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KwaZulu-Natal board under fire

21 August 2007

SOUTH AFRICA -- As reported by the South Africa eProp: "Parliamentarians have ordered the KwaZulu-Natal Gambling Board to come clean on all the amendments that have been made to the social-responsibility pledges of the province's casino licence-holders.

"The move comes in a bid to ensure that casino owners, who earn millions monthly, live up to the public promises made in order to secure their licences.

"The hard line from the members of the department of the premier's portfolio committee was sparked by the latest controversy over the dealings of casino boss Vivian Reddy, a benefactor of axed deputy president Jacob Zuma.

"The temporary premises of Reddy's Monte Vista casino at Newcastle — the old Iscor Sports Club — were sold to the local municipality last month for R15-million, in spite of an earlier promise to donate the site and buildings to the local community..."

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