African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 2

Editor’s view Making a difference in Africa When the lights went out at home because her mother wasn’t able to pay the bill, Judy would move to the pavement to finish her homework under a streetlight. Today Judy is a graduate of Columbia University, and a Mandela Rhodes scholar. She recently bought her mother a new home. But it all started under that streetlight. At Streetlight Schools, an innovative low-cost primary school model that focuses on enquiry, collaboration, exploration, relevance and the use of technology to teach and learn, they aim to be the point of light for learners in South Africa, and make the right to education directly accessible. Read the article in this issue on PAGE 42 and see how this could be a game-changer in education, not just in South Africa, but in Africa too. Gregg Cocking On a related note, for the first time since our launch in 2014, this issue of African Design Magazine showcases projects exclusively from the African continent – ten in all – including the latest buildings from South Africa, Namibia and Uganda, many of which have a simple use: improving the educational facilities in the area. CREDITS Enjoy reading and sharing! #AfricanDesign. Published by African Design Magazine (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 9802, Edenglen, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1613 Editorial Gregg Cocking Cell: +2782-870-6390 Email: gregg@africandesignmagazine. com Advertising Lesley Shapiro Cell: +2782-508-7338 Email: lesley@africandesignmagazine. com 2 Cover photograph: Courtesy While precautions have been taken to ensure the accuracy of its contents and information, neither the editor, publisher, or its agents can accept responsibility for damages or injury which may arise therefrom. All rights reserved. © African Design Magazine. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, photocopying, electronic, mechanical or otherwise without the prior written permission of the copyright owners. OUR PARTNERS