As if it was not enough to deal with epilepsy, Monosy Motloung had to endure more sad news a few years ago after she was diagnosed with cancer. Known to many of her listeners as the “Warrior” because of her fighting spirit, Motloung does indeed act like a warrior. Saturday Citizen recently visited Motloung at the Sedibeng FM studios in Vanderbjilpark, south of Johannesburg where she hosts a mid-morning show.
Enter at your own risk, was the message from police officers to motorists who asked if they could access the troubled informal settlement of Sicelo, near Meyerton, yesterday. The area, which falls under the DA-run Midvaal local municipality, has been a nogo zone since Thursday last week amid violent service delivery protests.
While police officers on Thursday morning forcefully entered the volatile Sicelo informal settlement in Meyerton, members from the notorious Red Ants manned parts of the R59 highway, which remained closed to traffic amid a community protest. Disgruntled residents first took to the streets on Thursday last week, demanding houses and claiming Gauteng MEC for human settlements Paul Mashatile promised them a lot of things weeks before the last local government elections.
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".