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Emergency Helplines In SA

Life is unpredictable, it is always wise to keep emergency numbers with you, in case something happens and you need help.


Take a look at some of the most useful emergency numbers for major cities in South Africa.

Department Johannesburg Pretoria/Tshwane Durban Cape Town Bloemfontein
Emergency Call Centre - 012 368 2111 031 311 1111 021 480 7700 051 405 8911
Fire / Ambulance 011 375 5911 012 310 6300 031 361 0000 021 535 1100 051 406 6666 / 051 407 6000
Metro Police 011 490 1510 012 358 7095 031 361 0000 - 051 407 3940
Water 011 681 7800 012 358 2111 080 131 3013 - 051 405 8191
Electricity 011 375 5555 080 111 1556 080 131 3111 080 022 0440 051 409 2345

National Emergency Numbers

Function Code
Police (flying Squad) 10111
Cell phone emergency 112
Ambulance response 10177