Vukukhanye Bursary Project

Bursary project continues to succeed

Vukukhanye’s Bursary Project, which began in 2008 to help disadvantaged children from the community of Chesterville to achieve tertiary qualifications, continues to succeed. Silindile Nyerende, a youth from Chesterville recently graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Nyerende, graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science Degree and will be spending 2018 attaining her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). “I am grateful to my benefactors who have made it possible for me to reach my goals, but this is only one part of my journey” says Nyerende, “ the next step is to get my post graduate certificate so that I can teach geography,” says Nyerende.

Started by Vukukhanye and funded by SUNCOAST, Durban’s premier entertainment destination, the Bursary Project is currently supporting 2 senior primary school pupils, 6 high school pupils and 9 students in various Universities and Colleges in Durban. The students are assisted with fees and education related expenses until their graduation from university or college.

“We’ve enjoyed phenomenal success in the last few years, with many of our university and college students graduating and finding jobs” says Chief Executive Officer of Vukukhanye, Dr. Anthony van der Muelen. “Our high school and primary school pupils are also doing us proud, some passing with flying colours, which bodes well for their futures and will help them immensely in getting into their desired fields of study”.

Speaking on SUNCOAST’s contribution to the bursary project, Executive Director of SUNCOAST, Mike Dowsley comments; “Education unlocks many doors and opportunities for individuals to better themselves and those around them. Our organisation is outcome driven and it is rewarding to see the direct results of our contribution to this amazing project. We congratulate Silindile on her graduation and we look forward to seeing big things from her in the future”.


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.

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


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