Just a Moment News - 2024-01-31


Hello everyone, this is Erika with Just a Moment News, bringing you the latest stories on January 31, 2024. Let’s dive in.

In sports news, Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football team, has achieved an unexpected victory over Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations, securing their place in the quarter-finals. Head coach Hugo Broos couldn’t hide his pride in his team’s performance, and why not? Bafana Bafana, often seen as underdogs, have toppled Morocco, the top-ranked team in Africa, and a recent FIFA World Cup semi-finalist. This victory was a result of key performances, disciplined execution, and a remarkable desire to win. Looking forward, Bafana Bafana is set to face Cape Verde, an unbeaten team in the tournament, in the quarter-finals.

In tech news, Apple has released the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, a device that blends virtual and real-world environments. Despite its hefty price tag of $3,500, the headset is seen as a glimpse into a post-smartphone future. The device has its pros and cons, but overall, it offers a novel approach to interacting with technology and outperforms its closest competitor, the Meta Quest Pro. However, the industry is still evolving towards more lightweight and practical designs.

Pirate streaming services like 123Movies and Fmovies are causing significant issues for broadcasters like MultiChoice by offering free access to content that should be paid for. In response, MultiChoice is taking several measures, including technological, legal, and collaboration with law enforcement, to combat these illegal services. However, they are facing challenges due to the dynamic nature of digital piracy.

National Geographic has released its 2024 list of the 20 coolest travel adventures. The list, curated by experts like photographers and explorers, includes diverse and unique activities across various global destinations. From horseback safaris in Kenya to antiquing in New York’s Hudson Valley, the list encourages travelers to immerse themselves in different cultures and experiences.

An auction of over 100 personal items of former President Nelson Mandela, scheduled for February 22, has been suspended by auction house Guernsey’s. The auction has faced extensive criticism and legal challenges, with the South African Heritage Resource Agency involved in litigation with Mandela’s daughter, Makaziwe Mandela.

Shoprite, South Africa’s largest supermarket chain, has reported a significant fourteen percent increase in its half-year sales, driven by record performances during Black Friday and the festive season. The company’s online shopping platform, Sixty60, also experienced substantial growth, with sales increasing by sixty-three point one percent.

And finally, Mercedes-Benz accidentally exposed a trove of internal data after leaving a private key online that gave unrestricted access to the company’s source code. The issue was discovered by security research firm RedHunt Labs and was reported to Mercedes-Benz, who confirmed the exposure and revoked the respective API token and removed the public repository immediately.

And that’s all for today’s news. This is Erika from Just a Moment News, reminding you to stay informed and engaged. Thank you for listening, and we’ll catch you next time.

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