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Lifewise Eco-Loo offers viable solution to Gugulethu’s sanitation problems

May 19, 2015

By reducing water usage by 75% and installation costs by 80%, the Lifewise Eco-Loo offers a viable solution to Gugulethu’s sanitation...

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Lumkani heads towards large-scale product rollout thanks to BLC support

Apr 21, 2015

The Better Living Challenge recently caught up with Francois Petousis, a Director of Lumkani, regarding the market support services that Lumkani is...

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The Lovely Loo gets lovelier!

Apr 10, 2015

The Better Living Challenge and finalist Francois De Flamingh, owner of United Development and inventor of the Lovely Loo, have been working with...

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Lumkani – early warning fire detector

Apr 07, 2015

A low-cost early warning fire detector and integrated alert service. In the event of fire, the system alerts the inhabitants where the fire has...

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Embracing Informality – housing proposal

Apr 07, 2015

A proposal for a double story housing unit which harnesses the backyard shack rental culture and uses it to incrementally extend the starter...

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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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