From washing glasses to assistant food & beverage manager, Siven Naidoo (29) is a fine example of how humble beginnings do not determine one’s potential, but rather hard work and persistence.
Naidoo’s journey began in 2004, straight after high school when he joined the food and beverage department at SUNCOAST and he has never looked back. In 2005, he was promoted to a bar tender and the following year to Food and Beverage Supervisor. With the desire to learn and improve his skills, he completed a course with Southern Sun and Unisa called the Supervisor Skill Builder. Whilst on the course he was promoted once again to Food and Beverage Duty Manager. The course not only broadened his abilities but further equipped him with skills to carry out the tasks of a Food and Beverage Duty Manager.
Six years later he now heads the food and beverage department at Golden Horse Casino managing a total of 95 staff, Naidoo said, he does not see himself doing any other job. “I am living out my dream,” he added. 2014 marked 10 years at Suncoast. “I loved the vibe that I got from Suncoast and I’m extremely privileged to have worked with some of the most gifted and talented people and for that I am truly grateful” he said.
Deshnee Naidoo, Human Resources Manager at Suncoast said they were extremely proud of Siven watching him grow from position to position has been amazing. Tsogo Sun as an organisation prioritises the provision of growth opportunities that include education for their staff members. “Siven has shown what education, hard work and opportunities can do for an individual” said Naidoo.
SUNCOAST encourages young people to take advantage of the opportunities available no matter how mundane they may seem. It is evident through Naidoo how ordinary opportunities can lead to greater opportunities.
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 13th year running, in the 2016 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 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.