A SUCCESSFUL BERTIE LUBNER LEGACY WEEK 2020 The Bertie Lubner Legacy Week continues to inspire young people to follow in the footsteps of this philanthropic giant, whose legacy still echoes in our hearts. Once again, the Alumni Network organized vibrant and educational events at all our centres. We had over 100 volunteers eager to give



Afrika Tikkun gets massive Internet upgrade from Workonline Communications boosting connectivity for thousands of learners across the country Workonline Communications, a pan-African, global Network Service Provider, has radically increased its long-term commitment to providing Internet facilities to Afrika Tikkun Centres of Excellence across South Africa.  The five centres, which benefit over nine thousand young people,


Why are human rights important to me – A view of Tumisang from Orange Farm

My name is Tumisang Mohoto, and I am a 17-year-old boy from Orange Farm. Human rights are basic principles that secure me from injustice, oppression and inequality. Through human rights we become better people, who do things at their fullest potential with no fear of facing injustices such as nepotism nor racism. These principles allow


Pretty Chaboyo Lehong

A young woman empowered  Pretty Chaboyo Lehong, 27, was looking forward to immersing herself in the job market after graduating from her mechanical engineering course. But instead, she was met with the bleak reality of unemployment. At the time, Pretty was also struggling in an abusive relationship. When the abuse became too much, she sought



SOCIAL CAPITAL: WE ALL HAVE IT There is something in life called “social capital” – the people you know, the people who know you and circumstances under which you know each other. Quite unfortunately, people think or behave as though social capital is only needed at weddings and burials. We all know that person whom


Diatile Makuwa

Diatile Makuwa, 26, from Diepsloot, was introduced to Afrika Tikkun’s Dishumeleni self-help group in 2017. As a mom to a son diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, meeting caregivers and other parents of children with disabilities felt like a warm and welcoming safety net. It did however, take Diatile some time to



Difficult roads can sometimes lead to beautiful destinations. This is so true of my life journey so far. My Name is Phumzile Valashiya and I come from a township called Orange Farm out in Vereeniging. I have been brought up by my family and they have shown me the true meaning of love, respect and



WHAT’S NEW? Alumni Network 2020 This year, the Alumni Network is set to grow exponentially. 2020 marks the year we deepen our commitment to create an exciting movement that engages young people and harnesses your diverse voices across all fields of economic development.  We have a number of new offerings, such as the ‘Young Urban


2019 Matric Results – highs amid a picture of concern

Nellie Zembe, Subject Matter Expert, Child and Youth Development Programme, Afrika Tikkun This year’s Matric results were record-breaking. However, in addition to leaving our boys behind, we are losing a mass of nameless, faceless learners along the way The 2019 Matric pass rate of 81.3% is a major achievement, particularly for learners compelled to perform


The power of connection in an interconnected world

Afrika Tikkun’s centres of excellence are little worlds unto themselves; vibrant spaces where information relating to education, skills, careers and life is shared. Aware that the kids of today live in a world increasingly characterised by digital interconnectedness, Afrika Tikkun’s centres also attempt to carve out technological hubs where information is just a click away.