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Hennie Botes - A true South African Entrepreneur

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Hennie Botes is a true South African entrepreneur
In spite of numerous challenges, he has developed an unrelenting ability to sell his vision, and execute it. Through technology he created - which challenges traditional building techniques – he is also empowering other entrepreneurs.




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Vital StatsPlayer:Hennie BotesCompany: Moladi  Established: 1986Visit: moladi.co.zaSouth Africa has a housing backlog of betw

moladi superior building technology reduces high costs of conventional masonry construction

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moladi superior building technology reduces high costs of conventional masonry construction Africa is a rapidly urbanising continent, which according to the UN Habitat, is increasing at a rate of 230,000 people who are moving into cities across Africa each week. Currently, sub-Saharan Africa alone has an estimated housing deficit of 30 million units and every year, the backlog of houses across Africa’s 54 countries collectively increases by 4 million houses.

With the population of the African continent expected to reach a staggering 2 billion people by 2050, almost twice the population number estimated in 2010, it is a stark reality that every year, there will be more and more people needing homes, over and above the current demand.

Although the extensive and many complex difficulties, relating to the delivery of affordable housing in Africa is well documented, the ever-increasing demand for housing keeps mounting and continues to be a major concern. Projections by the United Nations wou…

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