It's been the year of living dangerously, a year of being acknowledged, and it will be the year of the long-awaited court case. The national conscience has been hard at work in this, his latest collection, But Will It Stand Up In Court? Zapiro has been tackling the state of the nation, and what a state it's been in! President Zuma launched a R5 million court case against Zapiro which comes to trial on 25 October 2012. This, combined with the ANC's court action against Brett Murray, informs the title of this year's collection. Zapiro won the prestigious 2012 International Publishers Association (IPA) Freedom to Publish Prize for his exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish. In August he was named Editorial Cartoonist of the Year in the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards.