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Rural Development - The need for Rural Developers

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Rural Development - The need for Rural Developers One of the biggest and most crucial issue facing the African Continent is that of urbanisation. Daily people leave their rural villages lured by the prospects of a better life in the city. Yet, this does not happen and more and more cities and city dwellers are struggling under the pressures of "City Living". "Work" to provide "Food" and "Shelter" - this is the basis of survival. If there is no "work" "crime" is one of the next options.

Africa is a rapidly urbanising continent, which according to the UN Habitat, is increasing at a rate of 230,000 people who are moving into cities across Africa each week. Currently, sub-Saharan Africa alone has an estimated housing deficit of 30 million units and every year, the backlog of houses across Africa’s 54 countries collectively increases by 4 million houses.
With the population of the African continent expected to reach a staggering 2 b…

moladi construction technology

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moladi construction technologyDecent affordable 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.
With the motto “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless” moladi combines construction with economic development to bring about change.
Saving the environment, implementing vernacular architecture using available
resources and raw materials, drastically reducing manufacturing and transport
cost – Encouraging rural development to counter urbanisation.
For more information - Social Innovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid
Tags - moladi, construction, technology, formwork, building, system, plastic formwork, alternative building technology

Innovation in construction

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Innovation in construction

Through creative engineering and sophisticated manufacturing, moladi aims to advance living standards and spaces affordably. moladi is an advanced building technology that utilises an innovative re-usable plastic formwork system to reduce the required skills to produce quality affordable homes and other structures that are socially acceptable by speeding up delivery and thus reducing cost. By emulating the methodology of the automotive assembly line, moladiimplements the principles applied by Henry Ford; reducing cost by increasing production output by de-skilling the production operation, making homes affordable.
The most significant advantage moladihas over the precast industry is the fact that one does not need huge upfront capital to invest in a plant. This number can be as high as Twenty million Euro (€ 20 million) and can take up to three years before the first panel is produced. With moladi, the investment in the "plant" is the formwork and th…

Modular construction

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Modular construction


For more detail on moladi modular construction -  visit www.moladi.com

Tags - modular, modular construction, modular system, modular construction system, moladi, construction, process, prefab, method of building, building, alternative lightweight formwork

The ‘Henry Ford’ of mass housing - moladi

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The ‘Henry Ford’ of mass housing - moladiMoladi is a construction system that harnesses an innovative reusable, recyclable and
lightweight plastic formwork as a mould, which is filled with an aerated mortar
(concrete without stone), to construct the walls of a house in as little as a
day. Each set of Moladi formwork panels can be reused 50 times, making the
technology cost-effective due to its repetitive application, and reducing the
time, labor and transportation cost of construction significantly. The Moladi
system produces durable and permanent structures in a production line process.







Frugal Innovation In Africa - moladi

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Frugal Innovation In Africa - moladiFRUGAL INNOVATION IN AFRICAMoladi: Affordable houses in South AfricaIn many African countries, housing is one of the most sensitive issues affecting the lower income groups. In South Africa for example, close to 13% of the 14.3 million households are informal dwellings (Statistics South Africa, 2011). The term “informal dwelling” is often used in South Africa to designate shacks, corrugated-iron structures and other makeshift shelters. The above statistics represents about 1.8 million households (between 7.2 and 10.8 million people). Informal structures are often made of highly combustible materials such as wood and cardboard which pose serious safety and environmental concerns. The structures are easily damaged and exposed to the external elements meaning that people often live in damp, very hot or very cold conditions. The other concern is inadequate or lack of sanitation and running water which constitute a serious health hazard for the populat…

Affordable Housing Affordable | moladi

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Affordable Housing Affordable

Due to the neglect of the poor and very poor over many decades, the real source of market promise is not the wealthy few in the developing world, or even the emerging middle-income consumers: It is the billions of aspiring poor who are joining the market economy for the first time. Alternative Building Technologies   With the motto “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless” moladi combines construction with economic development to bring about change. Saving the environment, implementing vernacular architecture using available resources and raw materials, drastically reducing manufacturing and transport cost – Encouraging rural development to counter urbanisation. For more information - Social Innovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid and Job Creation moladi Keywords - Affordable housing Affordable, moladi, affordable housing, low income homes, low cost housing, same day delivery, mass housing, new construction technology

moladi low cost housing

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moladi low cost housingHousing is a basic need and has one of the biggest impacts on people’s wellbeing and quality of life. Home ownership is an aspiration for many  and the single biggest investment that most will make.Why is affordable housing importantHousing is a fundamental component of quality of life. Without appropriate shelter, people cannot meet their basic needs and participate adequately in society. Housing issues can have flow-on effects for health, education and community wellbeing. The changing demand for housing and supply constraints can put pressure on an urban area’s natural and social environment and affect a city’s ability to provide suitable infrastructure and services. What is the Human Right to Adequate Housing?Every woman, man, youth and child has the human right to a secure place to live, which is fundamental to living in dignity, to physical and mental health, and to overall quality of life. The human right to housing is explicitly set out in the Universal De…

▶ Modular Building System - YouTube

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▶ Modular Building System
Modular Building System - moladiModular Building System


moladi plastic formwork Construction building system produces insitu cast structures that are green and very cost effective. Low cost housing or Affordable housing is in great demand all over the world, especially in Africa.

Keywords : - Modular Building System, Green building System, moladi Building System, Construction technology, brickless, insitu, concrete, housing, home, bungalow, structure, reinforced, re-bar, mass housing, Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Modular Building System, moladi, Green building System, plastic formwork, building system, Africa, housing, bungalow, concrete

Low Cost Housing Construction System

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▶ Low Cost Housing Construction System

Low Cost Housing Construction Systemmoladi plastic formwork construction system is used to produce low cost homes or Low Cost Housing

Building system, moladi, low-income, low-cost housing, building system, construction system, plastic formwork, production, mass housing, YouTube, video

For more detailed information visit - www.moladi.com



School carried away brick by brick in just two months

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School carried away brick by brick in just two months



WHOLESALE vandalism has seen an entire abandoned Port Elizabeth school simply vanish into thin air – stripped of everything but its concrete floor and support beams in under two months.

Using wheelbarrows, cars, vans and even their heads to transport items, Govan Mbeki township residents have reduced the school near Bethelsdorp to a shell to prevent people from other areas taking what they say belongs to them.

Gqebera High School, which cost R40-million to build, went from eight buildings to only support beams, with residents carrying off bricks and tiles bit by bit to add to their own homes or sell.

And although it is one of six in the city which have been left abandoned, the provincial Education Department says it is only aware of three such vacant schools.

The school was closed down earlier this year after pupils were relocated to the Tyilulwazi Secondary School. The other schools standing vacant are Khumbulani High in Sydenham, …