Limpho Hani has accused ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu of lying about her slain husband’s expulsion from the ANC. “People should not lie about the dead because they are not here to speak for themselves,” a tearful Hani told City Press this week. The two women are corresponding with one another through their lawyers. Hani wants a written apology, failing which she will consider legal action. Sisulu has denied that her statement was false.
The surprise return of Dlamini-Zuma as MP opens the way for the president to make an early departure – provided that she is elected to the top job in December. The return of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to Parliament leaves the door open for President Jacob Zuma to make an early exit from government once his successor has been elected at the ANC’s elective conference in December, party insiders say.
If the ANC has been hard at work at turning its fortunes around in the aftermath of the disappointing 2016 municipal elections, then the 4 000 potential voters randomly polled by Ipsos between April and May this year are not convinced it is working. The nationwide survey – involving South Africans 15 years and older – projected that if the elections were held “the next day”, electoral support for the ANC would for the first time drop below 50%.
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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".