Slightly over two years ago we theorised that print media in Africa had another five-to-ten years. We were wrong. After eight years, African Trader magazine has decided to stop printing a physical magazine and turn its full attention to the future represented by mobile digital news.
Low oil and gas prices mean different things around for Africa but companies involved are cutting back. PwC released another report this week, this time it was about the oil and gas industry in Africa.
A Kenyan company has developed a very neat product: building materials that double as solar panels. The company, Strauss Energy, claims to innovate around the integration of energy generating functionality into basic building technologies commonly used in Africa. In this way it hopes to revolutionise access to clean sustainable energy while, at the same time, widening the energy generating shareholder base.
@TshepoTMotsepe You have no fucking idea what she wants. But regardless, as much as we want and need scientists, technologists, doctors, etc, etc, we will not get them in sufficient numbers out of the disaster that is basic education in this country.
@TheRealClementM@UnmovedLee Conveniently, he'll be campaigning in KZN which is where he faces the charges too. No excuses for not being in court but remember what happened the last time the thug faced charges.
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".