Katlego Maboe revealed as the most searched for SA personality on Google in 2020

Media personality Katlego Maboe. Image by Michael Le Grange
Media personality Katlego Maboe. Image by Michael Le Grange

2020 has been a very eventful year and when things become too overwhelming, it is only natural for us to tap our phones and try to get some clarity and information on... Google.

The coronavirus, home-made beer recipes and the lockdown regulations were unsurprisingly amongst some of the top Google searches in South Africa, according to the results that were shared by Google for its 2020 Year In Search. 

Katlego Maboe, Nikita Murray and Edwin Sodi were the most searched South African personalities; Kobe Bryant, Mshoza and Genius 'Ginimbi' Kadungure were the most searched (by South Africans) personalities that have passed away, and Joe Biden, Kim Jong Un and Kamala Harris were the most searched political figures. 

Let's take a look at the full lists of trending searches in South Africa for 2020. 

The top ten trending searches:

  1. Coronavirus
  2. US elections update
  3. Sasol share price
  4. Level 3 lockdown South Africa
  5. Children’s Day
  6. Hantavirus
  7. Load shedding
  8. Cigarettes ban South Africa
  9. Teacher’s Day
  10. Leap Day

The top trending questions:

  1. How to apply for an unemployment grant?
  2. Who won the election?
  3. What time is the President on tonight?
  4. What is coronavirus?
  5. What is 5G?
  6. Where does vanilla flavouring come from?
  7. Why were cornflakes invented?
  8. Where to buy beer during lockdown?
  9. Why were chainsaws invented?
  10. How to make hand sanitiser?

The top trending personalities - loss:

  1. Kobe Bryant
  2. Mshoza
  3. Genius 'Ginimbi' Kadungure
  4. Bob Mabena
  5. Naya Rivera
  6. George Floyd
  7. Chadwick Boseman
  8. Zinzi Mandela
  9. Thandeka Mdeliswa
  10. Mary Twala

The top trending South African personalities:

  1. Katlego Maboe
  2. Nikita Murray
  3. Edwin Sodi
  4. Lerato Kganyago
  5. Menzi Ngubane
  6. Jackie Phamotse
  7. Tino Chinyani
  8. Sophie Ndaba
  9. Nomcebo Zikode
  10. Monique Muller

The top trending political figures:

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Kim Jong Un
  3. Kamala Harris
  4. Boris Johnson
  5. Angie Motshekga
  6. Ace Magashule
  7. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
  8. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  9. Andile Lungisa
  10. Bheki Cele

Top trending recipes:

  1. Pizza dough recipe
  2. Doughnut recipe
  3. Pineapple beer recipe
  4. Banana loaf recipe
  5. Pancakes recipe
  6. Magwinya recipe
  7. Lemon meringue recipe
  8. Cinnabon recipe
  9. Naan bread recipe
  10. Pornstar martini recipe

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