Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro reflects on his coming of age as the newspaper’s chief artist provocateur and slayer of sacred cows.
He has a comic’s timing, a journalist’s nose, an artist’s eye, a wordsmith’s ability to play with language and the courage to draw what he believes.
A fake Zapiro cartoon showing Jacob Zuma undergoing a colonoscopy has caused outrage at a time when the president is in the hospital
Sunday Times editor Phylicia Oppelt has responded to the criticism of a cartoon by Zapiro that has angered Hindus, saying it is not disrespectful.
Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro has stuck to his anti-Zionist views after a public spat with a pro-Israel supporter.
Mac Maharaj did his best to spin President Jacob Zuma’s withdrawal of his legal action against Jonathan Shapiro.
The presidency has challenged cartoonist Jonathan ‘Zapiro’ Shapiro to a public debate after withdrawing its lawsuit over the ‘Lady Justice’ cartoon.
President Jacob Zuma has avoided acting on claims against Zapiro ahead of Mangaung but the cartoonist says he will remain involved with the battle.
In a discussion that ranged from the hilarious to the depressing, Zapiro and other heavyweights discussed satire and the limits of freedom of expression.
Media watchers have defended cartoonist Zapiro, saying editors walk a fine line between editing and censorship, writes Faranaaz Parker.
Mail & Guardian readers have been very vocal in their criticism and praise of Zapiro’s controversial cartoon. Here are some of their comments.
The cartoonist believes it is too prescriptive and ignores the creative freedom of artists.
Invited as a VIP to a special lunch, <b>Glenda Daniels</b> gets a feeling of déjà vu.
Jonathan Shapiro has been asked to stop drawing President Jacob Zuma with a shower head sticking out of his head.
Zapiro is unfazed by criticism from the culture commission, which has called on the cartoonist to stop drawing a shower head above President Zuma.
Zapiro may be facing yet another lawsuit from the president, but if his latest cartoon is anything to go by, he won’t be silenced any time soon.
President Jacob Zuma is suing Avusa Media for R5-million for Zapiro’s Lady Justice rape cartoon, a media report said on Tuesday.
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.
Muslims are upset with Zapiro for many reasons. So let’s unpack what irks them, says <b>Mahomed Faizal Dawjee</b>.
The <em>M&G</em> has met with leaders of the broader Muslim community to discuss its publication of a cartoon epicting the Prophet Muhammad.
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.
The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> catches up with Zapiro to hear his views on everything from the infamous showerhead, to what gets him out of bed.
It’s no secret that Malema is unwilling to hand over his throne as the grandest comedian — but it seems that his spoof will outshine his deliveries.
The SABC has laid a charge of ”stolen property” after the M&G Online posted an episode of Special Assignment on political satire.
The Mail & Guardian Online brings you the documentary on political satire that the SABC has been sitting on since before the elections.
A documentary on political satire has been pulled — for the second time — by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
The Guardian was negotiating a settlement with ANC president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers over a comment it says it published by mistake.
The smartly dressed audience filing into Johannesburg’s Market Theatre is a mix of young and old, black and white.
A week and a day ahead of the April 22 elections, the SABC has cancelled an episode of Special Assignment dealing with satire.
Don’t worry, Nelson Mandela can laugh at himself. At least that’s the opinion of Jonathan Shapiro, SA’s leading political cartoonist for 20 years.
Zuma has demanded a total of R63-million in damages from a collection of journalists, cartoonists and media organisations.
Cartoonists are our<i> iimbongi</i>, the patriots who speak truth to power when necessary.