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By unknown | Feb 04, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

The extensively publicised banquet in honour of "Iron" Mike Tyson at Emperors Palace last Wednesday enabled the organisers to achieve their objective of raising funds for charity.

Vusi Zwane, Group Chief Corporate Affairs Executive for Emperors Palace, said R284 000 was raised in aid of the Sithabile Child and Youth Care Centre.

"Close to R184 000 was raised at the successful event through the auction, and Emperors Palace contributed an additional R100 000 to the takings for the charity. We are extremely excited.

"Our corporate social investment strategy focuses on community development in the areas surrounding our casino," he said.

"These community developments comprise of crime prevention, the prevention of drug abuse, infrastructural development and greening of communities, as well as support of a rape crisis centre situated on the East Rand."

Tyson, 41, was invited by top boxing promoter Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves, in association with Emperors Palace.

"We wanted to raise funds, promote the Palace of Dreams as the home of South African boxing and also to promote Berman's 'Fire and Brimstone' boxing tournament which took place on Saturday night," explained Zwane.


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