Just a Moment News - 2024-04-15


Hello, this is Erika, and you’re tuned into ‘Just a Moment News’ on this beautiful day of April 15, 2024. Let’s dive into the news stories of the day.

Starting off with some news from South Africa, we learn that the Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, is doing well after a car accident. The incident happened while he was traveling from the North West to Gauteng and involved another vehicle. Thankfully, Dr. Ramokgopa and two protectors in his car received immediate medical attention and were discharged without needing hospital admission. The minister is reportedly in good condition post-accident and wishes a swift recovery for everyone involved. In a similar incident earlier this month, former president Jacob Zuma’s convoy was hit by a suspected drunk driver, which led to the driver’s arrest. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in that incident as well.

In the world of sports, Scottie Scheffler has once again emerged victorious at the Masters, securing his second green jacket in three years and further solidifying his position as the world’s number one golfer. Despite the potential distraction of his wife’s impending delivery, Scheffler’s performance remained unshaken, and he won at eleven-under par by a four-stroke margin. His recent form is impressive, with three wins in his last four starts since March, demonstrating exceptional skill in ball striking and course management.

Moving on to South Africa, the escalating crime rates have led to a sharp increase in the demand for armoured vehicles. Companies like Armoured Mobility and MMI Armoured Cars have experienced a surge in orders due to rising concerns about organized crime and kidnappings. The popular armour types, B4 and B6, offer protection ranging from resistance to handguns to defenses against assault rifles and sniper weapons.

In tech news, Neural Concept, led by co-founder and CEO Pierre Baqué, has made significant strides in the field of aerodynamics. The company’s core technology, Neural Concept Shape (NCS), uses machine learning to optimize aerodynamic designs. NCS enables engineers to simulate and refine aerodynamic models quickly and efficiently, bypassing traditional, slower methods like physical wind tunnel tests. This technology has found applications in sports, automotive, and aerospace industries.

In football news, Arijanet Muric’s error during Burnley’s crucial Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion has sparked discussions on whether Burnley will continue with Muric as their main goalkeeper. Despite his generally solid performance, the recurrence of such costly errors in key matches puts his role under intense scrutiny.

On a more positive note, Australian conservationist and television personality, Robert Irwin, has been energizing South Africa with his passion for wildlife. The 20-year-old is hosting the Australian reality TV series “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here” in South Africa and is using the platform to continue his family’s legacy of wildlife conservation.

Lastly, firefighters Jermaine Carelse and Renaldo Duncan surpassed their previous year’s performance by completing the Two Oceans Half Marathon in two hours and forty-six minutes while wearing full firefighting gear. Their participation in the event aims to support the Volunteer Wildfire Services by raising funds and increasing awareness about fire safety.

That’s it for today’s stories on ‘Just a Moment News’. This is Erika signing off, and we’ll be back with more news tomorrow. Stay safe and informed!

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