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.

Recognizing May as Africa Month – and celebrating the continent’s heritage a fun and interactive morning was organized by Suncoast staff.  More than 120 Grade 7 pupils gathered in the school’s amphitheatre and found their rhythm using a variety of African drums – under the guidance of Vision in Motion drummers Rodney Frank and Mbongeni Gcwensa.

As the groups took turns to find their beat on djembe drums the remainder of the grade threaded colourful beads creating an array of bracelets and necklaces – with the help of SUNCOAST staff.

Principal of Nsimbini Primary School – Mr Bheki Ndlovu – was all smiles. “It is wonderful to see the children really enjoying themselves. What a pity the drums aren’t a permanent fixture at the school.”

The primary school educates 1097 pupils from Grade R to 7. SUNCOAST has a special bond with the school since their development (to the tune of R4.5 million) of the Grade R wing (with two classrooms, toilet facilities, play area and amphitheatre), two additional classrooms and HOD offices and a support service centre in September 2015. The Grade R pupils were housed in a wendy house prior to the construction of the extension.

“Our staff members volunteer on a monthly basis with these visits to the Chesterville area, helping with various community upliftment initiatives which we are involved in,” said Basil Simons, SUNCOAST’s Employee Services Coordinator.

“Our CSI projects – partnered with Vukukhanye (a non-profit and public benefit organization) – are extremely important to us,” says SUNCOAST Marketing Manager, Louise Howell. “Assistance is given at a social, environmental and economical level. “We aim to continue to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, as much as we can.”

For more information on our CSI Projects visit www.suncoastcasino.co.za


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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.

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