22_Zapiro’s Drawing on Madiba / 2008 ) (C/D)
Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg

During the last months of 2008, the Nelson Mandela Foundation commissioned trace to develop a solo exhibition of Zapiro’s cartoons. The exhibited works spanned the years of Zapiro’s cartoons of Mandela, from the first drawing, which was on a birthday card for Mandela who was in prison at the time, to the cartoon celebrating Mandela’s 90th birthday. The cartoons were exhibited together with many of Zapiro’s preliminary sketches and sketchbooks, showing the interesting process, which goes into the making of a Zapiro cartoon. The exhibition takes us on a journey from the early days of South Africa’s democracy to the present. It is an entertaining and insightful way to view the history of South Africa’s democracy.