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newsRekord East reports that at least 86 Centurion Hotel staff members are being retrenched after the hotel’s temporary closure in August last year.  The process started two weeks ago and next week another meeting with the unions is due to be held.  

According to a director of Legacy Hotels, Gert Brumme, the group was simply not willing to risk the safety of guests staying at the hotel any longer.  Brumme explained that during heavy rainfall, water from the Hennops river, right across the road from the hotel, flooded the property on its way to the bordering lake.  “Due to pollution and silt built up in the lake, the water gets trapped and embanks onto the property. The water level then simply rises as there is nowhere for the water to drain to,” Brumme said.  On 9 December 2019, the hotel had to remove 65 guests with two helicopters due to a flood.  Three years ago, 11 cars were flooded in the parking area.  Johan Venter, development director of Legacy Hotels, said the group approached the metro at the end of last year with a proposal of various options to safeguard the hotel against floods and they would meet with the metro on Tuesday to discuss possible solutions.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Odette Venter at The Citizen


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