From politics to economics, sports to lifestyle, 2018 hardly gave anyone a moment to catch their breath as it sped from one jaw-dropping moment to the next. It was a year which saw a President step down before his term was finished (again), while another President called some developing nations sh*thole countries. Icons died, heroes stepped up, Tiger Woods won, and the weather wreaked havoc. The Guptas left our shores, Cheryl Zondi spoke against Pastor Omotoso, and Twitter mourned a lion. VBS Mutual Bank was looted and liquidated, the State Capture Commission opened a can of worms, and load shedding made an unwelcome return. The year was lit.

Monthly highlights – videos

A month-by month look at the news that made highlights, based largely on social media trends for that month.

Things they said in 2018

Newsmakers and regular members of the public said things that were hilarious, infuriating, and heartbreaking. More than a few times, they left us shaking our heads in confused disbelief. This is what they said in 2018.

2018 Provincial Highlights

The SABC has offices in all nine provinces of the country, bringing you news from rural areas to the most urbanised of our metropoles. Click on the interactive map below to see selected provincial news highlights.

2018 Sports in Review

2018 has been an eventful sporting year, filled with scandal, successes and … sheer drama! In cricket Makhaya Ntini and Morne Morkel resigned right at the beginning of the year, followed by the Australian ball tampering scandal. In soccer, SAFA president Danny Jordaan and Ronaldo faced rape allegation scandals; and technology helped deliver a most unpredictable FIFA World Cup. For some good news on the soccer front, Banyana Banyana qualified for their first FIFA World Cup. In rugby, the Springboks got their first ever black captain in Siya Kolisi. Let’s look back…

Click below for the review of sports in 2018.

2018 Obituaries

SABC News wraps of the year

Click here for wraps of the stories that made headlines this year from SABC News radio and TV.

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