Ann Harris

Non-Executive Director


Ann was born in the UK and for 30 years practised as a solicitor in the City of London. Her late husband, Rabbi Cyril Harris was a community Rabbi in three different London congregations and in 1987 became Chief Rabbi of South Africa. With this appointment, they moved to Johannesburg where Ann became one of the lawyers working in the Law Clinic at Wits University. Anne now lives in Cape Town


  • ECD

  • Education

  • Enterprise Development

  • Youth Development

Afrika Tikkun is dedicated to investing in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families through its community ''Centres of Excellence'' and strategic partnerships. The organisation's ''Cradle to Career'' model reflects a commitment to supporting children from infancy into adulthood and industrious employment to ensure that they become the next generation of well-rounded, productive South African citizens realising their inherent potential.

This is implemented through a combination of programmes and initiatives that enables the education and development of the child from early childhood, through schooling, and to providing skills to tackle the job market. Ann, Li Boiskin and Moonyeen Castle liaise with the staff that run the ''Family Centres of Excellence'', and as a Non-Executive Director she represents the Cape on the National Board. Afrika Tikkun has emerged as a robust organisation with a significant footprint on child and youth development.