The families of Thapelo Mabebe, a mineworker and Tsietsi Monene, a police officer, who were savagely killed in the days leading up to the tragedy of August 16, 2012 where 34 mineworkers were gunned down by police officers, said yesterday their lives had changed irrevocably. Marikana - As the country marks five years since the Marikana Massacre, two families who lost breadwinners in the days before the mass shooting have lamented being treated like the “forgotten filth” of the tragedy.
The killer-cop, Sydney Nkabinde, even served in the Ekurhuleni mayor’s VIP Protection Unit despite the murder and corruption charges hanging over his head. Johannesburg - The family of a man killed by a traffic officer convicted of his murder six months ago are furious that he is still employed by the City of Ekurhuleni.
Stephen McGown speaks during a media conference in Joburg on Thursday. The 42-year-old Stephen McGown was the longest-held of a number of foreigners seized by Islamic extremists in Mali, where several armed groups roam the West African country’s north. Picture: AP PhotoOn Friday, Gift of the Givers chief executive Imtiaz Sooliman confirmed McGown had left Joburg in the morning with his wife Catherine, for an unknown destination.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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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.
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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
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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".