Hilltop Legacy is a Non Profit Company (NPC) who partners with corporations, schools, communities and individuals to raise leaders and strive for quality education, with an emphasis on godly values and to inspire hope. We do this through networking, developing strategic partnerships, systems, processes and resources that will ensure positive change through schools in poorer communities in Paarl. A big emphasis is placed on parent involvement, teacher support and student development. We have various community development initiatives which vary from Coaching Athletes, Afrikaans and English Reading Interventions, Mathematics Intervention, an all-encompassing Afterschool Care program and a High School Mentorship program.

Hilltop Legacy envision communities awakened with Infinite Hope that Echoes Generationally throughout Paarl and ultimately, South Africa.

is to build communities by:
- adopting a school and implementing interventions around academics, sport and mentorship.
- Networking with businesses and institutions to strengthen these communities
- Improving academic performance through our Reading and Mathematics Interventions and Afterschool Care program.
- Providing sports and recreation resources and programs
- Intentional parent engagement to increase parent involvement.
- Coaching and mentoring learners, parents and educators.


CHANGE over growth.

HAND-UP over handout.

INFLUENCE over title.

PURPOSE over people.

EMPOWERMENT over implementation.

COLLABORATION over invention.




The dream is to provide After School Care to inspire hope for kids who are at risk between the time kids finishes schooling and the time their parents get home from work.

This environment provides safety and an opportunity to further educate, mentor and add value to these future leaders. We aim to focus Academics, Sport, Arts and Culture and Mentorship.

High School learners volunteer as part of their community work request for university applications. Our teaching team facilitates and help assist learners on subject such as English, Afrikaans and Mathematics.

Since it’s launch in May 2017, we have seen significant result. We currently work with 60 learners from various grades.

Our fundraising efforts, Golf day, food and wine dinners, corporations and individuals are the financial pillars that makes this project possible, further financial contributions will see tat we reach our 2020 goal of expanding the After School Care.


Academic Intervention

Many children lack the foundation in learning. We therefore focus on reading, comprehension and mathematics.

isiXhosa and Sotho learners are taught all their subject in isiXhosa from Grade R to Grade 3, however in Grade 4 all teaching changes to English, making it very difficult for these children to understand their schooling. This leads to a challenge for both teachers and students to communicate effectively. Also, the confidence of the learners is affected.

Our Hilltop Legacy English Language program seeks to change this and have done so with impressive results. Currently we are seeing up to 53.3% improvement in English testing results and improvement in various other subjects since the launch in May 2015.

These independent assessments are done in partnership with the University of Potchefstroom under the leadership of Prof. Charisma nell.

The methodology applied doesn’t only show significant improvement in their English learning, but also overall academic improvement, boosted morale, excellence, leadership and community development.


Hilltop Runners

This coaching initiative exists to create an environment of safety, acceptance and mentoring of athletes to see them dream, gain a healthy identity and develop into peer in Paarl-East and ultimately in South Africa.

We endeavour to provide high quality coaching by Bjorn Alexander, support them with academic development and mentor them into strong community leaders.

We do weekly training sessions, participate in races and gather at safe training facilities. We provide supplements to ensure alertness for training and concentration in school, and where possible we provide running shoes.

All these athletes are slotted into local church communities and annually most of them attends the Hillsong church summer camp to expose them to different cultures and develop their leadership skills.

In 2016 we saw one athlete selected into the Boland provincial XC team. In 2017 we saw five athletes selected to represent their province at the Cross Country season and four athletes selected to represent their province at the Cross Country season and four athletes into the Provincial track team and winning a Bronze medal at South African Champions, clocking 1min and 58 seconds for boys aged 14! We have continued to excel and have seen some athletes rank Top 10 in Athletics South Africa rankings.

Being great athletes and with hard academic work, we’ve seen five of our athletes gain entry to Paarl Gimnasium High.



For once-off cash contributions: Hilltop Legacy NPC
FNB Account No.: 62815533379
Branch: 200110
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
For monthly monetary contributions:
Send an email to to set up ‘n debit order to Hilltop Legacy.

For items for any projects; email

The heartbeat of Hilltop Legacy has always been our volunteers. As John C. Maxwell says “Nothing of significance was ever achieved by an individual acting alone.” The reality is that most people want to “Be The Change”, but don't have the time or effective volunteering platform. With our Volunteer platform:
- You can make meaningful connections
- Your small contribution/engagement could just shift perspectives
- You’ll leave refreshed
- The kids will leave loved, happy and hopeful
- The program is set, you only have to arrive
- We do a huddle/training before each session to equip you with tools needed
We believe in the power of prayer! We invite you to partner with us as we seek wisdom to do what God needs us to do! As much as we love the children work we with, we know God loves them more! Matthew 7:11: If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Inspiring HOPE and Awakening Potential doesn’t come cheap and hence our gratitude for every Rand, Dollar, Euro or Pound we receive. We are always eager to support new, and unique, fundraising initiatives. We aim to have plenty of fundraising events a year in running, cycling and golfing events and art auctions. Please send us an email at if you would love to get involved with our fundraising initiatives.

Hilltop Legacy has a big focus on mentorship, partnership and mutual contribution to see a difference in the lives on individuals. When the potential in individuals are awakened, a whole community can be inspired with hope and become a catalyst for generational transformation. Please watch this story of Bjorn's life and the impact he has at Hilltop Legacy, as we endeavour to see more stories like this unfold.


Bjorn Alexander had the privilege of being interviewed by Klop on DSTV about his story and the work he does with Hillop Legacy. Please take a look here:


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    High quality is on top of our list when it comes to the way we deliver the services
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    Maximum impact is what we look for in our actions
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    Quality standards are important but meant to be exceeded
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    We're always looking for industry leaders to help them win their market position
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    Evaluation is a key aspect of this business and important
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    Ethic procedures ar alwasy at the base of everything we do

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Our Board Members

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Stoffel van Zyl

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

BComm (Law) LLB
Stoffel is the owner and chairman of Christopher Group. He is a firm believer that every person has the potential for greatness, and it is his heart to develop this potential. Stoffel and Jako Pienaar founded Hilltop Legacy in 2014, with the focus to assist schools to become sustainable and succeed in the long run. Stoffel has a desire to help people and in the end to help them help themselves.

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Bjorn Alexander

MD Hilltop Legacy

National Diploma Sports Management
Bjorn is the MD of Lifestrong and has extensive experience in finding and training volunteers in Hillsong Church South Africa. He was born and raised in Paarl East community, aka the Ghetto and through his running represented South Africa in Duathlon and have travelled and lived abroad. Bjorn influences many people through mentorship and workplace leadership development. As part of his role at Hilltop Legacy he driven to always work on new ways to inspire hope to the generation we work with.

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Corne Nel

General Manager Coty Inc

Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) Business Coaching
Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the cosmetics industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Marketing Management, Business Planning, Market Planning, Sales Management, and Executive Coaching.

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Andre Burger

Group Operations Manager
Christopher Group

BComm (Hons)(Transport Economics)(Director)
After completing his honors degree at Rand Afrikaans University in 1986 Andre spent 2 years in the logistics industry with a Barlow Group subsidiary (ICS). Thereafter he fulfilled various corporate finance and business banking roles during his 29 years of service with Standard Bank, Nedbank and FNB. Andre’s key strengths are his credit, management, and operational experience.

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Andre de Ridder

Principle Broker PSG Insure

Diploma Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
André started his career in the banking industry at Allied Bank.  Whilst working, he obtained his qualifications through various institutions. Since 2012, André has been a director and owner of two companies -  Winelands Brokers Group t/a PSG Insure in Paarl and WeDiscount. One of André’s key strengths is his commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.  His active involvement in community organizations is just one way he demonstrates this.

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Alberto Prins

Partner at CPR Rekenmeesters.
He is member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (“SAICA”) and registered auditors in terms of the Auditing Profession Act No 26 of 2005.

He started his career at PwC in 2001 where he was actively involved in statutory audits and businesses. During this initial period he managed and assisted with the management of large companies in Paarl, including Pioneer Foods Group Ltd and KWV Ltd. Thereafter he did his tax specialism and was engaged at the tax department of PwC and thereafter as a founding member of Jan S de Villiers Attorneys’ taxation services.

For the past twelve year he is responsible for the statutory audits and also render other advisory services to clients.


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  • Hilltop Legacy NPC, 281 Main Street, Paarl
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