Described as one of the most fascinating, violent and self-sufficient communities in South Africa, Diepsloot township is also bursting with human potential in its population of close to 300 000.

This is where Afrika Tikkun elected to build the Diepsloot Centre, known today as the Wings of Life. Thanks to generous sponsorship, Afrika Tikkun was able to open this centre in 2008 – equipped to enable the effective implementation of the Cradle to Career Model. Today it is a showcase for Afrika Tikkun. It took vision and determination and a will to succeed – and it has changed the lives of thousands of South Africans.

Today Wings of Life is the largest of the five centres. Supported by a team of 82 people, the dynamic Centre Manager – Sipho Mamize is at the helm.

MEET SIPHO MAMIZE

Sipho Mamize was born in Tembisa and raised in Mpumalanga. He is passionate about making a positive contribution to the lives of children, especially those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. His professional career started at Childline Tembisa. Later on he became the first Centre Manager at Ikhaya Lothando Children’s Home in Tembisa. He joined Afrika Tikkun in 2010, and has been working with children for about 16 years. He credits his success in Diepsloot to the management team and the organisation’s executive leadership.

Sipho has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Limpopo, a Human Resource Management Certificate from Damelin College, a National Diploma in Child & Youth Development from the University of South Africa (UNISA), a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health from the University of Pretoria and an MBA from Regenesys Business School in Sandton.

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