Ubuntu – The philosophy we need to all follow right now!

South Africa (03 June 2020) – Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity.” It is often translated as “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others,” or in Xhosa, “umntu ngumntu ngabantu” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all



ALUMNI NETWORK CAPE TOWN REJUVENATED Cape Town- on the 31st January at the launch of Young Urban Women and Men Conference with over 100 young people engaging on real and health issues surrounding young people. Our Alumni Network has now grown to over 2,500 members across South Africa. Luzuko Mabhongo, Assistance Facilitator and Alumni Network


Lockdown Stories

Young People’s Experience During the Pandemic Over the last few weeks we’ve been inundated with Covid-19 news, advice and memes. What we’ve heard relatively little about is how people are really coping, particularly young people. In light of this, we reached out to a few young people in our Child and Youth Development Programme at



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


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


Power packs for a new school year

Across South Africa, Grade One learners are about to embark on an important chapter in their learning journey. Anxiety and tears often accompany this new and daunting experience. However, kids who recently graduated from Afrika Tikkun’s Early Childhood Development Programme at Uthando Centre in Braamfontein, will be making their first confident step in style. On