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Ghaleb Cachalia has accused Rob Davies of ‘conflating communism and self-flagellation’ to ‘facilitate the spiritual redemption of men by impoverishing them in this life’.

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12/23/2018

article South African DA at Odds with Government Over Gambling Laws
(South Africa) -- In a Wednesday statement, DA MP Ghaleb Cachalia commented on the alleged mind-boggling statements from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) about...

12/5/2018

article DA mocks government for saying it will ‘ban the internet’ over online gambling
(South Africa) -- Ghaleb Cachalia has accused Rob Davies of ‘conflating communism and self-flagellation’ to ‘facilitate the spiritual redemption of men...
article South Africa opposition party trolls gov’t online gambling ban
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s online gambling prohibition is being mocked by the country’s largest opposition party as the government prepares to vote on...

11/22/2018

article South African parliament adopts abbreviated gambling bill
(South Africa) -- The South African Parliament has adopted legislation to update the country’s gambling law, though only after making significant changes to the...

11/12/2018

article Tsogo Sun calls off casino and hotel sale
(South Africa) -- Tsogo Sun has called off its planned sale of seven casino and hotel businesses to Hospitality Property Fund due to a lack of support from shareholders...

11/11/2018

article SA recession sees increase in illegal gambling operations
(South Africa) -- Despite the gaming or casino industry growing its gross gambling revenue (GGR) by 3.5% to R18.5 billion in the year to end March 2018, the recession in...

9/29/2018

article The shocking rise in illegal gambling in South Africa
(South Africa) -- Themba Ngobese fumes every time he drives past the internet café, he believes it is an illegal gambling establishment. It is just a stone’s throw...

9/14/2018

article Illegal gambling robs SA of much-needed tax revenue
(South Africa) -- The Casino Association of SA (Casa) has said that illegal gambling operations were eroding the revenues of licensed casinos and were negatively...

9/13/2018

article ‘Tide has changed’ on South Africa regulation
(South Africa) -- South African lawmakers may have just reached a “positive watershed moment” with the country’s controversial National Gambling...

7/26/2018

article South Africa gaming bill labelled a ‘complete mess’
(South Africa) -- Cape Town-based gaming lawyer Garron Whitesman has hit out at South Africa’s latest Amendment Bill, blasting its “flawed, unrealistic and...

7/24/2018

article Helderberg residents upset over plans to build new casino
(South Africa) -- A proposal to build a new casino and hotel in Somerset West has sparked outrage from the community who claim the City has not been playing open cards...

7/23/2018

article South Africa presses forward with online gambling clampdown
(South Africa) -- South Africa is pressing forward with its plans to clamp down even harder on unauthorized internationally licensed online gambling operators.

7/18/2018

article Sun International Concerned With SA Casino Legislation Proposal
(South Africa) -- Sun International – one of the most prominent casino operators in South Africa voiced their concerns about a proposed legislation that would...

7/13/2018

article Gambling bosses slam bill that would see another casino in Cape Town
(South Africa) -- Casino bosses have slammed the Western Cape government’s proposed legislation that allows for the relocation of casinos, saying if implemented it...
article New casino bill draws mixed reaction from South Africa gambling operators
(South Africa) -- Lawmakers in South Africa are considering the relocation of the country’s casinos to the newly established Trade Bay and eastern region, much to...

5/27/2018

article Tsogo Sun slows hotel and casino spending as debt pile grows
(South Africa) -- Tsogo Sun is slowing investments in expanding existing businesses and making new acquisitions after debt ballooned. "We continue to look at other...

1/12/2018

article Audit firm backs betting firms in protest against high revenue tax
(South Africa) -- Audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has said the levy, which took effect on January 1, is among the highest in Africa. Steve Okello, a Tax Partner...

11/17/2017

article Positive growth predictions for South African gaming market
(South Africa) -- The gaming market in South Africa is reportedly expected to bring in annual aggregated gross revenues of at least ZAR35 billion ($2.49 billion) by 2021...

10/19/2017

article Economic crunch hits casino profits
(South Africa) -- The Casino Association of South Africa‚ which represents the legal casino gaming industry‚ on Thursday signalled the economic downturn is...

10/16/2017

article WATCH: CASA says it remains committed despite its challenges
(South Africa) -- This year’s survey shows that, for the first time since the inception of the casino industry in South Africa under the new democratic...

10/15/2017

article LETTER: The Gaming Authority and the world of unknowns
(South Africa) -- Howard Zinn (author of You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train), while speaking at a political event in the United States had the following to say...

10/3/2017

article Sun Doubles Down On Peru After Colombia, Panama Prove Problematic [sub req'd]
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s Sun International is looking to pull back from struggling investments in Colombia and Panama as it prepares to acquire new casinos...
article Sun International seeks to cut its debt after massive investing
(South Africa) -- JSE-listed hotel and gaming group Sun International plans to pare down its debt and boost its balance sheet in the year ahead after having made a...

9/8/2017

article South Africa's gambling industry showing steady growth
(South Africa) -- The National Gambling Board of South Africa has released its 2016/17 financial year report revealing strong growth in global gaming revenue (GGR),...

9/7/2017

article Casinos still king in South Africa, but sports betting’s the prince
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s gambling market continues to be dominated by its land-based casinos, but casinos were the only gaming vertical to post a revenue...

5/28/2017

article Govt toughens stance against online gambling
(South Africa) -- Several gamblers who won a total of around R1.25 million online activities in South Africa have had their winnings confiscated. The Trade and Industry...
article Illegal gamblers lose over R1m to the state: DTI
(South Africa) -- Illegal gamblers have lost their “unlawful” winnings of over R1 million to the state, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on...
article South Africa makes good on vow to seize online gambling winnings
(South Africa) -- South African authorities are making good on their vow to confiscate the winnings of gamblers who play on unauthorized online gambling sites. Last year...
article South Africa Tightens Crackdown on Illegal Online Gambling
(South Africa) -- The South African Trade and Industry Department revealed that it has confiscated around R1.25 million (approximately $100,000) in illegal online...

5/7/2017

article ‘Thug’ forum spoils WEF, renovations on on R1.8bn casino facelift stopped for months
(South Africa) -- There is no sign of construction work restarting on Suncoast Casino’s R1.8 billion facelift after it was stopped last year by a group calling...

2/23/2017

article The awesome technology behind the new Time Square casino
(South Africa) -- Sun International plans to open its new Time Square casino in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria, on 1 April. The group invited MyBroadband to see the casino...

2/17/2017

article Stakes high in rights row
(South Africa) -- The Bay’s biggest gambling establishment and the province’s gambling authority are at loggerheads as the board continues to authorise new...

2/10/2017

article Casinos are king in South Africa, but sports betting grows fastest
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s casino industry remains the biggest player in the country’s gambling market, but sports betting is coming on fast.
article Gambling revenues set to hit R34,8bn
(South Africa) -- Gross gambling revenues have improved in South Africa despite challenging market conditions. The gambling industry posted its second-largest gain in...

12/9/2016

article Taxman wins big at Casinos
(South Africa) -- And the casino industry's biggest winner for the 2016/17 tax year is [insert drum roll here please...] the taxman! The 11th annual survey from the...

12/8/2016

article South Africa casino revenue rises despite online competition
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s casinos enjoyed healthy growth in 2016 but they continue to claim their biggest fear is the rise of online gambling.

11/4/2016

article Sun City R1bn revamp: New casino and gaming area set to open
(South Africa) -- After announcing that they'll be doing away with the Sun City Hotel, Sun City is making a clean sweep across the board with various other new...

11/1/2016

article Scientific Games secures 12th contract with Sun International
(South Africa) -- Scientific Games has extended its affiliation with South African casino and entertainment group Sun International. By signing its 12th contract it will...

10/23/2016

article Is The South African Government Really Turning a Blind Eye to iGaming Expansion?
(South Africa) -- Despite clear indications of increasing demand in the currently permitted sports betting vertical, the South African Authority is keeping the online...

10/13/2016

article South Africa Refuses Expansion of Online Gambling Industry
(South Africa) -- It has emerged that all South African online gambling will continue to be illegal. The government has vetoed the opportunity to grow the industry.
article MEC Scott loses KZN gambling portfolio
(South Africa) -- Premier Willies Mchunu has bowed to pressure from the electronic bingo lobby and stripped Finance MEC Belinda Scott of her powers over the gambling...

10/6/2016

article South Africa Willing to Confiscate Illegal Gambling Winnings
(South Africa) -- New methods to put a stop to unauthorized online gambling including the possibly of confiscating winnings is being proposed in South Africa as we speak.

9/24/2016

article KZN gambling shake-up
(South Africa) -- A massive shake-up in KwaZulu-Natal’s gambling industry is looming following plans by Premier Willies Mchunu to remove control of the...

9/13/2016

press release South Africa: Parliament On Gambling Challenges
(South Africa) -- The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Ms Joanmariae Fubbs, expressed her concern and shock over the suicide of an alleged...

7/24/2016

article Montecasino takes flak for insensitive handling of suicide
(South Africa) -- Business continues as usual‚ Montecasino told patrons this afternoon after a man killed himself on the premises‚ raising the ire of South...

7/18/2016

article Tsogo Sun continues casino expansion plan and remains positive over South Africa’s economy
(South Africa) -- Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd is one of the leading casino providers in the African continent and also runs a number of hotels in the region. The company has...

6/27/2016

article SA's appetite for online sports betting grows
(South Africa) -- Although SA has rebuffed efforts to open up the country's gambling market, there is increased activity in the online sports betting space. SA...

6/2/2016

article South Africa’s Sun International Creates Largest Latin American Casino Group
(South Africa) -- South African casino operator Sun International has finalized the proposed merger of its Latin American operations with local gaming group Dreams SA.

6/1/2016

article Sun International gets approval for Dreams merger
(South Africa) -- SUN International has received approval from the relevant gambling regulators in Latin America for the merger of its Latin American portfolio with...
article Sun International gets green light for Dreams deal in Chile
(South Africa) -- Sun International, South Africa’s second-biggest hotel and casino operator, has received regulatory approval for its acquisition of Dreams, a...

5/26/2016

article Casino rivals in Cape Town licence battle
(South Africa) -- BIG legal bets are set to be placed in the Cape Town casino market by rivals Tsogo Sun and Sun International with the increased possibility of a second...

5/21/2016

article Sun International agrees Peermont Group settlement
(South Africa) -- Sun International has agreed to pay $42.8 million to fellow South African hotel and casino operator Peermont Group after the planned $623 million...

4/26/2016

article Sun International Employee Shareholder Scheme Approves Ownership Reshuffle Plan
(South Africa) -- South African casino operators Tsogo Sun and Sun International were announced to have cleared an important hurdle in the proposed plan for Tsogo Sun...

4/8/2016

article Sun International drops Peermont Group acquisition
(South Africa) -- Wednesday South Africa’s Sun International (JSE: SUI) announced that it planned to halt its R9.5 billion ($623 million) plan to take over rival...

3/23/2016

article Taxing Online Gambling – Why emerging economies must regulate
(South Africa) -- Online gambling is a growing industry and a lot of people from emerging countries play casino games online. Countries will benefit from taxing this...

3/14/2016

article Casinos in Gauteng, South Africa could end up paying higher taxes very soon
(South Africa) -- Casinos in Gauteng, South Africa have been subjected to paying the government just 9 percent in gaming taxes for close to a decade.

3/13/2016

article Gauteng rolls dice for a casino tax levy
(South Africa) -- A new gambling tax levy for casinos operating in Gauteng is on the cards in a bid by Premier David Makhura's provincial government to increase its...

2/28/2016

article Sun International seeks settlement in lost Peermont bid; Hopes to save Menlyn Maine
(South Africa) -- Sun International announced Tuesday that they are seeking a R675 million settlement with Peermont after their bid to merge the two companies under Sun...

1/10/2016

article Betting on small casinos
(South Africa) -- THE focus on Western Cape-based casinos has intensified since a diplomatic attempt to divide up the region’s gambling pie was stymied by...

12/2/2015

article Casino gambling worth more than R17bn
(South Africa) -- Casinos continue to claim the lion’s share of gambling revenues in South Africa, raking in R17.2 billion in 2014 and accounting for 72% of the...

12/1/2015

article Gambling revenue: Gauteng casinos on top
(South Africa) -- Casinos in Gauteng have contributed a whopping 42 percent towards the gross gambling revenue, compared to that of the eight other provinces in the...
article Locals will wager R30bn by 2019
(South Africa) -- Money wagered at local casinos and through other forms of gambling is expected to rise from R23.9 billion in 2014 to R30 billion in 2014 according to a...
article South Africa Casinos Grow After Anti-Online Gambling Campaign
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s casino lobby says the industry contributed R17.2b (US $1.13b) to the country’s gross domestic product in its most recent...
press release South Africa's Gambling Revenues Projected to Rise to R30 Billion in 2019: PwC Report
(South Africa) -- Gambling revenues improved in Africa in 2014, despite challenging and weakening economies. Gross gambling revenues in South Africa posted their second-...

11/30/2015

article Casinos hope GDP contribution can leverage ‘flexible operating environment’
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s casino operators were responsible for more than 70% of the entire gambling industry’s R24-billion contribution to the gross...
article Gambling industry in SA increases revenue by 9.6% despite tough economic times
(South Africa) -- The Casino Association of South Africa announced the results of a survey entitled “Survey of Casino Entertainment in South Africa 2015”....

11/29/2015

article VIP room opens in Gold Reef
(Australia) -- The first phase of Tsogo Sun’s Gold Reef City in Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa’s R640m refurbishment, has been completed with the...

9/12/2015

article South African Casinos with ZAR Currency
(South Africa) -- Gambling activities that take place on the territory of South Africa have been a subject to a lot of disagreements in the recent years. Politicians...

7/16/2015

article State stacks the deck against online gambling bill
(South Africa) -- With only a few weeks before parliament's decision on a bill that proposes legalising online gambling, the government is stacking the odds against...

7/6/2015

article Legitimacy of casino licence tested
(South Africa) -- Sun International South Africa has refused to be drawn into the wrangle surrounding the legitimacy of its Morula Sun Hotel and Casino licence, which it...

7/4/2015

article Tsogo Sun and Sun International Cancel Casino Deal
(South Africa) -- Tsogo Sun Holdings, a major South African hotel and casino operator, announced on Friday that it had canceled its plans to purchase a minority stake in...

6/8/2015

article High court to hear online gambling case
(South Africa) -- The Limpopo Gambling Board is on Tuesday expected to defend its decision to close an online gambling operation and arrest its owner. The board filed...

5/28/2015

article Government not in favour of online gambling
(South Africa) -- THE Department of Trade and Industry has argued against the legalisation of online gambling in SA, saying such a move would be inappropriate in the...

5/23/2015

article Online gambling sucking millions away from casinos
(South Africa) -- Online gambling may be illegal in South Africa, but it is a thriving industry that is sucking millions of rands away from licensed casinos

5/21/2015

article Niveus changes its dividend policy amid licence worries
(South Africa) -- ALTERNATIVE gaming specialist Niveus Investments cited uncertainty around its KwaZulu-Natal electronic bingo terminal licences, which risk significant...

4/14/2015

article Tsogo to build 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town
(South Africa) -- TSOGO Sun would begin construction of a 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town’s city centre, the gaming and hotel group said on Tuesday.

4/12/2015

article Tsogo’s bid for Sun International assets in play
(South Africa) -- CASINO heavyweight Tsogo Sun locked horns with the Competition Commission this week, with ownership of two lucrative Cape casinos at stake. Tsogo wants...

3/17/2015

article Should online gambling be legal in South Africa?
(South Africa) -- Themba Ngobese, CEO of the Casino Association of South Africa joins our host Jennifer Sanasie in studio, to give clarity on what the implications of...

2/24/2015

article South African MP introduces bill to regulate online gaming
(South Africa) -- Geordin Hill-Lewis, South Africa's Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, has introduced a bill which would provide for the regulation and...

2/20/2015

article Online gambling costs South Africa millions in tax: casinos
(South Africa) -- Illegal gambling has cost the country around R110 million in tax revenue, affecting service delivery, the Casino Association of SA (Casa) said on...

2/6/2015

article Outrage over bingo licences
(South Africa) -- Concerned about the implications of electronic bingo terminals being installed at shopping centres in the province, more than 50 protesters gathered...

2/1/2015

article All bets off for online gambling
(South Africa) -- Online gambling in South Africa remains illegal for now, but a proposal to legalise this activity sits before Parliament and has prompted polarised...

1/29/2015

article Tsogo Sun to challenge S.African watchdog's decision to block acquisition
(South Africa) -- South Africa's top gaming and hotel firm Tsogo Sun Holdings plans to challenge a decision by the competition watchdog to block its acquisition of...

1/26/2015

article All bets off for online gambling, despite a Parliament proposal
(South Africa) -- Online gambling in South Africa remains illegal for now, but a proposal to legalise this activity sits before Parliament and has prompted polarised...
article COLUMN: Fix is in for online gaming
(South Africa) -- Casinos are betting on sarcasm to dissuade South Africans from online gambling as they attempt to protect their share of a R16.5-billion industry.
article Hopes to legalise online gambling bite the dust
(South Africa) -- THE GOVERNMENT has ignored the recommendations of the gambling review commission to legalise online gambling, as the debate about the banned activity...

1/20/2015

article Online gambling finally to be legalised in SA
(South Africa) -- Remote or online gambling in SA is finally set to be legalised. For those that aren’t aware, The Remote Gaming Bill; championed by shadow trade...

1/19/2015

article S. African gov't warns of harsh punishment for on-line gambling
(South Africa) -- The South African government on Monday warned of harsh punishment for any person offering or operating on-line gambling. "Perpetrators, whether...

1/18/2015

article South African Ministry Confirms Ban on Online Gambling
(South Africa) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in South Africa today denied that the national government is considering legalizing gambling on the Internet...
article South African Parliament to Again Review Online Gambling
(South Africa) -- The road to legalising online gambling in South Africa has been a long one, but the revised Remote Gambling Bill is due to be put before Parliament in...

1/14/2015

article South African official issues warning over illegal online gaming
(South Africa) -- The Casino Association of South Africa (CASA) issued a warning to regulators in the country over the ongoing increase in illegal online gambling and...
article South African Parliament set to review online gambling bill
(South Africa) -- Democratic Alliance Parliament Member Geordin Hill Lewis has set to revive South Africa’s remote gambling bill under the National Gambling...

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