The Story of Afrika Tikkun

For the past 20 years, Afrika Tikkun has implemented development programmes to redress the inequities of apartheid and to help disadvantaged young people to be able to realise their inherent potential. Within the changing South African context our programmes have evolved reflecting the needs of our youth at each stage of their development from Cradle to Career.  Through our Cradle to Career model, we support children from infancy into adulthood and employment to ensure that they become the next generation of productive South African citizens.


A Future Where Today’s Young People are Tomorrow’s Productive Citizens.


Afrika Tikkun is dedicated to investing in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families through its community Centres of Excellence and strategic partnerships.

Our Belief

We believe every young person deserves an opportunity to be the best they can be.

  • Mourning the Passing of Bertram “Bertie” Lubner, Co-founder and former Chairman of Afrika Tikkun

    Afrika Tikkun joins with the Lubner family in mourning the passing of Bertie Lubner, a remarkable and beloved friend of South Africa, and indeed humanity. Formerly, Joint Chair and Chief Executive of Plate Glass and Shatterprufe Industries; Chairman of the Lubner Group of Companies; and Director of PGSI International; PG Glass, South Africa. He was also Vice-Chair of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; and Vice-President of the Institute of Directors, South Africa.  Formerly a Member of the Dean’s Council Harvard Kennedy School, Boston; and member of the World Read More

  • Afrika Tikkun USA’s 2nd Annual Mandela Legacy Week featured in Black Enterprise Magazine

      Afrika Tikkun USA’s 2nd Annual Mandela Legacy Week was featured by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of four key events honoring Nelson Mandela’s legacy. http://www.blackenterprise.com/lifestyle/4-organizations-honoring-the-legacy-of-nelson-mandela/

  • Safety Matters For Young Women-By Nehwoh Belinda

    The theme for 2015 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women and Children is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”. This resonates well with the thousands of young women Afrika Tikkun supports through its various gender related programmes. Afrika Tikkun, in partnership with Action AID South Africa, implements a multi-national program whose aim is to ensure that young women have dignity through more economic independence and control over their bodies. In South Africa, unemployment and HIV infection are some of Read More


      On Sunday 22 November, Bertie Lubner, founder of Afrika Tikkun, was awarded with the Eric Samson Mendel Kaplan Communal Service Award for distinguished services to South African Jewry, the State of Israel and the South African People. We, at Afrika Tikkun would like to extend our congratulations to our honourable founder. To paraphrase, the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, Bertie has recognised the moral imperatives governing human affairs, and has faced up to the challenge of our time in making South Africa a more caring society. Twenty one years Read More

  • Announcing the Partnership between Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen.

    Announcing the Partnership between Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen–a collaboration designed to support sub-Saharan African communities.   November 24, 2015—Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen are excited to announce their collaborative relationship, designed to support Afrika Tikkun’s Cradle to Career holistic development model in South Africa. Shea Yeleen’s shea butter-based skin care products create living wage opportunities for women shea producers in Northern Ghana. Effective immediately, Shea Yeleen is committed to donating 5% of net sales using the “afrikatikkun” promotion code. Shea Yeleen is also committed to donating 5% Read More

  • Finding Courage Hope Restored

    Raised in the streets of Alexandra, is 32-year old Anitah Mathabathe. She is registered with Afrika Tikkun to study Computer Literacy.   As soon as she started the training Anita showed great interest in mastering the computer. She always worked very hard to complete her tasks, and motivated the others in her class, saying “Afrika Tikkun, has given you an opportunity at no cost, please let us make good use of it, as for me I am not leaving this class the same way I came”. After 3 months Anita Read More

  • Morongwa Ramosobane Makes Us Proud – Elected Chairperson of South African Youth Parliament

      Meet Morongwa Ramosobane from our Diepsloot Youth programme . Morongwa was recently selected as an Honourable parliamentarian to represent children’s issues in South Africa’s Parliament.  The process of selection started with 200 young people in the province of Gauteng. These young people were asked to talk about their communities. The problems they face in their various communities and what they do as young people to help solve the problems. Because Morongwa has been actively participating in our SEVISSA Anti Violence Buddies and  Young Urban Women programmes, she was able Read More

  • SA social media campaign is changing lives

    Like Change is an innovative social media initiative led by Afrika Tikkun – a South African NGO working to sustainably end poverty in six communities across South Africa. The campaign aims to galvanise ordinary South Africans to focus less on the problems we face as a country and more on becoming part of the solution. “We know that South Africa faces numerous social issues,” explains Marc Lubner, CEO of Afrika Tikkun. “We want to change the way South Africans talks about our nation from merely complaining to simply and tangibly Read More

  • Our USA CEO Elizabeth Ngonzi’s Interview on Gibs

    Elizabeth Ngonzi, Afrika Tikkun USA CEO talks about: The challenges faced in fundraising for NGOs and Afrika Tikkun’s tripartite strategy as a sustainability model to be self-sufficient. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XIm92eAZWvU