If you have been raped or abused in any way, there is always someone to call in an emergency.
Whether you need emotional, medical or legal support, this list has somewhere you can find help.
Stop Gender Violence helpline:
0800 150 150
National toll-free helpline for survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of gender-based violence.
The Department of Social Development’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC):
0800 428 428
Or request a social worker to call you back by dialing *120*7867# free from any cellphone.
Toll free 24-hour call centre dedicated to providing support and counselling to victims of gender based violence.
South African Police Service (SAPS):
Cellphone emergency number:
0800 055 555
Lifeline Southern Africa:
0861 322 322
South African Depression and Anxiety Group:
Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393
Legal Aid South Africa Advice Line:
0800 204 473
South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) toll free number:
086 14 72622
Or on WhatsApp 076 535 1701