In a Reuters poll published earlier this week, 13 out of 25 economists surveyed expect at least one of the major ratings agencies to cut South Africa’s local currency debt to below investment grade later today. Both S&P and Moody’s are expected to make announcements within the next 24 hours. On Thursday smaller agency Fitch said it was keeping SA’s local and foreign debt at sub-investment grade with a stable outlook.
Power giant Eskom has lowered its tariff application for 2018/19 from an average 19.9% for its direct customers to 18.9% and 27.5% to 26.9% for municipalities. The utility announced adjustments at the closing of energy regulator Nersa’s public hearings about the application. Nersa is expected to announce its decision on December 7. The new tariffs will take effect on April 1 for Eskom’s direct customers and July 1 for municipalities and their customers.
Eskom interim group chief executive Sean Maritz told a Nersa hearing on Thursday morning that the utility’s top and senior managers will in future be subjected to regular lifestyle and conflict of interest audits. Maritz was presenting Eskom’s application for a 19.9% average tariff increase for 2018/19 to the national energy regulator (Nersa’s) public hearing in Midrand.
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".