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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

    Mandela

    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

    Xhosa

    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

    Addo

    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.

February 2014

Hilltop Volunteer New Assignment

2014-02-26 07:26 by Robin Roberts

It has been a great pleasure to established a computer centre at the Daily Chidren's home  in East London where we have installed 15 computers supplied by Linux 4 Afrika. Jakob Kaiser from IJGD an organization based in  Germany has been place there. Jakob was recently placed at the Daily Bread to teach and oversee the computer centre with the main beneficaries being the children. They are currently being assisted with special programmes in Maths and English, Typing Tutor and Computer Literacy skills.

 

Jakob has approached this assignment with great enthusiasm. He remains associated to the Dimbaza centre, currently his volunteers services have been extended from the centre to the childrens home as apart of the centres outreach programme.

 

The Daily Bread Childrens Home

2014-02-26 07:22 by Robin Roberts

Our  8 year old Anita has gone to live at Daily Bread where there are 60 other children with a primary school on site and where she will recieve special counselling from resident social workers at the home. It has been great to have Anita Hilltop who is such a wonderful child with such a brillant personality. It has been said to see her go but felt it was the best in terms of her special needs. We look forward to seeing her grow and flourish in the future.

 

Thank you Linux 4 Afrika!

2014-02-06 14:39 by Fabian Fischer

We have just received computers from Linux 4 Africa in Germany! The shipment contained many computers, TFT screens and thin clients, as well as many useful components. With this new shipment it is possible for us to set-up new computer centres in the Eastern Cape!

A team of 11 people, comprised of 4 staff and 7 local villagers where involved to assist with the unloading and unpacking of the equipment. All inventoried and stocked controlled by the team to insure excellent organization and tracking of this quality equipment.

A big thank you to all of the people in Germany that worked for so many months with this enormous effort for Hilltops computer programme.

We are so pleased and this will take us a lot further to achieving our goals!  Expanding the our scope with new computer centres for children and adults to learn computer literacy and IT technology skills in village and township locations.
Many thanks to the Linux 4 Africa team!