wherever possible, in the needs of our sister organisations in sub-Saharan Africa.
St John has been active in South Africa since 1883 and has since become synonymous with Eye Care and First Aid Training provided across a national footprint with operational centres in six of the nine provinces.
St John South Africa forms part of a global health impact organisation which provides first aid, healthcare, and support services in over 40 countries around the world.
Together we make up the Order of St John, which is accredited to the United Nations.
Our Eye Clinics
St John provides affordable, high quality eye care and spectacles
First Aid Training
Each year we train thousands of South Africans in first aid and community health.
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First Aid 101
In most emergency situations, do not move the casualty. You should first give first aid where the casualty is found and arrange for medical assistance to come to the scene.
An injured hand should be be placed palm down in a relaxed position, with the fingers slightly curled over a pad of dressing. This is called the position of function
A respiratory emergency occurs when breathing stops. After 4 mins without oxygen brain damage may occur. You must act immediately to restore breathing.
Our mission is to improve lives and provide care for vulnerable communities.
recognised as the leading organisation providing excellence in training and services in first aid, basic health and home care in South Africa.
and promote the work of our volunteers “for the faith and in the service of humanity”.
best management practice, sound corporate governance and good stewardship in the affairs of the organisation.
dedication, responsiveness and unity within the organisation through teamwork.
a strong financial base to support the activities of our organisation.
the integrity of the Order of St John.