Friday, January 6, 2017

Google SA Top Searches of TV Shows & Celebrities of 2016

In December, Google announced its annual Year in Search — the top searches in South Africa in 2016. Previously called Google Zeitgeist, the Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people and happenings that captured the nation’s interest during the year. 

Google also announced the top ten ‘what is’ and ‘how to’ questions for the year. Jacob Zuma and Public Protector topped the top trending South African politicians and prominent figures list. As expected, Mandoza and Gugu Zulu, both of whom passed away 2016, topped the top trending South African celebrities lists.

Top trending South African celebrities


  1. Mandoza
  2. Gugu Zulu
  3. Emtee
  4. Babes Wodumo
  5. Gareth Cliff
  6. Nasty C
  7. Rapulana Seiphemo
  8. Nyembezi Kunene
  9. Ayanda Mabulu
  10. Duke Soul


Top trending South African TV shows


  1. Cash Gang
  2. Uzalo
  3. Muvhango
  4. Isibaya
  5. Idols SA
  6. Beintehaa
  7. Bigg Boss 9
  8. Skeem Saam
  9. The Voice South Africa
  10. Antara Nur Dan Dia


Top trending overall searches

  1. Pokemon Go
  2. Euro 2016
  3. Olympic Games Rio 2016
  4. Donald Trump
  5. Election Results
  6. Mandoza
  7. IEC
  8. Mall of Africa
  9. Caster Semenya
  10. US Elections 2016




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