Monday, February 23, 2009

Blasphemous Attack by University of Cape Town


The 2009 edition of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Sax Appeal magazine has grossly overstepped the boundaries of decency & respect for individual religious beliefs by singling out the person of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith for blasphemous mockery and ridicule.

In a cartoon created from 50’s stock pictures, word balloons are inserted to blaspheme Jesus Christ and demean, mock and ridicule the Christian faith.

Jesus is referred to as a “tool”, Christians as stupid c**nts and God as a “pervert”

On page 84/85 entitled “LIE, top ten atheist retorts to fundamentalist Christians – Richard Sagan puts them in their place with these handy replies”.

“Jesus died to save us from our sins”. - “I bet he feels like a tool now”

“Praise the Lord, it’s a miracle!” - “No you stupid C.U.N.T. (Christian who Understands No Theorems) statistically they happen every 365 days.”

In one picture a man with a megaphone shouts to passing people “I love God”. The caption above him reads; “F**k off to heaven and leave the rest of us alone”

In another, a women is lifting her leg saying; “pervert” with the caption underneath “God sees everything.”

In a picture of two men lying in bed at opposite ends, “Without God you will never be happy” – “I’m pretty happy when I’m drunk, high on crack and having freakish man sex.”

These and many other exclusive attacks on Christianity are spread throughout the magazine.

A full page of a Zapiro cartoon mocks the Levitical injunction against homosexuality.

If UCT attempted this despicable attack against any other faith group there would have been a major outcry by now and perhaps even violence.

Alarmingly, I can’t find anybody at UCT willing to take responsibility for this blasphemous and unwarranted attack on Christ and the faith of millions of Christians.


Jonathan Ackerman, Marketing Director of Pick n Pay who sponsored the Sax Appeal magazine, agreed to remove the magazines from their shelves.

The person in charge of student affairs at UCT who allowed this mockery to take place is; Moonira Khan, Executive Director of Student Affairs – 021 650 3535 email:

Professor Nhlapo The acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of UCT,– 021 650 2170, email: who refused to speak to me on this matter;

The UCT team responsible for the blasphemous magazine:

Project Manager Aliyah Allie Editor - in – Chief Maciek Dubla email: Deputy Editors - in – Chief Brian Muller Pieter Smedy Creative Director Heather Ingarfield Design Team Alice Inggs Kudikwashe Maradzika Reinhard van Biljon Content Editor Brennan Hodkinson External Contributor Liaison Cayleigh Bright

Other sponsors of the magazine are; Bang Bang Club, Big Bash, Bokomo, Bright’s Hardware, Butlers, Cape Argus, Cape Times, Coca-Cola, Customer Care Solutions, Falko 1, Good Hope FM, Graphic Designer - Riaan Venter, Kirstenbosch, La Med Make Up Artist - Andrew James Old Mutual, Paarl Web, Photographer - Adrian Stanford Photographer - Toby Murphy, Pick ‘n Pay, Powerade, Riverside Mall, Ross Demolition, Stylist - Andrew James, Team Talk, Zoopy.

“Who will rise up for Me against the wicked? Who will make a stand for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16

Errol Naidoo
Family Policy Institute
Tel: 021 462 7888
Fax: 021 462 7889

Sent out by:
Africa Christian Action
PO Box 23632

Cape Town
Tel: 021-689 4481

According to the SAX Appeal website @, the annual publication has been running for 76 years, it’s over 5 times older than South African Democracy, making it a Capetonian institution and, therefore, “rather important.”

The website claims that UCT sells nearly 50 000 copies of the magazine, and is the largest student-run publication in the world.

See also the Recommended Article on the Sister Blog -

Painting a Picture of Evil


Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Forgive me, but I find it extremely offensive that Christians teach that Jesus is the only way to paradise.

Oh and all religions teach that we are all equal in the eyes of God but their very existence flies in the face of this.

Mike the human

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Dear Mike the human,

Thank you for posting your comment.

I have no desire to get involved in any heated religious debate, but it puzzles me why you feel so extremely offensive. Would you have been offended if the article in the “Sax Appeal” magazine attacked any other “Non-Christian” faith group, or is it just the subject of religion in general that offends you?

Personally, it doesn’t really bug me if people want to criticize a specific religion, but there are civilized ways of doing this. When a major influential university such as the UCT endorses an outright attack on Christians in such a vulgar and despicable manner then it’s hard to sit back and do nothing.

History has taught us that moral decay eventually leads to political and economic decline, and this is exactly why South Africa is in a state of chaos!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The RAG initiative gives to poor children through this sceme. It does alot more good in the world each year than the average 'christian' person gives in a lifetime. And we all know the bible says give to the poor.

Even if a little offensive, the overall effect is very positive and it encourages people to give something physical - alot more than any amount of blogging or moaning on the internet. I say get your finger out your arse if you're so holy and give the laptop/computer you're using to blog (oh so righeously) to the poor.

Brian Neshan Adams said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

It is sad, yet once again evident, that the Book of Revelations's prophecy is true. people are more willingly turning against God our creator. I hope you all repent and come back home. May God forgive you all (Team behind the "Sax Appeal" mag and all the supporters and sponsors). Wow, I'm really shocked to hear about this happening right here in South Africa. I'll pray for you all.

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