? Ha!

Friday, October 21, 2011

oh boys

Well, our national team managed NOT to qualify for the African Cup of Nations after a song and dance (literally). Here's to happier times from last year's soccer world cup when SA had something to celebrate.

its not what you know, its who you know

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Kiddi Amin

Delusions of grandeur, or is it just a Napoleon complex. Juju, you have to earn respect, you can't inherit it. You can only inherit stupid.

No comment

Sometimes I just get speechless at the sheer incompetence, the brazen arrogance and uncaring attitude of those at the top. This is one of those moments.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

slippery characters

My Xhosa speaking colleagues tell me that that the names, Nyoka and Majola, the main protagonists in the Cricket SA debacle, mean snake. Snake in the grass indeed, Mr. Majola.

Monday, October 17, 2011

bloody bloodsucker

Well done to the public protector. Now Mr. Zuma, just swat this parasite!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

looking the wrong way

If you want to know what inspired this cartoon, it's all there in this article by Stephen Grootes at the Daily Maverick.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Florence Nightmare

The East Cape Health department is notorious for its problems. This cartoon stems from a series of scandalous stories about treatment of patients at local hospitals. I came in for a bit of flak for depicting nurses in a bad light. Of course I realise that not all nurses are bad but as this is a general comment I was merely using the nurse as a stereotype figure to represent Healthcare as a whole. If the cap fits, as they say. Just ask the poor guy that was sent home to die.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Covering up the stink!

The corruption just gets recycled. Every week another ripoff - more regular than our refuse collection.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Do as I say, not as I do! When it comes to politicians, its really a case of reading between the lies!