Finish Strong: Insights from our CEO - Onyi Nwaneri

Dear Beloved Alumni, 

Thank you for choosing Afrika Tikkun as a partner in your life’s journey.  We are grateful for the opportunity to invest in your lives and to continue to be a part of your career development journey.

When we launched the Alumni programme in 2018, our dream was to build a solid network of young people who, whilst navigating their journeys of life, would work alongside us in a shared vision of their future. We did this in the belief that our Alumni has a lot to offer the world and each other. Our job, through this network, is to continue to support that process.

We are proud that as we speak, we are close to achieving our 2019 objective of having a 2000 strong Alumni network. Thank you for referring your colleagues, friends and classmates to this network and we encourage you to please continue to do so. If you know anyone who went through any of Afrika Tikkun’s programmes or courses, please refer them here and encourage them to register. Our vision in 2020 is to grow the network to 3000 strong.

This year, apart from our monthly communications and strengthening the chapters we established in 2018, we hosted two incredible conferences – the Career Expo and Business Summit. The idea behind these two events is to increase skills that improve employment and entrepreneurial capabilities amongst the network.

Rest assured that we have big dreams and visions for this network and we encourage you to stay connected to us. What you have experienced is just the beginning of what we have in mind. We see a network where people are able to connect for lifelong learning and exposure to job/career opportunities in various fields and sectors in our society. We see a network where people are able to birth their dreams and see them come true; a network where people are able to give each other a hand-up, including the thousands of young people that come after them – a movement in every respect. We envision a movement where we can fight for the realization of the rights of our members; a movement where we can create, develop ideas, trends and competitions that will shape the lives of members and potentially the course of history. And all the while, have fun doing it. Like I said, this is just the beginning.

It is important to know, however, that all great things take a lot of hard work – in my language, blood, sweat and tears. For us to build a robust network, we need all hands, all ideas and the Tikkun spirit of give and take that binds us all. In other words, be prepared to contribute to the building of this network in whatever way you can.

As we wind down this year, I would like to use this opportunity to thank all of you, particularly those who have committed your time and resources towards the growth and progress of this network. Your labours of love are not in vain and are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your hard work.

Please do take time out this holiday season to refresh yourself and enjoy time out with loved ones. And of course, don’t forget to keep flying the Tikkun flag high. Look forward to seeing you in the New Year.   “A luta continua, vitória é certa.”

Onyi Nwaneri, CEO ATS


After almost 10 decades in various leadership positions at Afrika Tikkun (the not-for-profit organisation), Onyi took the reins as CEO of Afrika Tikkun Services in July 2019. She holds a Master’s Degree (LLM) from the University of Pretoria, specialising in human rights and democratisation in Africa. After using her degree to advance social justice interests in local and international organisations, Onyi focused her attention on strategy development & implementation, resource development, marketing & communications and strategic stakeholder relationship management.


The long-awaited list of Alumni Network finalists for the entrepreneurship competition is here! These ambitious young people will present their new and existing business ideas at the Annual Alumni Business Summit on 30 November 2019. 

Congrats to the following finalists:

Arekopaneng, Orange Farm finalists

Nhlanhla Gxaleka, GIP Construction – existing business category.

Thato Maboa, Ke Moja fashion label – existing business category

Sazi Fakude, Happy Results Fitness – existing business category

Uthando, Braampark

Siyabonga Mnchunu, Mchunu’s Tuck Shop – potential business category

Nokuthula Ngwenya, Thuly’s Property PTY – potential business category 

Nkosinathi Madlophe, Inteldom – potential business category

Phuthaditjaba, Alexandra Township

Gordon Makwala, Villy fashion lable – potential business category

Wings of Life, Diepsloot

Bongiwe Sealetsa, Bongi’s Event Management – potential business category

Precious Ndlovu, P&H Spa – potential business category

Mfuleni, Cape Town

Bonga Plaatjie, Bong’s Internet Café – potential business category

Luzuko Mabhongo, Green Light Vegetation –  potential business category 

Kamogelo Dondashe, Devine Food Catering – potential business category

Siphelele Mbunjelwa, Mbunjelwa Construction – potential business category. 

Don’t forget the business summit is this saturday more details below:

Date: 30 November 2019

Time: 9am-4pm

Venue: Belron Training Centre, 10 Joubert Street Extension, Braampark, Johannesburg, 2017

For more information and to participate contact directly Warren S. Radebe on 072 193 8181 or email at warrenr@afrikatikkun.org. We’re here to serve you!

Afrika Tikkun Services Opportunities!

Afrika Tikkun Services is hiring for the YES Initiative. Please see below for further details to comply.

Are you Unemployed?

Are you between the age of 22 – 29 years?

Are you a South African Citizen from or live in Alexandra, Diepsloot, Orange Farm, Cape Town and Pretoria?

Are you willing to commit to a 12 months employment?

Are happy to earn R3500 a month?

Are you looking to gain valuable work experience for a year?

Are you willing to contribute to a company’s growth in any way you can?

If the answer is YES to the above questions, then apply.

To apply visit the below link to take the assessment.

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