Faced with a choice between computer science and music, Mount Ayliff-born singer Olothando Ndamase took a leap of faith and followed his passion. In 2009 he left his rural home to study computer science at the University of Johannesburg. Two years into his studies, he called it quits and followed his heart. “Music has always been something in me. I had been writing songs during high school,” Ndamase said.
East London beauty Yonela Jindela has made it to the top 16 of the Mrs Africa 2017 title. The Mrs Africa pageant was launched in 2006 by Carolyn Baldwin-Botha from Pageants SA and Janet Potgieter. The aim of the pageant is to create a platform in which the unique qualities of African women can be showcased to the world. The participating countries include Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, Swaziland and Mauritius. South Africa will host the grand finale later this year.
Award-winning music hit-maker Musa Sukwene is singing a new tune with the release of his latest single, Nomkitha. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch yesterday, during his promotional tour, the Idols SA 2013 winner said he was in the music industry to stay. He released his second album, titled Mr Serious, last year, and it has sold more than 100000 copies. “I named the album Mr Serious as a way of telling the country how serious I am about the music industry,” he said.
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".