These are the most Googled topics in SA this year

It's been quite year for internet users in South Africa.

Google SA has released its annual list of top search trends based on searches that had a high spike in traffic in 2017.

Google SA's Mich Atagana says there has been a higher amount of interest in local content and news this year.

This is due to increased interest in current affairs and increased internet penetration, Atagana explains.

We always want to know what the nation is thinking about in any given year.

Mich Atagana, Head of communications and public affairs at Google SA

South Africans are definitely interest in local this year, this is attributed to more of them coming online and taking an interest in what's happening.

Mich Atagana, Head of communications and public affairs at Google SA

Top trending searches in SA:

  • Dumi Masilela
  • Zimbabwe
  • Cyclone Dineo
  • Joe Mafela
  • Karabo Mokoena
  • Joost van der Westhuizen
  • Black Friday
  • Mayweather vs McGregor fight
  • Fast & Furious 8
  • Hurricane Irma

Top trending questions in SA:

  • What is dineo?
  • What is bitcoin?
  • Who won the money fight?
  • What role can the private sector play in poverty alleviation?
  • How to lose belly fat?
  • How old is Simphiwe Ngema?
  • What is happening in Zimbabwe?
  • How to make slime?
  • What is junk status?
  • How to manage xenophobia?

Trending personalities in SA:

  • Dumi Masilela
  • Joe Mafela
  • Joost van der Westhuizen
  • Zodwa Wabantu
  • Mandla Hlatshwayo
  • Lundi Tyamara
  • Simphiwe Ngema
  • Grace Mugabe
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Chester Bennington

Top ‘near me’ searches

  • Pharmacy near me
  • Dentist near me
  • KFC near me
  • Jobs hiring near me
  • Hardware store near me
  • Gynaecologist near me
  • Printing shops near me
  • Steers near me
  • Sushi near me
  • Doctors near me

Top TV Shows

  • 13 reasons why
  • Games of Thrones
  • Isibaya
  • Uzalo
  • Big Brother Naija
  • American Gods
  • Idols SA
  • Sex in the City
  • Big Little Lies
  • Riverdale

Top searched recipes

  • Oxtail recipes
  • Sweet potato recipes
  • Beef stew recipes
  • Vegan recipes
  • Creamed spinach recipes
  • Halal recipes
  • Prawn recipes
  • Spaghetti recipes
  • Cauliflower recipes
  • Bread recipes

Take a listen to the context behind some of the most searched topics:


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