iShack makes an impact

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Starting in 2011 a group of postgraduate students started working on the challenge of incremental upgrading of informal settlements. Some worked on energy and others on water and sanitation. By 2012 there was a core group of five, two working on Phds (one an economist, the other an engineer) and three on their Mphil theses (waste, energy and institution building). With funding from the NRF via the TsamaHub, this initiative has started to attract the attention of the wider University community (click here for the recent story in The Hope Times).