South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan
BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL BE ELECTED AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2020.
The South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan (SACCJ) is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of up to seven (7) members, who are elected by the Members of the SACCJ and who serve a two-year term.
The term of the current Directors will end on 31 March 2020, and a new Board will be elected for the 2020-2022 term.
Directors must be either Corporate, Associate or Individual Members of the SACCJ. Directors may be re-elected.
Nomination received for director
Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Annemarie is an editor who launched her career in magazine publishing in Cape Town before moving to Tokyo in 2013. She currently works as the editorial director of Tokyo Weekender and its publishing company, Engawa. She is still deeply tied to South Africa and is excited about the opportunity to share her love for her home with the Japanese community, and to help forge stronger connections between the two countries.
NOminations received for deputy director
Harrison “Chain” Hlabane
Born and raised in Benoni, South Africa, I am an academic, journalist and a business person, previously worked for the Star newspaper, Jacaranda FM, CTB Media (television network in Beppu), I am currently employed at SBT Japan in the Global Office Management division responsible for Global HR and BOP of 32 branch offices overseas. I am also a Director at BootCulture Sports Diplomacy Institute, South Africa, and also a Director at Sixgunsally PTY LTD, an event management company in South Africa.
I have been in Japan since 2004, and through the activities of my graduate studies and subsequent profession, I had and still continue to have the opportunity to travel back and forth between Japan and South Africa promoting people to people exchanges, journalist exchanges, education and dialogue between the two countries. I am passionate about forging closer relations between Japan and South Africa, and always taking the opportunity to promote the cultures of both countries whenever possible. My ultimate goal is to serve as a bridge between Japan and South Africa.