Zapiro show seeks new platform online

The producers of Z News, a news satire co-developed by award winning South African cartoonist Zapiro, is seeking alternative distribution channels after the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) pulled the plug on the show before the pilot even aired. The SABC reportedly spent close to R1 million on development before the show got canned. Zapiro is often criticised by senior government figures for his politically inconvenient views of Zuma and other members of the ANC leadership.

SA politics rebranded?

While the financial world faces what has been described as earthquake promising to re-align world markets a political earth-quake is shaking up South African politics since the Natal High Court ruling slamming President Mbeki for interfering with the prosecution of his rival Jacob Zuma.

South Africans try to gauge their leaders

An interesting story on the Mail & Guardian Online by Nosimilo Ndlovu titled ‘Political books go pop.’ Ndlovu reveals books about the state of the nation and local politicos are turning into surprised bestsellers.

A future of division, factionalism, stagnation and patronage?

The ANC under Jacob Zuma shows signs of losing its way, says The Economist in its August 7 edition, under the headline “A future of division, factionalism, stagnation and patronage”. Does this headline really reflect the mood of the nation?

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