2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

The most asked question on Google: Is election day a public holiday in Mzansi?

South Africans will take to the polls on Wednesday to cast their vote in the national elections.

Have you ever wondered what the most Googled words are ahead of the voting day?

Google has put together search trends that indicate what South Africans have been searching.

Read: Robots made in our image are requiring less and less human intervention to learn

To speak about these trends, Google's South African head of communications Michelle Atagana joins Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show.

South Africans are curious and anxious as the election approaches. They are searching from political parties, party leaders and they are also asking election questions.

Michelle Atagana, Head of communications - Google South Africa

The number one question that people asked Google in the last week is: Is election day a public holiday?

Michelle Atagana, Head of communications - Google South Africa

Other questions are things like where to vote and who to vote for; They are also asking questions like: Will EFF win the 2019 elections? Who will win the elections?

Michelle Atagana, Head of communications - Google South Africa

Listen below to the full interview:


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