SAFA MIE Application

Apply for Certificate of Personal Competency (COPC) to register as a Master Installation Electrician - CLICK HERE


If your company or organization is involved in explosion prevention technology, or if your operations involve any work in hazardous or potentially hazardous areas, then you should consider becoming a member of SAFA. Membership is encouraged from companies and organizations, not individuals.

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About Us

The South African Flameproof Association 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) Kwa Zulu Natal (Durban) and the Cape (Cape Town).


2014 Symposium

The South African Flameproof Association held its annual Symposium on 13th November 2014 at the Graceland Casino in Secunda, Mpumalanga Province.  Click here for the event presentations and here for the photos.

2014 Awards of Excellence

The Awards were presented at a prestigious gala dinner held at the Graceland Casino on 12th November 2014.  Click here for the winners.


SAFA has been recognized as a Voluntary Association (Catergory C) in terms of Section 25(1)(3)  of the Engineering Professions Act (46 of 2000). In terms of this registration, ECSA registered professionals may earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points when participating in registered SAFA activities.  Read More...