Newly elected president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/ Reuters“I cannot compete with Zuma.” This comment, attributed to Cyril Ramaphosa in December 2007, seemed to signal the end of a presidential dream for the man they call “Mr Constitution.”It was a few days before the ANC’s 52nd elective conference in Polokwane.
OVERCOME: Cyril Ramaphosa reacts after he was elected president of the ANC after a fierce election battle. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/African News Agency (ANA)Johannesburg - Cyril Ramaphosa might have won the battle to lead the ANC on Monday night, but the composition of the party’s top six will provide the toughest test of his leadership yet. He received a top six evenly split between his camp and that of his rival, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma speaking at the 54th national conference held at the Nasrec Expo Centre on Saturday. Picture:Simphiwe Mbokazi/ANAPresident Jacob Zuma’s announcement on Saturday that “poor and working-class” students would get free tertiary education was a decision that the ANC took, not Zuma. The cost will be R12.4bn for next year alone.
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".