Kokstad B&B wins national award

2017-12-01 06:00
PHOTO: siphelele nketoLa Teranga B&B owner Siphokazi Thiam with her awards.

PHOTO: siphelele nketoLa Teranga B&B owner Siphokazi Thiam with her awards.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

KOKSTAD B&B - La Teranga - won the National Tourism Award at the South African Small Business Awards 2017 hosted by National Small Business Chamber in Johannesburg on November 9 and the owner, the mother of five, Siphokazi Thiam, is thrilled.

La Teranga competed against many in the category.

“I entered in the Best Women in Business and Best Entrepreneur categories, but am happy to win the National Tourism Award as it is the first time I had entered the awards,” said Thiam, who owns three Kokstad B&Bs.

She started her business “small” in 2009 by converting her three-bedroom house into a B&B.

“People thought I was mad when I turned my three-bedroom house into a B&B, but today it is recognised throughout the country.

“In a couple of years, I want to own a hotel and establish a hospitality training centre for young people,” said Thiam­.

She thanked her husband Hussein for her success and says she teaches her children to follow in her footsteps.

“Passion, love, loyalty and hard work drives me towards success and I won’t give up.

“On November 28 I am going to Spain to a business summit where I will be networking.”

Last year, the B&B earned the KZN Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur Award at the Lilizela Awards.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.