Active since 1879, St John in South Africa carries out its operations from ten major Centres located in various cities and towns, namely Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Fish Hoek, Grahamstown, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth and Somerset West.

St John South Africa is known for training in first aid and home based care. So far they have trained over 23,000 people and have given over 90,000 hours of services to the South African public during times of national emergency or disaster.


First Aid

Each year St John trains thousands of South Africans in first aid and community health work.

Community Health

St John South Africa's advanced home-based care programmes includes HIV / AIDS training for volunteers to help those who are terminally ill and prefers to be treated home; care for the elderly, the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses to reduce infant mortality by supporting pregnant women and mothers to have access to vital health services.

Eye Clinic

They operate 14 eye care clinics around the country providing professional eye testing and dispense spectacles to those underprivileged members most notably the elderly and school children of the community who are unable to afford commercial rates.

Partnership Work

In partnership with Phelophepa Health Trains, which travel to the most remote areas of the country, to provide essential medical care to rural villages; St John South Africa provides first aid and home-based care training to the various communities where the Phelophepa Trains visit.


St John South Africa
Cnr Leyds & Loveday Streets,
Johannesburg 2001
South Africa

Tel: 011 403 4227 Alt: 011 023 9431