Lunch with Dan Brotman, South Africa-Israel Forum Director

Dan Brotman, Executive Director of the South Africa Israel Forum, was our guest speaker at a luncheon club co-hosted by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Founded in 2008 by the late Mendel Kaplan, SAIF takes top non-Jewish young political leaders and young entrepreneurs to Israel (YoungTreps), in partnership with corporates such as Investec and Growthpoint Properties, and private philanthropists such as Eric Samson, Jonathan Beare and Morris Kahn.

This year alone they are taking 100 young South African entrepreneurs and a delegation of ANC Youth League leaders to Israel.

Dan was accompanied by Setlogane Manchidi, Head of Corporate Social Investments at Investec, and Phakiso Tsotetsi, one of the young entrepreneurs who has participated in the program.