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.


  • The Late Mr Arthur Magerman – a tribute

    The passing of Mr Arthur Magerman, a renowned community leader and stalwart, came as a great shock to the management and staff of Afrika Tikkun.  We offer our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Arthur attended the Alexandra Catholic School in Second Avenue and became one of the first matriculants from the school.  He studied at Wits where he obtained a law degree – again one of the first in Alexandra. He used his legal expertise to defend the downtrodden, some of whom were caught in Read More

  • Congratulations to our partner Madswimmer for swimming 17Km across the Dead Sea

    “They’re not called mad swimmers for nothing. In 2015 they set a world record by swimming in the highest and coldest water in the world in the Andes. Now the team of swimmers have taken on their maddest swim for charity yet – 17km across the Dead Sea where extreme salt content makes a gruelling swim, near impossible.” – Carte Blanche, 2016 Click Here to watch the Carte Blanche Feature http://carteblanche.dstv.com/player/1160624/

  • Workonline Communications sponsorship focuses on Internet access as a human right

    Pan-African wholesale network service provider Workonline Communications has again honoured its commitment to increasing Internet access on the continent, particularly in disadvantaged communities, through its sponsorship of bandwidth to NGO Afrika Tikkun. The free bandwidth will be rolled out across six Afrika Tikkun centres, where slow Internet speeds have previously hampered the organisation’s developmental goals. Afrika Tikkun is focused on developing young people ‘from cradle to career’ through a support model that focuses on education, holistic development, skills development and work placement. “The development of the communities in which we Read More

  • Ride The 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour With Purpose!

    o you plan to ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday, 12th March 2017? Make it count and ride for a purpose – there’s still time to make a difference! Join or sponsor the mighty and swift ‘Tikkun Eagles’. The team’s Cradle to Career model is their commitment to supporting children from infancy into adulthood and employment. The model works from the context of family to provide services to children from birth through school going age into the world of work, to ensure that they become the next generation Read More

  • Facebook Celebrates International Day Of The Girl With New Profile Picture Frames

    The movement for gender justice celebrates its fifth birthday in a big way on Facebook. https://www.fastcocreate.com/3064535/quick-hit/facebook-celebrates-international-day-of-the-girl-with-new-profile-picture-frames

  • Support spreads for International Day of the Girl online

    For International Day of the Girl Child, there are many ways you can show your support for empowering girls and young women, online and offline. Support spreads for International Day of the Girl online

  • Girls Challenge Access to Contraception at Johannesburg Clinics

    Health clinics in the inner city of Johannesburg, South Africa, are unwelcoming to teen girls, a small study by Afrika Tikkun found. After sending 13 young participants from the non-governmental organization to two clinics in the Hillbrow neighborhood to ask for information about birth control during the last spring’s school holiday, the organization found that some staff members were “rude” and “unhelpful” to the local teens who visited the centers. When the girls went to Hillbrow Community Health Centre they found long queues, lack of privacy, judgemental comments and bad Read More

  • Meet Lizo Madinga – General Manager, Mfuleni Centre, Western Cape

    Mfuleni is a suburb in the Blue Downs area and is close to the sprawling township of Khayelitsha. Around 52,300 people live in this township. Most were moved there in the late 1990s following flooding and fires in various townships across the Western Cape, such as Philippi, Nyanga and Khayelitsha. Poverty, unemployment, HIV/AIDS and crime are some of the most pressing problems faced in this poor community. Lizo Madinga was appointed General Manager at the Mfuleni Afrika Tikkun centre in 2009 and he is a role model and an inspiration Read More

  • Unite Together for Change

      As a media investment company, eMedia Investments is in a unique position to both educate and inform its audiences through the various companies it operates, including e.tv and eNCA. Our current social responsibility strategy is housed under the UNITe umbrella. Through UNITe and its various initiatives we strive to make a direct investment in the country’s future by supporting education in South Africa. Unite focuses on building strategic partnerships with organisations and initiatives that support the overall wellbeing and development of children and young adults in need, we aim Read More

  • This is not going to be part of our heritage

    ”Sifuna abo chomi aba yellow, masifika siyakhanyisa” (transl.) “We want the light skinned ladies because when we arrive, we want the place to light up.”   African women are increasingly empowered to choose which aspects of their heritage they will uphold and which they will de-select. Colourism may be as old as the hills in South Africa, but young African women are saying now it’s time to go. So go the lyrics of a popular song by local artist DJ Tira (ft Black Motion) about ‘yellow bone’ black women. It Read More