Why the rhino is Newsmaker of the Year in South Africa

From Africa is a Country Tue Jan 22 2013, 06:00:13

I first heard of the National Press Club (NPC) via Twitter when the news that they had declared the rhino the newsmaker of 2012 hit social media. My immediate reaction, probably like many other journalists, was a mixture of surprise and anger: How could the rhino emerge as victor in the year of Marikana? In [...]

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