In The Media

Here is a listing of all the times Hollywoodbets has been mentioned in the media for our donations to charity, our Social Responsibility Programme, and our dedication to CSI in South Africa.

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22 March 2019
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On 19 March, 20 Hollywoodbets team members gave of their time to help clean up the Blue Lagoon beachfront. The enthusiastic group of purple cleaners met up to do this good deed before staring their work day. Read more.

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Hollywood Bets awards bursaries to MUT students
February 28, 2019
Mangosuthu University of Technology
The Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT has established a partnership with Hollywood Bets, who have since awarded seven MUT students with bursaries. The bursary will cover costs for the Advanced Diploma in Information Technology next year. Dr Vikash Jugoo, the Head of ICT, said the opportunity will open doors for students and introduce to the various fields they can branch into with an ICT qualification. Read more here.

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School to run more smoothly
February 13, 2019
Daily Sun (KZN)
TEACHING and learning is expected to improve for teachers and pupils at Asimthande School for the Blind. The school in Osizweni, Newcastle, received a donation from Hollywoodbets last week. The betting company gave them five Braille machines, a fire extinguisher, a grass trimming machine and a photocopying machine which also prints and scans. Read more here.

Chapman High School boosted by donation
December 12, 2018
Port Elizabeth Express / News24
SINCE 1979 Chapman High School has been providing top quality education to the struggling Gelvandale community. The Hollywoodbets Parliament Street team chose to support the school after staff members made contact with the branch and they saw the school’s great need. They visited the school to hand over some materials to assist with the much-needed renovation at the school. Read more here.

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Hollywoodbets Kempton Park donates to care centre
December 1, 2018
Kempton Express
Hollywoodbets Kempton Park opened its heart to Sithandiwe Disabled Care Centre in Lombardy East by donating a tumble dryer, two DVD players, a food processor, irons, an ironing board, dinner sets, bedding and a chalk board to the organisation. Read more here.


Soccer teams vie for pre-season cup
September 21st, 2018
Eight soccer teams will participate in the Hollywoodbets Pre-Season Cup that is being hosted by Mamu Community Development. Hollywoodbets’ branch operation consultant, Mr Wayde Dorkin, said they were proud to be a part of the exciting initiative that Mamu Community Development was running. “We are always looking to provide exciting sporting platforms to local communities,” he said. “Thanks to Mamu Community Development for giving us this great opportunity to help local SAB clubs and players.” Read more here.

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Hollywoodbets upskill unemployed people living with disabilities
September 19th, 2018
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Twelve people with various disabilities, who have been struggling to find employment due to lack of training and opportunities, were thrilled to be given a leg up by local bookmaker, Hollywoodbets. The company personally selected them to be part of an NQF Level 1 learnership that will train them in the area of hygiene and cleaning, while they will be hosted at the Hollywoodbets head office in Umhlanga to complete the practical component of their learnership. Read more.

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Organisasie kry hupstoot
August 4th, 2018
Die Son
DIE organisasie sonder winsbejag We Care in Bloemendal se voedingskema het ’n stewige hupstoot gekry danksy ’n welkome skenking van Hollywood Bets. Afgevaardigdes van Hollywood Bets het met groot opgewondenheid die toerusting wat hulle geskenk het, by die sentrum gaan aflaai. Die oorhandiging het plaasgevind terwyl talle honger magies toustaan om ’n warm bord kos te ontvang. Read more.

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19 July 2018
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Hundreds of scholars at Natest Primary School in Phoenix enjoyed celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday along with the Hollywoodbets team. A group of volunteers from the company spent some time with the Grade R class who had a wonderful time skipping rope, playing cricket and soccer, hula hooping, colouring in and getting their faces painted. They especially loved meeting Coco the Clown who made sure everyone had a great time celebrating Tata’s birthday. Read more.

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Dolphins give back on Mandela Day
July 19, 2018
SA Cricket
The Dolphins embarked on an extended Mandela Day project in the Valley of 1,000 Hills. In commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day, the Dolphins picked Nyuswa Senior Primary School, located at the Valley of 1,000 Hills in Botha’s Hill, as this year’s recipients of ’67 Minutes for Mandela’. Dolphins players, KZNCU staff, Associated Host Catering, sponsors Hollywoodbets, AmaZulu FC and members of the KZN Cycling Federation all came together to make this a special day for pupils at the school. Read more.

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Hollywoodbets team contributes to sports development
May 30, 2018
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The Hollywoodbets team stayed true to the fundamentals of social commitment once again after reaching out to the Itafula Football Club, recently.. The club first started training players in 2010 with the aim to keep youngsters off the streets and to also unify the community through sports. The youngsters get together to practice five days a week to keep their skills up to par and this is truly impressive. Read more.

Hollywoodbets Ermelo donates computers and care centre to CMR Ermelo
May 5, 2018
The Hollywoodbets Ermelo team visited the CMR care centre and donated computers, blinds for the reception area and stationery. This care centre provides services to the entire Ermelo community, but specifically ensures that the children are protected. Read more.

Hollywoodbets Pelican supports Real Rovers FC
April 30, 2018
Rising Sun Chatsworth
The Rovers practice at the Road 115 sports grounds, twice a week. The club is home to 70 players, and there are five divisions including a junior team. The Hollywoodbets Pelican Team visited the players to make a donation of a new soccer kit. Read more.

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Soccer kit donated to Sun Lions FC
April 19, 2018
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The club was established in 2017 to contribute to youth development in the community. It consists of 30 players with three teams the under 17s, under 19s and seniors. Read more.

Stars get Hollywood break
April 19, 2018
City Vision, News24
Hollywoodbets Parow Supports Lucky Stars FC. The club was first established in 2007. It is home to 90 players that have dedicated themselves to playing four times a week at their home ground NY49 Stadium. There are five teams, ranging from the Under 10s to the Senior team. Read more.

Local firm supports Home Defenders FC
April 18, 2018
Brakpan Herald
The Hollywoodbets Brakpan team visited the Home Defenders Football Club recently to donate complete soccer kits to the Super League players. Read more.

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April 17, 2018
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In February the Edith Benson children’s home in Sherwood experienced disaster as fire destroyed the entire babies home that housed 57 children between the ages of three months and five years. Thankfully, due to regular fire drills by the staff, no-one was hurt! At the time a call went out to all Durban residents and businesses to show their support by donating goods or money to help them in this time of need. Read more.

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Hollywoodbets donates to police soccer team
April 16, 2018
Kempton Express
Hollywoodbets Kempton Park chose to show their support for the brave Rapid Rail Police Kempton Park FC men by donating a soccer kit to the team. Read more.

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Disability centre receives donations from Hollywoodbets
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April 16, 2018
Team Members from Hollywoodbets Kempton Park recently visited Sithandiwe Disabled Care Centre to deliver a gas stove, home theatre system, freezer, four children’s tables, 20 children’s chairs and four child-size wheelchairs. Read more.

Ranger FC ontvang skenking
April 13, 2018
Oudtshoorn Courant
Rangers FC, ‘n sokkerklub in Dysselsdorp, het onlangs splinternuwe wedstrydklere as skenkings van Hollywoodbets in Voortrekkerstraat, ontvang. Read more.

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Hollywoodbets Park reaches out to iThemba Lethu
April 12, 2018
Overport Rising Sun
Hollywoodbets Park team donated a new fridge, a microwave and some much-needed stationery that will be used for office administration and activities by the children and their parents of non-profit organisation, iThemba Lethu, based in Cato Manor. This organisation was started in 1994 and runs various programmes to help those in need within their community. Read more.

Swallows FC rejoice over donation of full playing kit
April 4th, 2018
PE Express, News24
THE members of Swallows Football Club are rejoicing over the new kit that was donated to them by Hollywoodbets Korsten. The Hollywoodbets Korsten team visited the club at their home ground to deliver the new soccer kit. Roy Mitchell, the club’s junior chairman and coach, thanked them for the donation. Read more.

Kid’s Haven receive a welcome donation of mattresses
March 26, 2018
Boksburg Advertiser
Team members from Hollywoodbets Boksburg recently visited the staff and children of Kid’s Haven to support them with a donation for the third year running. Since 1992 Kid’s Haven has been caring for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Its vision is to rehabilitate these young children who live on the streets and ultimately to integrate them into society. Read more.

Hollywoodbets King William’s Town supports Extension United Football Club
March 21, 2018
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Pictured here are the members of the Extension United Football Club. The players are sure to be more confident on the field now after receiving a brand-new kit from Hollywoodbets King William’s Town. Read more.

Hollywoodbets Argyle supports TND FC
February 27, 2018
Phoenix Sun
The TND Football Club was started in 2013 to help youngsters in the area realise their soccer dreams, and to help keep them off the streets and away from criminal activities. The Hollywoodbets Argyle team visited the players at their home ground to deliver a complete kit for the under 19 team, recently. Read more.

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29 January 2018
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The Hollywoodbets Dolphins dedicated their 24 January match against the bizhub Highveld Lions to a worthy cause – the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA- KZN region. Supporters were encouraged to wear blue to the stadium to raise awareness about this cause. On top of that, Hollywoodbets pledged to donate R250 to the organisation for every boundary hit during the match. The Hollywoodbets Dolphins were up to the challenge hitting 22 boundaries in total while the Lions racked up a respectable 14. CHOC will therefore receive R9 000 as a result of this exciting match that ended in favour of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins. Read more.
Blessing for Breidbach club
December 21, 2017

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BREIDBACH-based Extension United received an early Christmas present when a local business blessed them with soccer gear in Breidbach last Friday. King William’s Town Hollywoodbets promoter Simphiwe Amos, accompanied by staff members Sisipho Booi and Letese Christian, handed a set of soccer kit and a sports bag to an elated club owner Betram Jagers at the Breidbach Sports Grounds with some players present. Read more.

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Hollywoodbets Overport supports local children’s home
October 20, 2017
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The Hollywoodbets Overport team visited St Thomas Home for Children to donate five bunk beds with foam mattresses. The home was first started in 1959 and their main goal is to provide residential child care to orphaned and vulnerable children between two and ten years of age. Read more.

Goodies for the darling gogos
September 21st, 2017
City Vision, News 24
A donation of two sewing machines, a cooking pot set, two tables and a microwave by a gambling company to a senior citizen’s club in Khayelitsha was warmly welcomed by the recipients. On Friday, Sinovuyo Old Age Club based in Umsobomvu Drive in Ilitha Park received the donation from Hollywoodbets, a company specialising in horse race and sports betting. Read more.

Hollywoodbets supports Children’s Care Centre
August 9th, 2017
PE Express, News24
AS part of the company’s social responsibility programme, staff from Hollywoodbets Korsten recently donated several essential items to Sinethemba Children’s Care Centre. The centre first opened its doors in 2001 when the founder, Mama Signoria, decided that it was time to step in and help give children a future. Read more.
Generous support for Verulam organisation
August 7, 2017
Phoenix Sun
Verulam’s Soul Winning Community Project, a non-profit organisation, will no longer conduct their functions in the one-room house thanks to Hollywoodbets for their generous donation. Read more.

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19 July 2017
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Yesterday 70 Hollywoodbets team members created a fun day for 69 children as well as staff from the Ekusizaneni Care and Development Centre in KwaMashu in honour of Mandela Day. Read more.

A tick off the Estcourt Hospice Association wish list
July 17, 2017
Estcourt & Midlands News
A few weeks ago the Estcourt Hospice Association decided that the old house they operate from needs a revamp in some parts. Thus far, generous donations have funded most of the materials needed. Estcourt Hollywood Bets donated R10 000 towards paint and maintenance of the building. Primer, roof paint, three bathroom scales and wall paint were purchased with the money. Read more.

Local company donates chairs to school
May 18, 2017
Mthatha Express, Pg 10
A Mthatha school has received a donation of 102 school chairs from the Mthatha company, Hollywoodbets. The school has been educating pupils in the area for the past 23 years and struggles to provide adequate facilities to all the children in their care. Read more.

Support for Amaoti Happy Hours Day Care
May 12, 2017
Phoenix Sun
The Verulam Hollywoodbets team donated a 2000 litre JoJo tank, eight mattresses, eight blankets, eight pillows, one wheelbarrow, two rakes, three paintbrushes and four cans of paint as well as provided snacks and drinks to the Amaoti Happy Hours Day Care Centre, recently. The centre is operated by Durban and Coastal Mental Health which operates seven day care centres for 200 children. Read more.

Hollywood Bets sponsors soccer kids
May 1, 2017
Alberton Record
HOLLYWOOD Bets Alberton is supporting kids from the Alaska Football Club to make their soccer dreams come true. They currently have approximately 87 players who get together regularly to practice at the Thelle Mogoerang Sports Field. Read more.

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Oudtshoorn Courant
April 28, 2017
OUDTSHOORN NUUS – As deel van hulle sosiale verantwoordelikheidsprogram teenoor die gemeenskap het Hollywoodbets die St. Luigi Scrosoppi-sorgsentrum met ‘n groot geskenk verras. ‘n Groot pizza-oond is by die sorgsentrum gebou. Volgens ‘n woordvoerder van Hollywoodbets is die groep se tak op Oudtshoorn reeds vir drie jaar betrokke by die Scrosoppi-sorgsentrum by wyse van skenkings. Read more.

Hollywoodbets Hillbrow donates to PC Allstars Football Club
April 13, 2017
Inner City Gazette
In line with the Hollywoodbets Soccer Sponsorship Programme that runs annually, the Hillbrow team visited PC Allstars FC at their home ground, the Southern Suburbs Sport Centre, to deliver a new soccer kit. The club is home to one team of 38 players between 20 and 30 years of age. Read more.

Hollywoodbets King William’s Town supports Violets FC 
April 5, 2017
King William’s Town Express, Pg 8
Hollywoodbets’ King William’s Town branch recently donated a soccer kit to the Violets FC club as part of their annual Hollywoodbets Soccer Sponsorship Programme. Read more.

Hollywoodbets Alberton supports Kamgelo Community Centre
April 3, 2017
Alberton Record
KAMGELO Community Centre is an organisation that has been doing incredible work within their community for the past five years. Its members care for people who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. Workers visit beneficiaries in their homes and help with cooking, cleaning and schoolwork. The Hollywoodbets Alberton team decided to pay Kamgelo a visit and show their support. They delivered new uniforms for the care workers, stationery, a computer, doors, tiles, ceiling panels and a whiteboard that will be used for meetings. Read more.

30 March 2017
A group of 120 men gathered at College Rovers to complete the 2017 Hollard Daredevil run. This annual event is in its 5th year and aims to raise awareness about men’s cancers by having a group of men run 5km along the beachfront wearing only speedos. This year’s race was well-supported despite gloomy weather conditions. Hollywoodbets, a bookmaker with a national footprint, entered the largest number of runners with 24 in total running the race. Read more.
Legendary Friendly City FC receives a boost
March 29, 2017
PE Express, News 24
THE Friendly City Football Club, which has been in existence since 1968, recently received a welcome boost in the form of new soccer uniform. Club staff work hard to help give players an alternative to being involved with crime and drug and alcohol abuse. These efforts were recognised by Hollywoodbets, Parliament Street who decided to support the club by donating new soccer uniforms. Read more.
Bets on for Beacon Valley
March 21, 2017
People’s Post, News24
Since inception in 1989 a local betting organisation has become a significant role-player in its community. Hollywood Bets made their goals to help uplift the locals and to empower them a reality by running various programmes. Currently Jireh in Beacon Valley offers an educare programme, a programme for young mothers called Scarlet and a programme aimed specifically at men called Fathers and Sons. Read more.Hollywoodbets Three Rivers supports Ghetto Seven Football Club
March 14 – 20, 2017
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THREE RIVERS – The Ghetto Seven Football Club coaches players from the age of 11 up to senior level. They have approximately 120 members who regularly attend practice sessions. Ghetto Seven has been training young men in their community for the past 15 years. Team members from Hollywoodbets Three Rivers branch recently visited the George Thabe Stadium to deliver soccer kits to the senior team (+21 years of age). Read more.

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Hollywoodbets supports underprivileged children at St Thomas Home
March 10, 2017
Overport Rising Sun
The Hollywoodbets Overport team recently visited the St Thomas Home and sponsored groceries as part of their Social Responsibility Programme that runs annually. The home shelters more than 60 children who are orphans and aged between two and 10-years-old. Read more.

A boost for local football club
March 7, 2017
Estcourt and Midlands News

Newborn FC, a football club that homes a team of 25 players, recently received a new soccer kit sponsored by Hollywoodbets Estcourt as part of a Soccer Sponsorship Programme. Read more.

Vision Strikers receive kit
February 24, 2017
Brakpan Herald
Staff from Hollywoodbets Brakpan handed over a brand new full soccer kit to the Vision Strikers. Read more.

Hollywood supports local sport…
February 21 – 27, 2017, Page 19
The Hollywoodbets, near Lenasia Station, supported Meadowlands Harmony that practices at the Meadowlands Zone B grounds, in Soweto. Club staff members have been working with the youth in their community for the past six years. Meadowlands Harmony was started to help educate kids in the area through football, and to help keep them off the streets. With over 78 players between the ages of 8 and 19 years the club appreciates all sponsorships. The club’s Chairperson is thankful for Hollywoodbets’ support. “This donation has helped to bring about change. It has motivated all the layers to see the importance of playing soccer and staying away from crime,” he said. Read more on page 19.

Hollywoodbets stays true to social commitment
February 17, 2017
Rising Sun Chatsworth
Team members from the Hollywoodbets Chatsworth branch donated a range of household items to the Aryan Benevolent Children’s Home (ABH), recently. The home cares for 102 children who have been orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected, and offers them therapeutic, residential and development programmes. Read more.

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24 January 2017
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On Saturday the 21st of January a group of former high school students were honoured for their outstanding academic achievement in a prestigious ceremony at Velabahleke School in Umlazi. These learners will all be furthering their studies in the fields of science, technology and commerce at different universities around the country including the University of Cape Town, Witwatersrand and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Read more.
Local charity to score R50 000
December 14, 2016
Capricorn Review
Hollywood Bets Charity Soccer Tournament saw SAB walking away with the grand prize of R50 000 which they will donate to charity. Read more.
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POLOKWANE – No less than eight soccer teams from various companies and government departments in the city will lock horns on the pitch for the first Hollywood Bets Charity Soccer Tournament taking place in Seshego (Zone 2), at the Steel Firm grounds on Saturday. Read more.

School receives some much-needed household items
November 8, 2016
Rising Sun Chatsworth
The children and staff members at the Reunion School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Isipingo were overjoyed when they received a tumble dryer, 53 duvet sets and outside benches from Hollywoodbets – Yusuf Dadoo Street, last Friday. Principal of the school, Thabisile Makhay, was thankful for Hollywoodbets’ support. Read more.

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A bright future ahead for SMI Ashtown
October 24, 2016
Overport Rising Sun
The club hosted a golf day this year with the highlight being the launch of the new soccer kits sponsored by Hollywood Bets. Read more.

Greyville Goes Pink – For Great Cause
October 21st, 2016

Sporting Post
A feast of top-quality entertainment is on the cards for the “Pink” Night Race Meeting at Greyville Racecourse next Friday, 28 October. The whole family will be catered for with a special programme of fun for the children. A number of sponsors have thrown their weight behind the PinkDrive charity meeting and Gold Circle Marketing Executive Graeme Hawkins has thanked Cape Thoroughbred Sales, Drakenstein Stud, Hollywoodbets, Investec, Jonsson Workwear, Varsfontein Stud and World Sports Betting for their support. Read more.

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September 27, 2016
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Lakehaven Children’s Home received a much-needed donation from Hollywoodbets on Thursday the 22nd of September. Team members from the Hollywoodbets Park branch visited the home to hand over two brand new lounge suites for the children to use. They also delivered some party packs for the kids. Read more.

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July 20, 2016
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The Umlazi Cricket Club’s clubhouse was brightened up this Nelson Mandela Day after a visit by the Sunfoil Dolphins and Hollywoodbets. Over 80 volunteers from the two companies, including cricketers, descended on the clubhouse armed with all the tools needed to give the facility a makeover. Read more.