Pretoria - The so-called Springs “house of horrors” was so filthy when the parents of five children were arrested that it even shocked a hardened former police profiler who reportedly saw a dead rat in an empty chutney bottle in the sink. Professor Gerard Labuschagne, a clinical psychologist and former head of the SAPS profiling unit, took the stand on Thursday to testify on behalf of the prosecution in the trial of the so-called “Springs monster” and his now former wife.
Pretoria - It was a case of David taking on Goliath, with the leader of the Baleni Community in Pondoland fighting a lone battle against the controversial N2 Wild Coast toll road. But Sinegugu Zukulu won't be bulldozed by government, SANRAL or the mighty N2 Wild Coast Consortium by giving in to the toll road which is due to run through his ancestral land. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, this week gave him the go-ahead to fight his legal battle.
Pretoria - The Gauteng High Court Pretoria in a groundbreaking judgment delivered on Tuesday - the same day as President Jacob Zuma eventually appointed a new board of directors at the South African Broadcasting Corporation - limited the powers of the Communications Minister in appointing and firing members of the board.
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".