As 2018 draws to an end, it would be remiss if we didn’t reflect on this year’s top stories. The News24 editorial team joined senior politics reporter Tshidi Madia to discuss the stories, people and scandals that dominated the headlines.Who could forget February 14, the day the country watched as South Africa's fourth democratic president, Jacob Zuma, stepped down from his position. His resignation came on the heels of the 54th ANC national elective conference that took place in December 2017 and saw Cyril Ramaphosa's power in the ANC strengthen – eventually landing him the presidential seat.Ramaphosa promised the public a "new dawn" and told the nation to "Thuma mina (send me)" to fix the country's problems. ALSO READ: The Thuma Mina speech: A president mindful of history, heritage, cultureThe judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, Malusi Gigaba's fall from grace and the alleged looting of VBS Mutual Bank are firm contenders for this year's biggest newsmaker. Hit the play button to find out which news stories dominated the headlines.And with the 2019 national elections around the corner, will the GOOD party be a challenge for the DA?Once you've listened, share the podcast with your circle and let us know what you think by voting in the poll below.POLOTIKI is a weekly politics News24 podcast. Listen on iTunes here.