Events 2022

This event took place on 5 may 2022 with guest speaker Michael Judin.

The impact of social media on small-to-medium size enterprises in South Africa.

Michael Judin is a leader in the legal industry and an expert in his field. He is a top corporate lawyer and with his strong people skills had the audience captivated on the discussion topic of “The impact of Social Media on small-to-medium size enterprises in South Africa”. He spoke about how social media has changed businesses and the way they structure their marketing; about how the imprint of one careless post can have lasting repercussions into generation next and gave good examples on both the brilliance and dangers of corporates and individuals using these social platforms. “Think before you post” is a motto well advised.

We thank Michael for his time and his generosity in knowledge sharing. After his talk, the attendees were able to connect in a casual and informal way at Andicchio24 Morningside.
Our thanks once again to Jerome Kourie (Andicchio24) for hosting the event with generous platters of food, pizza and Italian coffees.

About Michael Judin

Michael is the senior partner of Judin Combrinck Inc. in Johannesburg.
He is a member of the main King Committee and was a member of the Task Teams that wrote King III and King IV.
He is a member of the e-Commerce Advisory Committee of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (formerly Financial Services Board) of the Republic of South Africa.
Michael is also Co-Chairman of the Corporate Governance International Development sub-Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law section.
In addition to being an honorary member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa (“IoDSA”) and a member of their external legal panel.
Michael is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Hospice Wits, Johannesburg.

Time and Date:
Date: 5 May 2022
Time: 17:00pm
Venue: Andiccio24 Green Park

This event is scheduled to take place on 28 July 2022

Let’s explore South Africa’s political landscape.

About Dr Frans Cronje

Dr. Cronje is a former Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Race Relations, South Africa’s oldest and most storied public policy research group and political think-tank.

He established the Centre for Risk Analysis in South Africa and has advised several hundred organisations on political and economic trends and strategy.

He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Friend news and opinion website, has drafted and edited several hundred economic and political reports and analyses, and is the author of three books on the future of the world and South Africa.

Time and Date:
Date: 28 July 2022
Time: 7:30am
Venue: Randpark Golf Club, Setperk Road, Randpark, Randburg, 2194

This event is scheduled to take place on 17 June 2022

The Southern African Lebanese Chamber of Commerce (SALCOC) on behalf of the Embassy of Lebanon presents the South African-Lebanese Open Golf Championship 2022

Join us at 10:00am on the 17th of June 2022 at the Wanderers Golf Club.

More info to be added.

R750 per person.


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.