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Vernacular Architecture - Simplicity - Sand and Stone What is Vernacular architecture? The term vernacular is derived from the Latin vernaculus, meaning "domestic, native, indigenous".  In architecture, it refers to that type of architecture which is indigenous to a specific time or place (not imported or copied from elsewhere) and…

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Moladi reduces high costs of conventional masonry through new alternative building technology 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…

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Creating space for a work desk in your living areas can prove a bit difficult, especially when you don’t have a lot of room to work with. Building a wall mounted desk is an easy solution to creating a work area in your bedroom or lounge. Here’s a step-by-step guide…

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Kitchens aren’t normally the focus when entertaining friends. However, if you want to give your guests good food, great conversation and comfort, a table booth could be just what you need. Learn how to build one for your home here.

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Cederberg clay pavers from brick manufacturer, Corobrik, are enhancing the prestigious Dainfern Valley Estate on the banks of the Jukskei River, one of the most sought-after areas in the Johannesburg-Gauteng region, which was developed to provide a quality lifestyle in a secure and natural environment.  The 307 houses of between…

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Housing for Africa - Shelter Afrique and World Bank We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to Shelter Afrique and the Cote D’Ivoire Ministry of Housing for providing Hennie Botes, CEO of moladi, the opportunity to present to the members, visitors and delegates during the 33rd Symposium held in Abidjan.…

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"Housing For All" - International Finance Corporation The World Bank Group will hold its 6th Global Housing Finance Conference in Washington, DC, on May 28-29, 2014. Jointly hosted by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, the underlying theme of the conference is on how to expand affordable housing…

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Hennie Botes, the inventor and CEO of moladi, has been invited as keynote speaker at this prestigious event. This symposium has been organized jointly by Shelter Afrique and the Ministry of Housing, Cote D’Ivoire.   Moladi, an award winning South African based company established in 1986, makes housing accessible to low-income people…

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There is a new legislation coming in to play that will affect all homeowners with pools. Swimming pools, when not in use, will need to be covered or have a floating pool alarm, in order to prevent a large fine or imprisonment.    The legislation will place a lot more…

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