Two KwaZulu-Natal school teachers are in hot water with the provincial education department after video clips of pupils being lashed surfaced over the weekend. The schools are yet to be positively identified. The KZN education department is investigating and has promised to act swiftly against the teachers involved. Corporal punishment at South African schools is illegal and is a dismissable offence.
DURBAN - Makhosi Khoza has posted her daughter's business card containing her contact details and place of work on Facebook. This has caused alarm and concern from some of the ANC MP's Facebook friends as she has publicly said that her life and her family's lives have been threatened in recent times. The South African Police Service last month offered her protection after she had revealed on Facebook, threatening SMSes sent to her. She later declined protection from the police.
Social cohesion advocate and anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee to lay complaint over Indians and whites excluded from bursary. File picture: Thobile Mathonsi/ANA PicturesSpeaking to Independent Media on Friday, Abramjee said it was an “insult” to Indian South Africans to be excluded from the bursary as they had also been previously disadvantaged under the apartheid government, like coloured and black African South Africans, to whom the bursary solely caters for.
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
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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".