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Review: Cohen’s fire lacks fuel in ‘Borat’ sequel

The film interrogates patriarchy, but the baseness of the US means there’s nothing left to send up

The African Union’s (un)official statement on the US elections

The United States has never been shy to pass judgment on African elections. What does it look like when Africa passes judgment on America’s chaotic vote?

How to report on humanitarian crises: A guide for Western journalists

The world has become a more complicated place — that doesn’t mean your reporting has to be.

Oh Shucks, an accidental blackface hero

Leon Schuster is having a few movies of his removed from Showmax and Phumlani Pikoli figures: what better time to reflect on this bruh than now?

Zapiro needs to take a hard look in the mirror

It’s a pity that the cartoonist's work is still able to hurt so many who encounter it even casually, writes the Daily Vox team.

The other side of cliched and repetitive headlines

'Did any of these authors realise they were borrowing from André Brink when he gave his 2003 novel that title?'

​Psych the metrics of your soul

'Psychometric tests are becoming more common in the workplace, and we at the ministry were asked to test them and make recommendations'

Beware of bigotry veiled as satire

'Charlie' represents a hierarchy of Western ideals to which not everyone subscribes.

Letters to the editor: December 19 to 25 2014

Readers write in about animal rights, Judge President Chiman Patel, and word-frolicking.

M&G Hangout: Loyiso Gola – ‘we try be as funny as possible’

Loyiso Gola, the face of Late Night News, talks to us about satire and being nominated for an international Emmy award.

Laugh and cry: Satire and freedom

In a discussion that ranged from the hilarious to the depressing, Zapiro and other heavyweights discussed satire and the limits of freedom of expression.

Malema: It is a material world

Many will rejoice if Julius retires from the public eye, but writers, ­satirists, playwrights and cartoonists will lose a rich source of inspiration.

Tom Eaton and Khaya Dlanga talk online satire

Online darlings Tom Eaton and Khaya Dlanga got star treatment at the highbrow Franschhoek Literary Festival as they tackled satire in South Africa.

Late night laughs catch on

Loyiso Gola's satirical news show makes politics funny again and is a surprising hit with audiences and critics.

Yebo Hayibo!

A popular local website has been mining our political and corporate landscape for good satire. Now they've come out with a book. Niren Tolsi reports .

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