There are no longer enough oncologists in KwaZulu-Natal to train new doctors to become cancer specialists. The provincial health department has had broken radiology equipment for at least two years‚ endured medicine shortages and now all six oncologists in Durban have quit the state sector. The SA Medical Association said the oncologists left in frustration at not being able to treat patients. There are now only two oncologists working in the province — based in Pietermaritzburg.
The 41-year-old Pietermaritzburg man has prostate cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes and lower back. Sometimes the cancer in his back causes such pain that he struggles to get out of bed. Sometimes he feels too depressed to get up. He was diagnosed with stage three prostate cancer two days before Christmas in 2014. The cancer has metastasised‚ spreading malignant cells to the rest of his body. Alva-Wright relies on state healthcare — but it is not working well in KwaZulu-Natal.
The PR company‚ which created a campaign for the Guptas to divert attention from the family and its dealings with South African politicians to "white monopoly capital"‚ have been stalked on Twitter by angry South Africans. Every time in the past two months that Bell Pottinger tweeted about a UK event or issue‚ South Africans responded. When it tweeted a photo of an event it held in London‚ South Africans mocked its all white attendees‚ saying it looked very "white monopoly capital".
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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".