Top 10 Trending Google Searches in 2014

2014 was interesting for Google Search trends as we searched trillions of times. These were the 2014 Top 10 Trending Google Searches per topic in South Africa.

What do these searches say about South Africans? We are curious and we like to stay on top of what is happening in our country and others.

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

Oscar Pistorius

Source: The Telegraph
Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of the negligent killing of his girlfriend.

How to...

1. How to rock

2. How to bath

3. How to WhatsApp

4. How to smoke

5. How to longboard

6. How to model

7. How to pout

8. How to behave

9. How to convert

10. How to contour

How to bath

How to bath was the second most popular 'How to' Google search in 2014.


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

Julius Malema

EFF leader, Julius Malema, was the most Googled politician in 2014.

Google 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 Shumacher

Senzo Meyiwa

Rising South African soccer star, Senzo Meyiwa, was murdered in 2014.

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

Kelly Khumalo

Actress and singer, Kelly Khumalo. Khumalo's partner, Senzo Meyiwa, was murdered in 2014.

What is...?

1. What is Ebola?

2. What is ALS?

3. What is nyoso?

4. What is asphyxia?

5. What is corruption?

6. What is fraud?

7. What is ISIS?

8. What is bigamy?

9. What is neknomination?

10. What is trading?

Cheyenne Woods

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine is underway in the west African country of Mali.

Information on this page was sourced from Google. For a recap of First Car Rental's 2014 highlights, click here.

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