With the help of Google Insights for Research we are publishing the top 10 searched for phrases (minus the sexy stuff of course) by South Africans on Google over the previous seven days. Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung and the Mbombela Stadium fraud case was of obvious interest to South Africans. Also in the news were the Lonmin strike and shooting of mine workers by police and ongoing student protests at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). (For past data click here)

Fast Rising searches

Rising searches

1. bobby motaung Breakout
2. lonmin +1,350%
3. eid +400%
4. fantasy premier league +200%
5. toyota 86 +160%
6. cricinfo +70%
7. gmail account login +70%
8. manchester united +60%
9. tut +60%
10. groupon +50%

Top 25 search terms
1. facebook
2. free
3. google
4. login facebook
5. youtube
6. gumtree
7. gmail
8. news
9. yahoo
10. games
11. fnb
12. absa
13. game
14. weather
15. standard bank
16. music
17. sars
18. news24
19. maps
20. cars
21. yahoo mail
23. nedbank
24. unisa
25. whatsapp

Source: Google Insights for Search

* The Insights for Search map is intended for general analysis of volume patterns.
* When you see Breakout listed instead of an actual percentage, it means that the search term has experienced a change in growth greater than 5000%.

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