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South Africa

South Africa
Energy: Solar power
Food: Retail
Gcwalisa food hub

Improving food and energy access in low-income communities

South Africa
Mobility: Freight
Mobility: Cycling
Langa Bicycle Hub

Building a cycling culture in low income communities

South Africa
Buildings: Material
Mbekweni stonehouses

Building houses from recycled and locally available materials

South Africa
Communications: Television
Energy: Solar power
Public Space: Outdoor lighting
Communications: Radio
iShack rooftop solar systems

Providing affordable renewable energy to homes in unserviced informal settlements

South Africa
Disaster Preparedness: Fire
Lumkani fire detectors

Detecting fires in informal settlements

South Africa
Waste: Processing
Waste: Composting
Nambu Group black soldier fly farming

Producing insect protein & compost from food waste

South Africa
Ecosystems: Conservation areas
Food: Production
Health: Nutrition
Soil for Life food gardens

Educating the urban poor in food cultivation

South Africa
Buildings: Construction method
Sandbag & ecobeam houses

Using local sand to build affordable multi-storey housing

South Africa
Sanitation: Public space cleaning
Water: Catchment management
Disaster Preparedness: Flooding
Ecosystems: Conservation areas
Transformative Riverine Management Programme

Collaborating with communities to clean urban waterways

South Africa
Energy: Storage
Energy: Distribution
Energy: Solar power
DC Go solar PV towers

Providing pay-as-you-go solar electricity for low-income communities

Communications: Phone
Communications: Radio
Communications: Television
Education: Early childhood development
Education: Primary
Ubongo multi-media edutainment

Providing access to education via multiple platforms.

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