File: According to the study, Google has increasingly monetised news content as it works to keep consumers in its ecosystem.
JOHANNESBURG - Google has announced the results of its 2018 Year in South Africa.
This year's trending searches show South Africans have an interest in local celebrities, news and events, with six of the top 10 trending search terms being local.
Below is the list of all the top trending South African searches:
1. World Cup Fixtures
File: FIFA also called for satellite operator Arabsat's cooperation in the face of the "intellectual property" infringement.
2. Load shedding
The load-shedding schedule can be found on Eskom's website.
Beyonce and Jay-Z perform at the Global Citizen concert to mark 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth.
File: Former President Jacob Zuma is calling on South Africans from all walks of life to share their stories about him.
5. Winnie Mandela
Veteran of South African hip-hop, HHP died at the age of 38.
File: Polony, viennas, russians have been confirmed as the source of the deadly listeriosis outbreak.
8. Black Panther
Black Panther took home the awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.
9. Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle told the website Outnet.com last year that she felt most comfortable in "jeans, cut-offs and flip-flops".
10. Mac Miller
File: Rapper Mac Miller was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on September 7.