Moladi was exhibited at Design Indaba Expo as part of the Africa is...

Moladi, a South African company, specialises in a reusable plastic formwork for use in construction of affordable housing and low cost housing projects.

In order to change the way we build low-cost housing Moladi developed a system that constitutes the use of a removable, reusable, recyclable and lightweight plastic formwork mould, which is filled with an aerated mortar to form the wall structure of a house in as little as one day.

The process involves creating a mould in the form of the complete house. This wall mould is then filled with an aerated form of mortar. The process is faster than traditional methods of construction and result in a better quality low-cost house.

Each set of Moladi formwork panels can be re-used 50 times making the technology cost effective due to its repetitive application scheme, reducing the cost of construction and transportation significantly. The Moladi system produces durable and permanent structures.

The process has won the Design for Development award of the South African Bureau of Standards Design Institute in 1997.

Moladi was exhibited at Design Indaba Expo as part of the Africa is Now Exhibition under the theme 'Africa is Urban'

“Train the unemployed to build for the homeless – Fight poverty unemployment and crime through housing”

Read more about the vision of moladi at Social Innovation for the Bottom of the Pyramid

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Comment by moladi Formwork on May 6, 2014 at 21:44

Hennie Botes - moladi CEO on Vimeo. - Insight and Vision of Hennie Botes - The "Henry Ford" of mass housing

Comment by moladi Formwork on May 8, 2014 at 20:54

Design Indaba - Plastic formwork - for low-income earners - low cost housing #moladi

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