Browsing Category Humour

HAYIBO!, The best of hayibo.com. Breaking news. Into lots of little pieces
96 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R160
A selection of articles from the satirical "news" website hayibo.com.

"The second best source of made up news after the SABC."
Biggs (C.) IN REASONABLE TASTE,
192 pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2011. R180
A collection of humorous essays on wine by columnist, author and wine writer David Biggs. Most of these essays were originally published in "Good Taste" magazine.
Brooks (A.J.) TALE GUNNER, the lighter side of South African military life
319 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R185
A collection of stories about life in the South African Defence Force.

A.J.Brooks spent over twenty years in the South African Artillery. He is also the author of "The Border" (2007).
Capostagno (A.) YSTERVARKRIVIER, a slice of life, with illustrations by Dr Jack
190 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
A humorous novel set in an imaginary small village in South Africa.

Andy Capostagno was born in Bath, England, moved to South Africa in 1992, and spends most of his time on his farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. He is best known for his television commentary on rugby and cricket.
Curtis (J.) & Mason (A.) eds. JUST FOR KICKS!, the year in cartoons, 1 October 2009 - 30 September 2010, featuring South Africa's best political cartoonists
96 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R175
An anthology of political cartoons featured in South African newspapers and magazines in 2009/2010. Includes work by Zapiro, S Francis & Rico, Stent (Stacey), Andy (Dave Anderson, Brandan (Reynolds), Dov Fedler, Dr Jack (Swanepoel), Grogan (Tony), Mgobhozi (Wilson), Mothowagae (Daniel "Tromps"), amongst others.
Donaldson (A.) & Roussouw (M.) comps, COME AGAIN?, quotes from the famous, the infamous and the ordinary
156 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R135
A collection of quotes on various aspects of South African public life collected from Facebook, Twitter and the press over the past year.
Fedler (D.) DEFACE THE NATION, the best daily cartoons from the mind of Dov Fedler
158 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
Dov Fedler's cartoons appear regularly in a number of South African newspapers, including The Star and The Cape Times. This is a selection of his 2012 cartoons.

"He's the sublimely talented political cartoonist I've admired since I first picked up a newspaper...a major inspiration for me wanting to be a cartoonist." Rico Schacheri - Madam & Eve
Francis (S.) & Rico BRING ME MY (NEW) WASHING MACHINE!,
176 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R130
A collection of "Madam & Eve" cartoon strips that appear in numerous South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT,
152 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R150
The new collection of "Madam & Eve" cartoon strips that appear in numerous South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico MADAM & EVE, twenty
186 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R150
A selection of Madam & Eve cartoon strips by Stephen Francis & Rico Schacheri published in South African newspapers over the last twenty years.

"A superb mix of sitcom, satire and South African stuff - our top comic strip by far." Zapiro

"I grew up on 'Madam & Eve', it was in these panels where I discovered that SA was actually a really funny place." Kagiso Lediga, stand-up comedian
Francis (S.) & Rico MADAMS OF THE CARIBBEAN, Madam & Eve
176 pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of "Madam & Eve" cartoon strips published in numerous South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico SEND IN THE CLOWNS,
136 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R160
The 2014 collection of "Madam & Eve" cartoon strips published in numerous South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico SHED HAPPENS, Madam & Eve
136pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R160
The 2011 collection of Madam & Eve cartoon strips, published in various South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico TAKE US TO YOUR LEADER, Madam & Eve
136pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, 2016, Johannesburg. R160
The 2016 collection of Madam & Eve cartoon strips, published in various South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico THE POTHOLE AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW,
136 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R145
The 2011 collection of Madam & Eve cartoon strips, published in various South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico TWILIGHT OF THE VUVUZELAS,
136 pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R140
The 2010 collection of Madam & Eve comic stips, published in various South African newspapers.
Francis (S.) & Rico UNPLUGGED, Madam & Eve
176 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
A collection of "Madam & Eve" comic strips published in various South African newspapers in 2007/8.
Galloway (K.) WHERE'S ZUMA?,
27pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
"Where's Zuma?" is a parody of the children's book "Where's Wally?" series of books. Kobus Galloway invites you to find Jacob Zuma in a number of different situations, including the arms deal, a courtroom, the Gupta wedding, Nkandla, the Mandela memorial, a moment of loadshedding, and the 2015 State of the Nation debate.

Graphic designer and illustrator Kobus Galloway is also the author of "Idees Vol Vrees". He lives in Cape Town where he works for Media24's weekly publications. He is also a stand-up comedian and owner of Komedie Media CC
Herrmann (L.) [ZOMBIE ZA], living as the undead in South Africa
125pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2016. R130
A guide to living as a zombie in South Africa, while waiting for the Apocalypse.

Lee Herrmann is also the author of "Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse" and "The South African Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide".
Lander (C.) & Engler (H.) STUFF SOUTH AFRICAN WHITE PEOPLE LIKE,
224 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R175
Based on Christian Lander's book, "Stuff White People Like", published in the USA, this book offers humorous short essays on what white South Africans like, such as coffee, film festivals, Madiba, NGOs, Rodriquez, marathons, brunch, renovations, sushi, the Western Cape Provincial Government, threatening to emigrate, "Ubuntu", The Public Protector, talk radio, Tim Noakes, Carrol Boyes, and more.

Hagen Engler, former editor of FHM magazine, is also the author of "Marrying Black Girls for Guys who aren't Black". He lives in Johannesburg.
Latimer (A.) FROM AARDVARK TO ZUMA,
56 pp., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2012. R120
An A-Z of South Africa.

"Bakkie" - The work 'bakkie' comes from the Afrikaans word for a Tupperware-like container with a lid. A bakkie is essentially a car with a 'container' on the back.

"Krugerrand' - if you have a Krugerrand, you'll notice that it is a slightly orangey colour. This is because it is made of crown gold. Crown gold is an alloy of gold and copper, which makes the coin much more resilient to wear and tear.

"Table Mountain" - When the southeaster blows, a cloud gathers at the top of Table Mountain and billows over the cliff face. Legend has it that the cloud is actually the smoke generated from a smoking contest going on eternally between the Devil and a sea captian named Van Hunks.

Maas (D.) MELK DIE HEILIGE KOEIE, van bsarde en Banting tot Zupta en zol
244pp., papernack, Cape Town, 2016. R225
Writer, film producer, radio presenter and television host Deon Maas' humorous look at some uniquely South African holy cows: gay marriages, selfies, pot holes, racists, fracking, the Guptas, and more.
Malala (J.) LET THEM EAT CAKE, how I ate my way through Mbeki, Polokwane, Zuma and beyond
159 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R175
A selection of Justice Malala's weekly columns for the Financial Mail magazine, in which he combines an admiration for South Africa's top restaurants with satirical political analysis.

Political commentator and newspaper columnist Justice Malala is head
Mason (A.) & Curtis (J.) eds. DON'T JOKE!, the year in cartoons, 1 September 2008 - 21 August 2009, featuring South Africa's best political cartoonists
95 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R175
A collection of cartoons by Zapiro, Madam & Eve, Fred Mouton, Brandan, Yalo, Jerm, Dr Jack, Mgobhozi and many more.
Ngcobo (N.) EAT, DRINK & BLAME THE ANCESTORS, the best columns 2009-2014
288 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R190
A collection of Ndumiso Ngcobo's columns from the Sunday Times, edited and reworked.

"Ndumiso Ngcobo is the brilliant commissar of random weirdness" Chester Missing

Ndumiso Ngcobo is the author of "Some Of My Best Friends Are White" and "Is It Coz I'm Black?" He is also a radio presenter on Power FM and writes for television.
Ngcobo (N.) IS IT COZ I'M BLACK?,
154 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R145
Another collection of humorous essays by writer Ndumiso Ngcobo, the author of the "Some of My Best Friends Are Black".
Ngcobo (N.) SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WHITE, subversive thoughts from an urban Zulu warrior
168 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R200
Foreword by Fred Khumalo.

A selection of humorous essays by Ndumiso Ngcobo, a consultant and writer living on the East Rand.
Rabinowitz (N.) & Breslin (G.) SOUTH AFRICA, a long walk to a free ride
127 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R85
A title in The Youngsters series of pocket books that feature prominent young South African voices, edited by Many Wiener.

Comedy team Nik Rabinowitz and Gillian Breslin offer a history of South Africa, some alternative political insights and their fearless predictions for the future.

Some quotes from the book:
"He showered afterwards. With soap and everything. Which still puts him ahead of Mbeki in terms of HIV understanding"
"If the ANC is the nation's problem child, then the DA is the annoying goody-goody who jumps up and down waving her hand to get the teacher's attention."
"And then there was the whole of parliament, whose members decided that people as important as they are cannot be seen in anything less than a million-rand car. Because sometimes poor people have to be reminded that government doesn't care less about them."
Richman (T.) IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING KAK?, the Zuma years
158pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R120
A humourous A-Z guide to contemporary South Africa.

Tim Richman is also the author of "Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak?", "50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans" and "Ja Well No Fine".
Romain (T.) text & illus. RANDOM KAK, I remember about growing up in South Africa
156 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R180
A collection of drawings and commentary about growing up in white, middle class South Africa in the 1970s and 1980s.

"Vividly evocative of the sights and sounds of the old South Africa, with a hint of the madness underpinning it all." Zapiro

"For anyone who thought they had forgotten their youth, 'Random Kak' will remind them of how much they actually remember. I just loved every page!" PJ Powers

Trevor Romain, an author and illustrator of children's books, was born and grew up in Johannesburg. He now lives in Texas.
Rostron (B.) THE RANTER'S GUIDE TO SOUTH AFRICA, a handbook for hotheads, windbags and demagogues
140 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R125
A satirical dictionary that identifies and defines some of most overused and abused words, acronyms and jargon in use in South Africa.

Schreiber (G.) FOR KAK'S SAKE!, the angry person's guide to South Africa
138 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R135
A list of all the things that make Grant Schreiber angry in South Africa, including roadside crosses, nation-building, tourists, news, ritual slaughter, BEE status, white beggars, poaching, government campaigns, golf estates, and Marikana.
Uys (Pieter-Dirk) aka Bambi Kellermann NEVER TOO NAKED, a thrilling tale of love, lust,loss and life
293 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
The autobiography of 'Bambi Kellerman', who married a Nazi and became a stripper in Europe, and her fraught relationship with her sister 'Evita Bezuidenhout'.
Verster (F.) DIE GROOT DRIE, 'n eeu van spotprente in "Die Burger", 1915-2015
200pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
Fran├žois Verster looks at the rise and fall of Afrikaner nationalism from the perspective of three political cartoonists: D.C. Boonzaier, T.O. Honiball and Fred Mouton.

Fran├žois Verster worked as a state archivist for seventeen years. In 2007 he joined Naspers as a company archivist and historian. He has also written three novels and his memoirs. His non-fiction works include "Van Kaspaas tot Kaas, die lewe en werk van T.O. Honiball".
Wanner (Z.) MAID IN SA, 30 ways to leave your madam
100 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R110
A humorous look at the relationship between domestic workers and their madams.

Zukiswa Wanner, writer and journalist, was born in Zambia and currently lives in Nairobi. She is the author of the novels 'Madams: a wildly provocative novel', 'Men of the South', 'And Behind every Successful Man'. She wrote a book with Alf Kumalo, '8115: A Prisoner's Home' about Nelson Mandela's family home.
Zapiro BUT WILL IT STAND UP IN COURT?, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., b/w 7 colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R150
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize as well as the Standard bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning.
Zapiro DA ZUMA CODE, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and Independent Newspapers
160 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

In 2006 Shapiro won the first Mondi Shanduka Journalist of the Year Award and the first Vodacom Cartoonist of the Year Award.
Zapiro DEAD PRESIDENT WALKING, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R165
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.
Zapiro DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!,
160 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R160
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) cartoons, first published in the Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times newspapers from October 2009 to September 2010.
Zapiro DON'T MESS WITH THE PRESIDENT'S HEAD,
136 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R140
The new collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published annually since 1996.
Zapiro IT'S CODE RED!, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R160
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

"Zapiro is by far South Africa's most loved and, might I add, vilified cartoonist. Loved, because he's our collective voice of reason. And vilified, well, because he's our collective voice of reason." Brett Murray, artist

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.
Zapiro MY BIG FAT GUPTA WEDDING, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesaburg, 2013. R160
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.
Zapiro PIRATES OF POLOKWANE,
134 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R140
The annual collection of Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.
Zapiro RHODES RAGE, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R160
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro's (Zapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

"Zapiro must be stopped - his incisive portrayal of campus protests could put a generation of university academics out of business!" Professor Jonathan Jansen

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He has also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.
Zapiro TAKE TWO VEG AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times, and Independent Newspapers
160 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R130
The annual collection of Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) cartoons, published since 1996.

In 2007 Zapiro received the Cartoonists Rights Network International Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. He has also received the SA Comedy Award for Best Humorous Cartoon, the fourth Mondi Newspaper Award for Graphic Journalism and a Women Demand Dignity White Ribbon Award.
Zapiro THE LAST SUSHI, cartoons from Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times and The Times
160 pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R145
The annual collection of Jonathan Shapiro cartoons, published since 2006.
Zapiro (illus.) & Wills (C.) text VUVUZELA NATION, Zapiro on SA sport 1995-2013
147 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R175
A collection of Zapiro's (Jonathan Shapiro) cartoons about sport in the new South Africa. with brief comments by Clive Wills.
Zapiro [Jonathan Shapiro] illus. & text & Wills (M.) text DEMOCRAZY, SA's twenty year trip
247 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R225
A selection of Zapiro's cartoons, 1994-2014.

In 2012 Zapiro received the International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize, as well as the Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning. In 2013 he was named as one of City Press's "100 World Class South Africans". He is also being honoured for his contributions to press freedom and social commentary with the renaming of a street in Guguletu, Cape Town, as Zapiro Lane.