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Bethuel Mangena is a committed editorial cartoonist who studied Fine Arts at Wits Tech and he studied 3D Animation at Boston Media House. In 2002, he along with Zapiro were both invited to France where he exhibited his work and received a medal in recognition of his talent. In 2004, he visited London with 4 fellow cartoonists under Zapiro’s wing to meet and be inspired by leading UK cartoonists, and the following year the South African hosted a reciprocal visit by 5 young British cartoonists and their mentor, Steve Bell (The Guardian newspaper). Mangena also attended lunch with the British minister of Foreign affairs as well as The Queen’s Birthday Party at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Pretoria. In 2008 he was joint-winner of the Vodacom Cartoonist of the Year Award. He is the resident cartoonist for Independent Media and works as an animator and freelance cartoonist.