Daily Maverick editor-in-chief, Branko Brkic, announced today that South Africa’s foremost cartoonist, Zapiro, would be joining the growing editorial line-up of Daily Maverick, as from January 2017. Branko described the development as a proud moment for the publisher and sees the two editorial brands as a perfect, and overdue, fit.
Branko Bkric described the cartoonist as a beacon of wit, insight and commentary on South Africa’s political landscape for more than 25 years, adding: “He is a living legend, and we’re honoured to have him draw cartoons for Daily Maverick.”
A new, dedicated section is being built to house the cartoons on the popular current affairs and political commentary website. Four new cartoons will be published weekly, one of which exclusive to the Daily Maverick as well as housing an archive for Daily Maverick readers to explore some Zapiro’s best work from the past.
Nando’s have agreed to come on board as exclusive sponsors for the dedicated section, joining three of South Africa’s most vocal and edgy players in the social commentary space.
Jonathan Shapiro, “Zapiro” was similarly excited about the move, expressing his excitement at working with the highly talented editorial team of Daily Maverick that “has carved out their own niche in South African political analysis and opinion.”