A colleague branded 2011 as "The Year of the Ankle Tap". And boy, after the euphoria of 2010 - when South Africa wowed everyone with the World Cup - 2011 turned out to be a different ball game.
It was a year that that taught us just how much stink something as basic as public toilets can cause political parties shortly before elections and the year showed us that (certain) bigwigs are still subjected to the law.
Looking at international news, the people of Egypt took to the streets in protest of their government and ended up bringing change in their country. The news of the devastating Japan earthquake also made headlines.
Without further ado, here are the most viewed stories on News24 for 2011: