For the second day this week, pupils at Nkululeko Secondary School in KwaNobuhle have not been taught due to a broken pipe at a neighbouring property spilling potentially hazardous sewage into the school’s yard. According to the school, the sewage has been spilling into the yard for the past four weeks, with seven classrooms immediately affected by the foul-smelling liquid which has now started spreading to a major entrance and four more classrooms.
Jaco Rademeyer, one of Port Elizabeth’s most well-known estate agents, will have his firm absorbed by the Independent Property Consultants (IPC) in Newton Park. This comes as Rademeyer takes on more of a leadership role in the family businesses his father Pieter started 43 years ago. The Rademeyer Group comprises 18 companies, including plumbing, plant hire, storage facilities and conference facilities, and a portfolio of residential, commercial and industrial properties.
Huge backlog should be addressed according to need, not budget, warns GadeThe Eastern Cape Department of Education is putting itself at risk of court action if it does not urgently review its staff shortfalls at schools in the province. Yesterday, provincial education portfolio committee chairman Fundile Gade warned education officials that the allocation of teaching and non-teaching staff at schools should be done according to the needs of the schools and not based on the department’s budget.
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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".