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THE YEAR IN CARTOONS

1 OCTOBER 2009 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2010

FEATURING SOUTH AFRICA’S BEST POLITICAL CARTOONISTS

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PROGRAMME

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4 THE FIRST HALF

34 HALF TIME

58 THE SECOND HALF

82 EXTRA TIME

5 Those were the Days 6 Daylight Robbery 7 Automatic, Mr Manuel? 8 Poor Saps 9 Five Star General 10 Recessionary Tactics 11 You be the Judge 12 Speaking of Hate 13 Seeing Red 14 Father Figure 15 Stand-up Comedy 16 What a State! 17 Blue Light District 18 A Score for Democracy 19 Married to the Mob 20 Indecent Exposure 21 Love me Tender 22 Forging Ahead 23 Fat Cats and Swine 24 The Rot Thickens 25 Troubled Troika 26 A Right Royal Farce 27 Toxic Eruptions 28 Kiss of Death 29 What’s in a Metaphor? 30 Toilet Humour 31 Soap Opera 32 Copeless 33 Bob’s Your Uncle

35 Counting Down… 36 Lost in Translation 37 Footing the Bill 38 A Qualified Draw 39 Fat Chance 40 FIFA Fiasco 41 It’s Tickets for Us 42 FIFA Fo Fum 43 Sepp-erate Development 44 Feel it, it is Here! 45 The Reality Deferred 46 Fan-tastic! 47 Sound the Vuvuzelas 48 Feeling Horny 49 Mexican Standoff 50 A Cup Half Full 51 Winners and Losers 52 Die Kaap is weer Hollands 53 This Time for Africa? 54 The Last Hurrah 55 Coming Down 56 Errors in Hindsight 57 Adding to the Legacy

59 After the Party 60 Return of the Horror 61 Down The Drain 62 Finished and Aangekla! 63 Flight Risk 64 The Taxman Cometh 65 Vavizela 66 Marriage of Convenience 67 One Man, One Wife! 68 Down on the Farm 69 Dismal Outcomes 70 Introducing Zumacare 71 Striking the Wrong Note 72 At Arms Length 73 Totalitarian Tendencies 74 Problem Child 75 Rebellious Youth 76 Zuma’s Revenge 77 De-pressing Developments 78 Mightier than the Sword? 79 Secrets and Lies 80 A New Govenment Gazette? 81 No Country for Old Men

83 A Nobel Gesture 84 Bully Boys 85 Neighbourhood Watch 86 Copenhagen Cop-out 87 Crude Consequences 88 The Earth Moved... 89 Hidden: A Gender 90 Different Strokes 91 The De Villiers Code 92 Now Showing 93 Dead End 94 Tot Siens 95 The Linesmen 96 Match Summary

Foul Play and Penalties

The Beautiful Game

The Goalposts Shift

Meanwhile, In Other News...

“I am showing respect. I’m playing the national anthem. Can I help it if my vuvuzela’s only got one note?”

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4 SIDELINES “[He’s] my friend, finish and klaar”

– Jackie Selebi on Glen Agliotti

“Go out. Bastard!

Go out. You bloody agent!” – Julius Malema, evicting a BBC journalist from a press conference

“Shoot the Boer!”

– Malema, defiantly singing a struggle song

“This court is

satisfied that the utterances by the respondent amounted to hate speech” – Magistrate Colleen Collis, on sentencing Malema

THE FIRST HALF FOUL PLAY, RED CARDS AND PENALTIES Old timers reminisce as the country careers towards anarchy. A surge in electricity prices shocks embattled consumers, police chiefs declare war on a new front (obesity) while their Police Minister enjoys five star privileges and government officials reward themselves with fancy cars. These are the scenes that greet the opening months of the year in review. Justice is served another lemon, as a yes-man takes over as NPA chief. The youth leadership squabbles and racism bubbles. Our president asserts himself, and fathers a love child. His State of the Nation address is thereby reduced to a joke. Warning lights are flashing, not just atop the presidential motorcade, but also in cartoons and newspaper editorials around the country. The murder trial of Glen Agliotti reveals a cozy relationship with top cop Jackie Selebi. The 20th anniversary of Mandela’s release invites us to reflect for a moment. Are we becoming a banana republic? In the nursery of our future, Malema runs amok, hatefully screaming at foe and free press and openly defying the parent body. Grilled over his tender stakes, he prevails, and continues to hog

the gravy. While corruption takes hold, forged R200 notes flood the economy. Malfeasance spreads like a virus throughout state enterprises and the private sector. Snorting the slogans of people’s power, elected representatives dip their snouts deeper into the trough. Vavi protests, offending his alliance partners, while an unrestrained Malema ups the tempo by singing ‘Kill the Boer’, a call which is followed by the murder of Boer leader Eugene Terre’Blanche. Dark clouds gather over the republic. The President will have none of this. He takes off to Buckingham Palace to visit the Queen. ‘What of the opposition?’ one might ask amidst all this chaos. What indeed. The DA evokes outrage with an open toilet policy that harks back to its dark past, while a power struggle between the leaders of Cope effectively extinguishes that beacon of hope. The chapter ends ominously with Julius Malema visiting Zimbabwe to seek inspiration from our northern neighbour’s great liberator, Robert Mugabe.

“Kiss the Boer!” – Malema ups the ante

“There’s no limit to the ANC’s accomplishments. They also made committing corruption fashionable”. THE FIRST HALF

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THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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In difficult times, some seek comfort in the past

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DAYLIGHT ROBBERY Eskom hangs the public out to dry

“Sad story in the paper of a man who died of electricity. He dropped dead from shock when he saw his electricity bill.”

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AUTOMATIC, MR MANUEL?

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Austerity measures don’t apply to the former finance minister

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POOR SAPS Despite improved crime stats, the police are no match for the real criminals

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FIVE STAR GENERAL

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Police Minister Mthethwa is comfortable with the perks of office

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RECESSIONARY TACTICS Even the recovery appears to be in recess

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YOU BE THE JUDGE

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Is it transformation or Zumafication?

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SPEAKING OF HATE Two firebrands stir the pot

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SEEING RED

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Young Communists versus the Youth League

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FATHER FIGURE Paternity scandals plague the presidency

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STAND-UP COMEDY

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President Zuma’s sexual escapades lay him wide open to satirical abuse

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WHAT A STATE! Zuma’s performance is brought into question

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BLUE LIGHT DISTRICT

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Irate citizens deplore obnoxious cavalcades

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A SCORE FOR DEMOCRACY Twenty years on, a critical reappraisal

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MARRIED TO THE MOB

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The Agliotti trial reveals sinister links with organised crime

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INDECENT EXPOSURE Malema reveals himself

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LOVE ME TENDER

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Keeping abreast of business opportunities

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FORGING AHEAD The Reserve Bank is forced to reissue the R200 note

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FAT CATS AND SWINE

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The ANC’s moral compass gets lost in the swill

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THE ROT THICKENS Corruption busters chase headless chickens

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TROUBLED TROIKA

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The ANC is confounded by its internal contradictions

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A RIGHT ROYAL FARCE Her highness, his lowness

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TOXIC ERUPTIONS

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Cartoonists make an obvious connection

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KISS OF DEATH Reprimanded for hate speech, Malema offers to kiss and make up

“No man, there’s no limit to Malema’s provocation. Now he’s threatening to kiss the Boer.”

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WHAT’S IN A METAPHOR?

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ET’s murder enlivens the hate speech debate

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TOILET HUMOUR Shanks for nothing

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SOAP OPERA

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An execrable script, atrociously performed

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COPELESS Leadership woes cripple Cope’s hopes

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BOB’S YOUR UNCLE

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Malema finds a role model

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