The Soweto-based entrepreneur has now found a way to use her disability to bless others. How did you become deaf? I lost my hearing after extensive exposure to TB treatment. Such hearing loss could have been avoided if regular audiological screening was conducted, something that clinicians must ensure happens and patients should insist on. What is the name of your organisation and how long has it been in existence? My company is the Deaf Empowerment Firm (DEF).
The GTI is fast, beautiful and seductive while the panel van is long, seats only three people and looks boring. The choice between the two reminded me of a difficult decision a friend recently took as he wanted to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He divulged plans to move out of his home and go live with his parents. I obviously wondered how a man who left his parents' home in his late 20s when he was childless was now going to survive under the roof of the people who gave birth to him.
The sought-after changes, which will impact on a school's language policy, teacher appointments and pupil admissions, have put the department and school governing bodies on a collision course. The public has until November 10 to comment on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, which was published earlier this month. The issues the bill raises are highly contentious and have seen the department and school governing bodies clash before in the Constitutional Court.
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 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
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".