Magaliesburg Development

The Magalies Development Initiative (MDI) is a citizens’ networking programme that was launched in 2013 to unlock the resources of the town of Magaliesburg.  Today, the work of the MDI testifies to the power of a community mobilising itself and taking ownership of its development.

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  • A healthy, educated and active community

  • A safe, attractive space

  • Productive and employed community members

  • Social cohesion

Primary focus areas: 
  • Facilitating development-oriented interaction amongst corporates seeking to invest in the area, local businesses, community organisations, NPOs and NGOs, government departments, local schools and colleges, faith-based organisations and more.

  • Promoting tourism through networking, the creation of tourism associations, support of the annual Magalies Rocks the Cradle festival and the development of an overall tourism strategy for the area in collaboration with the Magalies Business Forum (MBF) and The Cradle Tourism Company.

  • Promoting business development and job creation through support of the MBF, the hosting of speed networking events and arranging training opportunities for local businesses in collaboration with Nedbank.

  • Implementation of short-term and ongoing projects for community organisations.

  • Boosting agripreneurship and food security through e.g. food garden projects.

  • Facilitating school support and capacity building.

  • Practical support of specific key community service providers such as Magalies Child Welfare.