I am a cartoon illustrator, living and working in Cape Town, South Africa.

I draw and illustrate cartoons for all types of media, from comic strips, corporate and commercial cartoons to children's books.
I am also the co-creator of the comic strips Treknet, Koos, Mama Taxi, Ripples and Brak, which have been published in various newspapers and magazines throughout South Africa, Namibia and the USA.
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9 Jun 2009

6 minute limit

Editorial cartoon People's Post 9th June 2009

Cape Town - Dogs that bark more than six minutes an hour could find themselves in the dog box with law enforcement officials, in terms of a draft by-law.
The measure, which will soon be released for public comment, is an attempt to deal with canines that arouse the ire of neighbours by barking continuously.
In a media release on Thursday, the city said the by-law was "very specific" on what constituted nuisance behaviour.
"Owners may not keep any dog which barks for 'more than six minutes in any hour or more than three minutes in any half hour', causing disturbance to inhabitants of a neighbourhood," it said......cont.

4 Jun 2009

perfume con

Fake perfumes can fool you People's Post 02/06/09
tauriq hassen

ROAMING salesman have been conning people into buying bottles of expensive perfume for rock-bottom prices, but, as one shopper recently found, the bottles contain nothing but household detergents.
Vanessa Thomas bought two bottles of what appeared to be perfume in the Kenilworth Centre parking lot on Saturday 23 May.
“The packaging looked real and it even had that scent on the outside of the box that made you believe it was real,” says Thomas.
She opened her purchase when she arrived home and knew immediately she had been conned out of R250.
“I was so convinced that this was the real product and the way the guy sold it to me was so believable.”
These “perfume” salesmen wander around the parking area of the shopping centre, taking care to avoid being seen by security. “We don’t allow these guys to sell these items on our premises, but they manage to get it right every time,” says a spokesperson for Kenilworth Centre.