No under 13s

A conversation between political satirist and cartoonist Zapiro and psychoanalyst Mark Solms

Fri Feb 23, 18:00 - Fri Feb 23, 20:00

Nelson Mandela Foundation



ZAPIRO (aka Jonathan Shapiro) is South Africa’s best-known and most-awarded cartoonist. His career began in the late 1980s and today he is recognised nationally and internationally as an influential social commentator through his political cartooning. He works as the editorial cartoonist for Daily Maverick. Previously he was editorial cartoonist for the Sunday Times, the Mail & Guardian, The Times, the Sowetan and for Independent Newspapers. He has published 28 best-selling annuals as well as 4 special collections The Mandela Files, VuvuzelaNation, Democrazy and WTF: Capturing Zuma—A Cartoonist’s Tale. 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. Zapiro has held solo cartoon exhibitions internationally and many in South Africa. He has won numerous international and SA awards and was voted by magazines Jeune Afrique, New Africa and Credit Suisse as one of the most influential people in Africa. In 2005 the Prince Claus Fund of the Netherlands awarded him the Principal Prince Claus Award. Most recently in 2019 he was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the order of Arts and Letters) by the President of the French Republic. Among his many accolades, he also has two honorary doctorates in Law and in Literature.

Mark Solms

Professor Mark Solms is the Director of Neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town at Groote Schuur Hospital. He is a member of the South African and American Psychoanalytic Associations and the British Psychoanalytical Society. He has received numerous honours and awards. He has published 350 journal articles and book chapters, and he has authored eight books.

This event is hosted by SAPI and SAPA.


A conversation between political satirist and cartoonist Zapiro and psychoanalyst Mark Solms
Nelson Mandela Foundation
107 Central St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2198
Get Directions