American philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, and her husband Dan Jewett have donated a substantial grant to Afrika Tikkun, who was selected as one of the 286 beneficiaries worldwide. “Because community-centred service is such a powerful catalyst and multiplier, we spent the first quarter of 2021 identifying and evaluating equity-oriented non-profit teams working in areas that have



Bertie Lubner Week was adopted by the Alumni members from the Alumni programme Conference in 2018. Its mandate is to provide an opportunity for Alumni members to volunteer and celebrate Bertie Lubner’s birthday and his legacy that has benefited many young people in South Africa. In the year 2021, the Alumni network will hosted its


#ChooseToChallenge this Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day recognized globally, meant to highlight the collective achievements of women for over a century. With its first gathering in 1911, the mandate is still the same in every corner of the world – which is to accelerate women’s equality without any fear or favour. With that said, let us


Worlds Aids Day Webinar

Date and time: 6.30 – 7.30pm UK, 8.30 – 9.30pm South Africa World AIDS Day, Tuesday 1 December JOIN LIVESTREAM Three of the world’s leading experts on HIV/AIDS join us for a World AIDS Day special livestream. We look at the impact of HIV on children and parenting, including in the context of Covid, with world


Covid-19 amplifying youth hardships, undoing SDG progress

In 2015, the international community agreed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals comprising 169 targets to make the world a better, more equitable, and sustainable place for all. The deadline was set for 2030. A lot has been achieved since then, but more needs to be done, says Alef Meulenberg,


Tumisang Mohoto on his career choices

Tumisang Mohoto is a 17-year-old grade 11 Maths and Sciences pupil at Mphethi Mahlatsi Secondary School. As part of Afrika Tikkun’s career development focus in October, Tumisang engaged the Gradesmatch website, which aligns learners with their ideal careers based on their academic performance, and not necessarily on what they love. Gradesmatch also assists learners in


Life since the Covid-19 outbreak – Zenande Mndini’s story

14-year-old Zenande Mndini is one of many young people experiencing challenges since the outbreak of the pandemic. A participant in our Child and Youth Development Programme, Zenande stays with her mother and four siblings in Mfuleni, Western Cape. Her mother and 22-year-old older sister, Asemahle Mndini, are the family’s breadwinners. “There was no form of


Afrika Tikkun’s Regreening Project –One year on

In 2018, Marc Lubner, then CEO of Afrika Tikkun NPC, began raising the importance of regreening the townships as part of Afrika Tikkun living its value of responsible kindness. “There’s a need for Afrika Tikkun to demonstrate in practical terms, how, through the planting of trees, we can teach moral regeneration and the value of


Ndalamo Tshishonga’s Story

I am 28 years of age and a YES program candidate at Uthando Centre (Afrika Tikkun) as a Social auxiliary worker Assistant. I joined Uthando Centre on the 29th of May 2019 as a Social Auxiliary Work student from Luxe College to do my practical for a period of one year. I was very amazed


Thulile Maphumulo: Afrika Tikkun’s Community Builder Award Winner

Afrika Tikkun recently held a competition to celebrate women undertaking phenomenal work in their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Recognising the impact that Ma Thulile Maphumulo’s soup kitchen makes in Orange Farm, learners from Arekopaneng Centre selected her for the Community Builder Award. They also appreciated the fact that Ma Maphumulo is also living by