CEO’s Payday R300m, Kaserne Demolition, Lunar Eclipse



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Daily News, May 16, 2022

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO defends R300m salary

Sibanye-Stillwater chief executive (CEO), Neal Froneman, has defended the astonishing R300.3 million he was paid last year in compensation.

Froneman said the company would not be intimidated by unsustainable wage demands at its gold mines amid demands for a pay rise from mining unions who have branded his R300 million payout immoral.

The Miners’ Association and Construction Union (Amcu) and the National Union of Miners (NUM) have been on strike for almost three months demanding wage increases in Sibanye-Stillwater.

Demolition of the Kaserne building, completed in 4 seconds

The Kaserne building in Jeppestown was demolished on Sunday morning by the Johannesburg City Housing Department.

The building was condemned last year due to structural damage caused by a fire that broke out at least three times on different occasions.

“Due to the many fires that broke out, this then compromised the safety of the building, hence the decision to implode the building which will then be used for redevelopment purposes,” the city of Joburg said in a statement. .

Load shedding continues for the rest of the week

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Load shedding is expected to continue on Sunday evening and the rest of the week.

Eskom has announced that phase 2 load shedding will be implemented from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Subsequently, level 3 load shedding will be implemented on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the same time.

Outages will then be reduced to stage 2 for the rest of the week.

Singer Dr Deborah Fraser died on Sunday

Deborah Fraser
Deborah Fraser at SA Fashion Week SS21 Digital Collections at Mall of Africa on April 30, 2021 in Midrand, South Africa. Photo: Gallo Images/Oupa Bopape

Legendary gospel musician Dr. Deborah Fraser died at Chris Hani Baragwanath University Hospital on Sunday, May 15, her family confirmed.

“It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend and gospel musician, Deborah Fraser, following a short illness.”

Dr Fraser, 56, was in the “presence of family and friends” when she died. His family requested space to process his death.

Total lunar eclipse and first supermoon of 2022

This year’s Full Flower Moon – the name given to a full moon in May – coincided with a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon.

The eclipse was visible to skywatchers in South America, Africa and parts of Europe as it peaked in the early hours of Monday morning.

Don’t worry, unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses can be seen safely with the naked eye. Binoculars and telescopes will enhance the experience but are not required.

Ramaphosa: 8.9 million children will be forced into child labor

Ramaphosa 8.9 million people expected to be forced into child labor by the end of 2022
President Cyril Ramaphosa and KZN Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala at the International Labor Organization’s Fifth World Conference on the Abolition of Child Labour. Photo provided.

According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, 8.9 million children will be forced into child labor by the end of 2022.

He was giving the keynote speech at the International Labor Organization’s Fifth World Conference on the Abolition of Child Labour, currently underway in Durban.

According to the International Labor Organization and UNICEFsubstantial progress has been made in the fight against the worst forms of child exploitation.

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