Beacons of Hope.
Agents of Change.
We are a vehicle through which young people can discover their truest potential.
We are mere facilitators, guiding them with care and love towards a better future.
Impact is a shared responsibility.
Early Child Development
Child & Youth Development
Youth Accelerator Programme
Career Development Programme
360 Degree Social Support Services
Our 10 Beliefs:
To prioritise and meet community needs
To empower the community with the necessary skills for sustainable development
To use innovative solutions in order to continuously improve our programmes
To collaborate with corporate, government, communities and civil society to ensure optimised impact
To always have the best interest of our young people at heart
To constantly review our performance and impact
To impose the strictest financial controls and accountability to all our stakeholders
To ensure regular reporting to partners
To be guided and controlled by a Board comprising a majority of Non-Executive Directors
To comply with all statutory and fiduciary requirements
Our Core Values
Living for one another and putting the needs of the community first
We keep the future in mind in whatever we doWe keep the future in mind in whatever we do
In all of the work we do, we bring best value, best performance and strict discipline
We care with the purpose to grow
Striving to empower staff and young people with tools and knowledge to be independent and productive
Group Chief Executive Officer
Dr Onyi Nwaneri
Deputy Group CEO
Group Investment Officer
Executive Head of ATOM
& Strategic Partnerships
Chief Financial Officer
Dominique Dix Peek
Group Head: Impact
Arekopaneng (Orange Farm)
Zolile Malindi (Mfuleni)
Wings of Life (Diepsloot)
Our Board Members
Arnold Ian Basserabie
Chairman (non-executive director)
Azola Lusanda Mayekiso
Ntombenhle Arlene Radebe
Rabbi Dovid Yetzhak Hazdan
Magolego Abednigo Tau
Many members of the Jewish community are active in fields such as counselling, training, community development and inter-group contact. A significant Jewish initiative in the area of reconstruction and development was the establishment of TIKKUN which is a community project to uplift the disadvantaged. TIKKUN, which is spearheaded by the industrialist Mr Bertie Lubner and Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, is the coordinating body of Jewish organisations involved in upliftment and is harnessing Jewish community resources, individual skills and expertise to fulfill its outreach projects. The operational sectors of TIKKUN cover Education, Agriculture, Business and Professions, Health, Welfare, Housing, Public Relations, Youth and Sport, Art and Culture. Limited progress has been made to date but these activities are being intensified. We are aware that the need for healing and for reparation in its broader sense are great and we would be happy to join further local and national initiatives in this field wherever this may prove feasible.
Recognising the moral imperatives governing human affairs, men and women of goodwill can face up to the challenge of our time and make the caring society a reality.” So it was from that idea that the word Tikkun was used to start an initiative that would harness the energies of those committed to building a new South Africa. he Chief Rabbi said that the concept of Afrika Tikkun was twofold – ideological while at the same time ‘brutally practical’. He saw his role as co-chairman of Afrika Tikkun as “the inspirer to continue the efforts… to create new avenues of help and get more and more of our community involved”.
Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris
Afrika Tikkun and Mandela...
After a visit to a Tikkun project in Orange Farm in 1999, President Nelson Mandela said that he had “seen a miracle” and offered to become the Patron-in-Chief.
In the words of Nelson Mandela:
“Afrika Tikkun project’s demonstrates in a practical and sustainable manner what can be done with limited resources, great commitment and passion. The challenge to reach all the disadvantaged people of South Africa remains a paramount one. We need all the resources, both human and financial, to address these challenging tasks. It is my belief that Afrika Tikkun represents the best of what civil society can offer in partnership with Government’s considerable efforts. Afrika Tikkun has proven that it has the ability to reach sections of our disadvantaged population at grassroots level. It therefore provides both physical help, as well as giving hope and dignity to the recipients.”