To make a final assessment of South Africa’s future electricity strategy it is necessary to evaluate carefully the long term economic impact of the available alternatives sources of energy for electricity generation. This requires a realistic assessment of the current alternatives based on their full economic impact over a 30 to 40-year period rather than marginal incremental impacts. Short term assessments do not reflect their true full economic impacts.
In the midst of a “new dawn” of optimism in South Africa, the country’s leaders must focus on turning the country’s fortunes around. Priority must be given to raising the economic growth rate. All other issues are secondary. The National Development Plan (NDP) has set a GDP growth target of over 5% per annum for the country to be able to meet its economic, social and political objectives. Only in this way can unemployment, inequity and poverty be reduced on a maintainable basis.
CAPE TOWN - Leaders are following their national vested interests; and there are many hidden agendas. Angela Merkel has expressed deep disappointment over two issues, namely the agreements on climate change and trade. A closer examination reveals that Germany is itself a major cause of world economic problems. As noted by “The Economist” recently, Germany’s surplus of $300 billion (R4.03trillion) is damaging the world economy. There are two key causes of this surplus.
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".