University students march in Dr Pixley ka Seme street to City Hall to hand over a memorandum for the #FeesMustFall movement to the municipality under heavy police guard yesterday Picture: Motshwari MofokengJohannesburg - The higher education funding model proposed in the Heher Commission report is a risky but noble plan that can be used as a starting point towards a more viable method than free education. But its success depends on government’s final position.
Pali Lehohla, who stepped down as the statistician-general last month, harbours fears for the Stats SA office's future. Picture: Nhlanhla Phillips/ANAJohannesburg - If it was up to former statistician-general Pali Lehohla, politicians would have their wings clipped because “they float around in different directions” with no clearly defined and co-ordinated plans. Keeping them grounded would make them understand the value of planning because there’s little evidence that they plan.
A 28-year-old woman has come forward with claims that she was seduced by suspended Emfuleni mayor Simon Mofokeng at the age of 14 and fell pregnant with his child at the age of 16. Picture: Nhlanhla Phillips/ANAJohannesburg - News of the 14-year-old girl who was allegedly sexually groomed by suspended Emfuleni mayor Simon Mofokeng came as an arrow that pierced through the heart of Ntombi*.
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".