MUST-HAVE: List of important telephone numbers ahead of SA lockdown_1


As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic South Africans are facing living situation that are from usual. The declaration of a national state of emergency and the announcement of a 21 day lockdown where everything except essential services will be closed, with limited movement allowed is a new reality for citizens. Here are all the numbers you need to have to successfully navigate this period.
Pandemic related hotlines

Covid-19 24 hr National Hotline: 0800 029 999
WhatsApp updates: 0600 123 456
Mediclinic Covid-19 Hotline: 0860 240 024
Western Covid-19 Cape hotline: 021 928 4102
Gauteng Covid-19 hotline: 0800 428 8364

Reporting crime

SAPS: 08600 10111

If you experience any abuse by police officers during the lockdown. These are regional IPID contact details

Eastern Cape: 082 592 9888
Free State: 063 225 6081
Gauteng: 076 455 5718
Limpopo: 078 871 4811
KwaZulu-Natal: 079 895 2741
Mpumalanga: 072 881 4196
Northern Cape:  064 624 8203
North West: 078 163 6874
Western Cape: 073 890 1269

Price gouging

Rising prices on essential goods is illegal during the lockdown. Report businesses guilty of this here:

DTI hotline: 0800 141 880

Government departments

Government departments have hotlines for specific concerns, especially related to visas for foreigners or problems with water and sanitation, or issues directly related to the tourism industry.

Department of Home Affairs: 0800 601 190
Department of Water and Sanitation: 0800 200 200
Department of Tourism: 0860 868 747
Presidential hotline: 17737


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