The country's state emergency services are facing staff and vehicle shortages
Here’s how paramedics are fighting for their own lives so they can save yours.

This is the first in a two-part series on medicine and security in South Africa. Check out the second story here. Read a full transcript of this podcast here.

This podcast was originally released on 14 August 2019.

Music credit: Driven To Success – Scott Holmes

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Danny Booysen is a freelance audio technical producer and has over 30 years of experience in the broadcast industry.

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Mia Malan is Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief and executive director. Under her leadership, Bhekisisa’s online readership increased 30 fold and its donor funding eightfold between 2013 and 2019. Malan has won more than 20 African journalism awards for her work and is a former fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.