Stefan Hippler

Straße:P.O.Box 15113
Ort:ZAR Vlaeberg 8018
Tätigkeit:Pfarrer, Author, Aktivist

Ort:ZAR 8018 Kapstadt


HIV, AIDS, pastorale Arbeit, Korrespondent, Katholische Kirche in Suedafrika, Afrika


* 06.05.1960 in Bitburg/Germany

Primary School and High School in Bitburg/Germany
Study of Philosophy and Theology in Trier and Freiburg / Germany
Further education:  courses in communication, clinical pastoral work, counseling, computer, Care & Counseling HIV/AIDS (Centre for Applied Psychology Pretoria/South Africa)

1986 Ordination to priesthood for the Dioecese of Trier / Germany

1986 – 1991 pastoral work as priest in various parishes in Germany

1991 – 1996
various work experience: worker@McDonalds/Germany,  farm worker/Lorca-Spain, work in refugee camp (Croatia), hospital for terminal ill cancer patients (Germany),  social worker @ Frankfurt airport (work with refugees)

pastoral work as “Vikar” in Neuwied/Germany

1997 – 2009
Chaplain to the German speaking Catholic Community in Cape Town (2002 2009  also looking after the German speaking community as priest  in Durban)

Since 10/2009
Donum Fidei Priest working for HOPE Cape Town, Catholic AIDS Network, POZ (Pastoral Care for HIV positive priests, religious & seminarians) in the Archdiocese of Cape Town

Other activities:
2006 – 2012
Board Member of IAM ( Integrative and affirmative Ministry) – Cape Town/South Africa
Member of IAM Executive Committee & Chair  (2011/12)

Since 1997
Member of the Rotary Club of Signal Hill – Cape Town/South Africa
2000- 2006
Chairperson of HOPE Cape Town Association – Cape Town/South Africa
Since 2000
Member of the management committee of HOPE Cape Town Association – Cape Town/South Africa
since 2011 named Board of HOPE Cape Town Association
Since 2006
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees HOPE – Cape Town Trust – Cape Town/South Africa
Since 2007
Board Member of the Board of Trustees HOPE Kapstadt Stiftung – Bonn/Germany
Since 2009
Member of the Regional Council of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Cape Town/South Africa – Vice Chairperson
Since 2010
Member 2010 Member of the national working group “energy efficiency/renewable energy” – Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Since 2011
Correspondent for – the Catholic Internet Portal for the German-speaking countries (part-time)
Since 2012
Chaplain to sea (pastoral care for passengers on cruise liners) (part-time)


Merit Award – Daemlin School of Computers – Cape Town/South Africa
Paul-Harris Fellowship Award – Rotary International for the work done in the fields of HIV and AIDS – Cape Town/South Africa
“1001 Christenpreis” for courage in the church – Parish St. Michael – Schweinfurt/Germany
Erich Kaestner Award for work that promote tolerance, humanity and international understanding – Presseclub Dresden/Germany


Member of the International AIDS Society IAS
Member of the Cape Town Club – Cape Town
Member of the Deutsche Afrika Stiftung e.V.


Facilitating Relationships between African traditional healing and western medicine in South Africa in the time of AIDS: A case study from the Western Cape” (together with Drs. J. Wreford /M. Esser) CSSR Working Paper No 06/170 Published by the Centre for Social Science Research – University of Cape Town 2006

Gott-AIDS-Afrika” together with Bartholomaeus Grill – Kiepenheuer and Witsch Verlag – Koeln

Involving Traditional Health Practitioners in HIV/AIDS interventions: Lessons from the Western Cape Province” (together with Drs. J.Wreford / M.Esser), CSSR Working Paper No. 08/210 Published by the Centre for Social Science Research – University of Cape Town 2008

Gott-AIDS-Afrika“  together with Bartholomaeus Grill – Paperback Bastei Luebbe Verlag March 2009

Traditionelle Heiler und HIV/AIDS” together with Drs Esser/Wreford in “Religionen im Kampf gegen HIV/AIDS” Hrg. Andre Gerth/Anna Noweck/Simone Rappel  Don Boso Verlag 2009

HIV/AIDS – Stigma und Herausforderung fuer Afrika” in: J.M.Nebe (Herg.): Herausforderung Afrika – Gesellschaft und Raum im Wandel” Nomos Verlag Germany 2011, ISBN 978-3-8329-6314-9

HIV – Mehr als eine Krankheit fuer den Menschen und die Umwelt” in: VERBUM SVD fasiculus 3 Vol 52 2011 – Steyler Verlag 2011

"Was bedeutet religoese Erziehung und Bildung?" in: J.Theis (Hrg) Reli aus gutem Grund - dkv 2012 ISBN978-3-88207-413-0