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++Magaula Clay mine has been established as local ressource of building material++






++container converting into a site office, kitchen and workshop space. +++


+++The first workshop unit started on metall – cutting and welding to prefabricate the trusses for the communal building++++

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++++meetings with the Magagula Steering Committee which has been named MLDF – Magagula Local Development Forum and other members of the community to clarify on tasks, needs and space. +++Presentation of the project to the local governement and continue meetings on land issues and zoning++present the project at the local Womens Day Celebration organised by the African Arts Organsiation +++++everybody is exited and motivated to join the journey of development++++

+++ visited housing developments and community centres in the big Township Katlehong for building up networks and research on management and income strategies.+++++Students from the University of Johannesburg came for a visit and will evaluate buildings in Orange Farm and at the Campus of the Ithuba Skills College.++++

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