Google has announced the top 10 YouTube videos and channels in South Africa for 2014.
To put together the top 10 video charts, Google used views, shares, comments, likes, and other measures of popularity to determine how videos would rank.
The list excludes major music labels.
“Taking a look at South African favourites for 2014, politics played a huge part in our collective consciousness with Julius Malema causing a stir in parliament and reacting to the State of the Nation address, the EFF taking on Jacob Zuma, and the DA making a statement with their Ayisifani advert,” Google said.
“We were also captivated by Oscar Pistorius and what possibly happened the night Reeva died,” said the search giant.
Here are the top videos.
1. Noko vs Izikhothane by Ramscomics
2. Oscar Pistorius Animation: The night Oscar killed Reeva Steenkamp by enewschannel
3. Julius Malema speech causes a stir in parliament by News24Video
4. Caught On Camera: Snake Devours Crocodile After 5 Hour Battle by barcroftmedia
5. ANC Ayisafani – DA TV ad by DAParliament
6. Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) by wardegasa
7. EFF takes on Zuma in Parliament by sabcdigitalnews
8. Julius Malema reacts to SONA 2014 in parliament by sabcdigitalnews
9. Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014 by BritainsGotTalent09
10. Look Up by Gary Turk
Top 10 YouTube channels in South Africa:
- Trevor Noah
- SABC Digital News
Top 10 Music Videos watched by South Africans:
- Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
- Chris Brown – Loyal (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
- Katy Perry – Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J
- Mxit South Africa – Happy South Africa brought to you by Sunlight and Mxit #ShareTheHappy
- Jason Derulo – “Wiggle” feat. Snoop Dogg (Official HD Music Video)
- K.O (Feat. Kid X) – Caracara (Official Music Video)
- Iggy Azalea – Fancy (Explicit) ft. Charli XCX
- Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna
- Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – New Flame (Explicit Version)
- Taylor Swift – Shake It Off