Lumkani: Rapid Detection of Fires in Informal Settlements

Author :

Professor Chris van der Hoven & Stephanie Townsend

Pages :

11 pages

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

WBS-2017-4

Teaching Note :

not available

Institute:

Wits Business School - University of the Witwatersrand

Setting:

South Africa

Year:

2017

Keywords:

Strategy

Summary/Abstract:

In mid-2017, David Gluckman, director of Lumkani, contemplated the company’s next strategic move. Lumkani, a South African start-up company, manufactured an early-warning fire detection system designed for shack-dwellers in informal settlements, with the aim of reducing deaths and damage due to fire in those communities.