The low-lying Baixa area of Maputo, is the historic and current city centre of Maputo. The district is an important transport hub, and business centre of Mozambique. The Mercado Central de Maputo (Maputo Central Market), is the only infrastructure provided in support of the micro-enterprisers and traders of the city. The Central Market has reached capacity, and informal street markets have developed to the north. These have become fractured and disconnected from facilities that allow for clean, comfortable, hygienic trade, and a healthier business environment. The architectural proposal offers a solution to the current inadequate trader infrastructure, while also recognizing the area’s heritage and economic significance. The fluxing character of the market is also important in the design. Promotion of micro-enterprise and consequent economic growth will be achieved through an upgrade and expansion of market related facilities. This will allow a greater number of marginalised vendors formal recognition and legitimacy. The intervention will act as a catalyst project in the urban regeneration, through the consolidation of the fractured market areas. Increasing the market’s drawing power on potential customers will promote the Central Market as a destination within its own right.
Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2012.
De Matos, Carlos Antonio; Sitoe, C.; Neves, L.C.B.G.D. (Luís); Bryson, N.R.; Horak, Ivan Gerard(Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2008-06)
The species composition and geographic distribution of ixodid ticks infesting domestic dogs owned by people in rural communities and villages in Maputo Province was established by collecting ticks from dogs at each of 27 ...
De Matos, Carlos Antonio; Sitoe, C.; Neves, L.C.B.G.D. (Luís); Nothling, Johan O.; Horak, Ivan Gerard(Agricultural Research Council, ARC-OVI and the University of Pretoria, 2009-06)
This study compares the prevalence of ixodid tick species on cattle and goats in Maputo Province.
Adult ticks as well as the nymphs of three species, and only the adults of two species were collected
from sets of five ...