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Thatch-roofed structures face increasing insurance challenges due to fire risk

14th May 2024

Insurance companies are increasingly leery to insure thatch-roofed structures, says ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. The danger posed by thatch in terms of fire risk was starkly illustrated... 

Fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries

10th May 2024

Amid the increasing popularity of renewable-energy systems, including solar and battery energy storage systems, fire engineering consultant and manufacturer ASP Fire asserts that lithium-ion... 

A rational design for fire-safety purposes is not just a tick box exercise

30th April 2024

As building regulations evolve and safety standards are updated, the importance of consulting an expert for a proper rational design in fire protection is increasingly vital. ASP Fire CEO Michael... 

Spate of Joburg building fires calls for proactive fire-safety planning

19th February 2024

The most recent incident of a fire breaking out in the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) in the early hours of Saturday morning on 3 February highlights the importance of the rational... 

The importance of fire engineering consulting, planning, and design

13th November 2023

ASP Fire provides holistic, proactive, and preventative fire solutions based on integrated fire risk assessment, training, and consulting, along with the installation and maintenance of fire... 

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TPT starts financial year off with increases in bulk, container volumes

17th May 2024

State-owned ports manager Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has recorded a 10% year-on-year increase in container volumes moved across all 19 of its terminals in the first six weeks of the 2024/25... 

Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration

17th May 2024

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 

Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni

17th May 2024

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 

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