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.


  • 11 things I learned in South Africa

      As I approach the end of four wonderful years as Israel’s Ambassador in South Africa, I have been reflecting on many lessons learned here which will be even more valuable to take back home to Israel than the souvenirs I have collected. Here are 11. 1. Africa and Israel have so much in common and have much to share with each other. The concerns of so many people: food security independence, successful water management and a government capacity to protect us from the dangers of uncertain, often dangerous neighborhoods, have Read More

  • Congratulations to our Primary Health Care Programme

    The Primary Health Care programme is a supporting programme within the Cradle to Career 360 Model it focuses on the early identification and treatment of childhood illnesses including immunisation, growth monitoring, road to health card monitoring, physical education, school health services and health support groups. In addition, it also provides integrated home-based care, adherence support for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, health promotion, palliative care, and chronic dispensary unit (CDU) for the distribution of medication. The Primary Health Care programme received a Congratulatory Thank You from Sister Segels of the local Ivan Read More


    ADDRESS TO THE CONSCIOUS COMPANIES AWARDS BY JAY NAIDOO ON THE 11.05.2017, AT THE HYATT HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG. We have reached the boiling point in our beautiful country. As the fires of discontent sweep across our country our leaders are literally “playing the fiddle while our country burns.” The flame of hope kindled in 1994 under the ethical and courageous leadership of our founding father of our democracy, President Nelson Mandela is being doused by greed. Public office is no longer seen as the service to our citizenry and country, but Read More


    “Afrika Tikkun CEO and Founder and Executive Chairman of Smile Foundation Marc Lubner was last night awarded the Top NGO Conscious Companies Award for the achievements of the two non-profits. The Conscious Companies Awards is in recognition of organisations that: understands what it takes to be authentic operates with a sense of higher purpose integrates the interest of all stakeholders develops visionary leaders builds a culture of trust, accountability, governance and caring encourages creativity and innovation is a responsible citizen in the communities that they operate in” The award is Read More

  • 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




“I’ll create a machine that turns homeless people’s clothes into new ones!”

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