Four killed, fourteen injured in Van Reenens Pass

Two separate incidents have left four people dead and fourteen injured on Van Reenens Pass this morning in KwaZulu Natal. When ER24 paramedics arrived at the first incident, they found that a truck had jack-knifed across the road, colliding with a number of other vehicles. On assessment, paramedics discovered that seven people from the various…


One dead, another critical in Khutsong

A woman in her 30s was killed and a man in his 30s critically injured this morning after two cars collided head-on on the Khutsong Road in Cartonville, Gauteng. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found the two mangled vehicles in the middle of the road. The two drivers lay in the middle of…


13 injured in taxi collision

13 people were injured this morning when two taxis collided at the William Nicol and Bruton Road intersection in Johannesburg North. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found the two taxis stationed in the slow lane of the road. 13 patients from both taxis sat on the pavement next to the road, their injuries…



The age of combo ambulances is upon us and there is a general international trend towards combining rescue vehicle with an ambulance. We have a look at the public and private sectors in South Africa to see what they have to say about this development. The debate for: A prototype dual-purpose fire and medical response…


End of year blues?

We are entering that time of year where the year is almost at an end, but not quite. There are still a few weeks left of this year. This time of year is typically marked with people being tired and almost bordering burn out. Many people are waiting in anticipation for the December break and…


Living it up

ER24 Values Professionalism Professionalism is displayed through ethical qualities developed throughout a person’s life cycle. These traits are usually displayed in the manner in which individuals conduct themselves. Within the EMS environment it is essential that ethical conduct is forthcoming in our daily duties, as Rose-Marie Storey wrote in her compliment to the staff members…



Through soil we become connected, our lives intertwine like roots deep down beneath the earth. It is from the soil that we grow and it is the soil that ultimately becomes our resting place. To farm is to understand the volatility of soil. The soil provides, heals and restores, but the soil also takes. Without…


Six injured in Mitchells Plain collision

Six people sustained moderate injuries this morning after a truck collided with a light motor vehicle on the Old Weltevreden Road in Mitchells Plain, Western Cape. ER24 paramedics found that a light motor vehicle had collided with a truck. Both vehicles had then come to rest down a small embankment. On assessment of the scene,…


One killed, four injured in truck collision

A man was killed and four others injured this evening, including three children, when a bakkie collided with a truck on the R53 in Potchefstroom. ER24 paramedics and provincial fire services arrived on scene and found that a wrecked bakkie lay beneath a large truck. Five people lay trapped within the mangled bakkie. On assessment,…


One killed, three injured in three car-pile-up

A man in his 30s was killed and three others injured this evening when three bakkies collided on Edendale Road in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found three bakkies stationed in the middle of the road. One of the bakkies came to rest on top of another after it rolled…