2013年11月29日 SACCJ 2013年年末ガラパーティー
And what a party it was! This year, the SACCJ annual year-end party took the festivities up a notch, in the form of an elegant sit-down gala party hosted at the fabulous Tokyo American Club. The food was memorable, including South African dishes prepared by TAC, and we enjoyed South African wines from our platinum corporate member Table Mountain and corporate member Accolade Wines Japan.
Photography courtesy of Andrew Pothecary, editing and slide show by Rob Gilhooly - please see Slide Show HERE.
Live music was provided by South Africa-Japan Goodwill Music Ambassador Baby M and Mbira player Sumiaki Maekawa. Our DJ and Emcee was the one and only Stuart O. The fabulous floral arrangements were from Shoko.
SACCJ Honorary Chairperson Ambassador Mohau Pheko addressed the gathering, and we were honored by the presence of the Honorable South African Minister of Energy and his delegation; Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Botswana; and distinguised members of the Embassies of South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia.
Guests won great prizes, including round-trip air tickets to Cape Town via Hong Kong courtesy of South African Airways and ANA; a gorgeous diamond and platinum necklace from Kashikey; a beautiful platinum bracelet from Platinum Guild International; a 2013 special edition Tokai Classic golf driver from Coca Cola East Japan; a lifestyle photo-session from 37 Frames Photography; ostrich-leather goods from Horiuchi Trading; several prizes of South African wines from Table Mountain; Accolade Wines; South Africa Tourism and Rio Tinto; Rooibos Cookbooks from Rooibos Marketing Japan; a book on South African Wines by Yumi Tanabe from Wine & Spirits Culture Association; and CDs of healng sounds from African nature by photographer Shinichiro Sawano.
A portion of each attendees' fee was donated to HIV/AIDS orphanage Two Sisters in South Africa.
Many thanks to all for attending, and we look forward to next year!