Neurosurgeon Dr Samesh Lachman checking up on his patient, Edwin Steyn, after a successful brain surgery he performed at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital. Steyn is the first patient in the country to benefit from the latest 3D robotic microscope technology. Picture: Gcina NdwalaneDurban - Advanced 3D robotic technology was used for the first time in Durban recently when a Margate businessman, who collapsed with a blood clot to the brain, was the first to benefit.
FILE- In this Saturday, July 20, 2013, file photo, a woman protests against underage marriage in Lagos, Nigeria. Child marriage affects nearly 15 million girls around the world, and West and Central Africa has six of the 10 countries with the highest rate. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)Durban - Girls as young as 12 are getting married with the full consent of their parents - and then dropping out of school.
Durban - For almost a month, a South Coast couple worried about their 9-month-old baby, Christopher Khutyiswayo, who had been taken by an aunt without their permission. “It was hard, very hard, particularly for his mother,” the little boy’s father, Charles Khutyiswayo, recalled last night. Nqobile Nkonyeni, 19, who also uses the surname Ndovela, had allegedly taken the baby after visiting the family home in the Mbayimbi area of Murchison, Port Shepstone, last month.
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".