Cape Town has had a perfectly-timed sign of better things in the New Year, with much-needed rain falling on the final night of 2017, when the city suffered its worst drought for a century. The downpour did nothing to dampen New Year celebrations for an estimated 50 000 revellers at the country’s most visited tourist destination, the V&A Waterfront. Partygoers ‘soaked’ up the whole atmosphere, including the rain and a kaleidoscopic fireworks display at midnight.
Farm murders and attacks in the country have gone up steeply. The number of farm murders increased to 74 in the last financial year, up from 58. While farm attacks rose to 638, up from 519. Black Monday is a campaign to highlight violent crime against farmers. While there were just over 19 000 murders in the country between April last year and March this year, 74 of those were farmers. This translates to less than a percent of total murders in the country.
New State Security Minister Bongani Bongo says he is committed to complying with the legal framework governing his department. This comes as the department continues to be dogged by suspect intelligence reports linked to political campaigns driven at times by rogue elements. The new minister says it is too soon to lay out any plan.
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".