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Events 2021

This event was due to take place on 8 July 2021. However, due to the current COVID-19 numbers, the event has been postponed and will now take place on 7 October 2021 as per the below:

Join us as we explore South Africa’s political
landscape with JP Landman

About JP Landman

JP Landman is a self-employed political and trend analyst. His focus areas are trends in politics, economics, social capital and the interplay of demographics and economic growth. JP is a popular speaker and enjoys consistently good ratings.
He has a BA and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch (1978), studied Economics at Harvard (1998 and 2005), and obtained an MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003). In 2009 he completed a course at Oxford University on the economies of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India & China).

He is a visiting professor at the University of the Free State where he lectures on trends in South Africa’s political-economy.

Time and Date:
Date: 7 October 2021
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Randpark Golf Club

The South African Lebanese Chamber of Commerce invites you
to the Embassy of Lebanon South African-Lebanese Open Golf Championship 2021

Join us at 10:00 on the 7th of May 2021 at the
Randpark Golf Club.
Golfers are invited to register and pay using the registration button below.
A division (0-9 handicap off yellow markers)
B division (10-15 handicap off white markers)
C division (16-25 handicap off white markers) or Social
Format: Individual Stableford / 4-Ball Alliance
Minimum age: 18 years

Please note that golf carts are limited and booking is essential.
Please book golf carts directly with the club.

Golf Dress Code: Normal Golf attire
Booking Deadline: 30 April 2021
Venue: Randpark Golf Club – Firethorn Course Setperk Road, Randpark

10:00 Arrival and Registration
10:58 First tee off
Our day on the course will be followed by a dinner and prize giving.

Registration closed

This webinar was held on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 and moderated by Dr Azar Jammine: Chief Economist at Econometrix and Board Chair of SALCOC. It was a privilege for the Chamber (SALCOC) to host the calibre of speakers of Dr Martin Lebos: Specialist Surgeon and Dr Stavros Nicolaou: Group Senior Executive, Aspen Pharmaceuticals.

The session was well received.

Information on the logistics of the Covid-19 vaccine (acquisition and distribution) were covered, as were the challenges in the South African environment. Also the benefits of the vaccine regarding herd immunity, the risk categories for distribution, the fact that Covid-19 is here to stay for a while and that people need to continue to adhere to the sanitisation, social distancing and mask wearing as part of the solution. Conspiracies and myths of the virus were put to rest.

Our thanks to all for participating.

Events 2020

Live Webinar: Thursday, 12 November @ 3pm – 4pm SAST

SALCOC’s second webinar was held on 12 November 2020.
Investment at any time should be carefully considered.
SALCOC’s panel of highly esteemed speakers discussed “Investment in Turbulent Times, with specific
economic updates about the South African and Lebanese markets”.
The event was very well attended and received with praise.
Thanks to all who attended.
I will send you the YouTube link as soon as I have finished uploading.

On Thursday the  30th of July 2020, SALCOC hosted a webinar discussing the South African/ Lebanon macro-economic and financial markets.

The online event was facilitated by Colin Rezek and featured insight from Ali Houmani (Deputy Head of Lebanese Mission in South Africa) , DR Azar Jammine (Director and Chief Economist at Econtometrix and Board Chair of SALCOC) and Mark Kalil (Head of Sundicate Africa at Standard Bank and Board of Director of SALCOC).

The event was a huge success and provided the community with great insight about the markets in Lebanon and South Africa. It also outlined the similarities between both financial markets. The conversation and insight were not all doom and gloom and showcased the positivity that can come out of the difficult time the world is going through.

The Cedar Oxygen fund was also mentioned, and this fund provides great opportunities for the Lebanese people and will help the country moving forwards in its recovery from COVID-19.

In the end, both South African and Lebanon are countries that have battled hard times and risen out from the chaos, and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have hope that both countries will recovery with the help of government initiatives and the community at large.

Events 2019

The Southern African Lebanese Chamber of Commerce (SALCOC) held a luncheon on the 31st of May 2019 to raise funds for the South African Lebanese Education Advancement Foundation (SALEAF),  on the occasion of the visit of renowned Lebanese Chef Joe Barza to South Africa. The event was held at the prestigious Marble restaurant.

Amongst the guests were the Ambassador of the Holy See, Panama, Uruguay, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Ukraine, Vice Superior Reverend Father Jean Yammine and the Reverend fathers.

The founders of SALEAF were honoured in the event for their work in the foundation and their contribution in helping fund tuition fees for students of Lebanese descent.

Two lucky winners also walked away with a ticket to Lebanon, courtesy of Qatar Airways.

From good food and good conversation to giving back – everyone had an unforgettable and fulfilling experience.


More than 70 members of our community came together to compete at the Inaugural South African Lebanese Golf Championship on the 22nd of November organized by the Embassy of Lebanon and the Southern African Lebanese Chamber of Commerce.

To end this beautifully jointly organized day with the Cedar Golf Club and the Phoenicians Golf Club, golfers had dinner and pledged to come together in bigger numbers for the next South African-Lebanese open Championship.