Shack Living in South Africa Goes Green

Students from a university in Cape Town set out to turn a temporary shack into an "iShack" - a shack that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

VIDEO: South Africa’s Solar-Powered Shacks

  A team of graduate students from Stellenbosch University’s Sustainability Institute set out to turn a temporary shack into a model of ... see more »

  • South Africa:  Shack Living Goes Green

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 8 October 2012

    The Plaatjie family - like more than a million households in South Africa - lives in an informal settlement. But unlike most such households, the Plaatjies' shack is warm in the ... read more »

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