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Africa’s urban housing in crisis

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Africa’s urban housing in crisisAfrica’s urban housing in crisis, needs greater care, massive investmentHordes of frustrated residents evicted from buildings and land they have been occupying illegally, mushrooming of squatter camps (slums) on the outskirts of cities, middle-aged men and women sleeping rough at bus and train stations, four or five entire families squeezed in one room or one-bedroom flat, rent increasing every three months as demand outstrips supply, landlords asking up to one year of paid rent in advance in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria and Togo, and rural folks flocking to cities to search for jobs and wondering where to sleep.
These scenes, including many more not included here, are the realities of Africa, a continent in full mutation where UN Habitat says 46 cities are now larger than one million people.What can be done to deal with this situation? This has become a one-million dollar question on every policymaker and investor’s lips. However, while these ‘peopl…

Massive Low Cost Housing Scheme: Namibia

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Namibia Massive Low Cost Housing SchemeThe envisaged multi-billion dollar public housing programme that will see the construction of around nine thousand houses in the next three years will have no impact on FNB Namibia's revenue, CEO Ian Leyenaar has said.The housing development programme, understood to be a public private partnership between the government and institutional investors, including the country's biggest pension fund, GIPF, will see the servicing of municipal land, and the construction of low-cost housing in the country's informal settlements.About N$1.9 billion has already been allocated to the Ministry of Regional, Local Government, Housing and Rural Development for the 2013/14 financial year to cater for, among others, the servicing of land and improved sanitary standards in urban, peri-urban and rural areas while N$5.8 billion in total will be allocated over the Medium Term Expenditure Framework.Welcoming the move as a positive step, Leyenaar told the Eco…

MOLADI HOUSING HELP BUILDING COMMUNITIES - www.moladi.com

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MOLADI HOUSING HELP BUILDING COMMUNITIES | www.moladi.comLow Cost Housing - www.moladi.com

Moladi, a South African based company established in 1986, makes housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology. Decent 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 – development experts attest. Academic research proves that access to a clean and stable home implicates an improvement in security, health and education. The Moladi system 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 formwork can be removed – and reused up to 50 times. According to the founder Hennie Botes, the brick-less walls can withstand all types of weather. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation. Due to the simplicity in desig…

moladi to accompany President Jacob Zuma to Senegal

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moladi to accompany President Jacob Zuma to Senegal
We are honoured that moladi has been invited to accompany President Jacob Zuma on his State visit to Dakar Senegal. This opens the opportunity for moladi to export to the French speaking countries in Africa, providing them with much needed technology to address their need of affordable mass housing and above all, create employment for the unemployed in doing so. Not only in Dakar, but also in South Africa.

You are welcome to read more about our philosophy and how we approach projects of this nature - Imagination For People - Social Innovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid

A new version of our PowerPoint presentation has been uploaded and can be viewed by clicking on the Link
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“Train the unemployed to build for the homeless”

Keywords - moladi, President Jacob Zuma, State visit, Dakar, Senegal, Africa, Presidency, South Africa, #moladi, affordable, mass, …

Thinking that can change the world

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Thinking that can change the world
About the project
The aim of empowering people at the Bottom of the Pyramid is to identify appropriate technical solutions in order to tackle basic needs in developing countries. But what are basic needs exactly?

In 1943, Abraham Maslow presented his well-known “hierarchy of needs”. According to his theory, people need food, water, sleep and warmth the most. These are considered to be basic needs and it is only when these basic physical requirements are met that individuals can progress to the next level, that of safety and security. Once these needs are fulfilled, interpersonal needs such as love and friendship, as well as the need for self-esteem and respect from others, can gain importance. Self-fulfilment and the realization of one’s own potential represent the top of the hierarchy.

What does Maslow tell us? Food, sanitation and shelter are not only mandatory preconditions for survival – they also lay the foundations for the personal development of a…

Concrete Homes

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Concrete Homes
Click on the video link Concrete Homes Moladi – Innovation in affordable low cost housing construction technology  Decent 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, makes housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology. The Moladi system consists of a reusable and recyclable plastic  formwork mould, which is filled with mortar (stone less concrete) and a special concrete additive. The formwork can be reused up to 50 times. According to the founder Hennie Botes, the brick-less walls can withstand all types of weather. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation.
Due to the simplicity in design and the repetitive application scheme, construction costs can be reduced …

Disruptive Change Maker - moladi

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Disruptive Change Maker-moladi
Click on the video link above Moladi – Disruptive innovation in affordable housing construction technology  Decent 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, makes housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology. The Moladi system consists of a reusable and recyclable plastic  formwork mould, which is filled with mortar (stone less concrete) and a special concrete additive. The formwork can be reused up to 50 times. According to the founder Hennie Botes, the brick-less walls can withstand all types of weather. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation.
Due to the simplicity in design and the repetitive application scheme, construction costs can be…

Disruptive construction technology

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Disruptive construction technologyDisruptive innovationCombining a lightweight modular injection moulded plastic formwork system (shuttering), branded as moladi, and a South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) approved lightweight aerated mortar (concrete with no stone), a cast in situ monolithic (one piece) reinforced walling system is created.  The result is a fast track and cost effective plastic formwork construction technology.



patented formwork technology modular formwork system reusable formwork system cost effective plastic formwork system the only comprehensive plastic injection moulded formwork system the only comprehensive machine-made formwork system produced to the highest quality standards – ISO 9002 comprehensive and incorporates many additional innovations unlimited production capacity. without dependence on skilled labour, components are produced by injection moulding, which allows high production of ve…