Fire Accident at SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA Pretoria Plant

The company has noted with concern various recent media releases regarding the fire accident that occurred at the Pretoria West plant that cited a number of factual inaccuracies.  This update is intended to correct the inaccuracies and share a factual account of the situation.

On Sunday, 7 March 2021, at approximately 16h30, a fire was reported and extinguished at the SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA Pretoria West plant. Our Test Board team was in the process of performing a temperature rise test on one of our units when the fire started.

The investigation is presently underway to determine root causes, corrective actions and future preventative measures. The initial cause is an incipient fire that could not be safely extinguished by the team on site on Sunday, which occurred whilst performing their testing duties.

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