Google South Africa has released the top searches in the country for 2019.
Trending searches showed South Africa’s interest in load-shedding, Black Friday, local celebrities, and news and events, with nine of the top 10 trending search terms being related to local matters.
Below are some of the top trending searches in South Africa for 2019.
1. Load shedding
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2. Election results
The ANC claimed 57.5% of the count. This was followed by the DA with 20.8% of the vote and the EFF with 10.8% of the vote.
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The Electoral Commission of South Africa is South Africa’s election management body, an independent organisation established under chapter nine of the Constitution.
5. Fiona Viotti
Teacher Fiona Viotti resigned from a elite private school after it emerged she had sexual contact with some of the pupils at the school. An internal investigation by Bishops revealed at least five boys were involved.
6. Black Friday Specials
Customers flocked to stores for Black Friday deals.
7. Gavin Watson
A private pathology report has reportedly revealed that former Bosasa boss Gavin Watson was already dead before he crashed his company car into a concrete pillar at the OR Tambo International Airport on August 26.
8. Mark Batchelor
Soccer fans across Mzansi were left in shock, after former Bafana Bafana player Marc Batchelor was gunned down and killed in Olivedale, Gauteng.
9. Teacher’s Day
10. Hoërskoel Driehoek
Parents and pupils at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark were beside themselves with shock when a massive concrete walkway slab collapsed. Four learners lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured.
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