The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says government has restored around 9.8% of arable land in South Africa. (SABC) The South African land issue has remained one of the most debated and contested topics in Parliament in recent months. Twenty three years into democracy the country is still lagging behind in reforming and redistributing land.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has alluded to severe security breaches at the country's national key points. He appeared briefly before Parliament's police portfolio committee. Mbalula also expressed concerns about endemic corruption within the South African Police Service (SAPS) saying the security of the country is giving him sleepless nights. He appeared for all of 15 minutes yet Police Minister Fikile Mbalula had much to share with Members of Parliament.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday acknowledged that society is under siege by criminals. During his budget vote speech to Parliament, he called on all communities to action. Despite the R87 billion budget, Mbalula says police need South Africans to help mobilise in the fight against crime. He specifically called on women to report any abuse against them. A recent spike in reports of deaths and violence against women and children has once again put this scourge in the spotlight.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".