DURBAN - Google has announced the results of 2017 Year in Search which showed an overview of 2017's big moments and top trends.
The top trending South Africans Google searches included topics related to South African people, overseas news and famous people.
Here are the top trending searches in South Africa:
1. Dumi Masilela
Dumi Masilela was an actor that was on TV show Rhythm City that was shot dead in an attempted hijacking in August this past year. Masilela was also a singer and a former soccer player.
Last month there was a military coup in Zimbabwe that resulted in the then President Robert Mugabe resigning from office. After the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe, Emerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated as the President of Zimbabwe.
3. Cyclone Dineo
Cyclone Dineo was a tropical storm that wreaked havoc in Mozambique and resulted in the deaths of seven people. Cyclone Dineo hundreds of thousands being displaced and destroyed houses, clinics and schools.
4. Joe Mafela
Mafela was an actor, writer, director, producer, musician and a businessman. He had a successful career in the entertainment industry for 40 years. Mafela passed away in March this year after being involved in a car accident.
5. Karabo Mokoena
Karabo Mokoena was 22-year-old who was allegedly murdered by her ex-lover Sandile Mantsoe. Mantsoe allegedly murdered Mokoena and then burnt her body in an open veld in Lyndhurst
6. Joost van der Westhuizen
He was a South African rugby that played in the position of scrum-half. He played in three Rugby World Cups including the 1995 World Cup that South Africa won which would become the inspiration for the movie Invictus. Domestically he played for the Blue Bulls. In 2011 van der Westhuizen's publicist confirmed that van der Westhuizen had been diagnosed with a motor neuron disease. In February 2017 he passed away at the age of 45.
7. Black Friday
This is the day after Thanksgiving Day in America. On this day retailers offer promotional sales on their items. In South Africa, Black Friday is very popular with many shoppers going out to buy items that are on sale.
8. Mayweather vs McGregor fight
This was professional boxing match that that involved world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA (mixed martial arts) world champion Conor McGregor. This match was known as "The Money Fight" and "The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History". Mayweather the match by technical knockout (TKO). According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission Mayweather and McGregor made $100 million and $30 million respectively.
9. Fast and the Furious 8
The Fast and the Furious 8 is the 8th film in the Fast and the Furious franchise that was released under the name The Fate of the Furious. The film made over $1 billion dollars at the box office.
10. Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma is the strongest hurricane that hit America and surrounding areas. The hurricane impacted nine American states as well as small Carribean islands.
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