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Jonathan Shapiro’s Mandela Opens 3 July 2011 at The South African Jewish Museum.

Zapiro:Jiving with Madiba, Jonathan Shapiro’s Mandela opens on 3 July at The South African Jewish Museum, in The Company’s Garden. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 10-5and Fridays 10-2. Entrance is R15, Children are free! The Museum parking area is just up the street from their 88 Hatfield Street entrance. For informationcall 021-465-1546 Not just another tribute to Nelson Mandela, this exhibition celebrates the life andcontributions of South Africa’s greatest citizen, his struggle, successes and shortcomings, as portrayed by our country’s leading political cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro. Over 130 of Jonathan Shapiro’s works are on display traceing the life of Nelson Mandela from Prisoner to President to Pensioner. “This exhibition is truly an inspiring romp through the first two decades of the New South Africa, as serialized in our media, by our greatest cartoonist, Jonathan Shapiro” says Andrew Goldman, the Jewish Museum’s Director. “It is not possible to leave untouched by the contributions of Mandela and Shapiro, so different in their talent and yet both hugely influential inthe shaping of the New South Africa.” The South African Jewish Museum, in the Company’s Garden was opened by Nelson Mandela and “is one of the most imaginatively designed and interesting of the city’s museums” according to Lonely Planet guidebooks.

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