At the Quadrennial General Meeting held on 05 November 2016 at the Garden Court Hotel, O R Tambo, the President, Mr Temba Hlasho, retained the Presidency unopposed.
The majority of other NEC positions were also not contested.
The contested positions were Treasurer, Referee Director and 2 new National Executive Committee members of Judo South Africa are :
President - Temba HLASHO
1st Vice-President - Sipho TYATYA
2nd Vice-President - Jacques VAN SCHALKWYK
General Secretary - Ina VAN DEN HEEVER
Treasurer - Pierre MARITZ
Sport Director - Pannas VOSLOO
High Performance Director - Dirk CRAFFORD
Development Director - Sondisa MAGAJANA
Referee Director - Andrew BEST
Coaching & Education Director - Gert GOUWS
Marketing Director - Rob JORDAAN
Front (from left to right) : Ina van den Heever, Sipho Tyatya, Temba Hlasho,
Jacques van Schalkwyk, Pannas Vosloo
Back (from left to right) : Gert Gouws, Pierre Maritz, Sondisa Magajana
Rob Jprdaan, Andrew Best (Insert: Dirk Crafford)
In April 2016, the President, Mr Temba Hlasho, attended the AJU Congress in Marocco and met with Mr Marius Viszer, President of International Judo Federation.
Meet 25 year-old Zack Piontek, a South African judoka heading for the Olympics in Rio.
When a young boy is asked what he or she wants to be when they grow up, there are always the usual range of predictable answers like 'doctor', 'fireman', 'policeman' or 'racing driver'.
Not in young Zack Piontek's case. His immediate response at the tender age of five was "I
want to be an Olympian." .....read more...... (Pdf file)