Political Satire in South Africa

Friday, October 21, 2011

Transcript

Pieter-Dirk Uys and Jonathan Shapiro are satirists with different mediums, but a similar mission. Shapiro is a political cartoonist who publishes under the name Zapiro. Uys is a performer whose character Evita Bezuidenhout is billed as the most famous white woman in South Africa. Bob talks to the two about their work under apartheid, when their criticism of the government was as constant as it was ruthless.

Vusi Mahlasela – "Two Birds"

©2010-2011 Zapiro (All rights reserved) | Printed with permission from www.zapiro.com

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©2008-2011 Zapiro (All rights reserved) | Printed with permission from www.zapiro.com

For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com

©2008-2011 Zapiro (All rights reserved) | Printed with permission from www.zapiro.com

For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com

©2009-2011 Zapiro (All rights reserved) | Printed with permission from www.zapiro.com

For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com

©2010-2011 Zapiro (All rights reserved) | Printed with permission from www.zapiro.com

For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com

©2011 Zapiro (All rights reserved) | Printed with permission from www.zapiro.com

For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com

©2011 Zapiro (All rights reserved) | Printed with permission from www.zapiro.com

For more Zapiro cartoons visit www.zapiro.com

Comments [1]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Speaking of satire, considering my reference to fighting S. African Apartheid a generation ago, one might imagine that I am deeply disappointed by exactly what the above cartoon depicts.

Coming from Connecticut, it is hard to be disappointed in politicians elsewhere. We have an ex-con former Governor who is on commercial radio with a show called Church & State who's most recent other employer, the City of Waterbury, seems to have a hole in its budget exactly equal to the salary he "earned" as Development Administrator for a Mayor (the 1st of 5 to avoid being indicted) who won as a Democrat, lost their nomination but squeaked to a 14 vote winning write-in candidacy, and is now running again as a Republican. His predecessor is still in jail for unspeakable crimes but, hey, Bridgeport's ex-con ex-Mayor is back on the streets again!

Now, I haven't got anything specific on New Haven's forever Mayor but his mentor, former Police Chief then former Mayor Ben Dileto was cleared in a case of illegal wiretapping by testimony from Nick Pastore whom he later described on 60 Minutes as "never said a truthful thing in his life" when Pastore agreed that Dileto had impeded a criminal investigation. So, when was he lying and why didn't that stop him from becoming our top cop later on?

Oct. 27 2011 12:40 AM

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