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  • Hilltop Farm Landscape

    Hilltop Farm Landscape

    Hilltop is located outside the village of Hanover, near Bhisho, the capital of the former homeland, Ciskei, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

  • Volunteer Program

    Volunteer Program
    Volunteer Program

    Hilltop has for many years in the post-apartheid era encouraged a program of volunteerism to play a part in reconstructing a new path for South Africa.

  • Woody Cape Holiday Resort


    Situated right next to the Indian Ocean, this resort is the perfect escape for those looking for a place to spend some relaxing days.

    Whether it is superb fishing or exellent hiking opportunities, there is a lot to discover in the area!

  • Xhosa Culture


    The Transkei, home to the Xhosa people, is the only part of the country still governed by tribal authorities, and most of the region's inhabitants maintain a traditional lifestyle. The Xhosa people live in the traditional way, with ancient tribal systems still intact.

    The people live in thatched mud-brick huts peppered across the hills, without running water or electricity, and subsist through growing mainly maize.

  • Addo Elephant National Park


    More than 450 elephants, 400 Cape buffalo, over 48 endangered black rhino as well as a variety of antelope species are situated in the Addo Elephant National Park.

    Lion and spotted hyena have also recently been re-introduced to the area. The largest remaining population of the flightless dung beetle is located within the park.

July 2011

The Quigney Internet Cafe- Computer Centre July 2011

2011-07-26 13:06 by Robin Roberts

We now have an internet Cafe in East London three blocks for the ocean. The Quiney area is known for it's abundance of Universtiy students who live in the area and attend Fort Hare University. It is also a older area and many people have relocated to the East London area of the Quigney from other African countries. The clients are educated, diverse and sophisticated, a interesting mix. Our aim is to promote voice over IP, skype can be used freely in place of expensive cellphine calls, locally and internationally, especially to other African countries. Our staff will be teaching Hilltop's accrediated computer literacy course and in the process wiill offer information and tutorials on the benifits of Open Source Programs.Hilltop's new centre offers a variety of services from interent use to faxing, typing serivces in a comfotable and unigue enviroment. 

Women in IT Skype conference to Afghanistan October 2010

2011-07-25 14:58 by Robin Roberts

Hilltop's women techincians, Nozuko Mgwebi and Ms. Booi where trained in the Open Source technology by Han Peter and Franz Apple. They were invited by Hans Peter to be apart of a Skype training where Hilltop's two techinicans met in the conference centre of East London's news publisher the Daily Dispatch. There they gave instruction on how to set up a Open Source centre to Farshad a IT manager in a village community, where IT information is becomming apart of life in some parts of Afghanistan, as a way to empower and educate. It was an honor and a real achievement for Hilltops women in IT to be able to share this information exchange to assist those in Afganistan.

Open Source Training- IJGD Hilltop Volunteers September 2010

2011-07-23 14:26 by Robin Roberts

Our volunteers from Germany arrived in Septmeber 2010 to be apart of a exclusive Open Source training with our partners from Linux 4 Afrika. Hans Peter and Franz Apple offered a 5 week workshop in Hilltops conference room to educate Hilltops newest volunteers and IT staff on the lastest Open Source programs. Learning the new information was a real challange at first and also for the IJGD volunteers having to adapt to African culture and customs. Once on location at their projects we where able to install and use this new knowledge, as a result of this successful training, Hilltop and it's partners schools, set up 5 computer centres programmed with Open Source pograms in rural village schools and in township locations.