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Housing - We are tired of broken promises - Nomvula Mokonyane

‘Housing - We are tired of broken promises’ - Nomvula Mokonyane


‘We are tired of broken promises’ - No houses delivered since 1996 Princess informal settlement residents in Roodepoort have had enough. They say they are tired of the pledges made by the different government officials who have promised them countless times that they would receive proper homes. “We have been living here since 1996, it’s been well over 10 years now and we have nothing to show for it. We are tired of hearing promises with no delivery,” said an elderly resident, who only wanted to be known as Jacob. The settlement has had protests since Monday in the hope that their plight will be heard. The roads surrounding the settlement are blocked off with burnt tyres and tree branches and rubbish bags. “We will continue striking until someone takes notice. And we don’t want just anyone to come here, we want (Human Settlements Minister) Tokyo (Sexwale) or (President Jacob) Zuma,” said Jacob. The residents are particular…

Plastic formwork systems

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Plastic formwork systems

Plastic Formwork SystemWe are honoured to have been selected by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum - Rockefeller Foundation to showcase the South African designed and patented plastic formwork system and construction technology as an innovative solution to address the unprecedented growth of informal settlements globally, creating employment, developing entrepreneurs and housing the homeless applying new innovative financial structures creating sustainable developments
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New Building Technology - Africa

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New Building Technology

BOTSWANA Embraces New Building Technology
Moladi formwork construction Technology touted to cuts building costs by 40% A cost-effective building technology was launched at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) in 2010. This is a building technology that has been adopted from South Africa. Speaking at the launch, one of the representatives of the company, Dithologo Mmile, said the Moladi formwork construction system is an alternative to the conventional "brick and mortar" method of constructing houses. According to him, it has been shown that with Moladi, the cost of construction can be reduced by 40 per cent. Mmile said because housing development typically involves the construction of numerous identical houses, they are suited to a system such as Moladi, whose cost-efficiency is only unlocked by the mass production of such projects.
He said because the system is lightweight and easy to move about and assemble, the entire super structure wal…

BOTSWANA Embraces New Building Technology

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BOTSWANA Embraces New Building Technology

BOTSWANA Embraces New Building Technology
Moladi formwork construction Technology touted to cuts building costs by 40% A cost-effective building technology was launched at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) in 2010. This is a building technology that has been adopted from South Africa. Speaking at the launch, one of the representatives of the company, Dithologo Mmile, said the Moladi formwork construction system is an alternative to the conventional "brick and mortar" method of constructing houses. According to him, it has been shown that with Moladi, the cost of construction can be reduced by 40 per cent. Mmile said because housing development typically involves the construction of numerous identical houses, they are suited to a system such as Moladi, whose cost-efficiency is only unlocked by the mass production of such projects.
He said because the system is lightweight and easy to move about and assemble, the entire s…