The Bondev group, consisting of Riaan Botma, Chris Smith, Jan Zeederberg and Johan van Wyk, are the developers of Midstream. On a temporary basis, this group of entrepreneurs started with property development in 1995. Their first joint development was Eldoraigne x26 with Eldo Estates, Eldopark and Eldoglen following suit.
The name “Bondev” stems from the French noun ‘bon’, meaning ‘good’, and ‘dev’, short for ‘developments’; hence their vision to be involved in ‘good developments’.
The Bondev development team saw the establishment of a school as one of the vital elements for a sustainable community. Eighteen hectares of centrally-located land would be set aside to establish a pre-primary, primary and high school. After much deliberation it was decided that Midstream College would be an Afrikaans-English parallel medium school. The school crest displays a number of the Midstream development landmarks and the motto, “Excellentia”, represents the wish to continuously strive towards improving oneself.
The construction of the high school started in 2006. The school officially opened on Friday, 19 January 2007, with Dr Carel Kriek and 19 staff for 191 enrolled learners.