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Monday, 15 April 2013

5 for Change 2013: Making A Difference One Party At A Time

5 For Change is a platform dedicated to raising awareness about five inspiring social enterprises which are changing the way Cape Town gives back. Every year 5 fledgling social enterprises doing something unique and innovative in their field are selected and showcased at the annual black tie fundraiser.

The aim of 5 For Change is to raise awareness about 5 inspiring social enterprises, change the way young professionals, entrepreneurs, and other young South African opinion leaders think about philanthropy and social change and create a rewarding, fun and enjoyable avenue for people to give back.

Following on from the inaugural 2012 event, which saw the likes of Hollywood actress Kristanna Loken from Terminator 3 in attendance, this year’s event will be held on Saturday 18 May 2013 at the Cape Town City Hall and promises to be a spectacular affair. Tickets can be purchased via for R300 which includes welcome drinks, canapés and entertainment by leading SA bands.

5 For Change is a philanthropic initiative based in Cape Town founded in 2012 by Ross McKernan, David Deetlefs and Adriaan Dippenaar.

“We feel that, despite the immense need in South Africa, the act of giving back or philanthropy is a nascent concept. We feel it often carries negative connotations, is seen as “boring”, or frustrates people as they feel that they cannot do something which would have a measurable impact. We want to change that mind-set and create the perception that not only can people give in a variety of ways but also that it can be done in a meaningful, rewarding, fun and enjoyable manner.” Comments Co-founder Adriaan Dippenaar.

“We are of the view that inherently most people do want to contribute but that they just need the correct platform that appeals to them to do so. Furthermore, the organisations we are showcasing are run by a group of very talented young leaders, but whose networks and level of publicity do not necessarily give them the broader reach to connect with other young opinion leaders in Cape Town.” Adds Co-Founder Ross Mckernan.

“We hope through 5 for Change we can bridge the gap between the leaders of social enterprises and young professionals, entrepreneurs, and other young opinion leaders in Cape Town, leading to a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties.” ends Co-Founder Dave Deetlefs.

The 5 selected charities involved in the second annual 2013 campaign are: Waves for Change, Ilizwi Photography Club, Iyeza Express, See-Saw-Do and Trashback. For more information on these amazing organisations check out: 


For further press information or details about the event & sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kirsten Hopwood on or Joanne Rose-Innes on / or alternatively call 0827488887. View 5 for Change website on