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17th annual Ball of HOPE

23.05.17 AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie

Cape Town, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

The 17th annual Ball of HOPE was held on Saturday, 13th May 2017 at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town and attended by over 360 guests from South Africa and abroad.
Hosted by the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and HOPE Cape Town, the Ball of HOPE brings together people from different backgrounds and sectors, yet all with a common purpose to create a culture of philanthropy and social investment.

As a leading local fundraiser, the Ball of HOPE benefits community health programmes mainly in the Tygerberg District of the Western Cape. Minister of Health, The Honourable Nomafrench Mbombo delivered the keynote address and emphasised the value of HOPE Cape Town and the significance of the good work and support the organisation brings to the public health system. The Province does not have the capacity to meet the huge healthcare needs in hospitals, clinics and communities therefore the role of non-profit organisations such as HOPE Cape Town is essential to deliver services to the people who depend on public health facilities.

Western Cape Representative of the SA-German Chamber of Commerce, Mrs Anja Tambusso-Ferraz, thanked the donors and event sponsors for their dedication to the successful event and committed the proceeds to the HOPE Cape Town project at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, one of the major HIV outreach programmes in the Western Cape.

Co-founder and Chairperson of the HOPE Cape Town Trust, the Reverend Father Stefan Hippler welcomed the guests and said the support HOPE Cape Town receives has a direct impact on the communities we serve, providing the necessary funds to help advance our research, invest in our teams, and provide increased and improved services, all while ensuring we deliver the best healthcare experience for our patients and their families. 

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About HOPE Cape Town:
HOPE Cape Town is a non-profit organisation with a focus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and related illnesses that provides outreach, education and counselling in under-resourced communities in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The organisation is co-located and associated with Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town and is linked to the University of Stellenbosch. HOPE Cape Town cooperates with “KID-CRU”, the Tygerberg Hospital research unit for paediatric infectious diseases. The offices of HOPE Cape Town are located at the Medical School of the University of Stellenbosch – Tygerberg Campus in close vicinity of the Tygerberg Hospital.

About the Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
130 offices in 90 countries. One network, one objective, one design. The Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC is part of the German Chamber Network and has therefore a lot to offer to its members and customers. With offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo and Lusaka, the SAGCCI is the official authorised representative of German industry and trade for Southern Africa. As a private, non-profit organisation, its primary goal is to offer the best service for building bilateral business relationships between Southern Africa and Germany.
Media Contact:
Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mrs Anja Tambusso - Ferraz
Tel: +27(0)21 422 5577
Email: capetown(at)