Moladi to donate a home on Madiba Day – 18 July 2013 – AfricanBrains

Moladi to donate a home on Madiba Day – 18 July 2013 – AfricanBrains via Moladi to donate a home on Madiba Day – 18 July 2013 – AfricanBrains.

Nelson Mandela moladi

 

Madiba’s only wish for his birthday is that everyone gets involved in their communities and makes a difference for the day in someone else’s life. The whole world will celebrate the birthday of Nelson Mandela on the 18th of July 2013.

 

moladi Mandela Day

In keeping with his wish, on this special day moladi will be handing over a house constructed for a homeless Gogo in KwaZulu-Natal. Many dignitaries are to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and the handing over of the key to the new owner by the guest of honour, eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo. – Link

Decent 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.

Moladi, an award winning company, established in 1986 and based in Port Elizabeth, makes quality housing accessible to low-income people through innovative and eco-friendly technology, creating employment.

The Moladi Construction System consists of a reusable and recyclable plastic formwork mould, which is filled with stone-less concrete and a special concrete 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 and is earthquake resistant. The formwork is lightweight allowing easy transportation. Due to the simplicity in design and the repetitive application scheme, construction costs can be reduced significantly. The Moladi model is not only cost-effective but fast, to: Botes comments that the wall structure of a house can be completed within one day. A further plus point, especially in remote areas, is that the construction does not require heavy machinery or electricity.

With the motto “Train the unemployed to build for the homeless” Moladi combines construction with economic development. The company offers training locally for the unemployed thereby creating jobs and empowering the community as a whole. Due to the simplicity of the approach, construction techniques and skills can be transferred in a short time. In this way, the communities benefit from affordable shelter and skilled entrepreneurs (in the area of low-cost housing) at the same time. Moladi’s success in over 20 countries shows that affordable housing is an important key in finding solutions to promoting security and alleviating poverty.

“Train the unemployed to build for the homeless”

TEAM moladi

Contact: +27 84 896 0801

www.moladi.net

“…build without bricks”

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