Alumni Newsletter

If you have any queries or ideas regarding the Alumni programme please email: Elfrieda Tyrer elfriedat@afrikatikkun.org


Join the Tikkun Eagles for the Cape Cycle Tour

Known as the world’s biggest timed race and South Africa’s largest race, on 10 March 2019, cycling enthusiasts will once again be taking to the roads of beautiful Cape Town for the 2019 edition of the Cape Cycle Tour. Afrika Tikkun has secured 55 charity entries for this prestigious event. Join the Tikkun Eagles and


Telkom 947 Raised the Bar!

A massive thank you to every rider who carried our name in their hearts and on their backs across the 94.7 kms cycled in Sunday’s incredible heat. It was a labour love for which we will be forever grateful! Thank you to CloudSmiths Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner and Authorized Reseller for being an amazing partner


2018 Gala Dinner

THANK YOU FOR THE REMARKABLE SUCCESS OF THE GALA DINNER The inaugural Icons Gala Dinner on 31 October was a key foundation building activity for Afrika Tikkun. That is why on the night, our founders, the Lubner family invested R1 000 000, proving that they are willing to always lead by example in any new


Child and Youth Development Awards

Excellence Award goes to Sisters Our young people are a wealth of creativity and intelligence. They are leaders and powerful individuals who have the capacity to confront and overcome challenges and therefore they should be celebrated. Cate Masetla was voted in by CYD young people as the best facilitator in their department for 2018. Since


Free and inclusive Education

We want disabled children to enjoy the right to an inclusive fee-free Basic Education in South Africa Hilda and her husband are unemployed and their only source of income is their monthly grant of R1690 (R20,280.00 per annum). These are her expenses for her son with disability (one of two children): School Fees R5200 (full


Alumni October 2018

Dear Alumni “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton Ntsiki – ‘African Child’ To those writing exams this month, we say a special prayer and wish you clarity of mind, strength of heart and determination of purpose. We are so proud of all our alumni members!


Spelling Bee Winners

Arekopaneng Centre in Orange Farm played host to the Spelling Bee finals on 20 October 2018. Three young people in each age group from all five centres participated in the final. The 15 finalists in each age category battled it out round-by-round until one was left standing. The event presented numerous nail-biting moments for contestants


Aspiring Township Scientists Face Unique Challenges

By age 30, Marine Biologist Zoleka Filander had already discovered five potentially new species and one genera. It’s not an achievement she could easily have predicted, growing up as a black woman in rural South Africa, and raised by her grandparents. Her success is remarkable because it is unique – for a South African young


International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on 11 October annually. It aims to acknowledge the needs and challenges of girls around the world whilst also promoting empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. The story of Pookolala breaks hearts. She is five years old. Her mother dropped out in Grade 9 in