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About Us

What is The South African Flameproof Association?

The South African Flameproof Association (SAFA) is a non profit body, and is an association of companies involved in explosion prevention/protection techniques for equipment used in hazardous atmospheres in industry and mining. It comprises almost 200 member companies which include both end users and manufacturers, as well as relevant government bodies and equipment testing houses. The association has branches in Gauteng (Johannesburg) KwaZulu-Natal (Durban) and the Cape (Cape Town).

Companies or associations involved in Explosion Prevention & Protection in South Africa

In terms of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the South African National Committee of the IEC, the Association is the official South African Mirror Committee for the IECEx Scheme. SAFA is registered as a voluntary association with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

Our Vision is to be the recognised authority in South Africa on explosion prevention technology used in potentially hazardous locations. ​


Our Mission - Stakeholders are important to us and we shall strive to promote and encourage the interests in terms of safety of the industry in the field of explosion prevention technology.

Our Objectives

Internal Objectives

External Objectives

  • Drive safety and best practices in the Industry

  • Develop competencies and promote training

  • Influence the formulation and implementation of National & International Standards and Regulations

  • Improve and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships

  • Maintain Industry Leadership

  • Ensure responsible association governance

  • Attract and retain new skills within the association

  • Deliverables to members must be of quality standards

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