Johannesburg - Traffic safety measures are being installed around nearly 30 of Joburg’s most vulnerable schools. This follows a spate of accidents involving schoolchildren - and yet another one on Tuesday morning. ER24 emergency service said several schoolchildren were injured when the minibus they were in collided with another vehicle in Weltevreden Park. They were special-needs children on their way to school; two were taken to hospital.
Drivers who break some of the most basic rules on the country's motorways could be hit with new fines. Highways England is targeting those who put lives at risk by introducing cameras which would automatically snap those breaking the law. The punishment would be a £100 fine and three penalty points - the same that is given to motorists who drive through red lights. Theoretically, cameras installed on Smart Motorways could rake in around £250,000 per year.
ON DUTY: A roadblock in the Western Cape. Aarto has warned of roadblocks on December 16, 23 and 30 with threats of arrest for guilty motorists. Picture: Henk Kruger / ANAWith the festive road rush to holiday destinations almost upon us, motorists are encouraged by the traffic authorities to check and pay outstanding fines. The Road Traffic Infringement Agency has launched a campaign for the upcoming season to also educate drivers on how to pay, or object to, their fines.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, 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
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".