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ZANEWS Nominated for Six SAFTA Awards

February 4th, 2013|

The satirical puppet news show that fought so hard to make it to tv will go to the 7th South African Film and Television Awards with a harvest of Golden Horns nominations in the TV Comedy and Animation categories.

ZANEWS, South Africa’s satirical puppet news show, has done it again. Fresh from their scoop of Best Editorial Team in […]

ZANEWS Network Back – Bigger and Better on TopTV

July 12th, 2012|

ZA NEWS Network’s exciting fifth season kicks off on TopTV’s flagship channel, Top One, on Sunday, August 5 bringing you the most fun you can have with politics and current affairs, entertainment, sport and financial news.

The weekly show will be bigger and better than ever before with several new characters joining our already famous and infamous gathering of […]

ZANEWS weekly podcast gets a Bookmark and reaches 100,000 downloads on iTunes

November 16th, 2011|

Fresh from their Silver and Bronze DMMA Bookmarks last week, Both
Worlds, the makers of the satirical web+tv puppet show ZANEWS, are
proudly celebrating the 100,000th download of their weekly video podcast.
The vidcast is available in South Africa and across the world via the popular
Apple iTunes store. It allows fans to catch up, at home or on […]

In Celebration of ZANEWS’ 2nd Birthday and the Archbishop’s 80th Birthday

October 7th, 2011|


The two beloved puppet characters of our iconic Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu share their daily thoughts of wisdom, jokes, opinions and rants on events and people that made headlines in South Africa and around the world since 2009.

To mark the Archbishop 80th birthday and […]

ZANEWS is ZA “Newsmaker of the Year”

November 29th, 2010|

Both Worlds ­ the makers of ZANEWS ­ scoops up a host of major Industry Awards

On Wednesday, November 24th, in Braamfontein’s Alexander Theatre, ZANEWS received one of 11 highly prestigious honors at the Financial Mail’s annual AdFocus Awards. ZANEWS was chosen by a judging panel of South Africa’s marketing and advertising leaders to receive the “Newsmaker of […]

FRESHLYGROUND and ZANEWS join forces to produce new music video: ‘Chicken to Change’

September 1st, 2010|

FRESHLYGROUND and ZA NEWS join forces to produce new music video: ‘Chicken to Change’ – a cheeky challenge to his Excellency, Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

FRESHLYGROUND have teamed up with the internet satirical show ZA NEWS to make their second music video for their new album ‘Radio Africa’. The decision to hook up with the puppets […]

South African Satirical News Show, ZANEWS, Finally to Launch

October 6th, 2009|

After ten years in development the satirical news show created by Zapiro and Thierry Cassuto will begin showing on Tuesday 6th October. ZA NEWS will become one of few South African political satires featuring content based on current South African issues and news. The topical comedy skits feature local politicians and celebrities such as Julius

Malema, Jacob Zuma, Helen […]

ZANEWS, South Africa’s Most Controversial Online Television Show, Returns for a Second Season

February 19th, 2009|

Following on a groundbreaking and successful first season, the satirical online newscast ZA NEWS is back at last ­ with new puppet characters, a brand new website, new skits and more irreverence than ever. ZA News is a long­term collaboration between famous cartoonist Zapiro and film and TV producer Thierry Cassuto. The satirical newscast consists of life­size puppets of […]