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Social Entrepreneur - Innovation in Construction

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Social Innovation | Social EntrepreneurWhat is Social Innovation | What is a Social EntrepreneurSocial entrepreneurs drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. They pursue poverty alleviation goals with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices. A social entrepreneur, similar to a business entrepreneur, builds strong and sustainable organizations, which are either set up as not-for-profits or companies.

A social entrepreneur is a leader or pragmatic visionary who:
Achieves large scale, systemic and sustainable social change through a new invention, a different approach, a more rigorous application of known technologies or strategies, or a combination of these.Focuses first and foremost on the social and/or ecological value creation and tries to optimize the financial value creation.Innovates by finding a new product, a new service, or a new a…

Bridging the Construction Divide

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Bridging the Construction Divide - moladi
The Great Construction Divide: Traditional and Modern Construction Techniques"When there is a revolution in building materials, there will be a revolution in architecture again' - Reinier de Graaf

Simplicity is Genius

This is the what moladi is bringing to the industry - "A revolution in building materials - A revolution in approach to the home building industry - A modern Construction Technique.

Moladi Construction System aims to address that magnificent challenge by providing a scalable, low-tech and low-skilled affordable building solution using in-situ casting. Founded in 1986 by South African social entrepreneur Hennie Botes, the company aims to replace the classic brick-and-mortar construction with an easier method: using lightweight, removable and re-usable plastic formwork that are filled with a patented fast setting aerated mortar to cast entire houses on-site. The process is deliberately designed to be labor intensive and…

Building Construction Method

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Building Construction Method

Design Indaba, in collaboration with the C-City Design Museum in Kerkrade, the Netherlands, has selected Hennie Botes’ “Moladi” for their new exhibit: “Design For A Better World | Innovations For People.” The exhibit aims to raise awareness of the significance of design by selecting projects relevant to current issues worldwide. Based out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Moladi has provided a solution to the problem of affordable housing since 1986.

House building system

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House Building SystemHouse Building SystemDecent housing is one of the key factors in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It is not just about putting a roof over someone’s head. Academic research proves that access to a clean and stable home implicates an improvement in security, health and education.

moladi, a South African based company established in 1986, makes housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology

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The Housing Construction Method consists of a reusable and recyclable plastic formwork mould, which is filled with stone-less concrete and a special chemical additive. This additive ensures that, once the mortar is set, the framework can be removed – and reused up to 50 times. According to the founder Hennie Botes, the brickless walls can withstand all types of weather. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation. Due to …