Lumkani: Rapid Detection of Fires in Informal Settlements
Professor Chris van der Hoven & Stephanie Townsend
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Wits Business School - University of the Witwatersrand
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.