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Here are the newsmakers for 2015

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From the chaos in Parliament, signal jamming, load-shedding, water shedding, to Nkandla, Marikana and mass student protests, South Africans really saw it all this year. 2015 will go down as one of the most exciting, scary and outright crazy years in news.

This week, we handed the baton over to our listeners and readers to handpick their top stories and newsmakers for 2015. VOC has been running a daily poll in the Breakfast Beat show and the results of the poll were announced on Friday 1st Jan.

Here are your choices:

South African news story of the year
SONA 2015 and the signal jam
Eskom and loadshedding
Zuma Must Fall and Nene saga

WINNER: Fees Must Fall protests

International news story of the year
European refugee crisis
Paris attacks
Makkah crane collapse and the Mina stampede

WINNER: ISIS and its path of brutality

Mampara of the year
Donald Trump
Dianne Kohler Barnard
Riah Phiyega

WINNER: Jacob Zuma

Newsmaker of the year (for good or bad publicity)

Julius Malema and the EFF
Thuli Madonsela
The Students

WINNER: Jacob Zuma again.

 


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