Cartoonist vs. President

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

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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