Cape Town - One local currency downgrade on Friday would push the dollar/rand exchange rate up by between 30 cents and 50c in a rapid spike, John Cairns, a currency economist at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), said on Monday. "This would be a much bigger move than seen after previous downgrades," he commented on Monday. Both S&P and Moody’s have reviews scheduled for Friday November 24. "If S&P and Moody’s both downgrade, then we can expect far greater losses — perhaps even between 50c and 100c.
Stellenbosch – It is not a good sign that ratings agency Moody’s was rumoured to be in South Africa recently, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan warned on Thursday. “Fiscally, South Africa is moving in the wrong direction. We need to stop that slide and start moving in a different direction in more way than one way,” he said at a conference of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) in partnership with Deloitte.
Stellenbosch - Africa is heavily impacted by economic crime in the energy sector, according to Chris Bredenhann, PwC Africa's oil and gas advisory leader. A PwC report shows that in 2016 57% of companies surveyed indicated having experienced economic crime incidents, compared to 50% in 2014. Corruption was regarded as the second biggest challenge faced by companies in the energy sector in Africa, the report found. The biggest challenge was regulatory frameworks.
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".