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    Innovative idea powers South African shanty towns

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Master's student Andreas Keller wanted to find an environmentally friendly way to improve people's living conditions in South African shanty-towns. The idea he came up with is the eco-friendly i-Shack - insulated with cardboard, complete with a rainwater harvesting system and solar-powered electricity. Thanks to a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation there are plans to build 100 more i-Shacks. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Enkanini, Western Cape, South Africa.