Thursday, September 15, 2011


The South African Jewish Museum in the Company's Garden, Cape Town is one of our finest museums. We went there to view the temporary exhibition entitled "Zapiro: Jiving with Madiba. Jonathan Shapiro's Mandela" and what a pleasure. With the anniversary of Steve Biko's death in detention on 12 September 1977 three days ago, and in the aftermath of an excellent lecture by Sir Sydney Kentridge (one of the lawyers who represented the Biko family at the subsequent inquest) it was a wonderful way to remember those dark days, yet feel uplifted that there were, and still are, dissenting voices of the calibre of Zapiro in South Africa. This is a great exhibition and everyone should go and see it. In this photo is the original Madiba puppet used for ZA News.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could see the Zapiro exhibit. Hope they bring it to PE.