Mission and Actions

CHEAFRICA is becoming an international ‘catalyst’ for the generation of funds and resources that advance the sustainability of projects that support the health and education of children and young people in Africa.

It encourages friendship and the transfer of skills among those involved in projects supported by CHEAFRICA.

Engaging with different sectors of the business community, aid agencies, and individuals who are committed to participating in the CHEAFRICA vision in order to support and grow the envisioned projects.

Funding and Administration

Commitments have been made to CHEAFRICA by five prospective patrons. This includes the provision of an office and the funding of administrative costs by PPL Capital. The office at Titanium House is in the exciting Paardevlei Development close to the N2 in Somerset West (30 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport).

Leveraging private sector funding to secure aid agency funds on a ‘matched basis’ is a key objective for CHEAFRICA. PPL Capital and Portfutures International have agreed to work with CHEAFRICA in this regard.


Trustees: Provide time commitment and be part of the decision-making process within CHEAFRICA – no financial commitment.
Ambassadors: Promote CHEAFRICA on the ‘global stage’ on a time-only basis – no financial commitment.
Patrons: Corporate or High Net Worth Individuals - financial commitment as appropriate.
Project Volunteers: Have a direct working interface with the projects CHEAFRICA supports - time only, no financial commitment.


CHEAFRICA has been incorporated in the UK and South Africa to promote and provide funds for Children’s Health and Education in Africa.

In the UK, CHEAFRICA is a Registered Charity: 1181388

In South Africa, CHEAFRICA is a Non Profit Company (NPC): 2018/404246/08


Ann Veronica Roper (Vicky):  The CHEAFRICA concept is underpinned by Vicky’s commitment to charitable organisations over a 30-year period in the UK Voluntary Sector. Now living in South Africa after a successful career in catering and training, Vicky has invited a number of like-minded individuals to become part of the CHEAFRICA vision. Helping others less fortunate is part of Vicky’s inherited family values.

Katalin Niehues-Pass (Kati): Kati was born in Hungary as part of a creative and artistic family that was not able to flourish within the then communist regime. Determined to secure the freedom that is taken for granted in a democratic society Kati moved to Vienna to become a professional ice skater. This artistic role enabled Kati to travel extensively throughout the world and to become more aware of there needs of Children in terms of  their health and education. This passion to help the less fortunate brought Kati to South Africa to participate in the funding of kindergartens in Cape Town and other  good causes.

Jane Bates: Jane and Vicky have been friends for over 40 years and have both worked together in the voluntary sector to promote ‘children’s health and happiness’.  With strong family values, Jane devoted her early married life to her children, wider family and a teaching career.  Though frequent visits to Africa, Jane is now part of the CHEAFRICA ‘team’ and will, with Kati and Vicky, shape the progress of CHEAFRICA.

Josephine Robinson: Whilst at university, Josephine spent 18 months working with a homeless charity, and based on this work completed a thesis ‘The geographies of homelessness in Manchester’. After graduating, Josephine moved to South and Central America teaching and learning Yoga. She is now based in London training to be a nutritional therapist whilst working as a Yoga teacher.

Deanne Vorster: After completing a degree in journalism, she worked on newspapers and in corporate communications in South Africa until she had the opportunity to spend two and a half years in New York. Upon her return to South Africa, she spent time in the hospitality industry during which time she organised many fundraisers for the vulnerable and homeless in Cape Town. She recently volunteered at Help2Read, as well as a trainer at the Fisantekraal Development Centre (an NGO that offers skills training for unemployed people). Deanne is currently working on a project at Pearson to support children living and learning with ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia, their parents and teachers.