30 May 2017
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Cape Town, 25 May 2017 – The Khayelitsha community was in high spirits today as JSE-listed AEEI, a diversified investment and empowerment company, and HST, a leading and specialist provider of optimised and integrated healthcare and hospital ICT solutions in South Africa donated R100 000 (one hundred thousand rand) to the Khayelitsha Hospital.

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From left to right: Craig Braaf of HST; Ian Devega, Western Cape Government; Zolile Feni, Chairman of the Hospital Board; Dr Anwar Kharwa of Khayelitsha District Hospital; Khalid Abdulla, Group CEO of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited with Gerrit Henning, Managing Director of Health Systems Technologies.

Group Chief Executive Officer of AEEI, Khalid Abdulla said, ”AEEI has an active corporate social investment programme with special focus areas that have an impact on individual and societal development. Our contribution is part of our effective stakeholder value creation and socio-economic needs of the country and especially the communities in which the Company conducts its business. Together with HST, our focus is mainly the hospitals and clinics in which we do business and add value”.

The money was raised at the 14th AEEI/HST Charity Golf day, an event that takes place annually to sponsor a specific state hospital and /or clinic throughout the Western Cape which is in dire need of further financial assistance to improve facilities and to enhance patient care.

Zolile Feni, Hospital Board Chairperson said,” The department, the hospital board and management thanks AEEI and HST sincerely for this donation on behalf of the Khayelitsha community. The donation will contribute immensely to the well-being of the community.”

Abdulla adds, “The AEEI/HST Charity Golf Day raised more than R1 million over the past few years, which has benefited various Western Cape state hospitals and clinics. These include: Groote Schuur Neo-natal Unit, Brooklyn Chest, Somerset, DP Marias, Helderberg, Clanwilliam, GF Jooste, Mowbray Maternity, Victoria, Westfleur, Prince Albert District and Caledon Hospitals and Clinics.

Last year we also donated R100 000 to Lentegeur Hospital and they used the funds to improve its infrastructure.”

HST is proud to have been part of Khayelitsha Hospital’s remarkable success story to date as the technology partner by supplying their Hospital Information System needs.

“The handing over of this cheque is indicative of AEEI and HST’s commitment to continually plough back into the hospitals that we support, which in turn enables the hospitals to provide an even better service and patient experience,” said Gerrit Henning, Managing Director of HST.

Khayelitsha hospital was officially opened in 2012, has 300 beds and provides support to the surrounding communities through primary healthcare facilities to ensure that patients receive care.

Abdulla concludes, ”We wish to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff for their dedication and commitment to the communities by carrying out their duties sometimes tirelessly. AEEI and HST also acknowledge and congratulate the Khayelitsha Hospital’s board and management for the remarkable role that the hospital plays in providing top quality healthcare services to an extremely impoverished community.”

For further information or to arrange an interview with:

Khalid Abdulla, please contact:
Feroza Petersen
Communication and marketing manager
Tel: 021 427 1400 | Email: Feroza@aeei.co.za