Here is what dominated South African Google searches in March

Over the last month, South African searches were dominated by the Guptas, International Women’s Day, and Brussels.

By - March 30, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Over the last month, South African Google searches were dominated by the Guptas, International Women’s Day, and Brussels.

Google Trends showed that the top South African search term over the last month was “Caroline Herschel”.

The popularity of this search was prompted by a Google Doodle celebrating the German astronomer’s life on her birthday on 16 March.

Second was International Women’s Day – celebrated on 8 March.

The terror attack in Brussels on 22 March generated a cluster of 17 terms, with South Africans searching for Brussels bombing, Brussels airport bomb, where is Brussels, and ISIS.

Searches related to Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas, the Guptas, and President Zuma were also popular.

Sports also featured, with Orlando Pirates, Nedbank Cup, Chiefs vs Pirates, Soweto Derby, Liverpool vs Man United, Europa League, Arsenal vs Barcelona, and Cricket World Cup 2016 searched for.

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian (and her nude selfie), St Patrick’s Day, and Franziska Blochliger also all merited their own search clusters.

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