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.


  • Nothing is impossible

    I was introduced to Afrika Tikkun 7 years ago. It was when my younger brother Thato was attending the Uthando ECD Center. I went past one of the meeting rooms and my attention was taken by noise that came through a window. I went in and found young girls dancing, I then asked one of the girls there what was happening she then told me all about Afrika Tikkun. I instantly became interested in being part of their group. Being part of the Young Urban Women has strengthened my talents, Read More

  • Breaking ‘the curse’ of disabled children in South Africa

    The government estimates as many as 600,000 children with disabilities are not getting an education. Thirteen-year-old Lesley Mashimbye and his parents Maria and Thomas [Natasha Ghoneim/Al Jazeera] Lesley Mashimbye’s father wanted to abandon him at the hospital. Family members were so embarrassed when he visited, they wanted him kept him inside a bedroom. The 13-year-old suffers from cerebral palsy and spina bifida. “They make me feel sad,” he says about the intolerance he’s faced from extended family members, neighbours and people in the community. “I want people out there to Read More

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Transitioning from High School to Tertiary: The South African Experience

    The beginning of 2017 saw Afrika Tikkun, a leading Non-Governmental Organisation in South Africa celebrate yet another year of great matric results, with a 98% pass rate of its beneficiaries, up from 94% in 2015. A large majority of our Grade 12 Learners finished with a total of 64 distinctions and 158 tertiary acceptances. Facing tremendous odds, students like Yandisa Mtsewu have every reason to be proud. She earned a Bachelor pass (meaning she is eligible to be accepted into a Bachelor’s Degree at University) and 5 distinctions in English, Read More

  • Popping in to help the youth in Diepsloot

    Emilio Alexander of Emilio’s Gourmet Popcorn used the funds he raised on World Popcorn Day, as well as his own money, to donate over 200 pencil cases to disadvantaged children in Diepsloot on 7 March. Read More


    Uthando Centre and Sivelile School teamed up to perform at the opening of the prestigious Sage Summit Tour 2017 in Johannesburg. SANDTON – Over a hundred children from Afrika Tikkun’s Uthando Centre and Sivelile Primary School in Soweto formed a choir to perform at the opening of the Sage Summit Tour 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre on 7 March 2017. The event kicked off with the introduction of the master of ceremonies, well-known television personality Peter Ndoro. The auditorium was packed with business people from around the world who Read More

  • World’s strongest DJ

      “People think that the music industry is all fun and games but its hard work, and people need to understand how DJs work hard” said the DJ, who hopes to be an inspiration to the youth. Mark’s music career started slowing when he used to play at the early H20 parties when his friend who owned the parties asked him to play at his club Sutra. Three months after he began playing at Sutra he was booked every weekend and before he knew it he was djing for a Read More

  • 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