SA holds the rhino's fate in its hands, but will it become a hero of conservation or a pariah?
Landowners and conservationists are seeking safe havens as far afield as the US for animals at risk from a poaching epidemic.
Despite more resources provided to curb the soaring number of rhino poaching, South Africa has seen an increase this year compared to last year.
Science may throw the northern white rhino a lifeline as the last male standing hits old age.
The fact that the poachers shot calves and took a small bit of rhino horn shows just how much it is worth in the illegal international market.
With just five left on earth, the animal's end is inevitable, and experts argue whether it's viable to give the species a resurgence in captivity.
The environment minister has announced that the decision to sell a massive rhino horn stockpile will be based on a committee's findings.
Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.
Poachers are using corporate canelands as an open "highway" from Mozambique into the Kruger National Park.
The department of environmental affairs has announced plans to relocate 'up to 500' rhino from the Kruger Park in a bid to thwart escalating poaching.
More than 500 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, which means that the number of animals killed is on track to be higher than in 2013
The department of environmental affairs has said all NGO and NPO anti-poaching initiatives must register to ensure funds are being used properly.
The theft of more than 40 rhino horns from the national parks department in Mpumalanga is the biggest of its kind in the country.
South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with neighbouring Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.
With 277 of the endangered species killed this year despite government attempts to clamp down on it the poaching of rhinos is not diminuishing.
CSIR's Charl Petzer discusses impressive technology being developed to combat rhino poaching in SANParks: from mechanical drones to motion sensors.
The Howard G Buffett Foundation has donated R255-million to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park.
This year 146 rhino have been killed so far, after 1 004 were killed in a record-breaking 2013.