Sun International returns to Botswana

Peermont owns 60 percent in Grand Palm with BDC holding the remainder. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Peermont owns 60 percent in Grand Palm with BDC holding the remainder. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

International resort hotel chain, Sun International, plans to acquire hotel and gaming company, Peermont group that owns hotels and casinos in South Africa and Botswana in a R 9.43 billion (P7.73 billion) deal.

The move will see Sun international, which divested from Gaborone Sun Hotel last year, bouncing back into Botswana and taking over Peermont’s Grand Palm hotel, Mondior, Metcourt Inn and the casino at Sedibeng hotel in Francistown.

In South Africa, Peermont owns eight resort and gaming operations including Emperors Palace in Gauteng and Graceland in Mpumalanga.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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