Farming for a Greener Future

On 2 September, Afrika Tikkun’s Wings of Life Diepsloot centre and PlantNation led a greening programme with a group of young people eager to incorporate environmental protection and sustainable solutions into youth development. The teams discussed the importance of farming and planting, including the contribution trees make to air quality and clean climate. The group


Radial Path Partners With African Charity Supporting Young People

Radial Path today announces a partnership with Afrika Tikkun, a South African NGO working to reduce poverty in South African townships. Radial Path, which otherwise specialises in tech and telecommunications, is donating time and resources to the charity, helping its marketing department drive campaigns, spread awareness, and increase donations to invest in South Africa’s next


Celebrating 25 years of democracy and changing lives

This year marks a quarter of a century since the birth of democracy in South Africa. How far have we come since then? According to sources such as the World Bank and the World Economic Forum (WEF) South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa and one of the most diversified, technologically advanced and


Are the human rights of children really that important?

Are the human rights of children really that important? Yes, if we want our children to become the next generation of economically active South African citizens, we need to understand that their capacity to be the best they can be starts first through the acceptance and recognition of their human rights. March was Human Rights


Is corporate citizenship the answer to youth unemployment?

On 15 July 2019, Afrika Tikkun will join the United Nations (UN) community in the global celebration to mark World Youth Skills Day (WYSD)[1] and raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development. According to the UN, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 – 24 years across the world, which accounts for


The African Child is at the centre of attention this Youth Day

International Day of the African Child is celebrated around the globe on 16 June each year in order to raise awareness around the ongoing need for government, institutions and NGOs to act on issues affecting vulnerable children across the African continent; most importantly, the improvement of education and the full realisation of the rights of African children. Every year a


Annual Alumni Day encourages SA youth to join the conversation

Annual Alumni Day encourages SA youth to join the conversation Afrika Tikkun alumni gathered in great numbers at the Metropolitan Building in Braamfontein on Saturday, 15 June to celebrate Youth Month and participate in a discussion around the importance of preparing for the unprecedented age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. CEO of Afrika Tikkun, Marc Lubner



“Focus! Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they make us more productive? It is true that you can improve office performance simply by relocating the kettle or coffee machine? And what are Monk Mode Mornings and Hack Weeks? These and many more questions are investigated by Bruce Daisley in his new book, The Joy


Controlling the spread of infections

Proper hand hygiene protects children from tummy bugs and Diarrhea. On the 8th of May, Sister Pamela (Mfuleni’s health wellness nurse) held a three day hand hygiene awareness session with the ECD learners. The aim of this session was to educate the young ones on how to wash their hands thoroughly, get rid of germs


From Mfuleni to the City!

The Youth Parliament is an inequality awareness programme that aims in enabling the young people to express themselves when they feel that their rights are not being taken into consideration. The programme does this by giving them a weekly platform at the centre to raise their concerns such as human rights, service delivery and other