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Luxury Kruger Lodge owned by SA Police/Prisons Union

Post by Richprins » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:54 pm

The Shishangeni Lodge on a private concession north of Crocodile Bridge is owned in its entirety by POPCRU, the SA Police and Prisons union (Prisoners may also be members, believe it or not). This is not new, and they have been going on swimmingly for a decade or so, and it is not illegal.

http://www.popcrugroup.co.za/index.php? ... Itemid=190

It is however interesting that portions of civil servants' salaries are invested in a PPP deal within a state-owned entity. In effect the state pays itself in this case. The whole idea of private concessions is for Kruger to make additional income without draining state coffers.

All the unions have strong investment holdings, which sometimes leads to friction.

https://mg.co.za/article/2015-07-09-bus ... al-battles

There have been some shady goings on in the past, with lodge staff swiping rhino horns in 2014, and a dispute between managing agents.

viewtopic.php?f=197&t=3618&start=590


https://www.wildafrica.com.au/dispute-o ... ame-lodge/

I learned recently, however, that there have been concerns about the attitudes of the members there, especially when union officials come to visit.

An example of a visit: https://popcru.org.za/3495-2/

There is an aura of untouchability about the place, and this bears investigating IMO.
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

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Re: Luxury Kruger Lodge owned by SA Police/Prisons Union

Post by Klipspringer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:04 pm

Everything in SA has its investment wing lol

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Post by Alf » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:09 pm

Wtf O/ O/
Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Post by Flutterby » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:57 am

Sounds like an April Fool's joke!! lol 0*\

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Re: Luxury Kruger Lodge owned by SA Police/Prisons Union

Post by Bushcraft » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm

Flutterby wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:57 am
Sounds like an April Fool's joke!! lol 0*\
Correct 0*\

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