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Kwazulu-Natal government supports casino

6 November 2006

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the South Africa IOL News: "The KwaZulu-Natal government has hailed the building of the R100-million state-of-the-art casino in Newcastle, northern Zululand, as a major boost for the region.

"Century Casino will be launched next month during a colourful function which will be attended by a delegation of political bigwigs, including former deputy president Jacob Zuma, King Goodwill Zwelithini and KwaZulu-Natal Premier S'bu Ndebele.

"The Century Casino development is spearheaded by business magnate Vivian Reddy and will create more than 250 employment opportunities, provide the region with a much needed hospitality and entertainment facility and bring in huge tourism investment.

"Finance and Economic Development Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said the KwaZulu-Natal government fully supported the initiative, adding that the fact that it would create 250 jobs meant 250 more families would have a regular income.

"…The casino complex includes a 40-room, four-star hotel, a state-of-the-art conference centre, a wellness centre, restaurants and 250 slot machines, plus roulette, blackjack and poker tables…"

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