Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland)’s weekly pick of recent product, packaging and design launches: Imagine… Zille & Malema embracing; Provantage relaunches media group; Brandcraft refreshes Fuseware; and Pernod brews new comms strat.
ZANews, the satirical puppet TV and web show that comments on South Africa’s news and political landscape, has released a spoof of the latest SA Revenue TV commercial, this time featuring Julius Malema and playing up his tax troubles . The show is produced by Thierry Cassuto and cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro.
Last week, Jacob Zuma obtained a court date for his defamation lawsuit against Jonathan Shapiro, aka Zapiro, thus paving the way for history’s first civil court battle between a president and a cartoonist. Carlos Amato spoke to Zapiro, whose 16th annual collection, The Last Sushi, hits the streets this month. Interview by Carlos Amato, illustration by Zapiro
City Press editor Ferial Haffajee says her reporter, Piet Rampedi, has been subject to a general campaign of defamation by the ANC Youth League and its leader Julius Malema. This follows a media statement by the ANCYL (published here on Politicsweb) calling on City Press to take action against the journalist, following a judgement by the press ombudsman.
This set of ads were created by ad agency FoxP2 in 2008 to promote use of dairy (an initiative by Milk SA of course) remains remarkably relevant today. Featuring the Malema & Mugabe families the ads call on consumers to rediscover the natural goodness of diary and youth (before the ANCYL hijacked that word to mean 30-somethings). Malema recently visited Mugabe as part of his drive to study the effects of “nationalisation.” The third ad features Benni McCarthy who has made a habit out of being unavailable for Bafana Bafana.
A story published today (March 17, 2010) in Afrikaans newspaper Beeld and republished on News24 (English) purposely misrepresents the supposed Facebook page of Julius Malema.