The List

The List

Break my Rules and you’re out! Jack Lundin investigates the draconian power that John Goring wields in the R2-billion fire sprinkler industry

If you don’t like his rules and his industry, “get the fuck out of it!” That’s how John Goring banished Gauteng fire consultancy EMH Fire Solutions from The List. EMH Fire claims that last October’s expulsion has cost them R5 million in lost business.

That’s what happens when you fall foul of Goring, lanky managing director, sole director and 100% stockholder of the Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau (Pty) (Asib). At the latest count there were 137 names on Asib’s membership roll which  makes up The List – trade companies that are installers, suppliers, consultants and designers of sprinkler systems.

The List is kept up-to-date on Asib’s website and those who break Goring’s Rules are off it before they can blink.

Like to see more ?

Subscribe to our on-line edition !

For a mere R305.00 per year you get the convenience of our online version including:
  • Twelve monthly issues of Noseweek delivered to your browser
  • A searchable archive
  • Access to every back issue since 1993 !
  • A downloadable PDF version

If it’s just the article you are after, you can purchase it by clicking here.

Tempted ?

For a taste of what awaits you, you are welcome to browse this free issue.

Share this article:

Reader's comments

Like to add your own comment ? Please click here to subscribe - OR -


While every reasonable effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and soundness of the contents of this publication, neither the authors nor the publishers of this website bear any responsibility for the consequences of any actions based on the information contained therein.

Important information regarding cookies
By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.