What will it take to #MakeSASafe in 2018? Levels of crime continue to remain unacceptably high and this a real worry. Many readers are slowly returning from their holidays, and within days normality will resume as workplaces and schools reopen. The holiday period saw criminals continuing to run amok - from house invasions to cash-in-transit robberies and kidnappings. We are going to need more than political will to create a safer South Africa.
Kidnapped Pretoria businessman Omar Carrim has been released and has been reunited with his family. He was kidnapped 137 days ago shortly after leaving his business Home Hyper City. “On behalf of the family, I can confirm the release of Omar Carrim (76). He was released in Olifantsfontein this evening at about 10.30pm,” said anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee. Carrim has been admitted to an undisclosed hospital where he is getting the required medical attention. “We appeal for privacy.
AUTHORITIES HOT ON THE HEELS OF KIDNAPPERSPolice Minister Fikile Mbalula says investigations into a series or kidnappings are “on-going” and sources say police are hot on the heels of the criminals. Today is Day 86 and Pretoria businessman Omar Carrim is still missing. “Concerned Muslims of Cape Town” have send out several viral messages saying they know who is behind the kidnappings and have vowed to hunt them down. They have threatened to expose the culprits.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".