Google doodle celebrates SA's 2019 elections

2019-05-08 07:24
Google's doodle on Wednesday. (Screenshot)

Internet search engine Google has always been at the forefront of using its doodles to signify international matters of importance. 

South African milestones have also on occasion been depicted. 

Earlier this month, on Freedom Day, Google commemorated 25 years since South Africa's first democratic elections with a doodle depicting the South African flag designed by Fred Brownell, which was first hoisted on April 27, 1994. 

On Wednesday, Google again replaced its usual logo with a doodle celebrating South Africa's sixth democratic elections since that historic day in 1994.

Depicting a ballot box with the South African flag, it clicks through to a number of links relating to Wednesday's elections. 

Google has in the past recognised South African events and people through its doodles. 

On April 4, Google celebrated jazz legend Hugh Masekela on what would have been his 80th birthday. 


In January last year, Google paid tribute to South African author Alan Paton on what would have been his 115th birthday. 


Millions of South Africans will on Wednesday go to the polls to elect our next national and provincial governments.

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