Magaliesburg’s Tale is a Story of Hope


The town of Magaliesburg in Gauteng has a long history of being a peaceful weekend getaway, a shelter for artists, and a treasure trove of legacy in the shape of the Cradle of Humankind. However, by 2012, Magalies, like so many other small towns in South Africa, had fallen into a state of falling economic growth and rising neglect.

In November of that year, the soon-to-be-founded Ranyaka team, in collaboration with a group of community members, launched the Magalies Development Initiative (MDI), recognizing the town’s enormous potential.

What has happened in the town over the last six years is a true testament to the power of citizen-led development, collaboration, and building trust among a diverse population. Read More . . .

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