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Newsletter March 2011

Dear friends of HOPE Cape Town,

We hope you had enjoyable holidays and a good start into the New Year. It is almost unbelievable, but we are already three months into 2011. It is, therefore, time again to report back to you about what’s new at HOPE Cape Town.

In this issue
1. HOPE Cape Town Restructuring
2. HOPE Cape Town Events
3. HOPE Cape Town & the World AIDS Awareness Expedition
4. HOPE Cape Town inside

1. HOPE Cape Town Restructuring

As of February 2011, HOPE Cape Town has started implementing a restructuring process due to the organisational expansion with now three formal academic partnerships (University of Stellenbosch, Hochschule Niederrhein, TU Muenchen) and ever growing scope of work. HOPE Cape Town’s area of operations in the Western Cape Province meanwhile covers a wide variety of initiatives, ranging from grass root projects in the communities to e-learning and high profile academic research. To manage this, full-time employees on a senior management level are required as the volume of work is no longer manageable with a voluntary management committee alone. As part of the restructuring, the posts of the Project Supervisor and Training & Compliance Officer have been discontinued. Yasmin Smith is now Head of Programs and Pauline Jooste’s position has been changed to Outreach Facilitator. The HOPE Cape Town Management Committee has been transferred into a Board with portfolio committees. HOPE Cape Town is currently seeking to appoint a Director, who will be responsible for the overall management of the organisation, 

Please note the change of email addresses for Yasmin Smith (now and Pauline Jooste (now

2. HOPE Cape Town Events

HOPE Cape Town is proud to announce the first HOPE Golf Day in Cape Town under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr Dieter Haller, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to South Africa
The Golf Day will take place on 1 April 2011 at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Greenpoint, Cape Town and is open to everybody wanting to make a difference in the lives of children and families living with the HI virus.
For more information please check out the invitations for either players or supporters on or contact Kerstin Behlau on

On Saturday 28 May 2011, the prestigious Ball of HOPE will once again take place at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town. Please find the invitation and booking form attached to this newsletter. Please secure your tables early, as they sell quickly. We are looking forward to see many new and well-known faces there.

On 14 April 2011, Rev. Fr. Stefan Hippler will read out of his book “Gott, AIDS, Afrika” at the Maximilianeum in Munich, Germany. The reading will start at 19h00.

3. HOPE Cape Town & the World AIDS Awareness Expedition

On 4 March 2011, the move the world – aids awareness expedition led by extreme sportsman Joachim Franz will officially start at the CEBIT expo in Hannover, Germany. For more information, please check out the blog as well as the website  regularly from mid March onwards.

On 19 February 2011, the handover of a new car for HOPE Cape Town took place at Tygerberg Hospital. The vehicle was kindly sponsored by Be Your Own Hero e.V., Germany.  We would like to express our most heartfelt thanks to Joachim Franz and the Be Your Own Hero e.V. team as well as to the Romantik Hotel group for this generous donation. Photos of the handover can be viewed under the following link: 

4. HOPE Cape Town inside

The Annual General Meeting of the HOPE Cape Town Association was held on 21 January 2011. The Annual Report 2009/ 2010 was approved and is now available to download on our homepage under the following link:
Rev. Fr. Win Lindeque from the community of Manenberg was appointed as a new member to the HOPE Cape Town Board.
Once again, HOPE Cape Town has been awarded a BBEEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) certificate, which can be viewed under “Downloads” on the HOPE Cape Town website.

As of March 2011, HOPE Cape Town will deploy a community health worker in Wesbank, a community directly adjacent to Delft and severely affected by HIV and TB. A new group of community health workers will commence their studies on “HIV & AIDS Care and Counselling” with UNISA (University of South Africa) shortly.

We currently have three volunteers working with us who donate their precious time helping on the Ithemba Ward and in our different projects. Thank you to Jutta, Kathrin and Ulla for your valued contributions. 

Please visit regularly to keep up to date with the latest developments of our work and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

With warm regards and the best wishes,
Yasmin Smith
Head of Programs

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