IFP Motion of Congratulations to Ms Brigette Van Aswegen
in Winning 1st Place in the
Women's Stand Up Paddleboarding World Championships

A motion without notice tabled by the Chief Whip of the IFP, Mr Koos Van der Merwe MP
at the sitting of the House:


20 August 2013




I hereby move without notice, that the House;

  1. Congratulates Ms Brigette van Aswegen on her outstanding achievement in winning 1st place in the Womenís Stand up Paddleboarding(SUP) World Championships 14 foot division,  Molokai to Oahu race in Hawaii in July;
  2. Salutes her courage and resolve in even attempting what is arguably known as one of the most treacherous sea crossings in the world.
  3. Notes that she completed the arduous 55km race in 1st place in a time of 8hrs 55minutes.
  4. Recognizes that Ms van Aswegen is an extremely talented South African sports woman and ambassador for womenís sport in South African and the world;
  5. Applauds her success and the inspirational role she provides to all South Africans.



Issued by: IFP Chief Whip, Mr Koos Van der Merwe MP, 082 444 4944