This is what South Africans searched for in 2017

Johannesburg - On Wednesday, Google announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa.  

This year's trending searches show a lot of interest in local celebrities and events, with seven of the top 10 trending search terms being local, in contrast to fewer than half last year. 

This what South Africans searched for in 2017:


1. Dumi Masilela
2. Zimbabwe
3. Cyclone Dineo
4. Joe Mafela
5. Karabo Mokoena
6. Joost van der Westhuizen
7. Black Friday
8. Mayweather vs McGregor fight
9. Fast & Furious 8
10. Hurricane Irma


Trending personalities

1. Dumi Masilela
2. Joe Mafela
3. Joost van der Westhuizen
4. Zodwa Wabantu
5. Mandla Hlatshwayo
6. Lundi Tyamara
7. Simphiwe Ngema
8. Grace Mugabe 
9. Hugh Hefner
10. Chester Bennington

Top TV shows

1. 13 Reasons Why
2. Games of Thrones
3. Isibaya
4. Uzalo
5. Big Brother Naija
6. American Gods
7. Idols SA
8. Sex in the City
9. Big Little Lies
10. Riverdale


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