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The top Google searches in South Africa in 2019


Google has released the results of its 2019 Year in Search, which outlines the biggest trends based on searches conducted in South Africa over the past year. Trending searches showed South Africa’s interest in load-shedding, Black Friday, local celebrities, and news and events, with nine of the top 10 trending search terms being related to local matters.



The top sports searches were dominated by the Rugby and Cricket World Cup, and the most-searched-for question on Google in South Africa over the last year was “Why were cornflakes invented?”. Other popular search trends over the past decade included Meghan Markle, Game of Thrones, Thanos, and Uzalo.

Below are the top trending searches in South Africa for 2019.

Top ten trending searches
Load shedding
Election results
Fiona Viotti
Black Friday Specials
Gavin Watson
Mark Batchelor
Teacher’s Day
Hoërskoel Driehoek

Top trending searches of the decade
Load shedding
Meghan Markle
Zodwa Wabantu
Baby Shark
Cardi B
Game of Thrones
Nicki Minaj

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 ‘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
Bafana Bafana
Cricket live scores
PSL Standings
Stellenbosch vs Kaizer Chiefs

Top trending movies searches
Avengers Endgame
Captain Marvel
When They See Us
Lion King
John Wick 3
A Star is Born

Top trending music personalities
Johnny Clegg
Thami Shobede
Nipsey Hussle
Oliver Mtukudzi
Ndlovu Youth Choir
Babes Wodumo
Pitch Black Afro
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