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The removal of a hazardous waste is necessary to protect the health and safety of people that work, live, or visit a building or site that contains such substances. We are accredited contractors.


Contact our consultancy division to discuss our list of comprehensive services that you may require. We offer responsible waste management and abatement services. Reach out to our expert team for assistance.

Asbestos removal in South Africa – trust us!

Asbestos removal contractors, such as Zendasat, are positioned to assist with the removal, maintenance, management, inspection and regulation of asbestos within the country. We are specialists in the treatment and/or removal, waste management and/or removal, and decontamination of this hazardous material. We also offer coronavirus decontamination for various sectors that need sterilisation fogging due to the current pandemic. We serve the private and commercial sectors, as well as industry and government, throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
Our asbestos services include:
  • Removal thereof
  • Inventories/registers
  • AAIA (Asbestos Approved Inspection Authority) – inspections, air monitoring, sample analysis
  • High pressure roof cleaning
  • Sealant treatments
  • Steel roof sheeting replacement
  • Lagging replacement
  • Waterproofing
  • High pressure and chemical stone cleaning
  • Bulk storage tank cleaning (wet and dry product storage)
  • Bioremediation (enzyme treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated soil)
  • Fitting of replacement panels
  • Roof insulation
  • Decontamination
Inspired to ‘ensure a safer new horizon’, we proudly offer cost effective and efficient services in our industry. We are leaders in consulting and managing asbestos removal for our clients, and leaders among the top hazardous waste abatement contractors in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is the name given to a family of naturally occurring fibrous serpentine or amphibole minerals, historically significant in building and construction due to their extraordinary tensile strength, resistance to heat, chemicals, and electrics. The principal types that occur are chrysotile (known as ‘white’ asbestos), crocidolite (or ‘blue’ asbestos), amosite (‘brown’ asbestos), anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite. Of these, only amosite, chrysotile and crocidolite occur in South Africa, and were previously mined in Limpopo, Northern Cape, and Mpumalanga.

Why should this material be removed?

This material may release fibres when disturbed or damaged in any way, removed incorrectly or improperly, repaired, cut into, torn apart, sanded down, drilled into or scraped in any way or form. These fibres are easily airborne and if inhaled, are proven to cause potentially fatal diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. These illnesses are treatable, but the outcome for affected persons is usually terminal.

Asbestos degrades generally due to disturbance caused by product use, demolition, general maintenance, repair, or renovation. Exposure to this material occurs if the asbestos containing material is disturbed, resulting in particles being released into the air.

Due to the health risks associated with this hazardous waste, it was banned in South Africa in March 2008 however a movement to phase out asbestos begun in 1998 already. The demolition or removal thereof may therefore only be carried out by an approved removal and management contractor, such as us.

Zendasat (Pty) Ltd is a South African accredited asbestos removal contractor. We are registered with the Department of Labour and the Workmen’s Compensation Fund. We are BBBEE certified and hold valid Income Tax Clearance, with all accreditation documentation available for inspection on request.

Get in touch with our team for an obligation free quotation today. Contact us for safe, reliable, and cost-effective asbestos removal.