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‘Sassa status check’ tops Google searches in South Africa in 2021

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The most Googled terms in South Africa for 2021 have been revealed. “Sassa status check” topped Google South Africa searches in 2021, highlighting the socioeconomic struggles endured by millions of South Africans during the second year of the pandemic.

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The R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant was originally introduced in April 2020 to assist young people who were unable to look for employment as a result of the lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic. The SASSA R350 grant was reinstated by President Cyril Ramaphosa in July and will be paid until March 2022.

The lists also reveal the country’s “uncompromising love of sports and entertainment”, Google South Africa said, with searches for “Euro 2020” and “Squid Game”, the Netflix TV series, topping top-10 category lists.

“How to apply for R350 grant?” was the most popular “How to” question on Google this year. “How to check Sassa balance?”, “How to claim UIF online?” and “How to apply for NSFAS?” also made the list.

Here are Google’s top trending searches by South African Internet users in 2021

Trending general searches

  1. Sassa status check
  2. Euro 2020
  3. Premier League
  4. Shona Ferguson
  5. PSL
  6. Pakistan vs South Africa
  7. Election results
  8. Killer Kau
  9. DMX
  10. Wimbledon

Trending local personalities

  1. Jacob Zuma
  2. Mpura
  3. Ace Magashule
  4. Zola7
  5. Prince Kaybee
  6. Bishop Makamu
  7. Percy Tau
  8. Noxolo Grootboom
  9. Carl Niehaus
  10. Tatjana Schoenmaker

Trending global personalities

  1. Christian Eriksen
  2. Alec Baldwin
  3. Gabby Petito
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Pete Davidson
  6. Brian Laundrie
  7. Serena Williams
  8. Joe Biden
  9. Lil Nas X
  10. Kyle Rittenhouse

Trending 2021 loss

  1. Shona Ferguson
  2. Killer Kau
  3. DMX
  4. Jackson Mthembu
  5. Menzi Ngubane
  6. TB Joshua
  7. Prince Phillip
  8. FW de Klerk
  9. Noxolo Maqashalala
  10. King Zwelithini

Trending sport

  1. Euro 2020
  2. Premier League
  3. PSL
  4. Pakistan vs South Africa
  5. T20 World Cup
  6. Wimbledon
  7. La Liga
  8. Champions League
  9. IPL
  10. Man united vs Liverpool

Trending movies and TV shows

  1. Squid Game
  2. Bridgerton
  3. Red Notice
  4. Black Widow
  5. Skeem Saam teasers
  6. Mortal Kombat
  7. Suicide Squad
  8. No Time to Die
  9. The Good Doctor
  10. Friends Reunion

Trending music searches

  1. Donda
  2. Drake – Certified Lover Boy
  3. Adele – Easy On Me
  4. John Wick
  5. J. Cole new album
  6. Osama – Zakes Bantwini
  7. Amapiano songs
  8. Kabza De Small – Asibe Happy
  9. Cha Cha Slide
  10. Umsebenzi Wethu

Trending “What is” general

  1. What is state of emergency?
  2. What is covid 19 ?
  3. What is human trafficking?
  4. What is happening in Afghanistan?
  5. What is Ivermectin?
  6. What is global warming?
  7. What is substance abuse?
  8. What is Squid Game?
  9. What is Gender Based Violence?
  10. What is happening in South Africa?

Trending “How to” general

  1. How to apply for R350 grant?
  2. How to register for vaccine?
  3. How to check matric results online?
  4. How to register to vote online?
  5. How to check Sassa balance?
  6. How to tie a tie?
  7. How to make money online in South Africa?
  8. How to claim UIF online?
  9. How to drink ivermectin for Covid?
  10. How to apply for NSFAS?

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