Boardwalk boss is moving on

Shaun Gillham

HE may not be a gambling man, but Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World general manager Clifford Ngakane has certainly played his cards right.

Following an intensive and highly successful five-year tenure at the helm of Nelson Mandela Bay’s leading tourist attraction and recreation venue, where he notched up a number of significant achievements, Ngakane will be relocating to Polokwane in Limpopo at the end of the month. There he will oversee further development of the Meropa Casino and Entertainment World.

Brett Hoppé, who has acquired experience at similar operations in South Africa, has been named as Ngakane’s successor.

Reflecting on his tenure at the Boardwalk and his time in Port Elizabeth, Ngakane, 42, yesterday named the recently completed R1-billion upgrade and development of the complex, which he oversaw, as his biggest achievement since arriving in the city in 2008.

“This was certainly the biggest development of its kind in Port Elizabeth at the time and I think it was also the biggest development in the industry.

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