Forget the maths, South Africa needs more Marxism at school

Over the last few days, South Africa’s “minister of basic education” – yes, we have such a thing – announced a few statistics that people found alternately shocking or “hilarious”. Everything in South Africa is “hilarious”: even the vicious murders … Read the rest

Over the last few days, South Africa’s “minister of basic education” – yes, we have such a thing – announced a few statistics that people found alternately shocking or “hilarious”. Everything in South Africa is “hilarious”: even the vicious murders … Read the rest

Outrage at Zapiro’s cartoon goes global

hinduThe controversy over Zapiro’s Lord Ganesha cartoon is causing outrage among the world’s 1 billion Hindu devotees, who are calling for an international apology and the removal of the cartoon from the internet.

As South African Hindus prepare to hold … Read the rest

Why Zuma dropped Zapiro charges

President Jacob Zuma withdrew his claim for damages against cartoonist “Zapiro” to avoid setting a legal precedent, the presidency said on Sunday.

“The president… would like to avoid setting a legal precedent that may have the effect of limiting the … Read the rest

Zapiro’s cartoon of Zuma is ‘vulgar’ – Afriforum

Zapiro’s latest cartoon is a “vulgar portrayal” of President Jacob Zuma, lobby group AfriForum said on Monday.

The cartoon was “a vulgar portrayal of the president [and] unproductive and in poor taste.” AfriForum spokesman Ernst Roets said in a statement.… Read the rest

South African government demands removal of Zapiro cartoon

The South African government called for the urgent removal of the latest Zapiro cartoon on President Jacob Zuma in the Mail & Guardian on Friday.

“Government calls on Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) to withdraw his cartoon, and urges the Mail & … Read the rest