DURBAN - KWAZULU-Natal’s best-resourced education district, uMlazi, has been surpassed by four rural districts in terms of performance. The uMlazi district, which covers suburban and township schools to the north, south and east of Durban, had a 75.48% pass rate this year. It also managed only nine schools with 100% pass rates, among them independent schools.
Ayanda Duma and her mother Malusi celebrate her matric results. DURBAN - WHEN Ayanda Duma realised she was struggling with her maths and accounting in Grade 10, she alerted her mother. Ayanda, of New Forest High School in Woodlands, Durban, collected four distinctions and three Bs in her matric finals. It was a fine achievement after her earlier C and D symbols in subjects such as maths and accounting.
DURBAN - KWAZULU-Natal’s top 2017 matric pupil, Joanna Smith, is literally on cloud nine. Smith boarded three flights in a bumper jet-fuelled week for the 18-year-old. It started on Wednesday with a flight to Johannesburg where she attended the national matric awards ceremony with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, before flying back to Durban early on Friday morning for the provincial matric ceremony with Education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwane and King Goodwill Zwelithini.
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".