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Ikhayalami wins Serious Gaming Competition


The competition, which was funded by the Western Cape Government Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), called for local game developers to create a game that would help address the socio-economic challenges faced by Western Cape youth. The win sees Ikhayalami and game development company RenderHeads join forces under the name Vukuzenzele to innovate in yet another field: developing ... Read More


Signed MOU with City of Cape Town


Ikhayalami and the City of Cape Town have signed a Memorandum of Understanding focusing on the BT Section Advanced re-blocking project. In line with the MOU Ikhayalami is responsible for the upgrade and implementation of the Empower project in terms of community engagments, facilitation, interfacing the participative design of the new layout and prototypes with all project stakeholders, coordinating engagments ... Read More


Participative design, final choices and micro finance


The Empower Shack project aims to introduce an integrated approach to the upgrading of South Africa’s growing informal settlements, merging design innovation with community-driven spatial planning and livelihoods programming. The design processes of both the prototype and the urban layout have been iterative with back and forth engagements with all key stakehoders - the community, the City of Cape Town, ... Read More


Ikhayalami Disaster Response 2016


The project responded effectively and quickly to acute housing problems faced by very poor urban families living in precarious and unsafe conditions as a result of 2 types of extreme emergencies, 1. As a result of ‘natural’ disasters such as those that resulted in shack fires and 2. As a result of precarious living conditions of families residing in deplorable ... Read More



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