Following reports and interviews on Masiphumelele fires, where over 800 shacks were destroyed and 4 000 people displaced, ideas on how to reduce the spread of informal settlement fires, emerged.
Jake Eddy, New Business Development Manager at Magnastruct says he believes their product, called Magnaboard, will help in reducing the spread of fires.
According to Eddy, Magnaboards are produced naturally from magnesium oxide which is fireproof. He says this product is SAB approved and passed every possible tests.
If it is lined on the inside of an informal dwelling it will then act as a containment measure, in other words it will stop the fire from spreading to other shacks— Jake Eddy, New Business Development Manager at Magnastruct