Looking for people in South Africa, whether they live in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, stay in the country permanently, are on holiday, or just visiting for whatever reason is not as hard as one may have thought. The Internet has opened up a whole new way to find someone almost anywhere in the world through many different means and database searches. Even private investigators and the police force are often harnessing the power of the Internet to locate individuals and one of the first places these professionals are searching, believe it or not, is Facebook.
Facebook is an excellent place to start looking for people in South Africa online as it is possible to filter a search down to SA specifically and even local towns and areas using the advanced features. Amongst often overlooked ways to find someone on the Internet in the country is to simply type his or her full name in a Google search and see what results you get. If the person you are searching for has left their name on any blog comments or social networking websites anywhere then the chances are good that Google will display those results for you which may lead to a result and idea of their location.
It is all very well searching for a person on Google but what if they have a very common name such as John Smith for instance? There could be literally millions of John Smith’s in the world. In that case it would be better to use Google Image Search where you can see pictures related to the search terms you are typing in. Overall there are many free ways to find someone on the Internet but if you are trying to locate someone desperately or it is of extreme importance then it may be wiser to use one of the paid facilities to help you in your quest of looking for people in South Africa.