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Create Employment Job Creation Skills development

Create Employment Job Creation Skills development = Train the unemployed to build for the homeless


moladi Construction Technology has truly come full circle
1986 – Plastic formwork designed and patented
1991 – Winner of the PRW Awards Birmingham UK - Link
1997 - Winner of the SABS Design for Development - South African Bureau of Standards
2006 – Award winner of the NHBRC ABSA Innovative Housing Competition - Link
2009 - Science and Technologies Best Man 2009 - Link
2010 - Employ local unemployed to build classrooms - Sowetan
2010 - UNDP, Growing Inclusive Markets Case Study, addressing the Millennium Development Goals - United Nations Development Programme
2010 - moladi Botswana - Link
2010 – moladi Tanzania – Link
2011 – Exhibit at Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, United Nations in New York - Rockefeller Foundation - Design for the other 90%






The ISSUE - “South Africa needs to create 10 million jobs in the next …

Low-cost housing solution

Low-cost housing solution | The New Age Online


Max Matavire
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been accused of not embracing a new, innovative and cost-effective local housing development technology that has the potential of drastically reducing the huge housing backlog.
While he is mostly ignored at home, the man behind the innovation has been invited overseas to exhibit his technology, which is likely to attract the interest of poor countries with high housing shortage.
The new technology, called Moladi Cast Housing System, is the brainchild of Port Elizabeth businessman Hennie Botes, who has been invited to showcase his technology at the United Nations in October at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
The low-cost housing development exhibition will feature 60 projects from 22 countries around the world and is sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation.
The municipality, which has a housing delivery backlog of about 80000, has been accused of being interested in doi…

Thomas Edison Invented The Concrete House

Thomas Edison Also Invented The Concrete House - Science News - redOrbit


Thomas Edison Also Invented The Concrete HouseAfficionados of modern poured-concrete design were in for a rude awakening last month when they heard NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's presentation at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. "Edison's 'Single-Pour System: Inventing Seamless Architecture" illustrated how Thomas Edison invented and patented in 1917 an innovative construction system to mass produce prefabricated and seamless concrete houses. Typically most people associate this style of architectural design and type of building technology with the European avant-garde of the early 20th century. Unknown to many people, however, is that many Edison houses remain standing in towns surrounding West Orange, New Jersey, where Edison's factory was located and is now a National Historic Park. On the park grounds is even a prototype of Edison's c…