Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? The Zuma Years


“A jam-packed, well-researched compendium of facts and figures put together in such a clever, wry, witty way that you’ll be laughing even when you should be crying.”

– Arja Salafranca, The Star

“Insightful, razor-sharp… A fantastically funny read – perfect for making you realise when you’re being a grumpy pessimist.”

– Men’s Health

“[Kak] quite splendidly takes the piss out of South Africa… We don’t have nearly enough of this kind of thing.”

– Leon de Kock, Sunday Times

“The books for you if you want to curl up on the sofa with a phial of cyanide and celebrate South Africa’s many triumphs.”

– David Bullard

AUTHOR: Tim Richman 

GENRE: South African non-fiction

RRP: R120

ISBN/EAN: 9781928230335




It’s been seven years since we last heard from the Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? series.

Seven years in which a certain shower-headed individual has been in charge – and at first things were fine. Things were good. Couldn’t complain, you know. But lately… Lately it’s just been madness. Zuma, Zupta, Gupta, Malema, Nkandla, hayi suka!

And that’s just the politics ending in “a”. Throw in Oscar, Shrien, social-media insanity, emoji birthday greetings and people who let slip what’s happened on Game of Thrones, and the result is a phoenix of kakness rising from the ashes of the ongoing JZ conflagration. Welcome to the Zuma years.

This is your whinger’s guide, from AA to JZ.


Tim Richman is a publisher, writer and editor. He is the author or co-author of the Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? series, 50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans and Ja Well No Fine