Top Twitter Trends in South Africa in 2015

Twitter recently launched its trends portal for 2015, and has released a localised version of the results.


South Africans were all atwitter in 2015 about #FeesMustFall, the continuation of the #OscarPistorius trial, and Karabo Mogane winning @IdolsSA.

To mark the end of the year, Twitter delved into its data to create its annual Year on Twitter roundup.

“We looked at the top South African events that created the biggest trends in 2015,” said Twitter.

These top trends were sorted into categories – here are the top 5 trends in each category.

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  1. Fees Must Fall – #FeesMustFall
  2. SONA2015 – #SONA2015
  3. National Shutdown – #NationalShutdown
  4. Ask Mmusi – #AskMmusi
  5. Loadshedding – #Loadshedding


  1. Rugby World Cup 2015 (@rugbyworldcup) – #RWC2015
  2. Protea Fire (cricket) (@officialCSA) – #ProteaFire
  3. Man United FC – #MUFC
  4. Absa Premiership – #AbsaPrem
  5. Super Rugby (@superrugby) – #SuperRugby


  1. BB Mzansi – (@BBMzansi) – #BBMzansi
  2. Idols SA (@IdolsSA) – #IdolsSA
  3. Skeem Saam – (@SkeemSaam3) – #SkeemSaam
  4. Date My Family – #DateMyFamily
  5. Uzalo – (@Uzalo_SABC1) – #Uzalo

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