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Press Releases

Suncoast encapsulates an alluring blend of beachside fun, world class casino action, exciting leisure as well as business and entertainment options.

Suncoast is prominently featured in regional and national media, ensuring you are kept abreast of all the exciting happenings that make Suncoast the place to be.

The press office provides press releases with information on events and promotions, reviews as well as details of our involvement with local beneficiaries. All copy in the press office can be used and distributed free of charge, provided it credits Suncoast, with a link to our website.

 

7 of Durban's Favourite Restaurants

7 of Durban's Favourite Restaurants

Offering fun in the sun, whether it’s berg, bush or beach, the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has loads of activities for local, national and international tourists to experience.

TinMan Triathlon

TinMan Triathlon

Expect heart pumping action at Durban’s leading entertainment destination, SUNCOAST, with the first TinMan Triathlon Series event of 2018, presented by Zone 3.

No Worrys at Suncoast

No Worrys at Suncoast

Are you feeling a little cash strapped, but have the fear of missing out (FOMO) on filling your social feeds with exciting activities?

Long Service - Andros Baumann

Long Service - Andros Baumann

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” these are the words that Andros Baumann, the Assistant Slots Manager at Suncoast Casino lives by each and every day.

Catering for Calories

Catering for Calories

Dining out can be tricky, particularly if you are watching your weight, are health conscious or suffer from a medical condition that requires limited intake of specific food types.

Upping the recycle movement

Upping the recycle movement

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle is all in a day’s work for SUNCOAST employees.

Staff members at the gaming complex on Durban’s Golden Mile give more than the obligatory one-off nod to clean-up initiatives with their finely co-ordinated ongoing recycling system which contributes to lowering the carbon...

A winning year for Suncoast

A winning year for Suncoast

“2017 has been an award-winning year for us and it’s not over yet!” says Louise Howell, Marketing Manager at SUNCOAST.

The awards range from recognition for contributions in the community to topping popularity-polls by readers of one of Durban’s daily newspapers. 

In Women’s...

Cheque your Passion

Cheque your Passion

Turn your passion into a pay check; this is the advice from Devina Dawkinum, a top five finalist for the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2017.

Durban resident, Devina Dawkinum, is the founder of Gemkids Entertainment and Education Centre which combines entertainment with education to stimulate early childhood learning and development. She founded the company back in 2007,...

Samuel Mfeka

Samuel Mfeka

Former Durban resident and Human Resources Intern at Suncoast, Samuel Mfeka (21) believes that whilst matriculants can choose three career subjects to study in University or College, it’s sometimes the career that chooses you.

Winning Wheels at Suncoast!

Winning Wheels at Suncoast!

Inanda resident, Lance-Corporal Bonakele Masoabi, a fifty-something mother of two, had reason to be jumping for joy when she was announced as the winner of a Jeep Cherokee 3.2 FWD Limited, valued at over R 595,000.

Real Deal

Real Deal

A wise man once said, “The best way to multiply your happiness is to share it with others.” As the year winds down, now is as good a time as any to try out this philosophy with the Real Deal offer currently running at Suncoast.

The

Bonus Bucks

Bonus Bucks

Everyone loves a bonus, right? With year-end fast approaching Suncoast has more than R 185,000 CASH to be paid out in its Bonus Bucks promotion.

Gold Run

Gold Run

There’s a gold rush ahead at Suncoast with more than a quarter of a million rand in CASH to be won before 30 November 2017 in the Gold Run promotion.

Suncoast makes it 14 consecutive wins!

Suncoast makes it 14 consecutive wins!

Thousands of Daily News readers have once again cast their vote in favour of Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment, Durban’s leading entertainment destination, as the Best Casino in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in the 2017 Daily News Your Choice Awards.

Celebrating Spring and Arbour Week

Celebrating Spring and Arbour Week

Volunteer staff members from Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment, celebrated the beginning of Spring and Arbour Week with the Vukukhanye EduCare Centre.

Slots Host Championship

Slots Host Championship

Suncoast Casino wins Slots Host Championship

The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate Gift

Organ Donor Month - SUNCOAST employee, Deven Naidu (46), received the greatest gift of all from his wife five years ago when she donated her kidney to him. With August being National Organ Donor Awareness Month, here is his story…

Deven Naidu, Content Producer in the Marketing department at Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment, considers 23 February...

Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Durban’s leading entertainment destination, Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment scooped the Corporate Citizenship Award, sponsored by the British American Tobacco company, last week (17 August 2017) at the 14th edition of the prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards.

Café Vigour's Winning Barista

Café Vigour's Winning Barista

It has taken 3 years and over 300,000 cups of espresso based coffee drinks for 27 year old Lebo Mohoko, the barista based at SUNCOAST’s Café Vigour, to reap the rewards, which he recently did in grand style, when winning the KwaZulu-Natal round of the Tsogo Sun - Avanti Coffee National Barista Competition.

Sunday Beats - Natalie Rungan

Sunday Beats - Natalie Rungan

Powerhouse vocalist, Natalie Rungan, who needs very little introduction to music lovers on the East Coast, will be rounding off the Sunday Beats Women’s Month line-up at SUNCOAST on Sunday, 27 August 2017.
Rungan has shared music stages over the years with popular artists such as PJ Powers, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Danny K, Ernie Smith, Abigail Kubekha, Loyiso Bala, the Kwa-Zulu Natal...

Sunday Beats - Thulile Zama

Sunday Beats - Thulile Zama

It’s Women’s month and in celebration of that, Sunday Beats at SUNCOAST presents another dynamic woman entertainer on Sunday 20th August!

The charming and charismatic Thulile Zama and her all-female contemporary jazz band, Heels Over Head, will be bringing pure girl power to the stage, with everything from light popular jazz and afro, to her spin on well-loved...

Sunday Beats - Chloe Clark

Sunday Beats - Chloe Clark

The vibrant Chloe Clark, will be adding her unique sound to SUNCOAST’S Sunday Beats this Sunday, 13 August 2017, at the Amphitheatre from 14h00!

Since her appearance on The Voice South Africa last year, Chloe has been recording new tunes and playing at various venues around Durban and South Africa. A member of Team Kahn (from the Parlotones), the KwaZulu-Natal songstress went on...

Sunday Beats - Kerry Cherry-Langley

Sunday Beats - Kerry Cherry-Langley

Feel the beat this Sunday with vocalist and R&B sensation Kerry Cherry-Langley at Sunday Beats, taking place at SUNCOAST!

8 Hour Car Chase

8 Hour Car Chase

The revs are in the red with the 8 Hour Car Chase at SUNCOAST!

Sunday Beats - Solomon Willy

Sunday Beats - Solomon Willy

End the month of July chilling to jazz with Sunday Beats at SUNCOAST!

Celebrating Mandela Day

Celebrating Mandela Day

 “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now”, inspirational words from the former President of South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela.

Pop Up Gym

Pop Up Gym

South Africa’s latest fitness craze, popupgym™, founded by health and fitness guru Letshego Zulu and training partner,KhethiweMlangeni, is set to get Durbanites kicking and dancing their way back into shape this weekend at SUNCOAST!

SOS - Switch Off Something

SOS - Switch Off Something

Keeping one’s utility bill low is a constant challenge in today’s world. Imagine managing the water and electricity usage at a massive complex like SUNCOAST? Who better then, to advise the ‘normal’ consumer on how to reduce energy usage in home and office? We chat to John van Zyl, Suncoast Complex Services Maintenance Manager…

Suncoast Staff Awards

Suncoast Staff Awards

In today’s fast-paced and continually changing work environment, many global and local organisations realise that employee recognition is an important facet of running any business.

Durban’s Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment is a corporate entity who realises and demonstrated this when recently hosting its Staff Awards function at the SUNCOAST Conference Centre. A...

Belly Dancing at Suncoast

Belly Dancing at Suncoast

Visitors to the Amphitheatre in front of SUNCOAST may think they have wandered into an Arabian Kasbah or souk on Saturday afternoon, 29 July 2017, when the first monthly Belly Dancing session takes the stage.
All Women are invited to take part in these sessions which will include belly-dancing demonstrations, audience participation and learning some of the hip-swaying moves.

...

IntakaYempakamo | Suncoast

IntakaYempakamo | Suncoast

A collective intention of making things happen is the motivation for the all-women sewing co-operative  IntakaYempakamo in Durban.

After being retrenched by their employer in 2006, these eight remarkable women, grouped their skills and founded the small manufacturing company.

“We couldn’t give up. We had to do something to continue earning a living and putting...

Employee Donations - Vivendren Pillay

Employee Donations - Vivendren Pillay

Chatsworth resident and employee at Suncoast – Vivendran Pillay donated R 3,200 to the Chatsworth Regional Hospice. Vivendran first heard about the Chatsworth Regional Hospice through community newspapers and since then has personally visited the hospice and assisted in providing care for the patients. 

Sunday Beats - Burton Naidoo Trio

Sunday Beats - Burton Naidoo Trio

One of Durban’s most promising and creative artists within the jazz scene is pianist, arranger and composer, Burton Naidoo who is set to thrill audiences when he performs at SUNCOAST’s Sunday Beats on Sunday, 28 May from 14h00.

Making Career Choices Easier

Making Career Choices Easier

The 21st century has seen massive advancements in technology, daily acceleration in the digital landscape and the functionality of applications in social media – yet career-seekers still face the same dilemmas as previous generations when looking to the future.

Sunday Beats - George Mari Band

Sunday Beats - George Mari Band

The musical influences of jazz legends such as Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams and many more will be felt on the Durban Promenade when the George Mari Band step on the Sunday Beats stage at SUNCOAST on Sunday, 21 May from 2pm.

The Never Ending Comedy Tour with Darren Maule

The Never Ending Comedy Tour with Darren Maule

Prepare to have your funny-bone tickled at Suncoast on Friday 26th May when The Never Ending Comedy Tour with Darren Maule comes to town for ONE night only!

Sunday Beats - 5th Season

Sunday Beats - 5th Season

One of Durban’s favourite jazz bands 5th Season will once again be performing at SUNCOAST’s free monthly musical sessions, Sunday Beats on 14 May 2017 – as part of SUNCOAST’s Mother’s Day celebrations.

BokTown at Suncoast

BokTown at Suncoast

SA rugby’s favourite fan park – Boktown is back at SUNCOAST on 10 and 24 June when South Africa takeson France in the Castle Lager Incoming Series.

Sunday Beats

Sunday Beats

The ever-growing music scene in Durban has upped the vibe with a dedicated platform for musicians to entertain the public.

Suncoast CSI Project | March 2017

Suncoast CSI Project | March 2017

Suncoast staff recently assisted in the mini-renovation and painting of one of the rooms at Vukukhanye’s foster home in the community of Chesterville. Once the transformation is complete it will be used as a computer and study room for the foster children currently being cared for by the non-profit organisation.

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist is back in town and will be mesmerising the Durban public at SUNCOAST on Saturday and Sunday 29 and 30 April.

Sunday Beats - The Remedy Project

Sunday Beats - The Remedy Project

Music has often been said to be the remedy for the soul, so it was no surprise when four Durban-based musicians Sheldon de St Pern, Greg van Vuuren, Barry and Ryan de Beer got together to form The Remedy Project, a melodic, pop and rock band.

Psychic & Lifestyle Expo

Psychic & Lifestyle Expo

One of Durban’s most charming lifestyle events, the Psychic & Lifestyle Expo returns to Suncoast from Friday, 7 April till Wednesday, 12 April.

Moscow Circus CSI Initiative

Moscow Circus CSI Initiative

Two hundred children from Chesterville were buzzing with excitement when they were invited VIP guests for the much-anticipated premiere of The Great Moscow Circus at SUNCOAST Casino Hotels & Entertainment.

“We had fun, it was unbelievable! I have never been to the circus before,” says Snaye Mdubu (18) from Chesterville Secondary School. “All the stuff I saw them...

Roulette Masters

Roulette Masters

Roulette wheels have been spinning madly around the country in Tsogo Sun’s fourth Roulette Masters tournament. Increased interest by patrons has led to the total prize money to be won skyrocketing to more than R 4.4 Million! The winner will now walk away with a guaranteed prize of R 2.5 Million along with a glittering trophy and the title of 2017’s Tsogo Sun Roulette Masters...

Dianne Barwise

Dianne Barwise

Efficient, organized and logical, these are the three words that describe mother of one, Dianne Barwise, the new Relationship Marketing Manager at Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment.

Roulette Masters Winner

Roulette Masters Winner

Winner Takes R2m in Tsogo Sun’s Roulette Masters Tournament

CANSA Shavathon

CANSA Shavathon

SUNCOAST have once again partnered with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to host the annual CANSA Shavathon at SUNCOAST on Saturday, 25 February 2017 and Sunday, 26 February 2017!

Fortuna Dougherty

Fortuna Dougherty

The Tables Manager at SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels and Entertainment has a name perfect for her job! “And I got into the profession I am in today through losing a bet – so it was meant to be!”
So says Fortuna Dougherty, who is also known by two other nicknames – Strict School Master (SSM) or Fortuna ‘Be the best you can be’ Dougherty.

Roulette Masters

Roulette Masters

Tsogo Sun’s fourth Roulette Masters tournament is well underway around South Africa with a guaranteed first prize of R2 million, a glittering trophy and the title of 2017 Roulette Master awaiting the winner.

The Great Moscow Circus

The Great Moscow Circus

Ladies and gentlemen! The world-famous Great Moscow Circus in association with M-Net and East Coast Radio is coming to SUNCOAST, providing spectacular high-flying action, gut-busting laughter and so much more to keep ringside audiences spellbound.

Sunday Beats - The Dead Trends

Sunday Beats - The Dead Trends

Get a taste of Durban’s freshest musical talent, the Dead Trends at Sunday Beats taking place on Sunday, 29 January at Suncoast’s Amphitheatre from 2pm!

Chesterville Children's Christmas Party

Chesterville Children's Christmas Party

Christmas came early for a group of very excited children last week when Santa’s helpers (aka staff volunteers from SUNCOAST) dropped in on Zamokuhle Our Little People’s Creche, near Chesterville Clinic in Durban.

Sunday Beats - Zoe The Seed

Sunday Beats - Zoe The Seed

It was American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress, Jill Scott who once said “Soul music is about longevity and reaching and touching people on a human level – and that’s never going to get lost”. These words strongly resonate with the next artist who will take the stage this Sunday at Suncoast’s monthly Sunday Beats...

The Journey of the One-Armed Bandit

The Journey of the One-Armed Bandit

The very latest in high-tech slot machines have made their appearance on the floor at SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment – their eye-catching, concave; LCD touchscreen monitors a far cry from the original one-armed bandits which were invented in the late 1800s.

Jeera - Tea Time!

Jeera - Tea Time!

True indulgence, explosion of unique Indian flavours and a complete sensory overload are just some of the words that come to mind when one thinks of Suncoast Hotel’s Jeera Afternoon Tea experience.

Clinton Vigne

Clinton Vigne

Being alert with keen observation, judgment skills and having high standards: these are the qualities that Clinton Vigne – Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment’s new Security Manager – believes are essential in the security and surveillance industry.

Vigne took up his new position at Suncoast in March this year – bringing...

Suncoast's Michelle Hitmann

Suncoast's Michelle Hitmann

Having a happy working environment is a sought-after ideal for many bosses and employees with research showing that the hours spent at the office directly impact on one’s quality of life.

Suncoast CSI Project - November 2016

Suncoast CSI Project - November 2016

Christmas came early this year for 30 destitute families living in a transit camp in the Chesterville area.

SUNCOAST’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) team made up of staff members who volunteer their time each month to various projects paid a visit to the Ridgeview Transit Camp on Thursday 17 November to distributed food parcels for the...

PMR Award

PMR Award

It’s Lucky Number Seven for SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment, receiving their seventh Golden Arrow Award at the recent annual PMR Awards Ceremony. Suncoast were nominated and declared the top achiever in the Entertainment and Casino category in the provincial awards held on Monday, 14 November. 

Ayanda Shabalala

Ayanda Shabalala

Durban’s premier entertainment destination, Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment will once again offer hopeful graduates an extensive 12 month work experience programme in the fields of Human Resources, IT, Surveillance and Slots Technicians, when applications open in January 2017.

Nombuso Gumede

Nombuso Gumede

Durban’s premier entertainment destination, Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment will once again offer hopeful graduates an extensive 12 month work experience programme in the fields of Human Resources, IT, Surveillance and Slots Technicians, when applications open in January 2017.

Kwanele Mbelu

Kwanele Mbelu

Durban’s premier entertainment destination, Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment will once again offer hopeful graduates an extensive 12 month work experience programme in the fields of Human Resources, IT, Surveillance and Slots Technicians, when applications open in January 2017.

Xolani Hlongwa

Xolani Hlongwa

Durban’s premier entertainment destination, Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment will once again offer hopeful graduates an extensive 12 month work experience programme in the fields of Human Resources, IT, Surveillance and Slots Technicians, when applications open in January 2017.

Daniel Wersig

Daniel Wersig

Durban-based Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment have recently employed Pietermaritzburg resident and the former Food & Beverage Manager of Golden Horse Casino, Daniel Wersig, as their Food & Beverage Manager.

Energy-Efficient Entertainment

Energy-Efficient Entertainment

Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment, under the supervision of their Maintenance Manager, John van Zyl, have been steadily migrating to a more cost-effective and energy-efficient management system over the past nine years.

Suncoast Pirates

Suncoast Pirates

Travis Misdorp and Alice Edward – two up-and-coming members from SUNCOAST Pirates Lifesaving Club – have returned to Durban after doing their club proud at the Lifesaving World Championships 2016 held in the Netherlands in September.

Sunday Beats - The Gus Brown Band

Sunday Beats - The Gus Brown Band

The funky folk sounds of The Gus Brown Band – a Warner Beach-based funk and folk band – will entertain the crowds in the Suncoast Amphitheatre on the Durban promenade at SUNCOAST’s next Sunday Beats session on Sunday, 9 October from 2pm!

BokTown at Suncoast

BokTown at Suncoast

SUNCOAST is calling all SPRINGBOK supporters to get behind the boys for the last game of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Boktown on Saturday, 8th October 2016!

Nsimbini Primary School

Nsimbini Primary School

One year ago Nsimbini Primary School, based in Chesterville, Cato Manor celebrated the opening of their new R 6 Million facilities.