THE Fish River Sun, including the iconic Gary Player golf course, the famous breakfasts and the preferred venue for many prestigious events, is likely to close its doors at the end of November due to a number of factors beyond its control.
For background into the problems related to the closure, click here.
In a statement by Sun International, it is made clear that economic factors have played a major part in forcing closure, but there may still be light at the end of the tunnel.
The statement reads: “Economic pressure and subdued trading, taken together with the land claim uncertainty, have made cross-subsidisation by the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth increasingly unaffordable.
“…the proposed closure would affect some 126 positions at the resort. The resort will close finally at the end of November unless significant progress is made on interventions proposed by the minister of Rural Development, Gugile Nkwinti, to continue with the operations.”
Read the full story and statement in Talk of the Town, out on Thursday.