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KICKS!

THE YEAR IN CARTOONS 1 OCTOBER 2009 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2010

FEATURING SOUTH AFRICA’S BEST POLITICAL CARTOONISTS

JUST FOR

Edited by John Curtis and Andy Mason

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THE YEAR IN CARTOONS KICK OFF

PROGRAMME

4 THE FIRST HALFFoul Play and Penalties

5 Those were the Days 6 Daylight Robbery 7 Automatic, Mr Manuel? 8 Poor Saps 9 Five Star General10 Recessionary Tactics11 You be the Judge12 Speaking of Hate13 Seeing Red14 Father Figure15 Stand-up Comedy16 What a State!17 Blue Light District18 A Score for Democracy19 Married to the Mob20 Indecent Exposure21 Love me Tender22 Forging Ahead23 Fat Cats and Swine24 The Rot Thickens25 Troubled Troika26 A Right Royal Farce27 Toxic Eruptions28 Kiss of Death29 What’s in a Metaphor?30 Toilet Humour31 Soap Opera32 Copeless33 Bob’s Your Uncle

34 HALF TIMEThe Beautiful Game

35 Counting Down…36 Lost in Translation37 Footing the Bill38 A Qualified Draw39 Fat Chance40 FIFA Fiasco41 It’s Tickets for Us42 FIFA Fo Fum43 Sepp-erate Development44 Feel it, it is Here!45 The Reality Deferred46 Fan-tastic!47 Sound the Vuvuzelas48 Feeling Horny49 Mexican Standoff50 A Cup Half Full 51 Winners and Losers52 Die Kaap is weer Hollands53 This Time for Africa?54 The Last Hurrah55 Coming Down56 Errors in Hindsight57 Adding to the Legacy

58 THE SECOND HALFThe Goalposts Shift

59 After the Party60 Return of the Horror61 Down The Drain62 Finished and Aangekla!63 Flight Risk64 The Taxman Cometh65 Vavizela66 Marriage of Convenience67 One Man, One Wife!68 Down on the Farm69 Dismal Outcomes70 Introducing Zumacare71 Striking the Wrong Note72 At Arms Length73 Totalitarian Tendencies74 Problem Child75 Rebellious Youth76 Zuma’s Revenge77 De-pressing Developments78 Mightier than the Sword?79 Secrets and Lies80 A New Govenment Gazette?81 No Country for Old Men

82 EXTRA TIMEMeanwhile, In Other News...

83 A Nobel Gesture84 Bully Boys85 Neighbourhood Watch86 Copenhagen Cop-out87 Crude Consequences88 The Earth Moved...89 Hidden: A Gender90 Different Strokes91 The De Villiers Code92 Now Showing93 Dead End 94 Tot Siens95 The Linesmen96 Match Summary

“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 THE FIRST HALF

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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

“Kiss the Boer!”– Malema ups the ante

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.

“There’s no limit to the ANC’s accomplish-ments. They also made committing corruption fashionable”.

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THE YEAR IN CARTOONS THE FIRST HALF

In difficult times, some seek comfort in the past

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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6 DAYLIGHT ROBBERY

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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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Austerity measures don’t apply to the former finance minister

AUTOMATIC, MR MANUEL?

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8 POOR SAPS

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

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Police Minister Mthethwa is comfortable with the perks of office

FIVE STAR GENERAL

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10 RECESSIONARY TACTICS

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Even the recovery appears to be in recess

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Is it transformation or Zumafication?

YOU BE THE JUDGE

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12 SPEAKING OF HATE

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Two firebrands stir the pot

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Young Communists versus the Youth League

SEEING RED

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14 FATHER FIGURE

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Paternity scandals plague the presidency

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

STAND-UP COMEDY

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16 WHAT A STATE!

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Zuma’s performance is brought into question

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Irate citizens deplore obnoxious cavalcades

BLUE LIGHT DISTRICT

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18 A SCORE FOR DEMOCRACY

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Twenty years on, a critical reappraisal

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The Agliotti trial reveals sinister links with organised crime

MARRIED TO THE MOB

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20 INDECENT EXPOSURE

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Malema reveals himself

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Keeping abreast of business opportunities

LOVE ME TENDER

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22 FORGING AHEAD

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The Reserve Bank is forced to reissue the R200 note

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The ANC’s moral compass gets lost in the swill

FAT CATS AND SWINE

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24 THE ROT THICKENS

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Corruption busters chase headless chickens

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The ANC is confounded by its internal contradictions

TROUBLED TROIKA

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26 A RIGHT ROYAL FARCE

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Her highness, his lowness

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Cartoonists make an obvious connection

TOXIC ERUPTIONS

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28 KISS OF DEATH

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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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ET’s murder enlivens the hate speech debate

WHAT’S IN A METAPHOR?

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30 TOILET HUMOUR

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Shanks for nothing

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An execrable script, atrociously performed

SOAP OPERA

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32 COPELESS

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Leadership woes cripple Cope’s hopes

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Malema finds a role model

BOB’S YOUR UNCLE

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