Breaking the poverty cycle one spin at a time - The GiraDora washer

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Breaking the poverty cycle one spin at a time – The GiraDora washer

The GiraDora is a human-powered combination washer and spin dryer that is inexpensive way of uplifting communities in impoverished areas where women often spend nearly 6 hours a day, 3-5 days a week washing cloths by hand.

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Future thinking Education – Elimu

Kenya is leading the way with a tech savvy solution that inspires primary school children to learn and changes the way we think about education.

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Bottlestop

Award-winning bus shelter made from upcycled cooldrink bottles by designer Aaron Scales – would be great to see something like this in Cape Town!

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Cape Town creatives give back for Mandela Day

This Mandela Day Cape Town’s creative community from film makers to designers, gave their 67 minutes to helping transform their communities and build a better world.

Here is Green Renaissance’s Story

“Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for social justice. We are encouraged to give only 67 minutes of our time, taking responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time.

We noticed some broken benches along one of our favorite mountain paths, so the Green Renaissance team decided to use our 67 minutes to repair these. We live in a beautiful city, offering amazing opportunities for us to immerse ourselves in nature – now everyone can enjoy the view. Go Play.”

Design Indaba’s Story

“For Mandela Day 2012 Design Indaba joined creative forces with the Boundless Heart Foundation, Cecile & Boyd’s, Xanita, AM Cargo and architect Y Tsai to gift the community of Blikkiesdorp in Delft, outside Cape Town, with their very own library.”

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Roll it Home

Imagine a home that could transform with the spin of a wheel! The Roll It experimental house designed by students at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, cleverly incorporates multiple uses inside one small flexible living space. The homeowner can change the structure of the house simply by walking in the center to rotate it. Seen on detail

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Woodstock Cycleworks

Woodstock Cycleworks  has to be the coolest neighbourhood bicycle shop in Cape Town. Not only do they sell sparkling new bicycles, repair and service your oldies, they also refurbish old beauties and have a range of vintage bikes on offer!

 

Zambikes

Zambikes is a Zambian based social business dedicated to “not only building bikes, but changing lives “. They develop, manufacture and distribute a range of high quality bicycles, bicycle ambulances and cargo bicycle trailers to the underprivileged, addressing the economic and social needs of Zambia. They also manufacture  bamboo bicycle frames that are custom handcrafted by skilled Zambians, using locally grown and sustainably sourced materials.

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Upcycling

What’s on TV tonight? Read on…

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Camissa Bicycles

And now for some lekker, local bicycle design – Camissa bicycles are full-colour, single speed and fixed gear urban bikes for the city explorer.

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Corner Ladder

WILD IDEA – A CORNER LADDER! Barcelona based design studio, Company and Company have created a unique ladder that can fold into any corner – making it perfect for small spaces. Watch it in action!