Here's What Was Searched for the Most on Google in SA in 2018

Celeb news was in the forefront of what we were interested in…

Google has revealed the results for its 2018 Year in Search – and it includes results for the the top searches that took place in South Africa.

There’s no denying that 2018 was a big year for us – from blessings like the Global Citizen concert that saw Bey and Jay perform on our shores and the release of the (epic) film Black Panther, to the heartbreaking passing of SA greats like Winnie Mandela and polony trying to kills us 🙁 – with all of these events reflected in what searched for via Google.

According to the results, South Africans were most curious about celebs and news/events – with six out of the ten trending searches being local.

Check out what we were most interested in this year, according to Google, below:

Here’s what was searched for the most on Google in SA in 2018

Trending searches in SA

  • World Cup fixtures
  • Load shedding
  • Global Citizen
  • Zuma
  • Winnie Mandela
  • HHP
  • Listeriosis
  • Black Panther
  • Meghan Markle
  • Mac Miller

Top women searched

  • Winnie Mandela
  • Meghan Markle
  • Sbahle Mpisane
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Sophie Ndaba
  • Cheryl Zondi
  • Demi Lovato
  • Lerato Sengadi
  • Siam Lee

Top personalities searched

  • Zuma
  • Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Sbahle Mpisane
  • Kevin Anderson
  • Malusi Gigaba
  • Ashwin Willemse
  • Patrice Motsepe
  • Cheryl Zondi
  • Shamila Batohi
  • Mlindo the Vocalist

Trending questions searched

  • How did Avicii die?
  • How old is Pharrell Williams?
  • What is listeriosis?
  • What is black data?
  • How old is Prince Harry?
  • How much are Global Citizen tickets?
  • How to get pregnant?
  • What time is the royal wedding?
  • What happened to HHP?
  • How old is Meghan Markle?

View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Avicii (@avicii) on

Top ‘near me’ searches

  • Jobs near me
  • Nandos near me
  • Dischem near me
  • McDonalds near me
  • Guest house near me
  • Postnet near me
  • Steers near me
  • Spar near me
  • Debonairs near me
  • Spur near me

Read more tech

More From


Tech 20 Sep 2019 SHARE
Watch: SA’s First Live ASMR Event is Here to Soothe You into the Weekend
Tech 12 Sep 2019 SHARE
Apple‘s New iPhone 11 Camera Is Triggering People With Trypophobia, a Fear of Small Holes
Tech 19 Aug 2019 SHARE
Fried Chicken Lovers: This Phone Case Has A Wing-Shaped Grip