Nelson Mandela Day | 2024

This Thursday, July 18, marks Mandela Day, a global celebration honoring Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy. It’s a day encouraging individuals and organizations to reflect on Mandela’s values and make a positive community impact. This day is a call to action for individuals, communities, and organisations to take time to reflect on Mandela’s values and…

St John Day 2024

Traditionally 24 June is the celebration of St John the Baptist, to whom the Order of St John – one of the oldest NGOs in the world – is dedicated. St John’s Day has been celebrated on June 24 since the fourth Century. It was created by the Catholic Church to honour the birth of…

CPR & AED Demo / June 8th, 2024

We recently spent a collaborative morning with World International Chess Master Jesse February at the Grand Cafe at Intercare Bellville. This unique event brought together strategic minds and lifesaving skills in an engaging setting. The event featured interactive chess sessions led by Jesse from Bright Stars Chess Academy, alongside hands-on first aid training from St.…

Brigade Youth Leaders / 2024

Meet two of our exceptional young leaders in the St John Brigade South Africa: Ms. Jade Cameron, the current Cadet of The Year, and Sgt. Wardah Isaacs, our Youth Leader of the Year. These inspiring young ladies exemplify dedication, skill, and leadership, making significant contributions to their communities and setting a high standard for their…

The Comrades Marathon & St John

St John has been a fixture at the Comrades Marathon pretty much since the race’s beginning, which is probably for almost 80 years….. and this year will be no exception. Its Comrades day this Sunday – 9 June. Of course, as we know Comrades is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race: approximately 88 kilometres…

The Nowanga Project & St John South Africa

uNowanga, in partnership with St John South Africa, is creating opportunities to fundamentally change the lives of unemployed South Africans who are looking the develop their skills in healthcare and nursing. uNowanga is a brain gain programme that seeks to connect young South Africans to sponsored, professional training opportunities, with guaranteed long-term employment post-training, at…

Be fire safe this Winter

We are leaving Summer behind and entering Autumn, and while many enjoy the cooler weather, longer evenings and changing colours of nature; it is also the time of year when salads are being replaced by stews, and fans by heaters… and anticipated increased loadshedding. To first responders, this means an increase in domestic and commercial fires. Here…

April 2024 Brigade Report

From the desk of James Moodie – Chief Commissioner of Brigade The Brigade is excited to announce that the South African Youth Advisory Network (SAYAN) is once again operational! This body, under the leadership of the Chief Youth Officer, is focused on all things youth in St John. The network is currently busy planning some…

April World Heritage Day

On Thursday 18 April we celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day as it is better known, a day set aside to celebrate the joint history and heritage of the human race. Much is said about the services offered by St John and the incredible personnel who work there, but…