About The First Aid League

The South African First Aid League (SAFAL) was established in April 1935 with the purpose of providing first aid training to the community at large. This service was extended to include provision of first aid assistance at sport and other community activities.

SAFAL is registered with the Department of Labour (CI BIG 3-03)
We also abide by current guidelines laid down by the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa.

SAFAL is also a non-profit organization (NPO) and a public beneficiary organisation (PBO).

SAFAL is very meticulous to comply with the minimum requirements as laid down because it forms the cornerstone of quality training.

Our Mission

Event Assistance

To provide first aid assistance at events.

Information to public

To provide relevant and latest first aid assistance information to the public.


To train first aiders according to the guidelines laid down by the Department of Labour, the HWSETA and the Resuscitation Council of South.

First aid skills

To ensure that first aid skills are laid down and practised.

Provide First Aid Kits

To provide a variety of Regulation 7 first aid kits (bags and boxes).

Our Vision

The South African First Aid League aims
to be the most effective first aid organization
in the service area of its choice.

Our History

The South African First Aid League was the brainchild of Mr George Annandale Nezar, who in 1934 realized that his mother tongue, Afrikaans should be recognized as a language medium in which basic first aid skills could be taught to South Africans.

The Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV), at their sixth annual Congress on the 17th of April 1935, decided to initiate their own first aid movement. The first branch of the League was founded in Bloemfontein on the 9th of August 1935. In 1954, the South African Railways recognized the organisation as an official first aid training institution for their employees.

The South African First Aid League (SAFAL) is an effective, independent, non-profit organization.

Contact Details

GAUTENG (Centurion)

Contact Hélène
(bookings, finance, general enquiries)

Contact Marina
(training related enquiries)

082 6699095

083 976 6627 - Dalene Martins

Our Location

Head Office
1011 Pretorius Street South

Lyttelton Manor