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Site C, Khayelitsha Co-Design Workshop

May 29, 2014

After an overwhelming response to our co-design workshop, eager participants gathered in Khayelitsha, Blue Hall, Site C last Friday ready to carry...

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Connecting communities, BRCK by BRCK

May 28, 2014

The Better Living Challenge is looking for low-cost solutions that have been created, imagined and invented to address the dire conditions caused by...

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Early detection saves lives

May 22, 2014

All too often we read the terrible story the morning after the night before: yet another fire has swept through an informal settlement, destroying...

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Erica Elk speaks to 567 CapeTalk

May 22, 2014

This week the Cape Craft & Design Institute’s, amazing Executive Director, Erica Elk chatted to 567 CapeTalk's Bianca Resnekov on her Cape Town...

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Co-design workshop with the Better Living Challenge

May 19, 2014

Powerful solutions emerge when a design process begins with end-user research that explores people’s needs and values. Users can be involved...

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IT ONLY GETS BETTER… Better Living Challenge announces high level Ambassador panel as entries start to come in…

May 19, 2014

14 MAY 2014: Just as winter starts, things are hotting up for the Better Living Challenge, with entries being submitted ahead of the 31 May 2014...

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Light up your life without flicking a switch

May 12, 2014

When lighting a room is as easy as flicking a switch, it’s easy to take instant power for granted. But how often do we think about living a life...

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Creating a Blue Diversion toilet to solve sanitation problems

Apr 30, 2014

The 2013 update report from the Joint Monitoring Programme of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF highlights a stark reality: one in three...

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Water Filtration Systems: Designing Clean Water for all Communities

Apr 24, 2014

Statistics South Africa published research in 2012 showing that just 43.3% of households accessed their water supply from inside their home. Most...

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Better Living: Just another CO2 brick in the corn cob wall

Apr 11, 2014

The answer to better living standards lies in design and innovation. Design is the tool that enables governments, communities and individuals to...

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