An SA team of medical and emergency workers has been recognised by the UN for its rescue efforts in Mozambique during the recent devastating Cyclone Idai. The team includes Rescue SA members Ian Scher‚ Travis Trower and Klaas Prinsloo; Connor Hartnady‚ Abrie Senekal and Gerhard Louw from the University of Johannesburg; SAPS search and rescue team members Francois Pretorius and Romel de Rosa; IPSS medics Paul Herbst‚ Dylan Meyrick‚ Shane Rode‚ Armand Herbst and Daniel Lobjoit; ER24’s Marcel Nordin and Brian Allchin; Ceron Meadows from Rescue Care; Bradley Hatfield from Ethekini Fire and Emergency Services; and Keanan Reynolds from the Durban University of Technology (DUT). They all received letters of commendation from the UN. Reynolds , DUT’s head of technical and medical in the health sciences department, told TimesLIVE that the SA team was the first on the ground after the devastating cyclone hit in March. Rescue SA‚ an organisation that responds to sudden-onset disasters national...

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