CAPE TOWN — Taking a back seat to those with nefarious intent or bravely increasing the chances of a political realignment? That’s the question political analyst Daniel Silke poses in analysing the resignation of courageous ANC MP, Makhosi Khoza. He bemoans her departure from the broad ANC church, as do presidential hopefuls Lindiwe Sisulu and Dr Zweli Mkhize.
CAPE TOWN — One way of looking at Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s strong legal clampdown on shady historical Eskom dealings is that she had no other choice if she was to retain any credibility. Another is to look at how she intervened in the jack-in-the-box fiasco of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, refusing an obscene pension pay-out of all proportion to his tenure.
CAPE TOWN — While Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi’s halting of the probe into the breath-taking sale of SA’s oil reserves may be a welcome respite for the shadier Zuptoids involved, her reason for doing so cannot be faulted. It’s those cynical local KPMG bean-counters polluting the waters again.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".