Better Living Challenge

March 2015

BETTER LIVING CHALLENGE CREATES A RIPPLE EFFECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE #BEBETTER CAMPAIGN

Mar 25, 2015

The Better Living Challenge was showcased at the Design Indaba Expo 2015 as part of the Western Cape Government’s design strategy implemented by...

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BLC WINNER SNAPSHOT: CitySpec – open source mobile inspection tool

Mar 17, 2015

An open source mobile inspection tool which helps civil society organisations and community workers monitor basic service delivery in informal...

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BLC WINNER SNAPSHOT: Compressed Earth Blocks construction

Mar 17, 2015

Using a 30% blend of waste builder’s rubble and available clay-bearing soils to manufacture Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs). These are 3-5 times...

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Catching up with USE-IT

Mar 12, 2015

We caught up with USE-IT’s Chris Whyte and Didier d’Hotman to find out what their Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) have been building since the...

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How can you #bebetter?

Mar 11, 2015

The Better Living Challenge is all about surfacing innovation. We wanted to find services, products and systems that can improve living conditions...

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BLC winner snapshot: briGado – brick making kit

Mar 10, 2015

A brick making kit made from 100% recycled plastic.  The kit consists of a brick mould, a concrete mixer  and a brick carrier, all in one product....

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The Western Cape Design Strategy

Mar 10, 2015

A summary of the Design Strategy which was written by the Cape Craft + Design  Institute in collaboration with the Department of  Economic...

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