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Ikhayalami Empowershack nominated for prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Prize


Ikhayalami's Empowershack has been nominated for the Royal Institute for Architects Prize - one of architects most prestigeous awards. This is very exciting, humbling and extremely significant. It means that on the global stage our work has been recognised for being relevant, being innovative and smart in design, making a difference in people's lives, responding to the vast complexities of ... Read More


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


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


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



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