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Updated 14 December 2015

All your emergency numbers

Every second counts in an emergency and having all South Africa's emergency service numbers in one place means you are prepared for any event.

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Using your cell phone

Choose the numbers that are relevant to you then save them on your cell under emergency and/or stick them on your fridge


Hot tip:
Download and install the new emergency resonder app: MySOS. It's a one-stop solution for access to the closest and most appropriate emergency services in South Africa. Be sure to link up your family and friends to strengthen the network of assistance. Read more about MySOS and how it works.

Nationwide: dial 112 from cellphones only and you will be linked to your cell phone company's emergency call centre - even if you are out of airtime or the phone is locked.

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Vodacom Emergency: 082 112; MTN Emergency: 083 112; Cell C Emergency: 084 112

Using your landline or cellphone

Nationwide flying squad - police patrol unit
10111

Nationwide ambulance
10177|

Nationwide fire Brigade 
10177

Private emergency response company Netcare911will respond to emergencies whether you are a member or not. Dial: 082 911.

Nationwide medical emergency company ER24 Dial: 084124

Free AA Rescue Service app with Rescue Me button that alerts the Automobile Association to your whereabouts for roadside assistance

Pet emergency - list of SPCA numbers around South Africa / In Gauteng, contact Claw emergency number 082  926 3627 for community animal welfare in the townships.

Choose your area and explore the numbers you need:

Cape Town - one-call number that will assist in all emergencies: 107 from landline and 021 480 7700 from cellphone

Johannesburg - extensive list of all emergency numbers

Pretoria - emergency and hospital numbers

Kwa-Zulu Natal - full list of emergency numbers for the province

Polokwane -
list of emergency  numbers

Free State - short list of the most important numbers

Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Dispatch - essential emergency numbers

Pietermaritzburg - Msunduzi municipality emergency numbers

Kimberley - most important emergency numbers

East London - emergency and hospital numbers

Nelspruit - basic emergency numbers and here for the greater Mpumalanga

George -  emergency and general info numbers

Difficulty with emergency services: 1022

Use this useful link to find more specific emergency numbers across the country

Other numbers you may need

Automobile Association Rescue
080 001 0101

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

011 488 4911

Steve Biko Academic Hospital
012 354 1000

Unitas Hospital - Gauteng

012 677 8000

Melomed Mitchells Plain

021 392 3126

Mitchell's Plain District Hospital

021 377 4300

Hospital Cairn Hall
051 522 3805

Durban General Hospital 
031 332 2111

Medi Clinic
021 461 1124
012 807 0019
051 433 1272
031 300 3911
011 709 2000

Poison Centre 
021 931 6129 – Tygerberg

021 689 5227 – Red Cross
080 033 3444 - KZN
082 491 0160 - Bloemfontein

Serious and violent crimes unit (Murder and Robbery)
011 986 9000 - Johannesburg
012 358 7095 - Tshwane
086 001 0111 – Crime Stop

Mountain Rescue
031 307 7744  - KZN

021 948 9900 – Western Cape

074 125 1385/074 163 3952 - Gauteng

Sea Rescue - NSRI 

General from cellphone: 112
021 449 3500 – Cape Town
031 372 011 – Durban

Tourism Helpline
083 123 6789

LifeLine 

0861-322-322

Child Helpline 
080 005 5555

Child Abuse Unit 
011 481 5118 - Johannesburg
051 447 9808 - Bloemfontein
031 307 7000 - KZN
012 334 4365 - Pretoria


POWA (People Abusing Women Abuse)
011 642 4345 – Johannesburg (Main Office)

081 383 7698 – Evaton

011 933 2333/2310 – Soweto

011 905 211 – Katlehong

011 906 4259 / 1792 – Vosloorus

CT Women Centre (Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children)
021 633 5287

CT Rape Crisis
021 447 9762

Welfare

011 452 4110

NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders)

021 462 0017 – Head Office

Islamic Helpline
011 838 6085

011 854 7242

Gender Abuse Helpline

0800 150 150

Alcoholics Anonymous 
0861 HELP AA (435-722)

SANCA (South African National Council on Alcoholism)

011 892 3475

011 892 3139


 
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