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The Saaberie Chishty Ambulance Service is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) which aspires to help better the community and provide a professional Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the less fortunate within Region G , Southern Suburb's of Johannesburg Lenasia and surrounding areas.

In keeping with this aspiration, the society comprises of many divisions with one division in particular being noted as an invaluable asset to the community irrespective of religion, race, location or language.

Some 29 years ago, the Saaberie Chishty Society made a commitment to themselves, and to the community of Lenasia, to provide a much needed emergency medical service. The Society relentlessly fought against all odds during the apartheid regime to make this commitment a reality. This perseverance paid off with the formation of the Saaberie Chishty Ambulance Services.

What started out as a small community ambulance is now a 24 Hour fully operational ambulance service with 3 Ambulances manned by 11 qualified paramedics and administration staff.

Since inception the ambulance service has grown from strength to strength allowing the Society to extend the emergency medical services to areas such as Eldorado Park, Lehae, Zakkariyya Park, Lenasia South, Ennerdale as well as the neighbouring informal settlements.

In access of 250 distress calls are attended to on a monthly basis with a large percentage of these calls rendered to the destitute and needy.


At Saaberie Chishty we’ve made patient emergency care our life’s work. This is our corporate credo on how we look at our Ambulance Service.

To save lives, reduce suffering and enhance the quality of life.

To provide accessible emergency response and quality care through accountability, integrity and organised management

To lead by example, work with expertise and deliver the best outcomes possible for our patients.

To continuously contribute to society by improving our capacity to provide a comprehensive emergency service solution with infrastructural capabilities to sustain this service.

To develop and implement successful healthcare solutions for all, regards of colour or creed.

To observe the sanctity of life, personal respect and dignity in everything we do.


  • Registered as a non-profit organisation (NPO 029-055)
  • Registered as a public benefit organisation (PBO 930020641)
  • Registered with SARS for vat (4030258617)
  • Registered with SARS for tax exemption
  • Registered as a level 4 BEE
  • Registered with the Board of Health Care Funders (PR 1305077)
  • Registered with Health Profession Council of South Africa
  • Registered with South African Private Ambulance and Emergency Services Association.

What does it mean to be registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO)?

A Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) is any welfare, religious or cultural body, private school, bursary fund or charitable trust that has been approved by SARS.

The PBO's legal status can take the form of either a Trust, a section 21 Company or an Association of Persons.

SCA is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation. The benefit to the donor is that any cash donation that is made to SCA can be claimed back from SARS. By donating to a tax exempt body the donor benefits from paying the 10% Donations Tax and Income Tax on Donations to certain PBO's. As an example, for a cash donation of R10, 000, an amount of R1,000 can be claimed back from SARS. As a result of its registration as a PBO, SCA is authorized by SARS to issue its contributors or donors with a Section 18A Tax certificate upon request. This will allow them to claim their 10% donations tax rebate.


The Society operates several non-profit organisations to help, uplift and benefit society. While this website specifically focusses on the Ambulance Division, here’s a brief listing of our other services.