Google has just announced its Year in Search 2020 for South Africa. It included the coronavirus, unemployment grants, restaurants, Kobe Bryant, Katlego Maboe, Joe Biden, Premier League, pizza dough and trips to Mauritius.

If you love data like me, I think you’ll find these lists interesting. Of course and no surprise to anyone, coronavirus was the most searched for topic in South Africa.

Top ten trending searches
US elections update
Sasol share price
Level 3 lockdown South Africa
Children’s Day
Load shedding
Cigarettes ban South Africa
Teacher’s Day
Leap Day

Top trending questions
How to apply for an unemployment grant?
Who won the election?
What time is the President on tonight?
What is coronavirus?
What is 5G?
Where does vanilla flavouring come from?
Why were cornflakes invented?
Where to buy beer during lockdown?
Why were chainsaws invented?
How to make hand sanitiser?

Top trending ‘near me’ searches
Restaurant near me
Grocery stores near me
Builders near me
Midas near me
Virgin Active near me
Hardware near me
Mexican food delivery near me
Massage spa near me
Game stores near me
Hiking near me

Top trending personalities – Loss
Kobe Bryant
Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure
Bob Mabena
Naya Rivera
George Floyd
Chadwick Boseman
Zinzi Mandela
Thandeka Mdeliswa
Mary Twala

Top trending South African personalities
Katlego Maboe
Nikita Murray
Edwin Sodi
Lerato Kganyago
Menzi Ngubane
Jackie Phamotse
Tino Chinyani
Sophie Ndaba
Nomcebo Zikode
Monique Muller

Top trending political figures
Joe Biden
Kim Jong Un
Kamala Harris
Boris Johnson
Angie Motshekga
Ace Magashule
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Andile Lungisa
Bheki Cele

Top trending sports searches
Premier League
England vs South Africa
PSL standings
Champions League
South Africa vs Australia
La Liga
Serie A
Europa League
Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Top trending recipes
Pizza dough recipe
Doughnut recipe
Pineapple beer recipe
Banana loaf recipe
Pancakes recipe
Magwinya recipe
Lemon meringue recipe
Cinnabon recipe
Naan bread recipe
Pornstar martini recipe

Top trending travel searches
Trip to Mauritius
Trip to Durban
Trip to Thailand
Trip to Mozambique
Trip to Hawaii
Trip to Mars
Trip to Singapore
Trip to Bali
Trip to Jamaica
Trip to Zanzibar

You can view the global list here: