2019’s trending Google Searches in South Africa

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Today, Google released the results of its 2019 ‘Year in Search’, providing a unique insight into the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa.

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Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what South Africans have been searching for and asking Google this year. Google processes more than 40 000 search queries every second. This translates to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

This year’s trending searches show South Africans’ keen interest in the world and people around them. Pop culture, sports and politics captured the nation’s attention. Nine of the 10 top trending search terms were for local people, news and events. The top questions list reflects this strongly – with eight of the top ten questions related to local happenings.

From the Rugby World Cup to load shedding, elections and James Small, South Africans use search to find out about the things that really matter to them. Here’s a closer look at South Africa’s ‘Year in Search’:

Top trending questions

Why were cornflakes invented?

What time is the rugby world cup final?

How many votes for a seat in parliament?

How did Cameron Boyce die?

How long is a rugby match?

What is Bosasa?

What time do voting stations open?

Who won the election in South Africa?

What is media?

What is teenage pregnancy?

Top trending questions of the decade

How to make slime?

Why were cornflakes invented?

How to get rid of belly fat?

How to lose weight in 3 days?

Where am I?

How many weeks in a year?

How to create an email?

How to grow hair fast?

What is depression?

How to draw eyebrows?

Top ten trending searches

Load shedding

Election results

Thanos

IEC

Fiona Viotti

Black Friday Specials

Gavin Watson

Mark Batchelor

Teacher’s Day

Hoërskoel Driehoek

Top trending searches of the decade

Load shedding

Uzalo

Meghan Markle

Zodwa Wabantu

Baby Shark

Cardi B

Game of Thrones

Thanos

Nicki Minaj

Amapiano

Top ‘near me’ searches

Job openings near me

Parks near me

Restaurant near me

McDonalds near me

Hotels near me

Hair Salon near me

Voting Station near me

Petrol station near me

Makro near me

Woolworths near me

Top trending South African personalities

Neyi Zimu

James Small

Xolani Gwala

Chester Williams

Andile Gumbe

Siya Kolisi

David Kekana

Faf De Klerk

Peggy Sue Khumalo

Robert Marawa

Top trending sports searches

Rugby World Cup

Cricket World Cup

India vs South Africa

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

Afcon

Bafana Bafana

Cricket live scores

Proteas

PSL Standings

Stellenbosch vs Kaizer Chiefs

Top trending movies searches

Avengers Endgame

Captain Marvel

When They See Us

Aquaman

Lion King

John Wick 3

Joker

Hustlers

Birdbox

A Star is Born

Top trending music personalities

Johnny Clegg

Thami Shobede

Nipsey Hussle

Mampintsha

Oliver Mtukudzi

Nichume

Ndlovu Youth Choir

Babes Wodumo

Pitch Black Afro

Kabza de Small

Source: ITNewsAfrica

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