Musician (left) Cassper Nyovest and (right) Kim Kardashian.

Musician (left) Cassper Nyovest and (right) Kim Kardashian. Images via Instagram @kimkardashian and @casspernyovest

Top Google searches in Mzansi: ‘How to make love?’, Cassper and Kim K

Google has revealed that South Africans love Googling Kim Kardashian, Cassper Nyovest, the banting diet…and love Roman’s Pizza.

Musician (left) Cassper Nyovest and (right) Kim Kardashian.

Musician (left) Cassper Nyovest and (right) Kim Kardashian. Images via Instagram @kimkardashian and @casspernyovest

Google Trends celebrated its 15-year milestone on Wednesday 11 August and revealed a spike in traffic trends related to searches involving “where to stay”, “how to make money fast” and “move to” from South Africans over the past years. 

These top searches reveal that South Africans are not happy with where they live, they want to spice up their relationships and they want money fast…   


The most searched South Africans are rapper Cassper Nyovest, followed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, EFF leader Julius Malema, then former president Jacob Zuma and TV personality Bonang Matheba.

Reality star Kim Kardashian is the most searched international celebrity, followed by musicians Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, and soccer star Christiano Ronaldo.

La Liga is the most searched sports event and tournament followed by Champions League, English Premier League, PSL standings, and the Rugby World Cup.

The most searched vacancies came from DPSA vacancies, Career Junction, Job Mail, Gumtree Jobs, and Eskom vacancies.

Home Affairs came out tops at the most searched government service, followed by the Department of Labour, Department of Education, E-filing, and the Department of Home Affairs.

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Unisa is the most searched educational service, followed by Google Scholar, UP portal, Puff and pass, and the University of Pretoria.

John Legend’s All of Me lyrics are the most searched lyrics, followed by Hallelujah lyrics, Adele’s Hello lyrics, Luis Fonsi Despacito lyrics featuring Justin Bieber. Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud lyrics came last.

Surprisingly, Roman’s Pizza was the most searched eatery, followed by the KFC menu, Nando’s menu, Debonairs Pizza and Ocean Basket.

South Africans are obsessed with the banting diet as Google revealed it as the top health-related search followed by pregnancy signs, apple cider vinegar, NHLS login, and symptoms of coronavirus.

Google said it processes more than 40 000 search queries every second which translates to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

These results reveal that South Africans use the internet to answer the most pressing questions, to stay informed, entertained, and to connect to government services.

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