Alumni August Newsletter

Alumni prepares for the upcoming Business Day Season for the year 2019

Business Day Season was launched in May 2018 at the Career Expo in Orange Farm. This year, this grand idea piloted in Orange Farm takes a bolder step. Through the season, we will be providing support to aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs and as a result 6 young entrepreneurs will be supported to start and/or grow their ideas/business.

The Season commences in September and ends in November 2019. The objective is to find ideas and existing businesses that could be supported enabling young people to be economically empowered. We are excited to pioneer a ground breaking competition.  Interested in participating: See below the official schedule for the season


  • 22 August 2019 Alumni Leaders Annual General Meeting


  • 19 September 2019 Business Planning Workshop
  • 27 September 2019 Alumni Open Day


  • 17 October 2019 Business Day Excursion
  • 24 October 2019 Business Day Academy


  • 16 November 2019 Annual Business Day Competition Finally

For more information on the above events please contact Warren S. Radebe at warrenr@afrikatikkun.org or call directly at 072 193 8181

Meet Sihle Vilakazi now employed with AON

Sihle Vilakazi is 28 years old from Alexandra Township. He completed his Career Development Programme CDP in 2018. Thereafter, he was placed with AON Reinsurance Solutions in August to 2018 and was later then offered an employment opportunity and contract for the next two years. Sihle is respected by his manager and colleagues at AON.

Sihle’s excellence has been through hard work, dedication and determination to represent Afrika Tikkun with outstanding behavior, character and work ethics. He is grateful for Afrika Tikkun’s investment and support, and will always extend invitation to other young people like him to make use of Afrika Tikkun’s career development services.

Sihle now leaves in Hillbrow with his brother. His journey began in Kwa-Zulu Natal and later in 2009 when he moved to Johannesburg, and only then after completing his honours in economics and finance he joined Afrika Tikkun after staying unemployed for over a year. He aims to grow in the company and pursue further studies in economics and finance.

In his words ‘I really appreciate Afrika Tikkun for changing my life, and it is a job acceleration machine that is really needed in Africa’ Sihle’s success story is like of many that have been as a result of a strategic and successful model in career development in disadvantaged communities.


If you would like to apply for the above vacancy, please contact Lungisani at lungisanim@afrikatikkun.org

  • National Alumni Leadership Elections in December 2019
  • Alumni Open Day September 2019 (All Centres JHB & CPT) – 27th September 2019
  • Business Expo Season: August – November 2019

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