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Moladi shortlisted for Green Excellence Award

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Moladi shortlisted for Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence Award | The Green Business Guide
Moladi has been shortlisted for a Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Sustainable Development Award
As part of their research and market intelligence work, Frost & Sullivan’s seek to identify industry Best Practices and market leading product potential. This involves assessment of a range of companies operating within the specific area of research (in this case, South African and African social infrastructure development). Moladi, based in Port Elizabeth, has been short listed for a Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Sustainable Development Award. The award recognises a company for displaying industry leading innovation in terms of addressing global, and market specific sustainability, through innovative and green technology and product development. Frost & Sullivan state that ‘Moladi’s offering is outstanding within the category; the all-round package offered by the company in…

Cost-effective building technology

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Cost-effective 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 walls of a basic ho…

New Building Technology cuts building costs by 40%

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New Building Technology - Moladi formwork construction Technology touted to cuts building costs by 40%

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 …

Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Sustainable Development Award

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Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Sustainable Development Award - moladi

moladishortlisted - Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Sustainable Development Award


"As part of Frost & Sullivan's research and market intelligence work, we seek to identify industry Best Practices and market leading product potential. This involves assessment of a range of companies operating within the specific area of research (in this case, South African and African social infrastructure development). As such, I would like to make you aware that Moladi has been shortlisted for a Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Sustainable Development Award. The award recognises a company for displaying industry leading innovation in terms of addressing global, and market specific sustainability, through innovative and green technology and product development.

I think that Moladi's offering is outstanding within the category; the all-round package offered by the company in terms of servicin…

Affordable Housing

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Affordable Housing

Affordable HousingAn opportunity to create skills and much needed employment (producing product - producing shelter)The backlog for Affordable Housing in South Africa are in the millions. The main culprit in increased cost and affordability is "skilled labour*. The lack of artisans in the construction trade continuously escalates due to the fact that there are no new "apprentices" enrolling. Bricklayers and plasterers are only two of the key artisans that effect the cost of building
moladihas embarked on developing technology primarily to reduce the dependence on skilled labour in order to reduce cost of construction, and also to increase production quality consistently eliminating costly rework.
Although moladi technology is primarily a manufacturer of a re-useable machine made patented formwork system that allows walls to be cast stronger faster for less, the principal focus is on the delivery of the “whole house”. A house consists of many components a…

Affordable Housing - An opportunity to create employment - Business Fights Poverty

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Affordable Housing - An opportunity to create employment - Business Fights Poverty
Affordable Housing - An opportunity to create employment
The backlog for Affordable Housing in South Africa are in the millions. The main culprit in increased cost and affordability is "skilled labour*. The lack of artisans in the construction trade continuously escalates due to the fact that there are no new "apprentices" enrolling. Bricklayers and plasterers are only two of the key artisans that effect the cost of building
moladihas embarked on developing technology primarily to reduce the dependence on skilled labour in order to reduce cost of construction, and also to increase production quality consistently eliminating costly rework.
Although moladi technology is primarily a manufacturer of a re-useable machine made patented formworksystem that allows walls to be cast stronger faster for less, the principal focus is on the delivery of the “whole house”. A house consists of many component…

Brickless Construction

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Brickless Construction - Brick free building system
Cast a house a day with moladi re-usable plastic formwork system
Keywords - Brickless Construction, Brickless, Construction, brick free, solid, cast, moladi, formwork system, reinforced, steel, plastic shutter system, mass housing, RDP housing


Affordable Housing Project - moladi formwork construction system

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Affordable Housing Project - moladi formwork construction system

Zero Waste Building System
The moladi formwork was filled the day before with moladi mortar and is now being removed to be re-erected on the next foundation. The structure is far superior than concentional brick and mortar in both strength and speed as well as cost - This 3 bedroom unit took only 22 cubic meters of mortar to complete

Themoladiformwork/mould being removed the following day
Walls ready to be painted
No plastering
No beam filling
No waste or Zero waste
No chasing for plumbing
No chasing for electrical piping
Trusses simply slot into position with roof tie cast in-situ
Green building system
Winner of multiple local and international Awards
Proven Technology - First unit constructed in 1987
For more information visit
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Keywords - affordable housing, cast, cement, formwork, gap, housing, moladi, moulds, plastic, social, superior, technology, walls, waste, zero

Moladi Moulds Mortar

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moladi moulds mortar


Moladi moulds mortar

Moladi is a compact building system that can be used anywhere and transported to virtually any part of the world, including remote and rural areas as well as informal settlements, which may be difficult to access.
Erecting a structure does not require heavy machinery or electricity, and the building materials required are easily accessible and sourced locally, spreading the benefits to local communities.
Hennie Botes, CEO of Moladi, explains that a “house in a container” concept is employed for social housing initiatives, whereby all the materials supplied are packaged conveniently into a container that is then delivered to the building site. “All the tools and equipment required to train local unskilled communities are on hand, and as a result the success of the construction process is completely independent of its location. “
Moladi is able to meet any building standards or regulations, as the system produces walls that are of high-quality.
B…

South African housing innovation on show in the United States

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South African housing innovation on show in the United States



A passion for uplifting communities and providing housing for all, coupled with innovative technology, has resulted in an invitation to South African company, Moladi, to show its concept at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition, “Design for the Other 90%: CITIES”.
The prestigious exhibition, sponsored by the philanthropic Rockefeller Foundation, takes place at the United Nations in New York from 15 October 2011 to 9 January 2012. More than 60 innovations from 22 countries will be on show.
Following on from the groundbreaking “Design for the Other 90%” in 2007, the “CITIES” edition will explore the challenges that are expected to arise from the unprecedented growth predicted in urban areas and informal settlements.
It is said that the population of these settlements will double by 2030.
CITIES will explore ways to address the basic struggle to survive faced daily by 5.8 bil…

Alleviating Poverty Through Housing

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Alleviating Poverty Through Housing



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Keywords - Create employment, job creation, NPC, South Africa, housing, trevor Manuel, moladi, youth, Plastic formwork system