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.