Our Partners

Our Partners


MIAGI and the Nelson Mandela Foundation

MIAGI has entered a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in the context of MIAGI Youth Orchestra International touring, celebrating Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018 - 'Be the Legacy'. The partnership aims at growing the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and through the touring promote his vision and gain support for our two organisations' work.

MIAGI and Nelson Mandela Foundation logo (small)


MIAGI and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation

The partnership between MIAGI and the  Ahmed Kathrada Foundation aims at growing the legacy of Ahmed Kathrada. The partnership was initiated in 2014 in connection with MIAGI Youth Orchestra tour of Europe celebrating 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa. Our South African struggle icons Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan joined MIAGI and our orchestra to Sweden, to one of the most unique democratic forums in the world, the Almedalen Week in Visby on the Island of Gotland.

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation - logo



South African Department of Arts and Culture support towards upgrading of music centre building and music centre teachers' salaries

National Lotteries Commission  support towards music centre teachers' salaries

National Arts Council support towards community centre concert series 'Soweto Jazz Explosion'

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Pretoria support towards installing video equipment with large screen in our music centre hall and media room for our Arco distance learning programme

Goethe Institut Johannesburg donation of grand piano to our music centre

Department of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany  support towards MIAGI Youth Orchestra tour, celebrating Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018 'Be the Legacy'

Claas Daun support in the context of MIAGI Youth Orchestra tour, celebrating Nelson Mandela Centenary 2018 'Be the Legacy'

Lanxess financial contribution 

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust  financial contribution towards running costs and our music centre

Graham & Rhona Beck Foundation support towards music centre salaries

Rupert Foundation support towards music ensemble work at the music centre

Anglo Gold support towards Arco Festival

Maponya music centre support

Musikstiftung Entrée collected a great variety of much needed instruments for our music centre in 2013. Currently the foundation is assisting us with logistics in connection with occasional intercontinental instrument transport arising from instrument donations

Bundesjugendorchester - National Youth Orchestra of Germany MIAGI Youth Orchestra Partner 

Adams Percussion beautiful timpani set for MIAGI Youth Orchestra

Yamaha selected instruments for our music centre 

JLT Group music centre support

Arco & Royal Birmingham Conservatoire music centre distance learning and exchange programme

Quartet of Peace music centre students' international travel costs within Arco programme



MIAGI has support from national government, the corporate sector and the international community. Our supporters throughout the years include the National Lotteries Commission, the Department of Arts and Culture, National Arts Council,  the European Union, the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria through the Swedish international development agency - Sida, the Embassy of Finland, the Embassy of Austria in Pretoria, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Pretoria and the Goethe Institut. Dick Enthoven through SPIER.Within the corporate sector: Sunday Times, Nokia, Total SA, ABSA, Lanxess, Asea Brown Boveri - ABB and Business & Arts South Africa - BASA, Trusts and Foundations: the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, the Graham and Rhona Beck Foundation and the Rupert Foundation.

Selected MIAGI Media Support: MIAGI has had extensive media support locally and internationally. Media partners among many others included Sunday Times, Mail & Guardian, The Sowetan, Hamburger Abendblatt, SABC, Deutsche Welle, NDR – North German television, national German radio, ORF – Austrian radio and television.

MIAGI features were further presented among others on CNN, Sky, BBC, Al Jazeera, Television Suisse and in South Africa on Carte Blanche and KykNet.

Partners, Funders and Sponsors