ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his tough stance on corruption, saying one of his key priorities as party leader will be to ensure that senior politicians and government officials implicated in state capture are immediately investigated and prosecuted.“The investigation and prosecution of those responsible will be given top priority,” said Ramaphosa, who delivered his first January 8 statement at the Absa stadium in East London on Saturday.He welcomed president Jacob Zuma’s...
ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize’s shock withdrawal from the party’s leadership race on Sunday is seen to be a calculated move to boost the hopes of the slate headed by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to take control of the party.It is expected that some of Mkhize’s supporters, specifically those from KwaZulu-Natal, will now throw their weight behind her campaign.As Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa officially confirmed their acceptance of nomination as president of the party, Mkhize took to the...
President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on fee-free education appears to have come against the advice of the treasury and without consulting the ruling party’s national executive committee (NEC).Treasury had warned against making an announcement and efforts by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to get the president to respect the budgetary process and examine sustainable funding options for higher education came to naught, according to well-placed sources in government.The presidency released a...
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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)
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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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
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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".