Driving Change in South Africa

In Rustenburg, South Africa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides survivors of sexual and gender-based violence with comprehensive medical and mental health care. For these patients, the first person they meet after their attack is usually the MSF driver who comes to pick them up and take them to the nearest MSF clinic. "When I take this job, I thought, 'Okay, I’m coming here, I’m going to only drive, collect the patient, drop them at the center, then take them back,’" says Lebogang (Lebo) Seketama, a member of the eight all male team of drivers. "But now when I’m here I realize that, no, it’s more than that. I have to be emotionally invested in this.” The drivers in Rustenburg have all undergone psychological first aid training so they know how to engage and support these patients. In this short documentary, set in the country's tough platinum mining belt, Seketama describes how his job has affected his life.