Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro, will present some of his most topical cartoons and discuss the ideas surrounding them at the Grill Room, Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands on Tuesday, 4 December 2012, at 12.30pm for 1pm.
He is described as South Africa's most controversial and popular cartoonist. His provocative cartoons have sparked the ire of President Jacob Zuma, who claimed that the "Lady Justice" cartoon impugned his dignity and reputation and also claimed damages of R4m (later reduced to R100,000 before the case was dropped). Zapiro actively supports freedom of speech and expression and has tangled with Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on these issues.
His newest book is entitled But Will It Stand UP In Court and features Brett Murray's "The Spear" on the cover.
Cape Town Press Club members will pay R145, guests R185 and bona fide working journalists will pay 50% of asking price thanks to sponsorship from CEF. Other sponsors include BP SA, Distell, DBSA, Bass Gordon and BATSA.
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