The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will collect the Sugary Beverages Levy (SBL) with effect from the 1st of April 2018. The levy falls under the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Laws Amendment Bill 2017, as passed in Parliament on the 5th December 2017. Imported products will be taxed when they are cleared for home consumption and locally manufactured products will be taxed at source.
The Basic Education Department has given the assurance that all systems are in place for the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations which will start Monday. Hundreds of thousands of learners will sit for the exams across the country. Minister Motshekga has advised them to stay focused and has wished them well. "Keep your head down, study hard stay focused and I’m confident you will make us proud.
Rhino Task Team has been relentless in its efforts to bring the down scourge of rhino poaching. (REUTERS) Thirty-six suspects, aged between 22 and 40, have been arrested for crimes related to rhino poaching in the past three weeks. Police say the Rhino 8 Task Team has been relentless in its efforts to bring the down scourge of rhino poaching in the country, particularly in the Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
President Zuma: - fully-funded higher education for students from poor and working class homes. This will affect 90% of South African households. Eligible students will be funded through grants, which will include tuition, study materials, meals, accommodation and transport
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".