Madam Deputy Speaker, the ANC wishes to congratulate Mr Shaheed Ebrahim, the owner of the tour operating company Escape to the Cape, on his distinguished performance in winning - first prize - the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2012.
We further wish to congratulate the partners of the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Eteya, on the wonderful support that they have provided and will continue to provide to Mr Ebrahim. A special word of congratulations also goes to the nine finalists that have topped the Eteya awards. The ANC recognises all the good work that has been done to support black entrepreneurs and emerging enterprises by the national Department of Tourism in the tourism industry. I thank you. [Applause.]