Latest News | 30 May 2022 | By Sun International
North West communities receive over R400 000 from Sun City Resort
The Palace at Sun City Resort | Photo by Sun International
Local communities in the North West province have directly benefitted from an increase in tourism bookings to Sun City, with over R400 000 from the resort has been ploughed back into communities during the first quarter of 2022
The list of recipients includes non-profit organisations, students, schools, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, and care centres.
Linen valued at R127 000 from The Palace of the Lost City and other Sun City hotels has been donated to healthcare organisations including Hospice Rustenburg, Lehurutshe/Zeerust Hospital, Areaganeng Centre, Phalane Clinic and Baikemedi Home Based Care.
Child-headed and disadvantaged families in local communities have received food parcels and firewood.
“Sun City hopes to empower the future generation of leaders through the upliftment of education with these donations.”
Nearly R42 000 has been invested in educational support for post-graduate students to attend various courses: “This is in line with education being one of Sun International’s focus areas for sustainable economic development”, says Brett Hoppé, General Manager of Sun City.
140 beneficiaries from 28 local community schools now have school shoes, stationery, and uniforms.
R243 000 was set aside for Nkukise, Monakato, Boshoek, Rasimone, Mafenya, Chaneng, Bonwakgokgo, Madima, Khayalethu, Bothibello, Mphuphuthe, Bakubung, Bakgofa, and Itumeleng primary schools.
This also included Matlhare Mokautu, Bafokeng, Molotlegi, Charora, JM Ntsime, Sedibelo, Manamakgotha, Tswaidi, and Herman Thebe secondary schools – as well as technical and special needs schools in the province.
“Sun City is sponsoring six students from local communities such as Ledig, Mahobieskraal, Mogwase and Lerome, who are attending an Economic Transformation of Black Citrus Growers Programme/learnership NQF Level 4. The resort provides the students with transport and lunch for the duration of the year-long programme, which will assist them in acquiring the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to gain employment in the citrus industry,” said Hoppé.
Sun City is also sponsoring lunch and transport for another 37 students from the Phatsima community who are attending a project management, office practice, NPO governance, and business management course NQF level 4.