The Rotary Club – Morningside, Durban, has awarded South African businessman, AB Moosa with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Recognition award.
AB Moosa, 43, is the CEO of the Avalon Group and CineCentre Cinemas, South Africa’s oldest and largest independent cinema exhibition and film
The award was presented in recognition of AB’s ongoing and long-standing support of Rotary and his commitment to its initiatives.
Rotary is a Service Organisation that provides humanitarian services to the community. These include feeding schemes and sustainable organic gardens as well as providing wheelchairs and hearing aids for those that cannot afford them. Through AB’s support, significant funding for Rotary has been raised to support these and many more other such initiatives.
After receiving the award at a fundraising event held at SunCoast CineCentre, AB Moosa said, “I am truly humbled to receive this recognition.
I come from a family legacy that has always been conscious of the need to support those who are less fortunate. For me to be able to keep the
tradition of my forbears including my late grandfather and continued by my father is both gratifying and humbling. This award for me also serves to honour the many that are involved in Rotary and other such organisations who are working towards making our country and the world a better place.”
Paul Harris, a lawyer, founded Rotary International in 1905 and previous recipients of this award include the likes of former SA President, Nelson
Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela as well as Raymond Ackerman for outstanding community service.