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Daily Dispatch distances itself from the National Press Club

In an editorial the Daily Dispatch has publicly distanced itself from the South African National Press Club and its decision to award the rhino the newsmaker of the year award for 2012. The decision was made over the Nkandlagate scandal, the Limpopo textbook saga and the Marikana tragedy.

The NPC votes ‘rhinos’ as newsmaker of the year = SA journos: “dafuq?!”

Since the National Press Club doesn’t seem able to put this on their own website, I will put it on mine.

This is an insult to all those killed, injured and still deeply affected by Marikana, including those journalists that covered that story. I’ve said this on other platforms, and I’ll say it again: the NPC does in no way represent me as a member of the South African press.