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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 […]