Among the hand-picked business mavericks was Mandisi Kibito and his Super Fire Balls.
Super Fire Ball is a fire extinguisher that is simply thrown to the fire without getting close to the flames. It saves 20-90 seconds which are vital to terminate a fire before it gets bigger.
Kibito distributes the Turkish-made product in South Africa.
The idea [to set up distribution in South Africa] was motivated by the constant need to find creative solutions to the problems we experience in the country. We thought it would great to find a creative, lasting, and cost effective solutions for fire safety.
Mandisi Kibito, CEO of Super Fire Ball SA
The self-funded company already has a strong online presence. Now it just needs to overcome the entrenched ways of doing things, Kibito tells Business Insider South Africa.
Elsewhere in the world Super Fire Ball is marketed as a fool-proof automatic fire exstinguisher (when hooked up to a fire detector) or as simple enough for children to use. Its major promise in South Africa is in combating ten shack fires a day on average in informal settlements.
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