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SA students build solar-powered, ‘kraal’ style home – for under R180,000

A team of students from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) have designed an award-winning ‘kraal’ style home which is powered entirely by solar energy and has a net zero carbon footprint.


Inspired by the uniquely African concept of a kraal – traditionally defined as a collection of structures built in circular formation around a social area in the middle – Team Mahali has reimagined this formation as a standalone home.