The proposals aim, amongst others to close lucrative loopholes with the avoidance of income tax and capital gains tax and to prevent the double non-taxation of South Africans working abroad. The newly released draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill holds some nasty surprises, with the end not yet in sight. The bill introduces tax proposals in relation to issues raised during the February Budget. It gives flesh to the bones of what was announced in the budget.
Prepare for the worst Some (mostly) common-sense pointers to get your personal finances in order. It’s probably easier to pretend that everything will be ok. It might very well turn out that way. On Tuesday I provided plenty of examples of just how bad it is out ‘there’, and there’s every reason to suspect that things are going to get worse before they get better. Therefore, it’s surely prudent to at least make sure you’re prepared.
Around the world, the asset management industry is feeling slightly nervous. There is an appreciation that disruption is coming, but no one is sure where it will come from. The beginnings of change are already happening in the way that advisors and investors engage with asset managers. The user-generated ratings website Sharing Alpha, developed by Oren Kaplan and his brother, has created a stir in Europe where it is giving financial advisors a more prominent voice.
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".