“Money Squawks” (in bank queues)

About the cartoonist...

Jonathan Shapiro (born October 27,1958) is a South African cartoonist, famous as Zapiro.

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 (1994-2016), for The Times (May 2009-2016), for Sowetan (1994 – 2005), for Cape Argus (1996 – 1997), and Cape Times, The Star, The Mercury, Pretoria News (2005 – 2008).

Solo Cartoon Exhibitions

He has held solo cartoon exhibitions in New York, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dhaka, Sweden and many in South Africa. He has also exhibited in numerous group shows locally and internationally.

He attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland 2003-2006 as one of a group of invited cartoonists. He has been an invited participant and speaker in cartoon events in Cameroon, Botswana, Namibia, Australia, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Taiwan and the USA. In South Africa he has been a presenter and run workshops for a wide variety of organisations and educational institutions.

Awards Timeline

·         In 2001 he became the first cartoonist to win a category prize in the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards.

·         In 2004 the University of Transkei (now incorporated into Walter Sisulu University) made him an Honorary Doctor of Literature. In 2008 Rhodes University made him an Honorary Doctor of Laws.

·         In 2005 the Prince Claus Fund of the Netherlands awarded him the Principal Prince Claus Award.

·         In 2005 he also received an Honorary Sunday Times Alan Paton Literary Award.

·         In 2005 he won the first Mondi Shanduka Journalist of the Year Award.

·         In 2007 the Cartoonists Rights Network (USA) awarded him their annual Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award. Later that year he was also awarded first prize in Berlin, in the international Entwicklungspolitik       cartoon competition on Africa.

·         In 2009 he won the Media Institute of Southern Africa’s Press Freedom Award.

·         In 2011 he was voted one of the 50 most influential people in Africa by the magazine Jeune Afrique

·         In 2012 the International Publishers Association (IPA) awarded him their annual Freedom to Publish prize.

·         In 2013 he was celebrated as one of the ‘100 World Class South Africans’ by City Press

·         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

·         In 2015 he made Credit Suisse ‘50 Movers and Shakers in Africa’ list

·         In 2016 he has been listed as one of the top ten cartoonists in the world by Top Teny online lifestyle magazine, New York.

·         In 2016 he received the annual EWK-Prize awarded by the EWK-Society, Norrköping, Sweden

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