WCape Government and CCDI launches second phase of the Better Living Challenge
A programme seeking to improve the lives of residents living in informal structures will be launched in the Western Cape this week. On Friday, 30 June 2017, the Cape Craft Design Institute (CCDI), the Western Cape Government’s Department of Human Settlements (DHS) and Department of Economic Development and Tourism will launch the second phase of the Better Living Challenge (BLC) in Nyanga.
The BLC project is made up of a series of challenges that aim to unearth design innovations that support the improvement of living conditions of low-income communities. Scheduled to run over a 5-year period, the BLC is made up of a series of challenges. The first challenge (ie. BLC1) was designed as a competition and ran from 2014 to 2016. The competition called upon manufactures, designers and entrepreneurs to design innovative home improvement products for low-income communities. The competition produced 130 entries, 22 finalists and 33 exhibitions at the BLC Showcase held at the Cape Town Station forecourt. Winners of the first challenge received a tailored support package to facilitate getting their inventions/products to market.
The launch scheduled for this Friday will mark the commencement of the second phase of BLC. This phase has been designed as a cooperative challenge that will explore innovative ways of supporting incremental home upgrades. The project is spearheaded and managed by the Cape Craft and Design Institute and funded by the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
All media is invited to attend.
Date: 30 June 2017
Venue: Nyanga Arts Development Centre, Kugala Avenue, Nyanga
Ms Kelly Arendse
CCDI – Better Living Challenge Project Manager
Tel: 021 461 1488
Cell: 072 111 4057
Mrs Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka
Spokesperson for Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela
Tel: 021 483-4798
Cell: 082 935 0026
Ms Bronwynne Jooste
Spokesperson for Minister Alan Winde
Tel: 021 483-3550
Cell: 060 9704301