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BLC trails small scale builders to gather key information

Jun 15, 2017

The BLC recently undertook an initiative to gather key information which involved trailing small scale builders to gain an understanding of the local...

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Better Living Challenge 2 hosts hackathon

May 20, 2017

The BLC partnered with Vega School in Cape Town and the Dutch university Fontys Academy for Creative Industries (Fontys ACI) in May to host a...

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BLC and CRAFT Design/Build School team up to offer new workshop

Apr 10, 2017

Calling all built environment professionals and community builders! The BLC is hosting a workshop in collaboration with non-profit organisation CRAFT...

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Kelly Arendse joins CCDI as BLC 2 project manager

Dec 15, 2016

The CCDI has welcomed Kelly Arendse as the new project manager for BLC 2 – she brings with her a wealth of experience in architecture, design...

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We’re launching BLC round two soon!

Dec 14, 2016

The second round of the BLC aims to demonstrate how a design process can deliver innovations to improve self-build processes. We are concluding a...

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It’s a wrap for BLC round one!

Dec 14, 2016

We’ve come to the close of the support to BLC 1 winners, and they have made tremendous progress in 2016 with their innovations! Lumkani – Fire...

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Meet the new BLC research team

May 30, 2016

We are ramping  up our activities in preparation for the launch of the Better Living Challenge 2 in August this year - meet the research team at...

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Gathering insights for Better Living Challenge 2

May 30, 2016

The BLC team recently presented a workshop at the Sustainable Brands 2016 conference, held at the new convention centre at Canal Walk this May. The...

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‘Build it slowly’ – BLC finalist explain their building process

May 30, 2016

We recently had a chance to sit down and catch up with Barry Lewis and Siya James from Ubuhle Bakha Ubuhle (UBU) who reflected on their...

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A growing impact in communities

May 30, 2016

We caught up with BLC1 winners Lumkani, USE-IT and FormulaD to find out how their innovations are beginning to make a real difference in low income...

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