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Twitter trends to watch out for in South Africa

South Africa is a country with a lot of Twitter users. In fact, according to We Are Social’s Digital in 2022 report, there are over 10 million active Twitter users in South Africa. That’s a lot of people tweeting about a lot of different things.

So, what are the Twitter trends to watch out for in South Africa? Here are a few:

#1. The #FeesMustFall Movement

The #FeesMustFall movement started in 2015 in response to the South African government’s proposed increase in university fees. The movement quickly gained traction on social media, with Twitter being used as a platform to share information and rally support.

The #FeesMustFall movement has continued to be a popular topic on Twitter in South Africa, with students and others using the platform to share information and updates on the latest developments.

#2. The #ZumaMustFall Movement

The #ZumaMustFall movement started in 2016 in response to then-President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle saw the removal of several experienced ministers, which was seen as a move to consolidate power within Zuma’s inner circle.

The #ZumaMustFall movement quickly gained traction on social media, with Twitter being used as a platform to share information and rally support. The movement continued to be a popular topic on Twitter in South Africa even after Zuma’s resignation in 2018.

#3. The #ANCMustFall Movement

The #ANCMustFall movement started in 2017 in response to the continued corruption scandals surrounding the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. The movement quickly gained traction on social media, with Twitter being used as a platform to share information and rally support.

The #ANCMustFall movement continued to be a popular topic on Twitter in South Africa in 2018, with many users calling for the ruling party to be ousted in the next general election.

#4. The #GangsterState Scandal

The #GangsterState scandal broke in 2018 and quickly became one of the biggest stories in South Africa. The scandal centres around allegations of widespread corruption and state capture by a group of powerful individuals, including members of the ruling ANC party.

The scandal has been a major topic of discussion on Twitter in South Africa, with many users calling for those implicated in the scandal to be brought to justice.

#5. The #WaterCrisis

The #WaterCrisis in South Africa made headlines in 2018, as the country faced its worst drought in over a century. The crisis led to water restrictions being imposed in many parts of the country, and caused widespread panic and anxiety.

The #WaterCrisis has been a major topic of discussion on Twitter in South Africa, with many users sharing tips on how to conserve water and calling for the government to do more to address the crisis.

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