HIP is the acronym for the Hellenic Italian and Portuguese Alliance of South Africa. HIP is a lobby group of business people and professionals which promotes active citizenry within its communities: the Hellenic (Greek and Cypriot), Italian and Portuguese communities of South Africa.More →
The HIP Alliance was formed in 1994 to bridge the gap between the South African government and the needs of the HIP communities.
HIP supports unity between its communities and the people of South Africa and actively works to give its communities a voice in government, as well as to ensure that it makes a positive contribution to the country.
“I have deep appreciation for the positive contribution of the Hellenic South African community in the development of a new South Africa.”
President Jacob Zuma, January 2015
“I have enjoyed a frank and unmediated engagement this eveningwith the HIP Alliance and its community members. I reassure you that the provincial government is committed to creating an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive and fast track service delivery.”
Premier David Makhura, June 2014
“We appreciate the concerns and issues the HIP Alliance brought to our attention. We would like to strengthen this relationship over the coming years."
Gauteng MEC for Safety and Security, Faith Mazibuko, July 2014