Load shedding tops Google’s 2019 Year in Search list

Load shedding tops Google’s 2019 Year in Search list

Google SA has announced the results of its 2019 Year in Search. The annual list details the year's top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa. 


Pop culture, politics and sport captured the nation's attention. Not surprisingly, load shedding dominated both the top ten searches for 2019 and the past decade.


Rugby World Cup topped the trending sports searches. The number 1 trending music personality was the late Johnny Clegg.


Here's the full list of what interested South Africa this year:


Top ten trending searches :


1. Load shedding

2. Election results

3. Thanos

4. IEC

5. Fiona Viotti

6. Black Friday Specials

7. Gavin Watson

8. Mark Batchelor

9. Teacher's Day

10. Hoërskoel Driehoek


Top trending searches of the decade:


1. Load shedding

2. Uzalo

3. Meghan Markle

4. Zodwa Wabantu

5. Baby Shark

6. Cardi B

7. Game of Thrones

8. Thanos

9. Nicki Minaj

10. Amapiano


Top trending sports searches:


1. Rugby World Cup

2. Cricket World Cup

3. India vs South Africa

4. Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates

5. Afcon

6. Bafana Bafana

7. Cricket live scores

8. Proteas

9. PSL Standings

10. Stellenbosch vs Kaizer Chiefs


Top trending music personalities:


1. Johnny Clegg

2. Thami Shobede

3. Nipsey Hussle

4. Mampintsha

5. Oliver Mtukudzi

6. Nichume

7. Ndlovu Youth Choir

8. Babes Wodumo

9. Pitch Black Afro

10. Kabza de Small


Top trending South African personalities:


1. Neyi Zimu

2. James Small

3. Xolani Gwala

4. Chester Williams

5. Andile Gumbe

6. Siya Kolisi

7. David Kekana

8. Faf De Klerk

9. Peggy Sue Khumalo

10. Robert Marawa


Top trending movies searches:


1. Avengers Endgame

2. Captain Marvel

3. When They See Us

4. Aquaman

5. Lion King

6. John Wick 3

7. Joker

8. Hustlers

9. Birdbox

10. A Star is Born

Top trending questions:


1. Why were cornflakes invented?

2. What time is the rugby world cup final?

3. How many votes for a seat in parliament?

4. How did Cameron Boyce die?

5. How long is a rugby match?

6. What is Bosasa?

7. What time do voting stations open?

8. Who won the election in South Africa?

9. What is media?

10.  What is teenage pregnancy?


Top trending questions of the decade:


1. How to make slime?

2. Why were cornflakes invented?

3. How to get rid of belly fat?

4. How to lose weight in 3 days?

5. Where am I?

6. How many weeks in a year?

7. How to create an email?

8. How to grow hair fast?

9. What is depression?

10. How to draw eyebrows?

Top 'near me' searches:


1. Job openings near me

2. Parks near me

3. Restaurant near me

4. McDonalds near me

5. Hotels near me

6. Hair Salon near me

7. Voting Station near me

8. Petrol station near me

9. Makro near me

10. Woolworths near me 

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