JSE-listed airline group Comair will in January next year become the first airline in Africa to fly Boeing’s new 737 MAX8 aircraft when it takes receipt of the first of eight to be delivered over a four-year period. Comair CEO Erik Venter on Thursday said constant fleet renewal is key to Comair’s success in an environment where airline costs are growing faster than the income from passenger fares.
Barely hours after the United National Transport Union (UNTU) lifted the lid on regular hijacking of passenger trains in the country, six brand new Metrorail trains were hijacked and damaged in Pretoria. Metrorail subsequently suspended its train service in the Mamelodi Corridor, which will force more than 100 000 poor commuters to seek other modes of transport to get to work and back. The damage has been estimated at R6.5 million.
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Tuesday painted a horrific picture of the state of commuter rail services in South Africa with whole trains being hijacked on a weekly basis by frustrated passengers who just want to get to their destination. UNTU is the majority union at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). Its spokesperson Sonja Carstens addressed a media briefing hosted by the National Press Club in Pretoria.
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".