Kgalagadi bricks: A breakthrough innovation

At a press briefing this week, the Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Nonofo Molefhi, announced a number of initiatives that if implemented have potential to bring fortunes in our lives.

One of the most interesting developments is that they intend to produce bricks from Kgalagadi sands to be used for construction. He stated that Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), a new parastatal in the ministry, has been conducting research on the product and found the project viable. The sand will be mixed with coal fly ash from Morupule Power Station and the installation and commissioning of a Blending Plant in Palapye.

Further, the depots for the production of these bricks will be built in localities where there is plenty of the sand, in places such as Gantsi and Tsabong. Desertification has always been a threat to this country and therefore using the sand to produce building materials is nothing but fantastic. We hope BITRI will do more research on whether roofing and floor tiles cannot be produced from the sand. We can bet, the research will be positive.

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