What was South Africa curious about in April?

Based on Google’s search activity for April, South Africans turned to Google to find out more about religious holidays, the tragic KwaZulu-Natal floods and social grants. The most searched term in South Africa was climate change. Take a look at what else Mzansi was curious about in April. 

WHAT WAS SOUTH AFRICA SEARCHING IN APRIL? 

In a rare coincidence, the Muslim holy month of Ramadam, Jewish Passover and Christian Easter overlapped in April. As a result, South Africans turned to Google to ask questions like: “When is Eid?” the celebration with marks the end of Ramadan and “What is Easter?”

Following the announcement by the government that people would have to apply for the R350 South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant, the top searched question was: “How to apply for R350?”

The KwaZulu-Natal floods, which have claimed the lives of more than 400 people, were almost among April’s searches with “Durban floods” and “What is happening in KZN” featuring in the most searched terms. 

LIRA, PEDRIE WANNENBURG AND CASSPER NYOVEST 

People also sought more information about South African musician Lira who suffered a stroke in Germany and rugby player Pedrie Wannenburg, who was killed in a car crash on 22 April. 

On the topic of sports, golf dominated the conversation as the Masters took place at the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia, United States. 

In entertainment, the highly-anticipated Coachella festival had Mzansi asking: ‘What is Coachella?” while Cassper Nyovest and Naakmusiq’s celebrity boxing match was the third most-searched term this month. 

South Africans were also asking “Who is the wackest rapper in SA?”

SOUTH AFRICA’S SEARCH TRENDS FOR APRIL

TOP SEARCHED QUESTIONS 

  1. How to apply for R350?
  2. Who is the wackest rapper in SA?
  3. When is Eid?
  4. What is Heritage day?
  5. What is Easter?
  6. What is Coachella?
  7. When is EID ul fitr 2022?
  8. What is happening in KZN?
  9. What is responsible citizenship?
  10. Where is Augusta National Golf Course?

TOP SEARCHED TERMS

  1. Climate change
  2. srd.sassa.gov.za application
  3. Cassper nyovest vs Naakmusiq
  4. SK Khoza
  5. Amber Heard
  6. Gogo Maweni
  7. Masters
  8. Lira
  9. Durban Floods
  10. Pedrie Wannenburg

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