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.


  • 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

  • Who will you make peace with?

    Its World Peace Day today – a day dedicated to world peace, and the absence of war and violence. At Afrika Tikkun the staff, children and young people of Orange Farm are praying for and celebrating peace. It started with a Peace Day assembly in the morning where all employees wearing white, shared hugs and a short prayer for peace. Children in the Early Childhood Development Programme are creating colourful doves of peace, and the older school-going children are creating peace posters to share the important message of peace. Recently Read More

  • Meet Afrika Tikkun’s New Chairman

    Insurance Man of the Year, Marketing Man of the Year, Jewish Business Achiever of the Year, Jewish Lifetime Achiever, International Best of the Best Regional Chairman of the World Presidents Organization are some of the accolades and recognitions that is indicative of the calibre of our recently appointed  new Chairman,  Arnold Basserabie. Arnold’s involvement with Afrika Tikkun in the days leading up to its founding in 1994, started when Bertie Lubner approached Arnold to become a patron of Afrika Tikkun. Then about ten years ago Arnold joined the board where, Read More

  • 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