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Dumi Masilela tops SA's Google searches in 2017

14 December 2017, 04:13 | Jenny Fowler

Dumi Masilela tops SA's Google searches in 2017

Dumi Masilela tops SA's Google searches in 2017

"Dunkirk" was the most Googled movie, while spaghetti bolognese was the most searched recipe.

You can check out a breakdown of the most popular Google searches by country here.

Google has also released 2017 Year in a search video.

The iPhone 8 is the second most searched keyword on Google this year, next only to Hurricane Irma that caused catastrophic destruction and killed more than 150 people.

Apple's iPhone X as seen in its official site
Apple's iPhone X as seen in its official siteApple

Matt Lauer, who was sacked by NBC last month after he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, was the most searched person in the world. The solar eclipse and fidget spinners also made the list. He beat producer Harvey Weinstein on the list, who came in at number three and is accused of sexually harassing at least 80 women.

The second spot on the people searched is "Suits" star Meghan Markle, who recently announced her engagement to Britain's Prince Harry. Google lists searches such as "how to calm a dog during a storm", "how to help flood victims", "how to help refugees", "how to help Puerto Rico", "how to help Mexico", "how to help Las Vegas", and many more. The disgraced producer was sacked from the company he founded and the NYPD confirmed it was investigating a rape claim made against him.

With the new year just around the corner, Google has now published its 2017 Year in Search and it offers valuable insights of the things that caught users' attention most in 2017. Here is a look at the top 10 in each notable category.

In the year of #MeToo and hurricanes, it is no surprise that the involved topics led the list.

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