God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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BUGA 2011

A very exciting day in Koblenz - Germany

AIDS Action Day @ the BUGA (Federal Flower Show) in Koblenz Germany. A great day with lots of info, good music and attentive listeners.

Thanks to the AIDS Hilfe Koblenz, Woodstaudt and the Hildegard von Bingen Schule for their input and support of HOPE Cape Town, but also to make such a day possible.

Also thanks to the administration of the Federal Flower Show to allow such a day and make us all feel welcome and at home during the day.

More information either at your local AIDS Hilfe in Koblenz for local support or at www.hopecapetown.com for info on the work of HOPE Cape Town.

More impressions:

Hildegard von Bingen Schule hands over a cheque to HOPE Cape Town

an informative video to be shown during the day about HOPE Cape Town

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03.08.2010 Monday blues again…

Early morning drive to Tygerberg Campus to meet with the senior staff of HOPE Cape Town. From the report back from the Vienna conference till practical questions – time is flying when discussing a multitude on practical issues. Afterwards meeting together with Dr. Esser the new CEO of Tygerberg Academic Health Complex, Dr. Erasmus, for a brief into on HOPE Cape Town and discussing common grounds and joint goals.
Back to town to attend the luncheon of the Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and interesting to learn amongst others that Germany invests more in the Western Cape than in the Gauteng area. I have to thank the speaker for an excellent presentation and overview about the investment climate after the  soccer world cup 2010.
A 5 minute contribution to the screening of the movie “Themba” in Trier, organised by the Trierer Aidshilfe and Broadway is filmed and send for pressing on CD to send off to Germany.
A brief visit at the office to answer emails before again out to a dinner with a colleague to discuss current matters of church and society.
The day ends with another check of the email box, containing the request to write a column for a German newspaper about the movie “Ithemba” and to translate some text for the World AIDS awareness campaign II.
But this has to wait until Wednesday, tomorrow I have to visit our employees in Grabouw and Hermanus before attending the AGM of the “choice of life” project in Lansdowne.

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