Cosatu has warned that Durban would come to a standstill when its membership in KwaZulu-Natal took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against state capture, corruption and job losses. The trade union federation was bent on sending a clear message to the ANC about toeing the alliance line in the race to succeed Jacob Zuma as the party’s next leader. And Cosatu has resorted to using rolling mass action to make its presence felt, as they did during Thabo Mbeki’s tenure as president.
At the funeral of former ANCYL secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa, who was wounded in a drive-by shooting with councillors Jabu Mzizi and Nonsikelelo Mafa in uMzimkhulu. He died from his injuries. Picture: Leon LestradeDURBAN: A SOMBRE mood prevailed at Sindiso Magaqa’s funeral at the uMzimkhulu sports field yesterday, with the tension underscored by the singing of revolutionary songs.
That seems to be the trend when politicians were caught with their pants down in sex scandals in South Africa. Last week, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is vying for the position of president of the ANC and the country, was the latest high-profile politician to have his alleged sex life thrust into the spotlight. It was reported that Ramaphosa was allegedly linked to eight women in apparent extra-marital affairs. Some allegedly exchanged erotic pictures and videos.
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 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".