Everybody Draw Muhammad Day

Picturing the prophet: your response

<i>M&G</i> readers have flooded us with letters about Zapiro's cartoon on the Prophet Muhammad. Read a selection here.

May 28 to June 3 2010

Readers react to Zapiro's Prophet Muhammed cartoon and a spokesperson for Minister Sicelo Shiceka takes on the <i><I>M&G</I></i> after our expose.

Muslims do have a sense of humour

Muhammad not only encouraged smiling, he laughed easily and made jokes

Why draw the Prophet?

From very early last Friday, the protests began rolling in. At the time of writing, my inbox alone has 79 complaints.

Zapiro’s response: A teaser

The <i>M&G</i> has released a teaser of Friday's Zapiro cartoon, in response to the uproar caused by his previous depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.

M&G meets with Muslim leaders

The <i>M&G</i> will refrain from publishing any images of the Prophet Muhammad while reviewing its editorial policy on religious matters.

‘This is not the Muhammad of the Danish cartoons’

<i>M&G</i> editor Nic Dawes has reiterated the paper's disapproval of the Islamophobia that has stalked the "Everybody draw Muhammad Day" campaign.

Anger mounts over Zapiro cartoon

A Zapiro cartoon has angered Muslims and the SA Muslim Judicial Council has called on its followers to express their condemnation.

Google chief sees ulterior motive in YouTube ban

Eric Schmidt on Friday said he suspects suppressing criticism is a factor behind the move to block YouTube in Pakistan in the name of Islam.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs