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Doors open to the Bayview Ubuntu Community Centre in Chatsworth, Durban

Sibaya Community Trust donated R9,5-million to the centre’s development Sibaya Community Trust donated over R9,5-million to develop a community hall and skills training centre in Chatsworth, Durban which was launched last week to transform the lives of residents. The establishment of a community and skills training centre is set to be a game-changer for the Bayview community, offering a platform for residents to acquire valuable skills and resources that will empower them to pursue better opportunities and enhance their livelihoods. Vivian Reddy, the visionary founder and chairman of Sibaya Community Trust, expressed his commitment to making a positive impact on
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Boardwalk’s new maintenance manager builds on a culture of reliability

Gadu doing due diligence as he settles in to Nelson Mandela Bay’s Playground  Armed with international qualifications and a mindset of customer service and safety, Boardwalk’s new maintenance manager, Luncedo Gadu, is ready to keep facilities at the Gqeberha hotel and casino in tip top shape. The East London-born man took his schooling at Buchule Technical High School in Mdantsane seriously, going on to secure an electrical engineering diploma from Vaal University of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical and electronics from Universiti Teknologi Petronas in Malaysia, courtesy of a government scholarship. “It was a positive, life-changing opportunity,”
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Boardwalk birthday marks 23-year career for Casino’s opening team staffer

Siyanda Mtongana was a fresh-faced 27-year-old when he was part of Boardwalk Casino’s opening team, working his first permanent job as a guest service attendant. Twenty-three years later, he is one of just three of his original team remaining at the Sun International beachfront casino in Gqeberha. Through customer dedication, passion, commitment to furthering his career and displaying leadership qualities, he has worked his way up to the position of gaming floor manager. “Boardwalk’s opening was an exciting opportunity for me, as I was doing piece jobs before it opened, such as working as a petrol attendant. It meant job
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Boardwalk helps Gqeberha learners get ahead with careers in catering

Not content with merely helping KwaMagxaki High School refurbish their consumer studies classroom, Boardwalk hotel and casino expanded on the social upliftment initiative with a R700 000 bursary project to help pupils graduate with cheffing industry qualifications. Five 2021 matriculants graduated last month with National Certificates in Professional Cookery Programme from the International Hotel School, thanks to a bursary from the Sun International hotel in Gqeberha. The students also received a monthly stipend to enable them to concentrate fully on their studies. Three of the students – Yonela Chophela, Ntombizanele Mthunzini and Bulelwa Nogqala – will start work as permanent employees
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Sibaya Community Trusts celebrates R250-million milestone spend on philanthropy Dignitaries, recipients, guests, and members of the media joined in the glittering celebrations as the Sibaya Community Trust commemorated the milestone of spending R250 million on philanthropic responsibility. The Sibaya Casino was the venue for last Friday’s glamorous event, where Chairman of the Sibaya Community Trust, Vivian Reddy and his wife, Sorisha Naidoo, united with trustees to celebrate the noteworthy achievement and highlight how their passion for making a tangible difference made the organisation one of the largest investors in social upliftment within KwaZulu-Natal. Addressing guests, Reddy said that Sibaya Community
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Inaugural Wild Coast Sun Eagles Business Awards announced

Winners of the Wild Coast Sun’s inaugural Eagles Business Awards, created to bolster a diversified business community, have been announced. A gala dinner was held at Sun International’s only beachfront resort, 170km south of Durban, on March 10, where General Manager Peter Tshidi honoured winners with certificates. “Small companies are the backbone of our economy, accounting for about 60% of all employment in South Africa. At Wild Coast Sun, we are proud to help enable this vibrant sector with the skills and training they need to be a success. At the same time, it is imperative that we reward those
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E-hailing services driver sprints away with R1,3-million poker win

A Bolt driver has won over a million playing poker at Carnival City, and plans to use the money to expand his vehicle fleet. Tables Shift Manager Justice Madiba said the lucky Sun International MVG guest, who asked not to be named, won the progressive jackpot of R1,3-million in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning. It was the second notable win for the man, a regular at Carnival City since 2001. “In January last year, I won R162 000 on the Lady Luck machine, and have also won bingo three times,” said the man, who has a wife and four
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Sandton’s Maslow hotel turns 10

A decade of luxury and simple hospitality The unexpected garden oasis of The Maslow has been welcoming guests to Sandton’s financial district for the past decade, and while small details might have changed, it is still focused on doing hospitality simply, but exceptionally. The 281-room property opened its doors in December 2012 after a R250-million refurbishment, and has had three general managers at the helm – starting with Johan Scheepers, Ashwin Jose and the current incumbent, Herman Swart. Before transforming into The Maslow, it was the Southern Sun Grayston Hotel, and a Holiday Inn in the 1980’s. The Maslow became
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Wild Coast Sun launches hotel, gaming and food services academy school

Wild Coast Sun continues to ensure an effective approach to training and developments of its employees and community The Wild Coast Sun has launched an Academy focusing on providing world-class training and skills development across the hospitality, gaming and food services sectors in a first for the region. The Wild Coast Academy opened its doors on 11 July 2022 and will run in conjunction with the International Hotel School (IHS) and Summit, which develops specialised course curriculae for various industry sectors. According to Wild Coast Sun General Manager Peter Tshidi, the Academy will form an integral part of the resort’s
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Boardwalk Mall creates jobs as locals flock to enjoy new centre

The eagerly-anticipated Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha opened its doors in March, rejuvenating the popular Sun International hotel, casino and retail complex and providing much needed employment in Gqeberha. During the 16-month construction phase, 1 146 workers were employed, and once the Mall is completed in September, 1 500 permanent jobs will be created, showcasing a rise in economic activity post the unprecedented downturn caused by the pandemic. Zibele Sabisa, a 32 year-old from Joe Slovo started working at the mall in March as a security guard, after being unemployed since 2019. “This job came as the answer to my prayers,” the
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