What South Africans Searched for in 2014

Former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa tops the list of trending overall searches on Google by South Africans in 2014.
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Published: Thursday, December 18th 2014
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Senzo Meyiwa, Oscar Pistorius and Ebola topped the list of top trending searches on Google in South Africa in 2014, the search engine giant revealed on Wednesday. The results are included in the company’s 14th annual list of the top trending searches worldwide, including South Africa. “This year’s trending searches unsurprisingly show interest in some of the big names in South Africa, with Senzo Meyiwa coming in first with his sudden and untimely death. Oscar Pistorius once again made the top 10 list with the controversial end to his court case, and politics featured heavily in the South African search results with both Julius Malema and Jacob Zuma making the top trending politicians’ list,” Google said in a statement.   Below is a list of Google’s top 10 trending searches from South Africa in 2014. South Africa trending overall searches 1. Senzo Meyiwa 2. Ebola 3. Robin Williams 4. Oscar Pistorius 5. World Cup 2014 6. Kelly Khumalo 7. IEC 8. Big Brother Mzansi 9. Joan Rivers 10. Michael Schumacher   South Africa top trending people 1. Senzo Meyiwa 2. Robin Williams 3. Oscar Pistorius 4. Kelly Khumalo 5. Joan Rivers 6. Michael Schumacher 7. Eddie Zondi 8. Maya Angelou 9. Lesego Motsepe 10. Jennifer Lawrence   South Africa top trending South African people 1. Senzo Meyiwa 2. Oscar Pistorius 3. Kelly Khumalo 4. Eddie Zondi 5. Lesego Motsepe 6. Boity Thulo 7. Michelle Burger 8. Gerrie Nel 9. Cassper Nyovest 10. Barry Roux   South Africa trending music artists 1. Nicki Minaj 2. Will Smith 3. Iggy Azalea 4. August Alsina 5. Solange Knowles 6. Cassper Nyovest 7. Sam Smith 8. Lorde 9. Chris Brown 10. Miley Cyrus   South Africa trending politicians 1. Julius Malema 2. Jacob Zuma 3. Musi Maimane 4. Lindiwe Mazibuko 5. Kgalema Motlanthe 6. Nhlanhla Nene 7. Lindiwe Zulu 8. Thandi Modise 9. Pallo Jordan 10. Tim Harris South Africa trending current affairs 1. Oscar Pistorius trial 2. Ebola outbreak 3. South Africa national general elections 4. MH370 plane disappearance 5. Amcu strike 6. Isis (Islamic State insurgency in Iraq/Syria) 7. Numsa strike 8. Ukraine crisis 9. Nkandla report 10. 2013 matric results