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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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BLC finalist Ugesi Gold unveils PowerTurtle at Pheasant Folly Primary School in Gauteng

Mar 07, 2016

The SolarTurtle team proudly unveiled their latest addition, the PowerTurtle, at the Pheasant Folly Primary School in Palm Ridge, Gauteng on...

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BLC winners scoop SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards

Oct 21, 2015

Better Living Challenge 2014 winners Lumkani and BriGado have been awarded seed grants of R100 000 each at the 5th annual SAB Foundation Social...

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Catching up on BLC developments

Oct 20, 2015

October has been a watershed month, with a juggle in staffing and significant progress being made with our award winners. We are pleased to...

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Minister for Human Settlements visits BLC winner

Sep 15, 2015

After being invited to present their Compressed Earth Blocks to Minister for Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, USE-IT played host to the...

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SolarTurtle shows success with first ‘turtlepreneur’

Sep 15, 2015

We caught up with James van der Walt of Ugesi Gold, who developed the game-changing innovation called SolarTurtle – a solar-powered energy...

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IKYA Home goes up in Khayelitsha

Sep 15, 2015

BLC Finalist's IKYA Home has gone up in Khayelitsha! IKYA Homes was chosen as one of 12 Finalists (out of 62 entries) in the Structural Home...

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Waste not, want not

Aug 20, 2015

Editor’s Choice Award: Use-It Waste Recycling Winner: Green Technology Innovation Award In the eThekwini municipal area, waste from building...

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Catching up with Ceiling in a Can

Aug 20, 2015

This month we caught up with Dave Pons who launched his product Ceiling in a Can at the Better Living Challenge showcase last year. Ceiling in...

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