The Beckhams, Sting, George Michael, Elizabeth Hurley and Tim Rice are some of the British A-list guests invited to attend superstar Elton John’s exclusive Aids charity ball in the Cape winelands next year. John will visit South Africa for the first time in early January to promote work done here by his international organisation, the Elton John Aids Foundation. He will host a private ball for 50 guests at a wine estate in the Cape, where he will also give a special performance of his hits. “I am delighted to be hosting the foundation’s first fundraising event in South Africa,” John said. Top South African businessmen and celebrities such as Mvelaphanda’s Tokyo Sexwale, PetroSA’s Simphiwe Mehlomakulu and Cape Town artist Beezy Bailey are some of the invited local guests. The proceeds will be donated to the fight against HIV/Aids. Copyright © 2004 Sunday Times.