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Report Crime

How to… Report a Crime

The reporting of crime is incredibly important. Even if you don’t desire police investigation or a criminal prosecution, you should still report your knowledge of a crime or criminal activity. Unless everyone reports crime, the police cannot properly understand the threat landscape, set priorities, allocate resources or effectively combat crime. If you don’t want to be identified then use an anonymous tip-off line, or send us the details and we’ll report it for you. Whatever the case, please help in the fight against crime and report what you know.

Crimes in Progress and Emergencies

If something is going down, or if you’re faced with an emergency situation, then first contact the emergency services numbers below.

112
10111

Remember to remain as calm as possible. Speak slowly and clearly so that the operator can understand what you’re saying the first time. Answer their questions as best you can. They need all that information to be able to get the right help to you. They’ll probably want to keep you on the line for as long as possible so be patient – do not hang up the phone until you’re told to. Don’t scream and shout at the operator as they may very well be your only lifeline. Remember that they are just coordinating with emergency services and cannot make the police or other responders get to you any quicker than they can.

For residents of Cape Town and surrounding areas you can also call the following emergency services numbers.

0214807700
107

Crimes that have just happened

If there’s a chance that the suspects are still in the area or if you’re still in danger then call the emergency services first. Provide as much detail as you can remember – particularly about the suspects, their appearance, vehicles (if any) and which direction they went. After you’ve contacted the emergency services you can get in touch with your local police station, metro police, municipal protection services or security company. You’ll find contact details for the South African Police Service and Metropolitan Police Departments under the next heading “crimes that happened earlier on”.

Crimes that happened earlier on

Here you should contact your local police station. You will be advised whether to report to the police station’s CSC (community service center) to open a case or whether a police officer will be dispatched to you. If you’re able to get to the police station then it is advisable for you to do so instead of taking police officers off the streets. To get directions or more information from the police you can use the tool below to get the telephone number and email address of any police station in South Africa.

South African Police Service

 Type the city/town name here and then click “get details”

Metropolitan Police Departments

ProvinceServiceEmergencies
Eastern CapeNelson Mandela Bay Metro041 585 1555
GautengEkurhuleni Metro Police011 458 0911
GautengJohannesburg Metro Police Department011 375 5911
GautengTshwane Metro Police Department012 358 7095/6
KwaZulu-NatalDurban Metro Police Service031 361 0000
Western CapeCape Town Metropolitan Police021 480 7700

Crime Tip-Off Lines

National Crime Reporting Line0860 010 111
National Crime Reporting Line082 809 2277
National Crime Reporting Line32211

Additional resources for certain offenses

Sexual Offenses

Thuthuzela Care Centres

ProvinceTownPlaceTelephone
GautengMamelodiMamelodi Hospital012 801 2717
GautengSinakekelweNatalspruit Hospita011 909 1002/3/6/9
GautengNthabisengChris Hani Baragwanath Hospital011 933 1229/3346
GautengKopanongKopanong Hospital016 428 5959
GautengMasakhaneTembisa Hospital011 923 2106
GautengLaudiumLaudium Community Health Centre012 374 3710
Gauteng Lenasia Lenasia Community Health Center 011 211 0632
Gauteng Vosloorus Thelle Mogoerane Hospital 011 590 0000
Eastern CapeLibodeSt Barnabas Hospital047 568 6274
Eastern CapeMdantsaneCecilia Makiwane Hospital043 761 2023
Eastern CapePort ElizabethDora Nginza Hospital041 406 4112
Eastern CapeButterworthButterworth Hospital047 491 2506
Eastern Cape King Williams Town Grey Hospital 043 643 3300
Eastern Cape East London St Patricks Hospital 039 251 0236
Eastern Cape Mount Fletcher Tayler Bequest Hospital 039 737 3186
Western CapeMannenbergGF Jooste Hospital021 691 6194
Western CapeBelvilleKarl Bremmer Hospital021 948 0861
Western CapeGeorgeGeorge Hospital044 873 4858
Western Cape Khayelitsha Khayelitsha District Hospital 021 360 4570
Western Cape Dassenberg Wesfleur Hospital 021 010 0421
Western Cape Worcester Worcester Hospital 023 348 1294
North WestMafikengMafikeng Provincial Hospital018 383 7000
North WestRustenburgJob Shimankane Hospital014 590 5474
North West Kerksdorp Klerksdorp Hospital 018 465 2828
KwaZulu-NatalUmlaziPrince Mshiyeni Hospital031 907 8496
KwaZulu-NatalPhoenixMahatma Ghandi Hospital031 502 2338
KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg Edendale Hospital 033 395 4325
KwaZulu-Natal Newcastle Madadeni Hospital 034 328 8508
KwaZulu-Natal Stanger Stanger Provincial Hospital 032 437 6000
KwaZulu-Natal Chatsworth RK Khan Hospital 031 459 6000
Northern CapeGalesheweKimberly Hospital053 830 8900
Northern CapeKakamasKakmas Hospital054 431 0057
Northern Cape De AarCentral Karoo Hospital 053 631 7093
Northern Cape Springbok Dr van Niekerk Hospital 027 712 1551
Northern Cape Kimberley Galeshewe Day Hospital 053 830 8900
Free StateTshepongNational District Hospital051 448 5028
Free StateWelkomBongani Hospital057 355 4106
Free State Sasolburg Metsimaholo District Hospital 016 973 3997
Free State Bethlehem Phekolong Hospital 058 304 3023
MpumalangaKaNyemazaneThemba Hospital013 796 9412
Mpumalanga Ermelo Ermelo Hospital 017 811 2031
Mpumalanga Evander Evander Hospital 017 632 2211
Mpumalanga Witbank Witbank Hospital 013 653 2208
Limpopo ProvinceMangkwengMangkweng Hospital015 286 1261
Limpopo ProvinceTshilidziniTshilidzini Hospital015 964 3257
Limpopo Province Groblersdal Groblersdal Hospital 013 262 3024
Limpopo Province Potgietersrus Mokopane Hospital 015 483 4000
Limpopo Province Seshego Seshego Hospital 015 223 0483
Limpopo Province Thohoyandou Tshilidzini Hospital 015 964 3257

Provincial Victim Empowerment Coordinators

ProvinceCoordinatorTelephone
Eastern CapeMs V Hlanganyana040 609 5307
Free StateMs P Ramolehe051 409 0566
GautengMs A Sithole 011 355 7718
KwaZulu-NatalMr R Byroo033 264 2011
LimpopoMr J Mphasha015 293 6141
MpumalangaMs P Sihlangu013 766 3158
North WestMs D Komane018 388 1638
Northern CapeMs S Swartland053 874 9224
Western CapeMr A Lewaks021 483 4021

Rape Crisis and Counselling Services

ProvinceServiceTelephone
Eastern CapeRape Crisis Phaphamani 041 977 0074
Eastern CapeRape Crisis Port Elizabeth041 484 3804
GautengRape Crisis Pretoria012 804 3619
GautengPeople Against Women Abuse011 642 4345
KwaZulu-NatalRape Crisis Pietermaritzburg 033 394 4444
KwaZulu-NatalAdvise Desk For Abused Women031 262 5231
NationalStop Gender Abuse080 015 0150
NationalJes Foord Foundation086 133 3449
Western Cape24 hr Crisis Line021 447 9762
Western CapeRape Crisis Athlone 021 633 9229
Western CapeRape Crisis Helderberg 021 852 5620
Western CapeRape Crisis Khayelitsha021 361 9085

Accredited Centers/Shelters for Victims

ProvinceShelterContact Details
Eastern CapeKwanobuhle Outreach Centre041 978 1499
Free StateSerobe Shelter083 958 0602
GautengIkhaya Le Themba083 286 7948
GautengMercy House012 329 5528
GautengEldorado Park Women’s Forum072 278 1841/073 150 4392
KwaZulu-NatalOpen Doors084 409 2679/031 709 2679
LimpopoSecure Care Centre082 688 7128
MpumalangaBadplaas Shelter082 765 5423/017 884 1541
Northern CapeBopanang Crisis079 8841 834
North WestGrace Help Centre072 348 6526/014 574 3476
Western CapeStellenbosch Safe House079 689 0453/021 8832 574
Western CapeSaartjie Baartman Centre021 633 5287

Child Abuse / Child Pornography

Additional Reporting Lines

Film and Publications BoardChild Pornography Hotline0800 148 148
Film and Publications BoardOnline Reportinghttp://www.fpbprochild.org.za
South African Police ServiceReport Child Pornographychildprotect@saps.org.za
Dept of Social Development24-hour Command Centre0800 428 428
Dept of Social DevelopmentRequest Call-Back*120*7867# (free)
Child Welfare South AfricaHelpline0861 424 453

Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses (FCS) Units

ProvinceAreaContact
GautengPretoria012 393 2107
Western CapeWorcester 023 348 6100
KwaZulu-NatalDurban 031 325 4111
Free StateDe Aar 053 632 9604
GautengBraamfontein 011 403 3413
Western CapeAthlone 021 376 9850
Free StateBloemfontein 082 455 6081
North WestKlerksdorp 018 464 5394
GautengKatlehong 011 617 3664
GautengGermiston 011 871 5470
Eastern CapeGeorge 044 803 4616
Eastern CapeEast London 043 722 9718
LimpopoPolokwane 015 633 1083
GautengMabopane 012 701 2956
LimpopoMakhado 015 519 4467
North WestMogwase 014 555 5323
MpumalangaMpumalanga013 243 8700
Eastern CapeOudtshoorn 044 272 6486
KwaZulu-NatalPort Shepstone 039 688 7900
North WestPotchefstroom 018 299 7315
Western CapeSpringbok 027 712 8101
Western CapeSteenberg 021 799 1315
GautengTemba 012 717 9141
Western CapeVredendal 027 201 3200
Free StateVryburg 053 928 4301

Provincial Heads: FCS units

AreaOffice numberCellular phoneEmail address
Head Office012 393 2107 Head.fcs@saps.gov.za
Eastern Cape040 608 8498082 4420 651GovaneLP@saps.gov.za
Free State051 507 6628082 8547 501fs.prov.cmdr@saps.gov.za
Gauteng011 309 6016082 4125 988PetsaneMW@saps.gov.za
KwaZulu-Natal031 325 4941082 8268 976gounderD@saps.gov.za
Limpopo015 -290 6180082 4517 170limprov.fcs.cmdr@saps.gov.za
Mpumalanga013 762 4770082 4652 359NgutshaniT@saps.gov.za
North West018 299 7159071 3539 137nw.detectives.fcscmdr@saps.gov.za
Northern Cape053 839 2824079 6951 719ncprov.fcs.co-or@saps.gov.za
Western Cape021 467 8390082 8509 674wc.fcscommander@saps.gov.za

Endangered Species

Police Endangered Species Section

OfficerAreaContact
Col Johan JoosteNational Head 082 373 9196
Col Hans SmithOperational Head 082 301 7759
W/O MalanGauteng011 373 3300/082 782 3826
Capt MabotjaLimpopo082 451 7161/015 290 6178
Capt Chris du PlessisStock Theft Unit082 738 3283
Col Johan BritsMpumalanga082 373 8993/013 759 1372
WO Kevin SinghKZN082 551 8047/031 325 4768
Capt RuttersEastern Cape043 706 0639/082 779 7229
Col Buks StrydomWestern Cape021 918 3648/082 463 6823
Col Barkie BarkhuizenNorthern Cape053 839 3728/082 494 9987
Lt Kitty TaljaardFree State051 407 3600/3626/071 481 2603
Lt Col MakuoaneNorth West018 464 5324/071 481 2574
Sgt Estie von HagenInterpol Desk079 514 4276
Lt Col Herman EspachForensics082 419 6821

Environmental Enforcement Officers

OfficerAreaContact
Jaap PienaarEastern Cape040 609 4717/082 853 1844
Werner BoingFree State051 400 9535/082 789 4468
Stony SteenkampGauteng082 768 3557
Roderick PotterKwaZulu-Natal082 772 8343
Riaan de JagerLimpopo083 627 5991
Juan de BeerMpumalanga013 759 5320/083 628 1827
Pieter van NiekerkNorthern Cape079 496 4146
Basie DioleNorth West082 331 9759
Paul GildenhuysWestern Cape021 866 8012/082 551 8312

Explosives, Arms and Ammunition

ProvinceOfficerTelephone
GautengCapt M Greyling 011 767 8000
GautengSupt C Bezuidenhout 011 767 8000
GautengSupt L Botha 011 871 5627
GautengSupt D Nortjé 011 986 9539
GautengCapt H Koen 011 986 9541
GautengSupt E Weideman 011 986 9550
GautengCapt A La Grange 011 986 9581
GautengCapt M Pretorius 012 252 5966
GautengCapt D Stidwell 012 342 9091
GautengCapt D Wolmarans 012 342 9091
GautengCapt J Foster012 342 9093
GautengSupt N Mlanje 012 342 9093
GautengSupt M Gaqavu 012 342 9093
GautengCapt W Els 012 393 2768
GautengCapt G Myburgh 012 393 2777
GautengSupt S Dijoe 012 393 2782
GautengSupt M Pillay 012 393 2783
MpumalangaCapt P Roodt 013 759 1155
North WestCapt T Nkoko 014 597 9863
LimpopoCapt D Herbst 014 718 7685
LimpopoSupt A Muhali 015 263 6990
LimpopoCapt J Ehlers 015 307 1060
LimpopoCapt J Swarts 015 534 7622
LimpopoCapt T Nemusibi 015 960 1023
GautengSupt F Van Der Walt 016 450 2120
GautengCapt R Scholtz 016 450 2121
MpumalangaSupt P Oelofse 017 624 2079
MpumalangaCapt J Lingenfelder 017 624 2084
North WestSupt M Gopane 018 299 7795
North WestCapt P Peens 018 299 7864
North WestCapt M Kau 018 397 4200
Western CapeCapt R Lewis 021 506 2163
Western CapeSupt R Reijnders 021 506 2191
Western CapeSupt B Posthumus 021 506 2192
Western CapeCapt P Bester 021 506 2196
Western CapeSupt P Steenkamp 021 506 2197
Western CapeCapt D Kahn 021 506 2202
Western CapeCapt E Lourens 021 863 1040
Western CapeSupt W Kotze 027 712 3667
KwaZulu-NatalCapt R Vandayar 031 312 1529
KwaZulu-NatalCaptN Gunter 031 312 1490
KwaZulu-NatalCapt K Govender 031 312 1499
KwaZulu-NatalSupt D Strauss 031 312 1529
KwaZulu-NatalSupt P Strydom 031 312 1529
KwaZulu-NatalCapt C Richard 033 355 3803
KwaZulu-NatalSupt R Botha 033 355 3806
KwaZulu-NatalCaptA Van Staden 034 312 4252
KwaZulu-NatalCapt T Mazothana 039 682 3688
Eastern CapeCapt H Erasmus 041 487 3177
Eastern CapeCapt E Bester 041 487 3177
Eastern CapeCapt M Leviton 043 722 4080
Eastern CapeSupt I Ferreira 043 722 4080
Eastern CapeSupt L Lila 043 722 4080
Eastern CapeSupt M Khotha 043 722 4080
Eastern CapeCapt A Kruger 044 690 3765
Eastern CapeSupt G Coetzee 044 690 3771
Eastern CapeCapt M Madlokazi 045 838 3878
Eastern CapeSupt L Coetzee 046 622 3821
Eastern CapeSupt G Bilibana 047 505 5112
Eastern CapeSupt T Zimela 047 505 5114
Eastern CapeCapt W Manina 047 505 5119
Free StateSupt K Van Wyk 053 838 5605
Free StateCapt L Lesch 053 838 5606
Free StateCapt W Nel 054 337 3404
Free StateSupt C Rautenbach 057 391 6866

Crimes by Police Officers

Independent Police Investigations Directorate

ProvincePhoneFax
Kwazulu-Natal031 310 1300031 305 8214
Gauteng011 220 1500011 333 2705
Limpopo015 291 9800015 295 3409
Mpumalanga013 754 1000013 752 2602
Eastern Cape043 7066500043 7066526
Free State051 406 6800051 430 8852
Northern Cape053 807 5100053 832 5615
North West018 397 2500018 381 1495
Western Cape021 941 4800021 949 3196

Priority Crimes

Directorate: Priority Crimes Investigation

ProvinceCommanderTelephoneCellphone
Northern CapeCol Sothwane053 836 7017082 941 1224
LimpopoLt Col Makweya015 290 6780071 481 3237
Free StateCol Gerber082 453 0816082 373 9440
KwaZulu NatalLt Col Laat031 325 4786 082 551 2203
North WestCapt Pretorius018 299 7172082 856 1713
Western CapeCol Berg021 918 3595082 469 3268
Eastern CapeCol Cronje 043 706 0667082 529 4216
MpumalangaCapt Rossouw013 249 8059082 556 5728
GautengCol Matlala011 373 3307082 373 9492

Central Reporting Officers

OfficePersonTelephone
Head OfficePumla Mphothulo 012-846 4001
Commercial CrimeMaj Gen Meiring012-846 4100
PCMCMaj Gen Arendse012-846 4323
Asset ForfeitureMaj Gen Siyothula012-846 4102
Central Reporting OfficeCol N Magagamale012- 846 4222
Central Reporting OfficeCapt A Rossouw012-846 4202
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