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Suncoast Press Room

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.

 
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...

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

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 resid...

Samuel Mfeka

Samuel Mfeka

Former Durban resident and Human Resources Intern at Suncoast, Samuel Mfeka (21) believes that whilst matricula...

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 F...

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 phil...

Bonus Bucks

Bonus Bucks

Everyone loves a bonus, right? With year-end fast approaching Suncoast has more than R 185,000 CASH to be ...

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...

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 & Entertai...

Celebrating Spring and Arbour Week

Celebrating Spring and Arbour Week

Volunteer staff members from Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment, celebrated the beginning of Spring an...

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...

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 ...

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

Home bru Barista going national!

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.

“My journey with coffee started three years ago when I joined the team at SUNCOAST’s Café Vigour,” says Lebo, “and since then I have not looked back.” The sponsors of the barista competition, Avanti Coffee Company, provide all barista training in the Tsogo Sun group, the coffee-making equipment, as well as the delicious 100% Arabica bean product.

“Our customers have become more knowledgeable and demanding as coffee has grown in popularity in recent years,” says Lebo, “but even though we offer a number of alternatives like Café Latte, Café Mocha, Café Americano and Espressos; Cappuccinos remain the most popular hot beverage on the Café Vigour menu.”

“Coffee has become my passion; it is such a versatile product allowing for creativity, not just in terms of the latte art, but also in the types of bean, ways of brewing, chilled options and so much more,” comments Lebo. “It’s my mission to produce excellence every time I prepare a coffee based beverage for a guest!”

It was this attitude that won the barista the KZN regional round, which was held at the Westville Country Club.

“It was a first for me to show off my coffee-making skills in a competition of this kind, so I was nervous. I had to prepare two cappuccinos and two espressos for the judges, in the face of some stiff competition,” explains Lebo.

The contestant’s skills were measured on taste, presentation as well as their technical skills, by the judges, Jennifer Kuhn and Caroline Ncube.

“This was a nerve-racking experience as the competition took place at a neutral venue and I had to use unfamiliar equipment, but I relied on my passion for coffee which saw me through.”

The KZN winner walked away with a certificate, R 750 CASH prize, a visit to a coffee farm and a sponsored flight with accommodation for his trip to Johannesburg for the finals.  “I’m nervous and excited about the finals in Gauteng and I am hoping I can make Café Vigour and SUNCOAST proud,” says Lebo.

“The regional rounds have produced some worthy winners and we are looking forward to an exceptional standard in Johannesburg,” says Paula Visser of Avanti Coffee Company.

SUNCOAST is extremely proud of Lebo, he is popular with the Café Vigour clientele and has now formally established himself as a barista of note by winning the regionals,” says Daniel Wersig, F&B Manager of SUNCOAST. “We are eagerly anticipating the outcome of the Battle of the Baristas in Gauteng in November.”

The winner will receive a substantial cash prize and the title of Tsogo Sun - Avanti Coffee National Barista Champion 2017.


ABOUT SUNCOAST CASINO, HOTELS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s leading gamer-tainment destination. It boasts unparalleled atmosphere from its location on Durban’s stretch of palm-lined beaches known as the Golden Mile and is within walking distance of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Winner of the BMW Supertech KZN Top Business Award - Tourism Category 2014, voted KwaZulu-Natal’s “Best Casino” for the 14th year running, in the 2017 Daily News Your Choice Awards, the 2014 Ask Afrika Orange Index customer service award winning in the Casino Industry category, and recipient of the 2016 certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor.

SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels and Entertainment continues to be an integral part of the Durban entertainment scene.

SUNCOAST has a gaming floor of over 7,000m2, with coinless SMART technology, 1,600 slot machines, 67 gaming tables, and an exclusive Salon Prive called 77 Ocean Drive for higher limit slots and tables.
 
SUNCOAST’s leisure, dining and retail options include 13 restaurants and fast food outlets, a kids’ entertainment arcade and an 8-screen Cinecentre cinema complex.

SUNCOAST opens onto a boardwalk which links to uShaka Marine World to the south and Moses Mabhida stadium and Blue Lagoon to the north.   

There is a superb grassed area between SUNCOAST and the beach offering loungers and umbrellas for the beachgoer.

The SUNCOAST Durban complex also offers 5-star conference and eventing venues plus superior accommodation at the sea-facing Suncoast Towers and SunSquare Suncoast with its Balinese-style spa and stylish Jeera Restaurant.

SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is owned by Tsogo Sun Gaming.

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 S...

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 c...

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 appeara...

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 kick...

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 bet...

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...

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 Be...

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 ...

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 Hos...

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 ...

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 caree...

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 t...

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 par...

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 transformat...

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 t...

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.

Roulette Masters Winner

Roulette Masters Winner

Winner Takes R2m in Tsogo Sun’s Roulette Masters Tournament

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 Ca...

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 mon...

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 & ...

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, 2...

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 – s...

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 ...

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-bu...

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 Amph...

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 ...

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 touchin...

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 ey...

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 ...

Clinton Vigne

Clinton Vigne

Being alert with keen observation, judgment skills and having high standards: these are the qualities that Clinton Vigne – Suncoast Casino, ...

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 ...

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 So...

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...

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 progr...

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 progr...

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 progr...

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 progr...

Daniel Wersig

Daniel Wersig

Durban-based Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment have recently employed Pietermaritzburg resident and the former Food & Beverage Manag...

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 mor...

Suncoast Pirates

Suncoast Pirates

Travis Misdorp and Alice Edward – two up-and-coming members from SUNCOAST Pirates Lifesaving Club – have returned to Durban after doin...

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 Amph...

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 ...

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.  

Tsogo Sun Amashova

Tsogo Sun Amashova

The race kicks off from Pietermaritzburg City Hall to Durban through spectacular scenery, ending at Masabalala Yengwa Avenue, with the prize-givin...

Daily News Your Choice Awards

Daily News Your Choice Awards

SUNCOAST has once again been voted the Best Casino for the 13th year in a row in KwaZulu-Natal in the Daily News Your Choice Awards!

Meshalin Naidoo

Meshalin Naidoo

Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is pleased to announce the appointment of Meshalin Naidoo – previously Promotions Producer &ndas...

Suncoast CSI Project - September 2016

Suncoast CSI Project - September 2016

More than a dozen SUNCOAST volunteers got their hands dirty when they planted a veggie garden at the Ngilonde Project in Chesterville, Durban.

Vukukhanye EduCare Development Centre

Vukukhanye EduCare Development Centre

“By successfully and effectively implementing Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs South Africa will not only have better equipped lea...

Smarties Awards

Smarties Awards

Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment’s LivingTSOGO Moments mobile marketing campaign scooped the Bonze Award in the Relationship Mana...

The first ever Great Big SA Indian Comedy Show

The first ever Great Big SA Indian Comedy Show

The first ever Great Big SA Indian Comedy Show will be taking place at Suncoast on Friday, 16th September and Saturday, 17th Sep...

Magic Company - Reach for a Dream

Magic Company - Reach for a Dream

The Magic Company at Suncoast recently donated toys valued at R 7,000 to the Durban based Reach for a Dream Foundation.

Investing in Local Talent

Investing in Local Talent

Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment believes so much in investing in local musical talent, they began monthly music sessio...

Zoe the Seed at Suncoast

Zoe the Seed at Suncoast

Swazi born and Durban raised vocalist and songwriter, Zoe the Seed will be performing at SUNCOAST’s Sunday Beats this Sunday from 2pm at the Amphitheatre!

Vukukhanye Bursary Recipient Graduates

Vukukhanye Bursary Recipient Graduates

Chesterville resident and Vukukhanye Bursary recipient, Z’busiso Makhanya (23) recently graduated from the Richfield Gradu...

Oyster Inc at Suncoast

Oyster Inc at Suncoast

SUNCOAST are extremely excited to bring the Oyster Inc. brand to their diverse portfolio of restaurants, offering a choice of fast food, café and fine dining establishments.

Slots Factor

Slots Factor

Suncoast Casino is hoping that one of their “players” will walk away with the R1-million cash prize in the National Tsogo Sun Slots Factor tournament.

Kreason Subroyan

Kreason Subroyan

As a Tenant Manager at Suncoast Casino, Hotels & Entertainment, Kreason’s day to day responsibilities include balancing many on-site activations and projects at once.&...

Adil Sewcharan

Adil Sewcharan

Phoenix resident, Adil Sewcharan, a Human Resources Practitioner at Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment is urging all Durban locals to join in the fight against hunger.

Holiday Fun at Suncoast

Holiday Fun at Suncoast

Already getting the ‘mommy/daddy I am bored!’ these holidays? 

A Suncoast Treat for a Special School

A Suncoast Treat for a Special School

A team of SUNCOAST employees volunteered their time to accompany the 38 pupils while they were treated to a movie, lunch at Spur and fun in the Magic Company Arcade.

IRONMAN 70.3 Durban - Stefan Terblanche

IRONMAN 70.3 Durban - Stefan Terblanche

DURBAN, South Africa (14 June 2016) – The former Springbok fullback who represented South Africa in 37 tests scoring 19 tries, will be taki...

IRONMAN 70.3 Durban - Caroline Wostmann

IRONMAN 70.3 Durban - Caroline Wostmann

DURBAN, South Africa (14 June 2016) – Champion athletes find a way of reaching the top. This is the part everyone sees, applauds and admire...

Suncoast Environmental Initiatives

Suncoast Environmental Initiatives

Maintenance Manager at Suncoast, John van Zyl and his team has embarked on a mission of making SUNCOAST an environmentally-friendly building by i...

Boktown

Boktown

Suncoast will once again turn into a sporting haven filled with a sea of green and gold, as supporters head to BOKTOWN on Saturday, 11 June for the first test against Ireland in...

Sunday Beats - Mark Fransman

Sunday Beats - Mark Fransman

It’s time to feel the beat as well known multi-award winning, singer, producer and songwriter, Mark Fransman performs at SUNCOAST’s Sunday Beat on Sunday, 05 June fr...

Drumming to the Beat

Drumming to the Beat

Drumming and bead making was the order of the day when SUNCOAST employees paid a visit to Nsimbini Primary School in Chesterville, Durban this week.

IRONMAN 70.3 Durban

IRONMAN 70.3 Durban

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (4 May 2016)–A capacity field of 3000 athletes will be heading to Durban for the second edition of the Standar...

Coffee & Chocolate 2016

Coffee & Chocolate 2016

The 2016 Coffee & Chocolateshowwill bring a new experience with differentthemed areas designed to create both a visual and sensory experience.Visitors can learn tips, techni...

Whisky Live

Whisky Live

Whisky Live presents the Durban Whisky Live Celebration in partnership with East Coast Radio and the Independent on Saturday at Suncoast from 12 – 14 May 2016.  The e...