Google is everyone’s favourite search engine – here is the annual list of top search trends that showed a high spike in traffic in 2017, released by Google South Africa. The list shares interesting information into what people prefer to search for. Deaths of local celebrities features, as well as a keen interest in world events and oxtail recipes.

Top trending searches in SA:

  • Dumi Masilela
  • Zimbabwe
  • Cyclone Dineo
  • Joe Mafela
  • Karabo Mokoena
  • Joost van der Westhuizen
  • Black Friday
  • Mayweather vs McGregor fight
  • Fast & Furious 8
  • Hurricane Irma

Top trending questions in SA:

  • What is dineo?
  • What is bitcoin?
  • Who won the money fight?
  • What role can the private sector play in poverty alleviation?
  • How to lose belly fat?
  • How old is Simphiwe Ngema?
  • What is happening in Zimbabwe?
  • How to make slime?
  • What is junk status?
  • How to manage xenophobia?

Trending personalities in SA:

  • Dumi Masilela
  • Joe Mafela
  • Joost van der Westhuizen
  • Zodwa Wabantu
  • Mandla Hlatshwayo
  • Lundi Tyamara
  • Simphiwe Ngema
  • Grace Mugabe
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Chester Bennington

Top ‘near me’ searches

  • Pharmacy near me
  • Dentist near me
  • KFC near me
  • Jobs hiring near me
  • Hardware store near me
  • Gynaecologist near me
  • Printing shops near me
  • Steers near me
  • Sushi near me
  • Doctors near me

Top TV Shows

  • 13 reasons why
  • Games of Thrones
  • Isibaya
  • Uzalo
  • Big Brother Naija
  • American Gods
  • Idols SA
  • Sex in the City
  • Big Little Lies
  • Riverdale

Top searched recipes

  • Oxtail recipes
  • Sweet potato recipes
  • Beef stew recipes
  • Vegan recipes
  • Creamed spinach recipes
  • Halal recipes
  • Prawn recipes
  • Spaghetti recipes
  • Cauliflower recipes
  • Bread recipes

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Article written by

Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 19 years of journalism experience. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.