Just a Moment News - 2024-06-12


Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s episode of ‘Just a Moment News.’ I’m your host, Erika, bringing you the latest headlines on this 12th of June, 2024. Let’s dive into the stories making news today.

First up, in the world of sports, particularly cricket, the T20 World Cup has seen quite the unexpected turn of events. The match between Sri Lanka and Nepal had to be called off due to heavy rain and a waterlogged outfield in Florida. This abandonment meant that the points were shared between the two teams. Now, this has significant implications for the standings. South Africa, leading Group D after winning all their three games, has become the first team to qualify for the Super Eight stage of the tournament. It’s interesting to note how weather can sometimes play a critical role in sports, isn’t it?

Moving on to the property sector, South Africans are currently facing a significant shift in the rental market. According to the latest PayProp Rental Index, the national average rent is now eight thousand six hundred fifty-four Rand per month, which is up by three hundred one Rand from last year. The Western Cape is leading with the highest average rent at ten thousand three hundred Rand. In contrast, the North-West province, despite having the lowest average rent, has seen the highest increase percentage-wise. It’s a dynamic landscape with varying trends across different provinces.

In business news, Panasonic, a global tech giant, has quietly withdrawn from the South African market. After a major relaunch in 2015 and a marketing campaign featuring Springbok captain Siya Kolisi in 2018, the company has ceased operations and stopped active trading in the region. This retreat followed administrative challenges and a significant decline in turnover, reflecting broader shifts in their global strategy.

In tech and social media news, the French mobile apps and games publisher Voodoo has acquired the social media platform BeReal for five hundred million euros. BeReal, known for its unique approach to social media that encourages authenticity, has garnered a substantial user base. Voodoo plans to leverage its expertise in gaming to further develop BeReal, aiming to enhance its features and market presence.

And in the corporate world, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is facing a crucial vote regarding his forty-six billion dollar pay package. The vote is reportedly too close to call and comes after a Delaware judge raised concerns about the original approval process. This decision could have significant implications for both Musk’s future at Tesla and the company’s strategic direction.

Lastly, in a personal update from the sports world, golf superstar Rory McIlory has called off his divorce from Erica Stoll, just days before the U.S. Open. The couple has decided to resolve their differences and focus on their family, a decision that coincides with McIlroy’s aim for a major win at the upcoming tournament.

And in a fascinating discovery from the world of ancient texts, a manuscript over one thousand six hundred years old has been identified as the earliest known written record of Jesus Christ’s childhood. This manuscript, part of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, was deciphered by experts who recognized its significance despite its initial underestimation.

That wraps up our news for today. Thank you for tuning in to ‘Just a Moment News.’ I’m Erika, and I hope you found today’s discussion insightful. Join us again next time for more updates and analyses. Have a great day, everyone!

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