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Speaker, Entertainment
Location:
Cape Town South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
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Cartoonist,Celebrity,Professional Speaker,South Africa
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ZAPIRO (aka Jonathan Shapiro) is South Africa’s best-known and most-awarded cartoonist. He has been the editorial cartoonist for the Sunday Times since 1998 and Daily Maverick starting 2017.

Previously he was editorial cartoonist for Mail & Guardian and for The Times. He was also editorial cartoonist for Sowetan and Independent Newspapers. He has published 22 best-selling annuals as well as The Mandela Files, VuvuzelaNation (a collection of his sporting cartoons) and Democrazy (a collection of his cartoons spanning the 20 years of SA’s democracy).

Resulting from hard-hitting cartoons about President Jacob Zuma, he has twice been sued by Zuma for defamation. At the end of 2012, Zuma dropped one of the lawsuits (a R5 million claim over the 2008 Lady Justice cartoon). In May 2013, Zuma dropped the earlier R10 million lawsuit from 2006. He has won numerous International and SA awards. In 2012 the International Publishers Association (IPA) awarded him their annual Freedom to Publish prize.

In 2013 he was honoured for his contribution to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of NY 106 as Zapiro Lane in the Name Your Hood Campaign in Gugulethu, Cape Town. In 2013 and in 2014 he was celebrated as one of the ‘100 World Class South Africans’ by City Press. In 2014 he was cited as one of the most influential Africans by New African magazine, London and 2015 he made Credit Suisse ‘50 Movers and Shakers in Africa’ list.

In 2016, he was listed as one of the top ten cartoonists in the world by Top Teny online lifestyle magazine, New York and he received the annual EWK-Prize awarded by the EWK-Society, Sweden. Among his many accolades, he also has two honorary doctorates.  
ZAPIRO (aka Jonathan Shapiro) is South Africa’s best-known and most-awarded cartoonist. He has been the editorial cartoonist for the Sunday Times since 1998 and Daily Maverick starting 2017.

Previously he was editorial cartoonist for Mail & Guardian and for The Times. He was also editorial cartoonist for Sowetan and Independent Newspapers. He has published 22 best-selling annuals as well as The Mandela Files, VuvuzelaNation (a collection of his sporting cartoon
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Zapiro
 
As well as being an editorial cartoonist who has appeared in many newspapers, Zapiro is widely acknowledged as an important social commentator who has consistently promoted human rights and democratic values during both the apartheid era and the democratic era in South Africa. He enjoys tailoring his presentations to the general theme of a particular gathering addressing the unique interests of each group. There are however, themes he has found over the years of particular interest to diverse groups. 

Zapiro has presented in Davos at the World Economic Summits over four years as well as the WEF Africa Summits. He has also presented at the Design Indaba; The Prince Claus Fund (Netherlands); to the American Cartoonists Association at the Press Club Washington DC; a conference on Development Politics in Berlin; as well as cartooning events in Cameroon, Botswana, UK, Italy, France, Sweden and Australia.
His talks include a power point presentation during which he enacts his cartoons in a lively and entertaining style.
 
His previous presentations have covered subjects such as
•Democrazy ….2018
•From Amandla to Nkandla and everything in between
•Tell us when it’s time to panic
•Don’t mess with the president’s head
•Drawn and Quartered
•Reading between the lies
•I couldn’t make this stuff up
•The Jester’s space
•Invested in Truth
•Investing in truth, risk and rewards
•The pen is funnier than the sword
•Careful—this pen is loaded
•Sacred Cows make large targets
•You and your rights
•Drawing on the edge
•Cartooning: Taking the mind for a walk
•Issues of race and representation in SA cartooning
•Symbols, icons and cultural references in the political cartoon
•Sports commentary '94-2018'
•Freedom of expression
•Drawing the line - which reflects on cartoons which have sparked controversial debate and censorship issues. 
•Sacred cows make large targets, is a talk about his experience being a cartoonist activist from 1983 with the UDF through the apartheid era into the democratic era. 
•A decade of democracy is a talk, which looks at the fascinating dilemmas, successes and failures facing the country and government.
PRESENTATIONS by Zapiro
 
As well as being an editorial cartoonist who has appeared in many newspapers,
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Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) does a powerpoint presentation and will require the following for same.

Data projector.
Screen.
Lapel microphone is preferred and is only necessary for large audiences / venues.
He does not need sound for his presentation.
Venue to be darkened as much as possible.
Client to provide laptop at venue as Jonathan does not bring one with him.
Jonathan  requires a podium in the front where the laptop is to be placed.
Jonathan brings his presentation on a memory stick.
Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) does a powerpoint presentation and will require the following for same.

Data projector.
Screen.
Lapel microphone is preferred and is only necessa
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