Bereaved families have threatened to take the Gauteng Department of Health to court over the forensic pathologists strike. The strike action has for weeks put the brakes on the release of post-mortem results and burials. For a second time this month, pathologists have downed tools over salaries and working conditions. While talks between the two to resolve the impasse continue meanwhile, bodies are piling up at several provincial mortuaries.
City Power says there is a massive spike in illegal connections in areas without electricity during the winter period. (SABC) City Power says it's again expecting a hike in electricity theft this winter. Another man was killed while connecting power illegally at Kapok informal settlement, south of Johannesburg. The area has been prone to violent protests over the issue for several years and the power utility loses close to R30 million annually either repairing or replacing damaged infrastructure.
Last year alone, more than 60 people were killed in the on-going battle over routes. (SABC) There has been renewed taxi violence in Soweto. Members of two rival associations Witwatersrand African Taxi owners Association (WATA) and Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) exchanged gunfire in the latest battle over routes. Several taxis were attacked, as passengers fled. Three members were arrested for damage to property and two unlicensed firearms seized.
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".