Top Google searches by South Africans over the last 15 years

Top Google searches by South Africans over the last 15 years

This could easily pass as a reflection of our collective interests, thoughts, worries and experience in South Africa. 

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As the search engine celebrated 15 years of the Google Trends feature, they shared the most-searched topics on Google dating back to 2006. We cannot help but admit that this is an absolutely incredible way to celebrate! 

The top Google searches for SA reveal different lists with varying categories. These include what questions South Africans are asking Google, topical issues we are interested in, the government services in SA and the South African public figures we are invested in.

They have also included top searches for food, jobs, health-related and entertainment information that we as South Africans are typing in on the search engine.

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Top searched South Africans, past 15 years in South Africa:

  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Julius Malema
  • Jacob Zuma
  • Bonang Matheba
  • Zodwa Wabantu
  • Black Coffee
  • Babes Wodumo
  • Senzo Meyiwa
  • Pearl Thusi

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Top searched questions, past 15 years in South Africa

  • Where to stay?
  • How to make money fast?
  • How to make love?
  • What is love?
  • What is my IP?
  • How to make pancakes?
  • How to download from Youtube?
  • How to kiss?
  • How to lose weight?
  • How to lose belly fat 

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Top searched sports events and tournament searches, past 15 years in South Africa

    1. La Liga
    2. Champions League
    3. English Premier League
    4. PSL standings
    5. Rugby World Cup
    6. Serie A
    7. FA Cup
    8. England Championship
    9. Europa League
    10. Nedbank Cup

    Top searched current affairs, past 15 years in South Africa:

    • Loadshedding
    • Coronavirus South Africa
    • National treasury
    • Election Results
    • Boko Haram
    • Hoërskool Driehoek
    • Curfew South Africa
    • Ramaphosa’s wife
    • Chesterville Durban

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    Top job searches, past 15 years in South Africa

    • DPSA vacancies
    • Career Junction
    • Job Mail
    • Gumtree Jobs
    • Eskom vacancies
    • Government vacancies
    • Transnet vacancies

    Top food related searches, past 15 years in South Africa

      • KFC menu
      • Nando’s menu
      • Debonairs pizza
      • Ocean basket
      • Chicken Licken menu
      • Food lovers market
      • Pizza Perfect
      • Uber Eats
      • Burger King menu.

      Ok, let's take a snack break. There is still more...

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      Top searched educational services, past 15 years in South Africa

      • My Unisa
      • Google Scholar
      • UP portal
      • Puff and pass
      • University of Pretoria
      • Google Classroom
      • Department of Education
      • UJ Ulink
      • TUT ITS
      • Rosebank College.

      Top searched government services, past 15 years in South Africa

      • Home affairs
      • Department of labour
      • Department of Education
      • E-filing
      • Department of Home Affairs
      • Post office
      • City of Johannesburg
      • City of Tshwane
      • City Power
      • Department of Justice.

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      Top health related searches, past 15 years in South Africa

      1. Banting diet
      2. Pregnancy signs
      3. Apple cider vinegar
      4. NHLS login
      5. Symptoms of coronavirus
      6. Chicken pox
      7. Cystic Fibrosis
      8. Lower back pain
      9. Citro soda
      10. Blood in urine.

      Now, let's go international... 

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      Top searched international celebrities, past 15 years in South Africa

      1. Kim Kardashian
      2. Chris Brown
      3. Justin Bieber
      4. Lil Wayne
      5. Christiano Ronaldo
      6. Donald Trump
      7. Ariana Grande
      8. Taylor Swift
      9. Lady Gaga
      10. One Direction.

      And finally, because we are KZN's No.1 Hit Music Station, we'll end it with music-related searches! 

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      Top searched “lyrics”, past 15 years in South Africa

      • All of me lyrics
      • Hallelujah lyrics
      • Adele hello lyrics
      • Despacito lyrics
      • Thinking out loud lyrics
      • Amazing grace lyrics
      • Panda lyrics
      • Drunk in love lyrics
      • Say something lyrics
      • WAP lyrics

      There you have it, South Africa. Our top searches since 2006. 


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