Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.


Cape Town, South Africa


Located in Khayelitsha, an informal settlement outside of Cape Town, South Africa, the Indlovu Centre seeks to promote community development through ecologically mindful practices. Our group worked with the community to design and build a communal laundry facility to help alleviate the labour-intensive task of washing. In keeping with the ideas of permaculture and sustainability central to the planned development of an Eco-Village in all of Monwabisi Park, rainwater harvesting and an irrigation system were integrated for a final design capable of operating with no input of municipal water and no emitted waste.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa