Project Gateway

Project Gateway is based in an old prison in the city of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. In 1992 it was converted into a centre for several church based projects. Through these projects, the Church is reaching out, meeting people in their crisis need, and empowering them to be self sufficient.

Project Gateway was established in 1992 as a social outreach of the churches in Pietermaritzburg. It aims to reach out to meet the needs of the poor and empower the disadvantaged.

Project Gateway is a church-based organisation governed by a set of core values and a statement of faith developed by the co-working churches. These values are intrinsic to the structure of the organisation and define how it is managed and governed on a day to day basis. 

Project Gateway can not be separated, nor can it exist without the Church. The vision of Project Gateway thus exists to see churches mobilised in the areas of education and training, care and sustainable livelihoods, and to provide a model and resource base in these areas for the city of Pietermaritzburg and its surrounds.

Project Gateway is home to four separate conference centres located within the grounds of The Old Prison. Our facilities cater for events of all sizes and include a coffee shop, ample parking, and disabled access. Seating options include theatre style, classroom style, conference style and banquet style – with audio and visual equipment on request, affordable and competitive rates, flexible opening times and ample parking in a safe area.


Gateway Hall:

Seating capacity 300 cinema style and 150 conference style.

The Training Room:

Small and intimate venue seating up to 35 cinema style or 20 U-shaped.

The Chapel:

Seats approx.100 cinema style or 30 conference style/U-shaped.

Seats up to 30 cinema style or 20 banquet style.


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