Well, according to Plato is it “necessity”.

Whilst I was visiting the RLabs in Athlone, Cape Town, I came across this initiative – Cans4Skills from the charity BreadlineAfrica.

Shipping containers are being used to create a space for skills training e.g. plumbing and brickwork.  Another example of the fantastic ingeniuty seen in Africa where “necessity is the mother of invention” !


Cans4Skills - Plumbing

And here is what it looks like on the inside …


Cans4Skills - Plumbing, teacher and students

And another one …


Cans4Skills - brickwork