Obituary: KZN business leader Patrick September

2011-05-26 00:00

A WELL-KNOWN and highly respected member of the KZN business community, Patrick September, died over the weekend after a short illness.

A biological scientist by profession, September was the chairperson of Akani Msunduzi (Pty) Ltd, trading as Golden Horse Casino. He was also past president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI).

The general manager of the Golden Horse Casino, Patrick Beney told The Witness that September cared deeply about the advancement of previously disadvantaged communities.

“Patrick was a loyal and dedicated chairman, concerning himself with the details and the wellbeing of the business and its people. Patrick was a wise man who shared his wisdom with anyone who was privileged enough to know him. The Golden Horse Casino and indeed all of us will be poorer without him,” Beney said.

DCCI CEO Andrew Layman described September as a highly-regarded member of the business community, who served the chamber with distinction.

Layman said September also served several companies as director, including Adapt IT Holdings, Epol (Pty) Ltd and Tsogo Sun’s Gold Reef Resorts Limited.

“He was also committed to the work of Business Against Crime and was both a member of the national board and chairperson of the KZN chapter,” Layman said.

September earned an M.Sc. (Masters in Science) from London University and was the general manager of Unilever in Namibia. He later worked for Rainbow Farms (Pty) Ltd as corporate affairs director.

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