About us

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Our Vision

A more equitable South African society with improved health status across all populations.

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Our Mission

To foster dynamic, visionary, value-based leaders working in catalytic communities of learning and action who articulate, convey and act to promote health equity.

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Our Values

TEKANO is built upon a commitment to the Bill of Rights enshrined in the Constitution of South Africa. It is rooted within the principles of the Alma-Ata Declaration.

These values will be reflected not only in the content of the fellowship and alumni programs but in TEKANO’s ways of working. In particular, TEKANO is committed to:

  • operate in a transparent manner
  • run the fellowship and alumni programs in a participatory manner that recognises that everyone has something to teach and something to learn
  • foster a culture of respect and dignity and operate with an inclusive ethos
  • foster a culture of critical reflection, using critical pedagogy, quality assessment and on-going learning
  • recognise leadership among fellows of diverse ages, genders, ethnicities, ‘races’, classes, locations, disciplines and backgrounds
  • foster commitment to and expertise in collective leadership and change-making that weaves and facilitates well beyond the individual participating fellows
  • ground the content of TEKANO’s programs in a commitment to strengthening the agency of those who are marginalised, and to
  • recognise their assets and promote local ownership in the shaping of health equity initiatives.

See our Theory of change.

Our Board

 Dr. Tracey Naledi, Chairperson

Dr. Tracey Naledi, Chairperson

 Dr. Mvuyo Tom, Deputy Chairperson

Dr. Mvuyo Tom, Deputy Chairperson

 Prof. Steve Reid, Treasurer

Prof. Steve Reid, Treasurer

 Prof. Laetitia  Rispel

Prof. Laetitia  Rispel

 Prof. David Sanders

Prof. David Sanders

 Christopher G. Oechsli -  President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies

Christopher G. Oechsli -  President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies

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Our Team

 Mohamed Motala

Mohamed Motala

 Vera Scott

Vera Scott

 Isaac Hartnick

Isaac Hartnick

 Elroy Paulus

Elroy Paulus

 Phindiwe Dlulane

Phindiwe Dlulane

 Munya Saruchera

Munya Saruchera

 Norma Kok

Norma Kok

 Thabisile White

Thabisile White

Contact us

3rd Floor, Isivivana Centre, 8 Mzala Street, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa 7784

 +27 (0)87 802 8161 or +27 (0)82 748 5621

communications@tekano.org.za

 
 
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