Pretoria - Fate had a hand in the events that followed the rape of a grandmother while en route to organise the funeral of one of her grandchildren. The man who raped her disappeared from the radar, and the woman did not go to the police station to report it. Her argument was that she did not know the man, who was young enough to be her grandson, and could thus not identify him to the police. But eight days later, the woman - in her 60s - hitch-hiked, and a couple gave her a lift.
Pretoria - In a first of its kind for the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, a judge on Thursday convicted two Nigerian nationals of human trafficking, after they exploited two vulnerable women to work for them as prostitutes. Judge Ronel Tolmay, in well reasoned judgment which lasted nearly the entire day, said the actions of brothers Obioma Benjamin Abba, 32 and Chinedu Justine Obasi, 38, exactly fitted in with the description of the offence as stated in the Human Trafficking Act.
Pretoria - More people may be held accountable for the horrific abuse suffered by little Poppie van der Merwe and her five-year-old brother, after an NGO this week laid criminal charges of child abuse against those who saw the bruises on the children's’ bodies, but never alerted the police. The Go Purple Foundation is of the opinion that not only Poppie’s mother Louisa Koekemoer and stepdad Kobus should be held accountable for her and her brother's abuse over about eight months.
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".