What we offer

A Fellows Programme that is run each year where we invite  applications, and screen, select  and recruit approximately 25 Fellows.

We also have Alumni Programme  and a presence and voice in its  own right – promoting health equity through addressing structural and social determinants of health.

The Tekano journey is more than one story.

It is a new journey for all of us – rich and complex with many influences. There are many role players – individuals, groups, professions, even whole communities
– each adding to the range of perspectives, challenges and contributions. The questions are many – and the solutions just as diverse. So how are we to share it with you in a few pages?

In trying to answer What is Tekano? and What is the work that we do? we realised that the answer was rich and complex so we have attempted to answer it in a series of stories. We hope that this will give you a more nuanced perspective of the organisation and of its unfolding.

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Programme Manager Vacancies

Programme Manager Vacancies

PROGRAMME MANAGER VACANCIES AT TEKANO Competitive salary plus benefit | Location: Cape Town   At Tekano (from the Sesotho word for equity) we are committed to building a lifelong community of courageous changemakers who together will accelerate the eradication of...

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Expression of interest Board Company Secretary Services

Expression of interest Board Company Secretary Services

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST BOARD COMPANY SECRETARY SERVICES The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa (AFHESA) based at Tekano is a leadership development programme for health equity in South Africa.  It is about strengthening the capacities of progressive...

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The Tekano Lifelong Fellowship Handbook

The Tekano Lifelong Fellowship Handbook

Upon successful completion of the Yearlong Fellowship, Fellows will graduate and become Lifelong Fellows. The Lifelong Fellowship Programme supports Fellows with building on-going relationships, peer learnings, knowledge sharing, skills development and problem solving...

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What our fellows

have to say

In my activism work I became aware of the psychological trauma that abducted girls and women have to live with for the rest of their lives if they are not supported. This level of awareness needs to be put into action, by conscientising other stakeholders.
Sibongile Mtungwa

Fellow at KwaZulu-Natal

I am passionate about training environmental health practitioners, building their capacity to be aware of factors in the environment that affect health such that prevention of ill health and injury plays a key role in their thinking and, invariably, in the work that they do.
Luqman Yesefu

Fellow at Eastern Cape

My activist vigour is focused towards building a South Africa where Alma Ata (primary health care) takes centre stage and the underprivileged South Africans have access to affordable, quality healthcare regardless of class, employment, gender, origin, or ability to pay.
Chester Gibson

Marketing Manager

Introductory Video

A bit about us

in a few minutes