The following are helpful contacts for safety and security concerns.
Who to contact if you experience abuse by the police or military
Read this article about safe-guarding your rights during the lockdown.
If you witness abuse, you can contact the IPID on the following numbers.
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
General: 079 433 2663
Alternatively, if you witness abuse by the police or army, you can also call the Legal Support Hotline: 066 076 8845
A public interest law organisation may be available to assist you free of charge. Take note of the time of the incident, the location, the name of the officer (if wearing a name tag), the registration or vehicle number, the nature of the incident. Please film the incident if you can.
If you are experiencing incidences of gender-based violence, there is help. Here are some useful numbers:
Government has assured the public that shelters for the vulnerable will remain functional during the lockdown, including old age homes, child and youth care centres and rehabilitation centres.
Whatsapp the word ‘BRAVE’ to 0800 150 150 to get in touch with the right organisation if you are in need of help.
GBV command centre: 0800 428 428 or *120*7867# (free)
Urgent victim response line: 0800 150 150
Reporting crime to SAPS: 08600 10111