Wonkie Blog

Below are some of the latest Wonkie blog posts - these are articles about Wonkie, as opposed to cartoon commentary on current affairs. You can find the latest articles about upcoming web developments, new site features, Wonkie competitions and promotions. Details about Wonkie contest and online competition winners will also be published here. Should Wonkie win the lottery, and the blog is going to be migrated to the Caribbean, this is undoubtedly where you will read about it first!

Welcome the New Wonkie!

February 24th, 2024 (Updated)

As you’ve probably noticed, Wonkie has been rather quiet over the last couple of months. Contrary to popular belief, Wonkie was not out meditating in the Himalayas, hoping that Julius Malema returns to the South African political scene, or that e-tolls in Gauteng are permanently suspended. Wonkie has, nonetheless, been quite busy.

Earlier this year, Wonkie decided to take a slight change in direction. For one, the older Wonkie website was developed piecemeal and while it served its core purpose, it was far from being an attractive, easily navigable website. Given that Wonkie now has over 15,000 email subscribers and 6,000 fans on Facebook, the Wonkie editors thought it was high time for a proper upgrade.

We have structured the website to have a more news-site feel. The home page will now display six of the most recent cartoon thumbnails, some of the most popular posts and pages on the site instead of just the latest cartoon and editorial. It is now also easier to share posts on social media with the floating Digg Digg bar on individual cartoon post pages. Readers will also now be able to respond directly to individual comments.

Secondly, another notable change is that there will be less of a focus on South African politics. While reading South African cartoons and chuckling at the endless stream of Julius Malema jokes is great, Wonkie thinks it would be more interesting to expand the selection of topics to include more relevant international, and social issues.

The idea is to provide alternative views and insights into popular topics, and to stimulate debate about them. These topics could range from freedom of the press and life coaching, to a more practical guide on how to start your business (all with Wonkie’s signature comic twist, naturally). Of course, this is not to say that regular readers will be completely starved of South Africa-related content – they certainly will not be. Viva South Africa lives on!

Please feel free to leave your comments on this post, including any suggestions of subjects you’d like to read more about. If you feel you have an alternative view of your own and would be interested to share it with the Wonkie community in a (max) 800 word guest post, then please get in touch with your ideas.

Tea and Coffee Emporium - South Africa

Wonkie Winners – November 2011 Update

February 24th, 2024 (Updated)

As you will likely know if you already signed up, Wonkie held a draw for all eligible email subscribers on Monday, 31 October 2011. It was our largest prize yet – a 16MB iPad… quite a way up from our initial media player, t-shirt and Wonkie pen awards when we first started off three years back! As an added bonus for subscribers, we also gave away 2 media players and 3 Wonkie pens for the runners up!

The winners have already been notified, and we will update this post as soon as we receive their permission to publish their names.

Wonkie would also like to take this opportunity to update readers on progress – to date, Wonkie has captured over 13,000 confirmed, opt-in subscribers (and another 6,000 unconfirmed ones!) Wonkie’s presence on facebook has also been steadily growing over the last year and now Wonkie now has over 5,000 facebook fans.

As always, Wonkie is most grateful for your support and thanks you! To recognise some of Wonkie’s top contributors (Peace, Mzu, a-maize-ingly-corny, Garth, Piedpyper, Madoba, Rio and a few more come immediately to mind) Wonkie is planning to give out some special awards – stay tuned to this post for updates!

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If your challenges are more of a personal nature, please visit LifeCoach-Pro, for support with life coaching services. For those of you who are not familiar with coaching, be sure to check out Wonkie’s light-hearted definition of life coaching.

For those of you who have already sorted out your business and life’s challenges, perhaps some recreational activity might suit you better – why not check out Wonkie’s online casino directory, the best online slots casino, or if you’re more risk averse, buy lottery tickets online instead. If you’re based in India, be sure to visit the best Indian online casinos or play lottery online in India here instead. Whatever you choose, Wonkie wishes you the best of luck in your endeavours!

Be sure to sign up to Wonkie’s email subscription to be eligible for the latest iPad draw, photo caption challenges and other online competitions. Do invite your friends to join the fun!

Wonkie – 2010 Year End Update

February 24th, 2024 (Updated)

This year has certainly flown by and a lot has been going on with Wonkie staff all over the world. For starters, it was great to receive the Best Political blog in South Africa award for 2010 at the SA Blog Awards. It was even more satisfying for Wonkie that the email and feed subscribers increased to over a whopping 11,300 last month. Add that to the 4,200+ fans on facebook and that makes for quite a huge following for a blog. So thank you all for reading and commenting – Wonkie appreciates it!

Now Wonkie has received some feedback and a few suggestions for topics which should be covered going forward. Before Wonkie makes any changes though, it would be great if you would please let us know your thoughts by completing the quick poll below:

How should Wonkie take this site forward? (Select as many as appropriate):

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Please click HERE to leave your COMMENTS and SUGGESTIONS for Wonkie!

On another positive note, the winning caption entry for the last bird-eat-bird photo caption challenge is Lindani who gets a Wonkie T-Shirt! You can see the caption challenge and the winning entry by clicking the link below:

Please click HERE to leave your COMMENTS and SUGGESTIONS for Wonkie!

Wonkie update

February 24th, 2024 (Updated)

Friday, 17th September was the last day to vote for Wonkie in the 2010 South African blog awards – for those of you who did, Wonkie would like to extend a warm, appreciative thank you. [Updated: 26 Sep 2010] Your vote certainly did count and helped Wonkie walk away with the best political blog in South Africa award for 2010.

SA Blog Awards Winners Badge

As a general update, Wonkie has just reached over 11,000 email subscribers now and is still growing strongly – thanks again for your support!

NB: The next draw for the media player for all email subscribers is at the end of October so stay tuned!

Please Vote for Wonkie!

February 24th, 2024 (Updated)

Wonkie CartOOns has been nominated in a couple of categories in the 2010 South Africa blog awards including the most controversial blog and best political blog. The final phase of the awards is based on a public vote and Wonkie hopes that you will provide your support by following the simple steps below.

1. Please click on the link below – it will open a new window with the SA Blog award categories. The entries for Wonkie will be pre-selected in the relevant categories.

Voting phase is now over – thanks!

2. Enter your email address and the requested code at the bottom of the page and click the submit button.

3. When you receive the confirmation email, please click on the link in that email to confirm your vote (please check your junk mail folder in case the SA Blog awards email gets sent there!)

4. You can vote once every 24 hours so if you can, please do show your support… we would really appreciate it heaps! The voting ends on 17 Sep 2010.


The Wonkie CartOOns team 🙂