Just what the Doctor ordered. Cartoonist scoops international prize.
|Self-portrait of the artist
Internationally celebrated cartoonist Dr Jack, who regularly adorns Noseweek’s covers, has won first prize in the Fifth Global Cartoon Contest (Third World Journalist Network), sponsored by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
He was flown to Berlin for the presentation ceremony and four days of discussion on cartooning in Africa, and social conditions in the participating countries.
Second prize was won by Kenyan cartoonist Victor Ndula and third went to Samuel Mwamkinga of Tanzania. The theme of this year’s competition was “Change the Perspective – African Unity: illusion and myth, or imperative and opportunity?”
Dr Jack (alias Jack Swanepoel), who farms in the Lowveld (and says he spends too much time repairing the tractor), relished the break in Europe, during which winners met the Reporters Without Borders representatives, visited a refugee camp, and participated in a public discussion at the Kenako Africa Festival in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz.
|The winning cartoon|
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