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10 years today!!!!!

MIDI is celebrating its tenth anniversary!!! A big thank you to all the people and organisations that have supported our work over the last decade, we hope we can continue to do great things in the future with your ongoing support!                  

Earth Day: The History of a Movement

 Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s......read more

Small farmers need access to markets

Posted on Business Day Live, written by Wandile Sihlobo, April 16 2015, 06:45 It is always hard to discuss agricultural issues without reflecting on past experiences. This rings true with many challenges faced by smallholder farmers in SA, particularly market-related ones. Many researchers, government and industry players have identified the......read more

EQUAL EDUCATION TO MARCH TO KZN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ON 9 APRIL 2015 TO DEMAND SCHOLAR TRANSPORT

Tuesday, 7 April 2015 On Thursday 9 April, 500 Equal Education (EE) members from Nquthu will march to the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education’s (DoE) office in Pietermartizburg to demand scholar transport. The students, like many others in rural areas, have to walk long distances of up to 24 kilometres......read more

National Youth Policy to be finalised soon

23 March 2015 Pretoria - The Presidency says the National Consultative Conference on the draft National Youth Policy 2015 – 2020 (NYP 2020) will convene on 29 and 30 March to confirm the revised policy and to gather the last set of inputs from South African youth. Young people from......read more

South Africa’s fight for the right for food

After months of back and forth, civil society may finally get an opportunity to meet with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on its latest strategy to combat hunger in South Africa.   South Africa’s Constitution is one of just 20 in the world that recognises the right to......read more

3rd Happy Earth Festival, 16-17 April 2015

Less than 5 weeks to go until the 3rd Happy Earth Festival! The Festival will be held from the 16-17 April in the KZN National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg. Over 20 environmental organisations will be offering hands-on activities for learners of all ages. The Festival is free! So spread the......read more

Response to the State of the Nation Address

end of year message…

Invitation to a post-summit workshop for children and youth, 25 November 2014