Illegal electricity connections continue to spread in the Bhongweni farm area near the East London Airport after Eskom “put a hold” on a multi-million rand electrification project. It was revealed in a report tabled before the Buffalo City Metro council last month that Eskom had allocated R6.2-million for the Bhongweni electrification project, which was meant to cover 500 households.
A R847 952 deviation in procurement by Buffalo City Metro (BCM) in 2014 to hire Buffalo Park cricket stadium for a summer music festival has sparked new controversy. This after the deviation report for the stadium was only tabled in council three years after the payment was made. The deviation from normal supply chain processes payment was approved by subsequently axed BCM city manager Andile Fani for the 2014 Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African music festival.
Two children had a narrow escape when their home burnt down on Sunday night in Reeston leaving the family homeless. Six-year-old Asiphe Moyikwa was home alone when the fire started around 8pm. His uncle Simamkele Rungqu, 17, said he suspected that Asiphe played with the candles used to light up the RDP house while he “quickly” went out. “I had gone out to call my mother to come back home as I needed to go elsewhere when I saw smoke coming from the bedroom.
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".