Sun International has announced the appointment of Peter Tshidi as the new general manager of its South African resort Wild Coast Sun.
The hotel, gaming and entertainment group tasked the casino executive with leading the Port Edward venue following the move by former GM Myan Moodley to manage the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
“My biggest achievement is yet to come. I am always looking to achieve more tomorrow than I did today,” said Tshidi. “Being back with Sun International makes me feel like I have been around the world and have come home.”
Tshidi began his career in casino and hospitality with Sun International in 1997, at the operator’s Sun City flagship The Palace, before continuing to serve South Africa’s gaming and hospitality industry at various resorts across the country.
The Pretoria-born executive is expected to focus strongly on CSI initiatives as well as Enterprise Development during his tenure at the Wild Coast Sun.
The venue’s casino – one of the oldest in Southern Africa – features a range of slot machines which operate 24/7, alongside poker machines, blackjack tables and roulette wheels, with Tshidi predicted to drive turnover across the resorts’ gaming floor.
“With a wealth of experience in local and international hotel operations, retail, operations management and casino operations under his belt, Peter says that he sees himself as the custodian of a national and more importantly a significant provincial tourism asset,” said a statement from Sun International announcing the appointment.
“He is hugely passionate about South Africa as a destination and sees the Eastern Cape as an undiscovered wonderland in respect of natural beauty, product and people.”
Tshidi’s predecessor Moodley was appointed GM at the venue in 2014, and will now manage 1214 slots and 48 gaming tables at the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom.