NHBRC hands over an IBT house to a child-headed family in Limpopo

The NHBRC is currently using our approved Innovative Building Technologies (IBTs) suppliers database to construct IBT houses in the nine (9) provinces for identified beneficiaries chosen by the Provincial Human Settlements Departments using the following criteria;

– Child Headed families
– Persons with Disabilities
– Destitute families

The approved database is accredited with Agrement SA and one such project has recently completed the construction of an IBT Home for a child headed family in the village of Tshikuwi, Makhado in Limpopo. The family of three (3) is headed by an 18 year old teenager named Dovhani Sithulama.

The Sithulama siblings’ mother who was murdered in March 2018, leaving Dovhani to look after her two brothers. Her one brother, Samson, is blind and depends on a social disability grant of R1 700 per month whilst Dovhani receives a social grant of R400 per month.

We contracted a women-owned and led Tshitshirisang Construction & Projects (Pty) Ltd which is uses Robust Building System and the SteelTech System – both are based on light-weight steel and mortar applications.

The MEC of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements & Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA) Jerry Ndou together with the Makhado Local Municipality Mayor Mavhungu Luruli the NHBRC leadership, Tshitshirisang Construction & Projects (Pty) Ltd and the Traditional Authority of Tshikuwi Village; handed over a 2 bedroomed house with a lounge, kitchen and a bathroom to the family.