Road fatalities over the festive season in the Eastern Cape fell by 3% – or seven fewer deaths. Comparative year-on-year figures released by Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi yesterday revealed 213 people had died on provincial roads this season, compared to 220 last season. Across South Africa, festive season road deaths declined by 11%, a 1% improvement on the government’s target of a 10% decrease.
Operations at the Bhisho Legislature yesterday came to a halt when almost 100 workers downed tools, claiming government had failed to timeously probe alleged nepotism and alleged irregularities at the supply chain management (SCM) unit. The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) affiliated members have vowed to continue with their protest indefinitely, as they claim their grievances, which had been submitted to management late last year, had been inadequately addressed.
Operations at the Bhisho legislature ground to a halt today when close to 100 workers downed tools and protested at the institution’s main gate and in front of the Raymond Mhlaba chamber. The Nehawu-alligned workers are protesting over the institution’s alleged failure to timeously deal with their grievances, including the probing of alleged nepotism and irregularities at the institution’s supply chain management (SCM) unit.
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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 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".