Who We Are

OUR TEAM

MiDO is a community focused IT business, based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. This social enterprise scopes, plans and delivers traditional IT Services such as Project Management and Technical Support. Our executive support services extend to strategic planning, governance and technology selection. MiDO understand that with the roll-out of Wi-Fi and the delivery of handheld devices to the masses that IT has become consumerized. We believe that the integration of information technology into communities is crucial in fighting social injustice, alleviating poverty and specifically advancing education. This vision is supported by the fact that we are working with Rupert Education Trust on its Franschoek Schools ICT integration project and Project Isizwe on its free Wi-Fi project for Atlantis and Robertson.

About Us

MiDO transforms lives through technology. The business is based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape and is a community focused IT business.

Our service offering is people centred and this social enterprise scopes, plans and delivers IT Services such as Training, Project Management and Technical Support

Our strategic support services extend to planning, governance and technology selection. MiDO understand that with the roll-out of Wi-Fi and the delivery of handheld devices to the masses that IT has become consumerized.

We believe that the integration of information technology into communities is crucial in fighting social injustice, alleviating poverty and specifically advancing education.

We specialize in the integration of Education Technology (EdTech) with platform tools such as Google Apps for Education.

We Believe…..

Trusted relationships form the basis of social capital and must be celebrated and supported as the key to cohesive communities and a better South Africa. Fostering these relationships often relies on transparency and accountability. MiDO designed solutions enables all stakeholders to have a transparent view of the progression of a project, which in turn fosters trusted relationships.

About Dale

Dale Simons is husband to Verity, father to Liza and Nathan and the family home is in Jamestown Stellenbosch. He is passionate about writing the history and telling the stories of the 110 year old village and its people and believes in “being the change you want to see on the world”. He has founded the Jamestown Heritage Trust and with the objective of compiling the history, including family trees and protecting traditions. “Our community has such as rich and inspiring history of town building tradition, sport, church, strawberry and music –the story must be told”

Stellenzicht High School is part of the Jamestown community and for many years has been termed a dysfunctional school with no sport activity and a dismal pass rate. Friends of Stellenzicht education trust was founded by Dale in 2012 to bring hope to its beneficiaries, the learners, and lighten the load on the educators and management of the school by facilitating community and business involvement. This resulted in various projects resulting in regular sport activities and planned support interventions through partnerships. Immediate results have been success on the sport field in various codes and improvement in academic standard and school management. Some of the planned projects include building an Outdoor Gym, Tug of War, Sevens Rugby, after school classes and technology in education. The school now boasts with a vision 2016 document and all stakeholders such as parents, educators, learners, business and community support is required for success.

Dale is a humble follower of Christ and believes in affirming the role of men in society as the head of households and community builders and as warriors for Christ. Together with six other men he serves as an elder in Yes We Can 4 Christ, a Christian men’s association who put’s emphasis on healing, adventure, family as core values. The group supports various projects and enjoys co-creating positive change. He is a proud Methodist and believes that “he can do all things through Christ that strengthens him” Phil 4:13.

He sees himself as and social entrepreneur and has founded MiDO because he believes in living a life of purpose, building and structuring organizations, servant leadership, connecting and through conversations, inspiring and motivating through actions.

Dale left his executive position at the Spier Wine Estate at the end of 2012 and is influenced by the ethos of Spier, creating sustainable livelihood for all by caring for people, planet and profit. He has more than fifteen years of experience in Information Technology and served for 3 years as the chairman of the Spier volunteers, a staff initiative funded by business to bring about social change in local community.

Dale believes that trusted relationships form the basis of social capital (churches, schools, clubs, association, culture and heritage) and must be celebrated and supported as the key to cohesive communities and a better South Africa. He holds a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Pen Tech 1996) and Executive Development Certificate (USB 2008).