Celebrating Africa Day

Suncoasters celebrate Africa Day

SUNCOAST volunteers recently celebrated Africa Day with pupils from Chesterville Secondary School as part of their May Community Upliftment Programme (CUP) visit.

“It was a day of fun with lots to learn about the history of the continent, many of the learners enjoyed hearing about the history, but I think the various African dances that we taught them is what they enjoyed most!” says Basil Simon, Employee Services Co-ordinator at SUNCOAST.

The learners were taught dances from around the continent such as ‘Kuduro’, which is both a dance and a form of music. The ‘Kudoro’ began in Luanda, the capital of Angola, in the late 1980’s. It is very similar in rhythm to the ‘Kizomba’, also an Angolan dance, which is characterised by a slower, more intense rhythm. ‘Kizomba’ means party in Kimbundu, an Angolan language.

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union, which happened on 25 May 1963 when representatives from thirty African nations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was hosted by Emperor Haile Selassie and has since become a day that is celebrated across many African countries and around the world.

SUNCOAST undertakes monthly community upliftment projects, where volunteer staff assist Chesterville based schools, organisations and projects identified by Vukukhanye.

Vukukhanye is a non-profit and public benefit organization, formed in 2001, concerned with the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children and families particularly in the community of Chesterville in Cato Manor (eThekwini).


Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s most loved entertainment destination. It boasts an 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.

SUNCOAST is an integral part of the Durban entertainment scene and is currently undergoing an expansive refurbishment that will see the expansion of the gaming floor with 1,850 slot machines, 71 gaming tables, opening of a number of new restaurants, The Barnyard Theatre as well as the launch of The Suncoast Globe, a multi-purpose eventing venue.  The jewel in the Suncoast crown is the new Salon Privé situated on the upper level with 180-degree sea views with its opulent Art Deco design creating a world-class gaming experience.

With a choice of everything from the finest cuisine, to fast food and laid back coffee spots, Suncoast offers Durban dining for every taste. Catch all the latest blockbuster movies on the big screen at Suncoast Cinecentre with eight movie theatres to choose from and the largest 3D screen in KZN, the Supernova. There is more great family entertainment on offer at The Magic Company where the kids and young at heart can enjoy hours of fun with modern and classic arcade games.

Attached to the SUNCOAST complex is the luxurious Suncoast Towers and SunSquare Suncoast hotels which offer superior accommodation for the discerning leisure and business traveler.  A stay at the hotel would not be complete without a signature treatment at the Balinese-style spa located on the 9th floor. The stylish Jeera Restaurant located in the hotel is also a must for a culinary experience never to be forgotten.

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