Billy Kitchenbrand breeds pigeons at his loft for racing. He and his partners earlier this year bought male pigeon Golden Prince, for a world record price of close to R5.7 in Belgium. Pictures: Itumeleng English/ANAGETTING home to their loved ones, their babies and their very own perches in their own lofts, is what motivates racing pigeons to fly faster. This multimillion-rand global industry has a home in Ekurhuleni, in the Alberton area.
Cross Joburg’s bridges at your peril - only 5.7% are in an acceptable infrastructural condition. Making this “gloomy” announcement earlier this week, Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba said the city’s infrastructure backlog - which stands at R170billion - “is on the verge of collapse”. He said urgent action and a substantial financial injection is needed to stop the city falling apart. Since 2013, 37 bridges have collapsed during the rainy season.
RIGHT LANE: Allandale on and offramps… high occupancy on the N1 between Rooihuiskraal and St Andrews offramps on the N1 between Joburg and Pretoria. The lanes came into use to get motorists to form lift clubs and alleviate congestion. File Picture: Steve LawrenceThe Allandale Road interchange has been rated the best in the city, Rivonia Road interchange the best for connectivity and William Nicol Drive interchange for supporting infrastructure.
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".