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Google Search: Top 10 South African Celebrities You Googled In 2016

Google announced its annual Year in Search – the top searches in South Africa in 2016 on Wednesday. Previously called Google Zeitgeist, the Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people and happenings that captured the nation’s interest during the year. Google also announced the top ten ‘what is’ and ‘how to’ questions for the year.

Jacob Zuma and Public Protector topped the top trending South African politicians and prominent figures list.

Top trending South African celebrities:
1.       Mandoza
2.       Gugu Zulu
3.       Emtee
4.       Babes Wodumo
5.       Gareth Cliff
6.       Nasty C
7.       Rapulana Seiphemo
8.       Nyembezi Kunene
9.       Ayanda Mabulu
10.   Duke Soul

Other popular searches included – 

Top trending overall searches:
1.       Pokemon Go
2.       Euro 2016
3.       Olympic Games Rio 2016
4.       Donald Trump
5.       Election Results
6.       Mandoza
7.       IEC
8.       Mall of Africa
9.       Caster Semenya
10.   US Elections 2016

Top trending South African politicians and prominent figures:
1.       Jacob Zuma
2.       Public Protector
3.       Gupta family
4.       Thoko Didiza
5.       Mcebo Dlamini
6.       Pravin Gordhan
7.       Sipho Pityana
8.       Brian Molefe
9.       Thuli Madonsela
10.   Khwesi

Top trending South African TV shows:
1.       Cash Gang
2.       Uzalo
3.       Muvhango
4.       Isibaya
5.       Idols SA
6.       Beintehaa
7.       Bigg Boss 9
8.       Skeem Saam
9.       The Voice South Africa
10.   Antara Nur Dan Dia

Top trending ‘how tos‘:
1.       How to download pokemon go
2.       How to build a strong business relationship
3.       How to lose belly fat
4.       How to heat up cosmetic oil for production
5.       How to remove bookmarks
6.       How to make slime
7.       How to tie a doek
8.       How to deal with poor confidence
9.       How to cope with being alone
10.   How to prepare battered jackfruit

Top trending ‘what is’ searches:
1.       What is Pokemon Go?
2.       What is Java?
3.       What is globalisation?
4.       What is a blesser?
5.       What is Brexit?
6.       What is the weather today?
7.       What is meant by restorative justice?
8.       What is research?
9.       What is a dependent variable?
10.   What is biome?



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