Friday 28 April 2023 at the Upstrairs Venue at The Vineyard Hotel

Arrival time between 18:00 and 19:00

GALA Dinner

The Gala Dinner will be held at the Upstairs Venue at the Conference Venue. With Table Mountain as a beautiful back-drop while having dinner with fellow delegates and friends, this Social Event should not be missed!

Arrival at the dinner is between 18:00 and 19:00. Guests are asked to be seated by 19:00 when dinner will be served.

Dress: Traditional or semi-formal

As guests arrive, they will be offered a welcome drink and take in the ambiance of the beautiful surroundings whilst being entertained by the magical sounds of a quartet (flute, violin, viola & cello) from the UCT Health Sciences Orchestra. 


Haylea Heyns is a singer-songwriter originally from Durban, now living in Cape Town.

She was named Durban Artist of the Year at the City Awards in 2021 and had the honour of singing the South African National Anthem at the international test match between the Springboks and Georgia at Loftus Versfeld in June 2021, as well as the British National Anthem at the international test match between the Springboks and England at Emirates Airline Park in June 2018.

Her latest single, “Just Friends,” has just been released and playlisted on several major radio stations nationwide.

The artist was born and raised in Mtunzini and has always been passionate about music. After school, she studied BA: Music and Drama Performance and graduated Cum Laude. In 2018 she had the honour of performing a leading role in the London Westend Production of “The Sound of Music” which toured internationally. 

“Feels Like Christmas” – her debut single – was released in 2018, followed by an EP (My Heart Belongs in Africa) with International Record Label, David Gresham Records

We are enormously grateful to Haylea for donating her time and her talents to ensure a rich experience for those conference delegates attending the Gala Dinner.  

You can contact and find out more about Haylea on her website

The UCT Health Sciences Orchestra

The UCT Health Sciences Orchestra is the official Health Sciences Orchestra for the University of Cape Town. The orchestra is open to all members of staff and students. 

A quartet from the orchestra, playing a violin, viola, flute and cello, have most graciously donated their time and their talents to the conference in order to entertain the Gala Dinner guests on their arrival at the venue. We know they will add to the richness of the evening and the conference organisers are enormously grateful to them for their generous contribution to the overall success of the event.    

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