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July - December 2002

24th December         South Africa        Source: Business Day
Gauteng tightens gambling licence rules

19th December         Soweto, South Africa          Source: News24.com
Dice killing: Factions quiet

18th December         London & South Africa           Source: The Guardian
London Clubs sells South African casinos
The headline should read "may" as according to the article the Emerald Safari and Resort Casino has not yet been placed on the market.

16th December         South Africa         Source: Independent Online/Reuters
Massive gaming and hotel deal unveiled

16th December         Johannesburg, South Africa         Source: AllAfrica.com/Sunday Times
Mandela's Neighbour Challenges Gambling Law

14th December          Windhoek, Namibia         Source: Northern Light/The Namibian
Fugitive Linked to Gambling Robbery

14th December          Johannesburg         Source: Northern Light/Moneyweb
Interview - Ashley Mabogoane: Chairman, Tsogo Investments

12th December         Johannesburg, South Africa          Source: Northern Light/Moneyweb
Interview - Ernie Joubert: CEO, Global Resorts

9th December         South Africa           Source: Business Day
GoldReef shares jump 17%

28th November        Durban, KwaZulu-Natal       Source: Sabcnews.com
Durban opens Casino today
The Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World a joint venture between Tsogo Sun and Durban Add-Ventures on Durban Harbour opened on the 27th.

28th November        Botswana       Source: Botswana Daily News
Parliament approves draft Gaming and Gambling Policy
Policy to regulate gambling necessary

21st November        Maputo, Mozambique        Source: Northern Light/All Africa
Cardoso Murder: a Strange Tale of the Polana Casino

19th November        Namibia        Source: Northern Light/All Africa
MPs Unite Against Gambling

17th November        Malamulele, South Africa        Source: Northern Light/African Eye - Nov 14th
Moms Guilty of Gambling With Child Care Grants

11th November        Zimbabwe       Source: Northern Light/Zimbabwe Standard
New Dawn for Zimsun

10th November        Johannesburg       Source: Norhern Light/All Africa
Kerzner Bows Out for Good

7th November        Maputo, Mozambique        Source: Northern Light/All Africa
Casino Workers On Strike

4th November        Blantyre, Malawi        Source: Northern Light/AENS
Malawi: Gaming license granted to Amrican Company

1st November        Malawi        Source: The Malawi Nation
American Palace gets casino licence
American Palace is the second license to be issued, the first was awarded to Kairo International in May 2002
Govt grants first casino licence to MDC, Kairo

1st November        Cape Town, South Africa        Source: Dispatch Online & Natal Witness
Casinos pay R439m tax
SA casinos 'generated R439 million in tax last year
There are presently 29 casino's operational in South Africa, 22 in permanent facilities and 7 in temporary.

30th October        Zimbabwe        Source: Northern Light/Zimbabwe Independent  - Oct 25th
Ari Ben-Menashe Link Scuttles Casino Project

25th October        Durban, South Africa        Source: Northern Light/Business Day & Business Report
Race to Complete Durban Casino By December
Investec to fund Tsogo Sun complex

24th October        South Africa        Source: Northern Light/All Africa
Failed Betting Company Placed Under Liquidation
The Guateng Gaming Board has claimed that financial spread betting is illegal under the 1996 Gambling Act.

21st October        South Africa        Source: All Africa/Sunday Times
Lottery - African Dream That's Turned Stale And Sour
South African officials have abandoned plans for a daily lottery and will instead keep the twice weekly drawings.

20th October        South Africa        Source: Northern Light/Business Day
FinSport in Liquidation After US Investor Flees - Financial spread betting in South Africa.

17th October        Las Vegas & South Africa        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Payment Technologies, Inc. Announces That Its South African Gaming Affiliate Prepares to Install Slot Machines in Local Market

14th October        Problem Gambling - South Africa        Source: Independent Online
Betting on a cure for compulsive gambling

14th October        Durban, KwaZulu-Natal        Source: Business Report
Securicor wins unlimited R3.5m a year deal at Suncoast Casino
Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World owned by Tsogo Sun is a SAR1.4 billion development scheduled to open in November.

5th October        South Africa         Source: AllAfrica.com/Moneyweb & Northern Light/Business Day
Slippery Slopes for Aqua Online
Losses Cause Aqua to Consider JSE Delisting
Aqua Online amongst other things develops and sells online casino software and offers back office solutions.

28th September         South Africa         Source: Northern Light/Business Day
COSATU Condemns Daily Lotto
"The lottery is an example of redistributing from the poor to the lucky"

27th September         South Africa         Source: Business Day
Casino industry is threatened by other forms of gambling, survey shows
Lotto takes it from everywhere and from many

26th September         Colorado & Guateng, South Africa         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces South African Court Judgement On Action by Tsogo Sun Holdings

25th September         South Africa         Source: Business Day
Industry optimistic about future growth
Gambling unjustly slammed, says CEO
Enriching tourists' experience of SA
Applying a different mindset
Business Day has a series of articles on South Africa's casino industry and the major players including interviews with Ernie Joubert, CEO of Global Resorts and Rob Collins, COO of Tsogo Sun.

24th September         South Africa         Source: Northern Light/South African Sunday Times
Lotto Payout Shock
Apparently just 3% of what South Africans spend on the National Lottery has so far gone to "good causes".

16th September         Johannesburg, South Africa       Source: Northern Light/Business Day
Gold Reef Restates Bid Made to Buy Group

7th September         Mpumalanga , South Africa         Source: Northern Light/AENS
150 applicants for gaming machine sites await OK
The Mpumalanga Gaming Board will consider granting the first 150 applications for gaming machine sites at its September 19th meeting.

6th September         Pietermaritzburg, South Africa         Source: Independent Online
Casino boss coughs up R17m in plea bargain

5th September         South Africa        Source: Pravda.ru
All Gold reef assets and liabilities will be sold
Strange!. A South African casino story on the Russian Governments website.

29th August         Durban, South Africa       Source: Northern Light/Business Day
Durban Gearing Up for New Development Projects
Both Tsogo Sun and Sun International's casinos are involved in plans to develop the area around the harbour.

23rd August         South Africa       Source: Northern Light/Business Day
Gold Reef And Casinos Austria Still Negotiating

21st August         Johannesburg, South Africa       Source: AllAfrica.com & Northern Light/Moneyweb
Not All Fun in the Sun for Leisure Group
Interview - Peter Bacon: CEO, Sun International
Sun International South Africa has posted an 18% rise in gross profits on turnover up 16%. Apparently their has been a marked increase in tourist visitors since December taking advantage of very favourable exchange rates..

17th August         South Africa       Source: Business Day
Loss expected from Sun International

15th August         Eastern Cape, SouthAfrica       Source: News24.com/SAPA
Gambling machines worth R3 million destroyed
The Eastern Cape Gambling Board have had destroyed 238 illegal slots seized in raids across the province.

1st August       South Africa        Source: Northern Light/Business Day
ANC Warns Inkatha Freedom Party Over Gambling Interviews

13th July       Botswana      Source: Botswana Daily News
Ministries produce gaming draft policy

1st July       Durban, South Africa       Source: The Independent Online - June 28th
Casino boss admits to sending money offshore
 




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