Useful Contacts

Emergency Numbers

Nationwide emergency response

Dial the telephone number 10111 from anywhere in South Africa. A call centre operator will answer the incoming call, take all necessary particulars and assign the complaint to a Flying Squad patrol vehicle, or the local police station, to attend the incident.

Emergency Rescue:

From Landline 107
From Mobile 112


All Area 10177
ER 24 0840124
Netcare 911082 911

National Sea Rescue Institute

Saldhana Bay 022 714-1726
Cape Town 021 449-3500
Mossel Bay 044 604-6271
Port Elizabeth 041 507-1911
East London 043 700-2100
Durban 031 361-8567
Richard’s Bay 035 753-1991, 035 905-3401/3444

Useful Numbers

Weather Forecast 082 162 or 082 231 1640
Phone Directory 1023
Time 1026

Calls to Ships at Sea

Via Coastal Stations 0800 222 208\
Via Satellite 10900

All numbers listed above exclude the international dialling code.


Government Departments

Department of Home Affairs

Department of Labour

Department of Mineral Resources

Department of Transport

South African Revenue Service

Local Government & Municipalities

Buffalo City Municipality (East London)

City of Cape Town

City of Durban

City of uMhlathuze (Richards Bay)

Mossel Bay Municipality

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (PE)

Saldanha Bay Municipality

State Owned Enterprises

Airport Company of South Africa (ACSA)

Eskom (electricity)