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Tag Archives | Zapiro

Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2011


Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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The Best in South African Satire


‘There can never be enough said of the virtues, dangers, the power of a shared laugh’, said Françoise Sagan. If it weren’t for the great comedic minds of our cultural landscape, we might have imploded a while ago. South Africa enjoys a remarkably robust cast of comedians and satirists in all mediums. Whether it is the […]

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Revolutionary Reading List


Today, South African media is taking to the streets to protest the battering-ram speed of the Secrecy Bill being pushed through. In my heart, I want to believe that this will get stomped on by the Constitutional Court but it seems far too audacious to hope for that much right now. At the least, we can be […]

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Zapiro takes on the Press Code

Zapiro takes on the Press Code

Seen by many as one of South Africa’s foremost satirists and commentators, Jonathan Shapiro, AKA Zapiro, has commented on the tightly prescriptive nature of the new Press Code, effective since the 15th of October. Shapiro said: “I would like to see an amendment [to the press code] soon. I’m certainly not the only one who […]

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