Justin Witbooi is the founder and proud owner of Taurus Medical. He is a qualified Intermediate Life Support Medic with over 15 years experience in emergency medical services. He is an industrial fire-fighter and aviation health care provider. His talents range far and wide, working as a specialist in sports strapping for BSN Medical and as an orthopaedic trauma sales consultant for Smith and Nephew. Justin completed his sales career at Adcock Ingrim doing advanced wound care. In that time, he worked with The Springboks, Western Province Rugby and the British/Irish Lions. After working on the first Fear Factor in South Africa in 2000, Justin remained in the film industry pursuing his passion for adventure and excitement. With his days as a tight head prop driving the front of the scrum behind him, he continues to be the driving force behind the team at Taurus Medical.
Dr. Ferhan Khan is a General Practitioner, and acts as our Supervising Medical Officer at Taurus Medical. Joining our team in 2011, he has worked on high profile productions such as Fear Factor and Master Chef South Africa as the series doctor. Dr Khan has over 15 years experience in private practice, including a background in orthopedics. When he isn’t busy saving lives he is an avid golfer, rumoured to have an impressive 283-meter drive.
Darren Winter is a Btech Advanced Life Support Medic and head of our clinical governance at Taurus Medical. Darren joined the emergency medical services in 1991 and has a wealth of experience. He has worked in South Africa and over 15 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Darren is a paramedic instructor and has taught advanced cardiac life support and international trauma life support. Rarely seen without his cowboy hat, Darren is our walking medical encyclopedia. With his reputation as a “handy man” on set, no task is left unfinished and he has even been known to build an ambulance or two.
Uwe Auer is an Intermediate Life Support Medic and First Aid Instructor. If you can’t stand the heat, get out the kitchen…Uwe a former chef turned ILS medic and industrial firefighter, brings an element of “cool and calm” to the team. He has quickly climbed the ranks at Taurus Medical, operating as our Western Cape Manager.
Rowan Adams is an Intermediate Life Support Medic and Rescue Technician. A man of many talents, Rowan holds a class 3 commercial divers license and is a truck mounted crane operator and boat skipper of note. Our ever-reliable team leader, no job is to big for Mr. Rowan Adams.
Farouk Lutta is an Advanced Life Support Medic and Rescue Technician. Affectionately know as the Silver Fox, Farouk brings over 30 years of experience to the team and is a mentor to all of us. When off duty, he is dedicated to perfecting the art of brewing the perfect cup of tea.
Alfred Jaftha is an Intermediate Life Support Medic and a Rescue Technician with over 15 years experience in emergency medical services. He has a breadth of experience in aviation, surf, industrial, agricultural, heavy vehicle and fire rescue. For fun, he fills his spare time regularly attending pre-hospital intermediate cardiac and pediatric life support training. He doesn’t like to show off, but if he did he would tell you that he competed in an international extrication competition in London. In a team of loud characters, Alfred enjoys a moment of silence every now and then.
Riefaat Adams, no relation to his mentor and hero Rowan Adams, is an Intermediate Life Support Medic and Rescue Technician. If laughter is the best medicine, then Riefaat is your man. A lover of the outdoors, he is always the first to volunteer for mountain rescues, and considers Table Mountain his backyard
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Taurus Medical is a licensed private ambulance service with the Western Cape Department of Health
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