Parliament has deducted funds from half the political parties represented in the legislature, after they used their allowances for unauthorised expenses. Six parties failed to either fully account for previous allowances or breached Parliament’s policy by spending irregularly. As a result, the national legislature withheld just over R1.1m which was meant to have been transferred to the parties in June.
Delegation appeals to Luthuli House, saying it is a factional exercise by supporters of Ramaphosa. Parliament finally began its inquiry into claims of state capture this week, but behind the scenes a grouping in the ANC was fiercely lobbying to get the plug pulled on the investigation.
Newly appointed Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo has an interesting history in Parliament. In 2014, the then relatively unknown MP, from Siyabuswa in Mpumalanga, was catapulted into the national spotlight during a heated parliamentary debate. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs, led by Julius Malema, embarrassingly referred to him as “mkhwenyana” (son-in-law), as Bongo delivered his speech. EFF MPs later alleged this was because Bongo was dating an EFF MP.
ANC's Pravin Gordhan says Khoza (sitting at the back) looks amused by the instruction to hand over documents to Tsotsi. Wants him to acknowledge the committee's request. Khoza does and says they are working on it. https://t.co/9UuP8rcSE7
#eskominquiry chair Zukiswa Rantho [ANC] says MPs have decided that Tsotsi be given all the documents that he requested from Eskom. Instructs Eskom board chair, Zethembe Khoza who is present in this meeting to make sure Tsotsi has received the documents by 3pm today.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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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".