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Google’s Most Searched Of 2014: People, Things And Trends


Google has released its annual list of the most googled people, trends and things. The list covers Current Affairs, How To, Politicians, Searches, South African People and What Is. From the Oscar Pistorius Trial and Ebola outbreak to Julius Malema and Senzo Meyiwa. Julius Malema was the most searched politician followed by President Jacob Zuma and Musi Maimane, Lindiwe Mazibuko who left the DA to further her studies, with Kgalema Motlanthe wrapping up the Top 5. These are the were top searched trends and people of 2014 in South Africa.

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

From the court house of Oscar Pistoriu’s trial to Boity Thulo’s bum which practically broke the internet. This was also Cassper’s Nyovest’s breakout year. Winning awards, performing for thousands of people and buying a new house and car, 2014 was the year of the rapper. The success stories didn’t come with some sad realities though. Soccer star Senzo Meyiwa died tragically while legendary radio host Eddie Zondie who a a short illness before his sudden death in a Jo’Burg hospital.

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

In How To the most searched terms were how to rock, bath, whatsaap, smoke, longboard, model, pout, behave, convert and how to contour. While in What Is, what is ebola, ALS, nyoso, corruption, fraud, bigamy and neknomination were the top searched words.

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