South Africa's search engine and web directory Ananzi's name comes from a Demi-God of West African mythology.Ananzi was first created it in early 1996, making it the first South African search engine. In June 2000 it was re-engineered to make it one of the fastest search engines on the Internet. The Ananzi Search Engine aims to be the best South African search engine on the internet. Ananzi is devoted to South African web sites. On Ananzi, sites are individually checked by us to ensure that we stay South African. Ananzi consists of two sections: the SA Site Directory and the Search Engine (SA Web). In order however to get your site into the Ananzi search engine, you first have to submit it to the SA Site Directory - from where it would be spidered (indexed) and added to the search engine should it fit our acceptance criteria.