At least 800 children have crossed the border at Musina into South Africa in the past three months. (SABC) Gauteng Social Development MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza says an increasing number of Zimbabwean children are coming into South Africa on their own. She says in the last three months, about 800 children have crossed the border at Musina into South Africa, while hundreds of other children could have crossed at other points of entry.
Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is also accused of attacking the SABC interim board. (SABC) Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing will resume in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Friday. Last week his attempts to interdict the hearing failed in the Labour Court in Johannesburg. Motsoeneng wanted to stop the disciplinary action against him, saying it was a reprisal following his recent press briefing, which says was an attempt to blow the whistle on the goings-on at the SABC.
The Department of Water Affairs will be digging bore holes as part of addressing drought. (SABC) The Water and Sanitation Department is engaged in efforts to help ease the severe drought in the Western Cape. This a the province experiences one of the worst droughts in decades. The issue came up during discussion at a High Level Panel meeting on Water in Boksburg on Gauteng's East rand. The recent drought in Gauteng and now in the Western Cape has made South Africans water conscious.
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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
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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".