There have been no shortage of protests in 2016.
But for EWN's Thando Kubheka, two protests stand out in particular.
She reported on the Pretoria Girls High protests over racism and prejudice school polices, and she shares the reporting on the stories resonated with her an many other black women.
Kubheka was also deployed to Vuwani in Limpopo, where at least 25 schools were burnt during demonstrations over the demarcation in the Vhembe District Municipality.
She spent almost a week in the region and says that seeing the damage first-hand had an impact on her.
Vuwani was declared disaster zone in a bid to rebuild schools and resume classes.
However, Kubheka cannot reconcile why communities targeted the schools.
Take a listen to Thando Kubheka reflect on her news coverage: