Nanda Soobben is a South African political cartoonist who “challenges the status quo rather than reflecting it” and a Social Realist Artist who “reflects life as he sees it”. Nanda was South Africa’s first black political cartoonist during the apartheid years. He lives in Durban, South Africa and is the founder of the Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design. His work appears in many national papers and around the world. He has received many international awards including an Amnesty International Award for speaking the truth through cartoons in 2007.
In line with Africa Media Online’s vision of enabling Africans to tell Africa’s story to a global audience, we digitised Nando’s 2 classic cartoon books “The Wizard of HOD and Other Odd Stories”, 1989 and “Witness to a Decade” 2004 (links to these galleries) so that publishers and image users around the world can now find and buy Nando Soobbens cartoons by licensing them with the relevant rights through Africa Media Online’s picture library.