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Google has announced the results of its 2018 Year in Search, which outlines the biggest trends based on searches conducted in South Africa this year.

Zuma Ranked South Africa's Trending Personality On Google Search In 2018 (Full List)

Trending searches showed South Africa’s interest in local celebrities, news and events, with six of the top 10 trending search terms being related to local matters.
The top personalities list reflects three politicians, two sports stars, and five other figures related to current affairs and news events.

Other popular search trends included listeriosis, Zuma, and the Global Citizen concert.

Below are the top trending searches in South Africa for 2018.



Top trending South African searches

1. World Cup fixtures
2. Load shedding
3. Global Citizen
4. Zuma
5. Winnie Mandela
6. HHP
7. Listeriosis
8. Black Panther
9. Meghan Markle
10. Mac Miller

Trending personalities in South Africa

1. Zuma
2. Cyril Ramaphosa
3. Sbahle Mpisane
4. Kevin Anderson
5. Malusi Gigaba
6. Ashwin Willemse
7. Patrice Motsepe
8. Cheryl Zondi
9. Shamila Batohi
10. Mlindo the Vocalist

Top Questions in South Africa

1. How did Avicii die?
2. How old is Pharrell Williams?
3. What is listeriosis?
4. What is black data?
5. How old is Prince Harry?
6. How much are Global Citizen tickets?
7. How to get pregnant?
8. What time is the royal wedding?
9. What happened to HHP?
10. How old is Meghan Markle?

Top ‘near me’ searches




1. Jobs near me
2. Nandos near me
3. Dischem near me
4. McDonalds near me
5. Guest house near me
6. Postnet near me
7. Steers near me
8. Spar near me
9. Debonairs near me
10. Spur near me

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Top women

1. Winnie Mandela
2. Meghan Markle
3. Sbahle Mpisane
4. Aretha Franklin
5. Khloe Kardashian
6. Sophie Ndaba
7. Cheryl Zondi
8. Demi Lovato
9. Lerato Sengadi
10. Siam Lee



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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