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MIDI Hosts Students from Duke University

MIDI hosted a group of students from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (USA) from the 20th-29th October. Students came to visit the city of Pietermaritzburg to get an understanding of the functioning of government, community engagement processes and implementation of public policy at a local and provincial level. This......read more

Report back on the Summit to Establish a Child Friendly City

The Summit to Establish a Child Friendly City took place on the 9th October 2014 at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Children, youth, the Mayor of the Msunduzi municipality, government representatives and stakeholders from key organisations whose work have a children and youth focus were invited to attend and participate in......read more

Geographies of spaces and of our minds

This morning I am musing over photos on my smartphone. I am struck by the contrasting worlds the photos show. The first batch is of five year old smiles, curly hair, colourful dresses, and baggy shorts. Photos show the children singing along with their teacher: all are showing promise in......read more

The Children’s Summit

THE CHILDREN’S SUMMIT: PIETERMARITZBURG CITY HALL ON 9TH OCTOBER 2014 The Children’s City Project. Introduction. In September 2007, a group of experts gathered to conceptualise the project. Many individuals and organisations involved in this process still support the work of MIDI today. These include the Chairman of the MIDI Board......read more

Tribute to Colin Gardner – MIDI Trustee

Dear Mary and Family, Dignitaries and Friends. We have anticipated and watched with a sense of eagerness, for each of Colin’s appearances at MIDI over the years. MIDI, during its brief history, has been very much a migratory entity, occupying a variety of locations around the City until we recently......read more

Director’s 2013 Review

I hope you are nearing the tail end of your work for 2013. I also trust that it is a time at which you can reflect on a successful year and down tools for a rewarding and peaceful end to the year. In reviewing the MIDI work of 2013, I......read more

MIDI’S Home – 33 Alan Paton Avenue, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg

After many months of conversations with our Board of Trustees, our Accountant, our Legal Advisor, the Town Planning Consultant, the officials at the Msunduzi Municipality, as well as the Seller, the Seller’s legal advisor and the Estate Agent representing the Seller, MIDI has been informed that the special consent application......read more