Top Google search words around elections

As elections got underway in South Africa, people took to Google to find out what was happening around elections. Here are some words that were Googled most frequently.

According to Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Google South Africa, Mich Atagana, '2016 local government elections' trended nine times between Monday and Tuesday. The same wording trended nine times again, between Wednesday and Thursday, as people continued searching for more information around elections.

Here are other popular searched words around elections:

Voting day 2016
Election Day 2016
IEC registrations
IEC
Where to vote
Voting times
IEC voting stations

Post elections, Atagana says people were searching for the IFP and she reckons it is because the party suddenly made a come and many may not know much about it.

They were not many searches on other parties, she says. '

Election results' also stood out post elections, searched 500 000 times.

From Thursday, Nelson Mandela Bay and news24 elections were among the search words that popped up and dropped off the charts more than once.

Read More
Table Mountain trail network for bikers, after long push

Table Mountain trail network for bikers, after long push

Mountain bikers can enjoy footpaths on the Table Mountain terrain and have dedicated tracks for them to navigate the outdoors.

Twitterstorm and charges opened over Hout Bay woman's 'racist' Facebook post

Twitterstorm and charges opened over Hout Bay woman's 'racist' Facebook post

South Africans have responded with outrage to the offensive comments made by Cape Town local, Vanessa Hartley, on Facebook.

Amputee Paul Steyn completes 7 000km walk across SA on prosthetic leg

Amputee Paul Steyn completes 7 000km walk across SA on prosthetic leg

Social activist and amputee Paul Steyn trekked across Mzantsi for 15 months, raising money to donate prosthetic limbs to others.

WATCH: SA 'keeper scores stunning overhead kick in last minute

WATCH: SA 'keeper scores stunning overhead kick in last minute

Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscine Masuluke has soccer fans in awe after his epic performance in the 96th minute, scoring an equaliser.

Trevor Noah schools 'colour blind' right-winger on racial politics

Trevor Noah schools 'colour blind' right-winger on racial politics

Trevor Noah and US commentator Tomi Lahren got into a heated debate over her views on Black Lives Matter and race relations.

Concourt ruling a victory for same-sex partner inheritance rights

Concourt ruling a victory for same-sex partner inheritance rights

Wills expert breaks down the significance of the Constitutional Court ruling that same-sex partners be recognised as legal heirs.