We have an achievable dream of a healthier, more equal South Africa.


TEKANO's name derives from the Sesotho word for “equality” and speaks to our goal of social justice.

One of our main programmes is The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa at TEKANO, which provides up to 30 young and mid-career individuals per year with learning and experience to enhance their ability to inspire and secure progressive social change.


The atlantic fellows programme at tekano

The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa aim to inspire and sustain the changes South Africa needs to bridge the enormous gulf between rich and poor and build a healthier nation.

Cohort 2 applications - 2019  Fellows Programme now open 

applications FOR Cohort 2 - 2019 NOW OPEN

Applications for Cohort 2 - starting Jan 2019 are now open.

"South Africa is hungry for leaders who can heal divisions and help build a healthy, stable country. The Atlantic Fellows at TEKANO will enable local activists to enhance their leadership abilities and forge links with other leaders."

- Dr. Tracey Naledi, Tekano chairperson



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