Afrika Tikkun is a Johannesburg-based NPO that aims to support the youth from cradle to career.

In 1994 the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris and Philanthropist and Businessman, Dr Bertie Lubner, started Tikkun, renamed to MaAfrika Tikkun in 2003 and later Afrika Tikkun in 2011. Their vision was based on the Jewish value of Tzedakah (compassion, caring and helping) and the African value of Ubuntu (community warmth and sharing).

There are currently Afrika Tikkun teams in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA. Each international partner implements unique programmes particular to their country context. Each country works with a range of corporate partners that share a passion to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in South Africa.

Currently, Afrika Tikkun has four centres in Gauteng and one in the Western Cape, where they provide children and staff with between one to three meals a day at their Braamfontein and Diepkloof branches. Lancaster Foundation supported the organisation in purchasing two bakkies. These vehicles are used for the purchasing and delivery of food for all these meals.   

Lancaster Foundation is delighted to work with Afrika Tikkun. You can find out more about their great work here –

In the words of Afrika Tikkun, Patron-in-Chief, 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 [Ma]Afrika Tikkun represents the best of what civil society can offer in partnership with Government’s considerable efforts. [Ma]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.”   ― Nelson Mandela