SA’s top Twitter moments of 2017
As 2017 unfolded on Twitter, #ThisHappened and here are some of the most-tweeted-about hashtags this year in South Africa:
Here are some of the most-retweeted tweets in South Africa this year:
If in Mzansi, RT. Just for appreciation pic.twitter.com/v33V7jaaaT
— Sure Kamhunga (@sure_kamhunga) August 12, 2017
Caster Semenya won gold in the 800M event at the 2017 World Championships.
— #PIECESOFME (@RealBlackCoffee) September 8, 2017
South African DJ, Black Coffee, shared this tweet to celebrate the legendary Esther Mahlangu. She was honoured with a mural dedicated to her work in Tribeca in New York City. The tribute was painted by New York-based artist Imani Shanklin Roberts.
Okay! This is the ONE to RT for me to play Brutus’ wife on #TheQueenMzansi 10k RT’s and above! Challenge accepted! Guys let’s!!!
— Rami Chuene 1st Lady (@ramichuene) April 26, 2017
In true Nuggets for Carter style, local actress Rami Chuene asked her followers to retweet this tweet for her to play the role the of Brutus’s wife in Mzansi Magic’s The Queen and it worked!
— #PIECESOFME (@RealBlackCoffee) November 11, 2017
Black Coffee pledging his support to fellow artist, Cassper Nyovest, in an effort to #FillUpFNBStadium.
South Africans are too lit. Their footwork is unmatched. 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/fDfTkqJTDs
— Nyawira (@GraceJustBeing) April 22, 2017
This Tweet of the pantsula dance also ended up being very popular.
Thank you comrades. Where would my comedy career be without you! ✊🏾 https://t.co/P1YOyTQtqi
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 11, 2017
Trevor Noah thanked the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for his comedy career, after it congratulated him on winning his first-ever Emmy for The Daily Show.
In South Africa, 10 litres of petrol is cheaper than 1GB.
Clearly we have a problem. #DataMustFall
— Koshiek Karan (@iamkoshiek) September 19, 2017
#datamustfall was a big conversation on Twitter this year. South Africans came together to take a stand on the issue.
Here’s a selection of the most-talked-about handles in South Africa this year: