The South African State Security Agency has launched an investigation into Buffalo City Metro’s (BC) website hacking that shocked a number of users on Wednesday night after gruesome pictures of child killings were posted. The images were spread across the BCM website home page‚ where users normally find information relating to tenders‚ vacancies‚ tourism and other ratepayer-related information.
Buffalo City Metro has introduced a new “e-procurement” and central supplier data registration system in a bid to address irregular spending. The announcement was made by BCM mayor Xola Pakati in his first state of the metro address at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London yesterday. The announcement comes after the auditor-general (AG) Kimi Makwetu flagged BCM as one of four Eastern Cape councils in the top 10 irregular spenders in the country.
The Buffalo City Metro council wants its administration to stop blocking electricity supplies to indigent customers who fail to pay their accounts. It further wants the mayor to investigate the blocking. This comes after Bob Naidoo, acting city manager at the time of compiling a report on indigent customers, told the council there was nothing wrong with blocking the power supply to them as it was stipulated in the metro’s existing credit control policy.
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".