The 10 most Google searched SA celebs in 2020

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Katlego Maboe.
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  • Katlego Maboe, Lerato Kganyago and Tino Chinyani are some of the most searched celebs of 2020. 
  • In South Africa, Covid-19 was top of everyone's minds this year, and the pandemic's impact is reflected in the Year in Search lists. 
  • But despite the pandemic, entertainment scandals, viral dance trends and celebrity news caught the attention of South Africans. 

It's that time of the year when we start looking back at 2020 - and Google has given us a look inside South Africa's web browsing history.

Google's 2020 Year in Search compiles the moments, people, topics, events, and places that captured the world's attention this year. Just as Search helps people to explore and discover a world of information, there are many ways to explore the year through the lens of Google Search.

SEE THE FULL LIST HERE

In South Africa, Covid-19 was top of everyone's minds this year, and the pandemic's impact is reflected in the Year in Search lists. 

But despite the pandemic, entertainment scandals, viral dance trends and celebrity news caught the attention of South Africans. 

HERE ARE THE TOP SEARCHED SA PERSONALITIES IN 2020:

1. Katlego Maboe

2. Nikita Murray

In October, TV personality Katlego Maboe found himself embroiled in a cheating scandal, when a video showing the presenter confess to cheating on his partner, Monique Muller, went viral on social media. In the video he admits to being unfaithful and implicates a woman named Nikita Murray. 

ICYMI: Nikita Murray tests negative for STD following Katlego Maboe cheating scandal


3. Edwin Sodi

In October, businessman Edwin Sodi made headlines when his luxury cars were seized in Bryanston by AFU. He was arrested for his alleged involvement in a R255m asbestos audit tender scandal. 

4. Lerato Kganyago

In May, TV and radio personality Lerato Kganyago saw her name reach trending status when she announced her separation from husband Thami Ndlala, after two months of marriage.

5. Menzi Ngubane

After the hashtag #PrayForMenziNgubane rose to the top of social media trends, the former Generations actor's family was quick to release a statement, and pour cold water on rumours that Menzi was critically-ill. 

6. Jackie Phamotse

In 2020, Jackie Phamotse found herself embroiled in scandals more than once, following controversial exchanges with several celebrities including DJ Maphorisa, and Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo. 

7.  Tino Chinyani

Simphiwe Ngema and Tino Chinyani made a surprise baby announcement in September, revealing that they had welcomed their first child together in June. 

8. Sophie Ndaba

Sophi Ndaba made a big TV comeback this year when she announced her involvement on the new SABC series Family Secrets.

9. Nomcebo Zikode

The voice behind the viral Master KG hit Jerusalema, Nomcebo also bagged a record deal with Sony this year.

10. Monique Muller

Katlego Maboe's partner Monique Muller claimed that the she contracted a STD from Katlego after he confessed to having sex with another woman.

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