COVID-19 Public Hotline
0800 029 999

Official WhatsApp Help Service

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.
or share this link: https://wa.me/27600123456?text=Hi

National Department of Health
Dr AB Xuma Building,
1112 Voortrekker Rd,
Pretoria
South Africa

Social Relief of Distress

Applications could be made by either calling 0800 60 10 11 or by sending an email to [email protected]

Sassa also has contact staff in every province, to try and relieve the congestion at the national call center. The contact numbers are as follows

National SASSA call center: 0600 60 10 11

  • Eastern Cape – 043 707 6300
  • Free State – 051 410 8339
  • Gauteng – 011 241 8324
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 033-846 3400
    or WhatsApp 071 607 1514
  • Limpopo – 015 291 7500
  • Mmpumalanga – 013 754 9428
  • Northern Cape – 053 802 4900
  • North West – 018 397 3360
  • Western Cape – 021 469 0235

Call Center Numbers and Hotlines

  • COVID-19 Public Hotline 0800 029 999
  • Gender-based violence command center dial: *120*7867# (free for mobile)
  • Support to SMME’s in Distress 0860 663 7867
  • South African Police Service 08600 10111
  • National Crisis Line 0861 322 322
  • Reporting undue price increases 0800 141 880
  • Department of Home Affairs 0800 601 190
  • Department of Water & Sanitation 0800 200 200
  • Department of Tourism 0860 868 747
  • Department of Trade & Industry 08 000 6543
  • Presidential Hotline 17737
  • Child Line: 0800 055 555
  • Person with Disabilities: SMS ‘help’ to 31531
  • AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322
  • Suicide Helpline 0800 567 567 or 0800 456 789
  • GB VF – Related service complaints 0800 333 177
  • Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit 0800 150 150
  • Woman Abuse Helpline 0800 150 150
  • National Human Trafficking Helpine 0800 222 777
  • SASSA Call Center 0800 60 10 11

Department of Transport COVID-19 Contact Details

  • Aviation Related enquiries:
    Ms Metja Maloba
    082 551 3887
  • Public Transport related enquiries:
    Ms Kemantha Manilal
    082 395 6777
  • Maritime related enquiries:
    Mr Mthunzi Madiya
    084 651 4000
  • Rail related enquiries:
    Mr Ngwako Makaepea
    072 936 5904
  • Roads & vehicle licensing enquiries:
    Adv Johannes Makgatho
    078 515 0806

Designated Hospitals for Managing the COVID-19 Cases

  • Limpopo
    Designated Hospital: Polokwane Hospital
  • Mpumalanga
    Designated Hospital: Rob Ferreira Hospital
  • Gauteng
    Designated Hospital: Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
    Steve Biko Hospital
    Thembisa Hospital
    Designated Referral Hospital: Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
  • KwaZulu-natal
    Designated Hospital: Greys Hospital
  • North West
    Designated Hospital: Klerksdorp Hospital
  • Free State
    Designated Hospital: Pelonomi Hospital
  • Northern Cape
    Designated Hospital: Kimberley Hospital
  • Eastern cape
    Designated Hospital: Livingston Hospital
  • Western Cape
    Designated Hospital Tygerberg Hospital
    Designated Referral Hospital Tygerberg Hospital

Media Liasion Officers Database

Presidency

Minister:
Ms Khumbudzo Phophi Silence Ntshavheni

Media Liasion Officer
Nonceba Mhlauli

Contact Details:
072 623 3462
[email protected]@gov.za

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural development

Minister:
Toko Didiza

Media Liasion Officer
Reggie Ngcobo

Contact Details:
082 883 2458
[email protected]
[email protected]

Department of Sports, Arts and Culture

Minister:
Nathi Mthethwa

Media Liasion Officer
Masechaba Ndlovu

Contact Details:
012 441 3630
076 114 7944
[email protected]

Department of Basic Education

Minister:
Angie Motshekga

Media Liasion Officer
Hope Mokgatlhe

Contact Details:
012 357 4035/ 079 817 0427
[email protected]

Department of Communications

Minister:
Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams

Media Liasion Officer
Nthabeleng Mokitimi Dlamini
Mish Molakeng

Contact Details:
073 222 5522
012 427 8010
[email protected]
082 469 3997
[email protected]

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Minister:
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Media Liasion Officer
Mlungisi Mtshali

Contact Details:
082 088 5060
[email protected]

Department of Justice and Correctional Services

Minister:
Ronald Lamola

Media Liasion Officer
Crispin Phiri

Contact Details:
081 781 2261
[email protected]

Department of Defence and Military Veterans

Minister:
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Media Liasion Officer
Joy Peter

Contact Details:
012 355 5832
082 990 0407
[email protected]

Department of Employment and Labour

Minister:
Thulas Nxesi

Media Liasion Officer
Sabelo Mali

Contact Details:
021 337 1997
082 729 5804
[email protected]

Department of Environment, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister:
Barbara Creecy

Media Liasion Officer
Albi Modise

Contact Details:
083 490 2871
[email protected]

Department of Finance

Minister:
Tito Mboweni

Media Liasion Officer
Mashudu Masutha-Rammutle

Contact Details:
066 040 8581
[email protected]

Department of Health

Minister:
Dr Zweli Mkhize

Media Liasion Officer
Dr Lwazi Manzi

Contact Details:
082 678 8979
[email protected]

Department of Higher Education, science and Technology

Dr Blade Nzimande

Media Liasion Officer
Ishmael Mnisi

Contact Details:
066 037 8859
[email protected]

Department of Home Affairs

Minister:
Dr Aaron Motsoaledi

Media Liasion Officer
Siya Qoza

Contact Details:
082 898 1657
[email protected]

Department of Human settlements, Water and Sanitation

Minister:
Lindiwe Sisulu

Media Liasion Officer
Sputnik Ratau

Contact Details:
082 874 2942
[email protected]
079 563 1625
[email protected]

Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Minister:
Dr Naledi Pandor

Media Liasion Officer
Lunga Ngqengelele

Contact Details:
[email protected]
082 566 0446

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

Minister:
Gwede Mantashe

Media Liasion Officer
Nathi David Shabangu

Contact Details:
073 852 1922
[email protected]

Ministry in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Minister:
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Media Liasion Officer
Mmabatho Ramompi

Contact Details:
076 480 3513
[email protected]
Pelane Mabula
072 169 2507
[email protected]

Department of Police

Minister:
Bheki Cele

Media Liasion Officer
Lirandzu Themba

Contact Details:
082 604 9080
[email protected]

Department of Public Enterprise

Minister:
Pravin Gordhan

Media Liasion Officer
Sam Mkokeli

Contact Details:
082 084 2051
[email protected]

Department of Public Service and Administration

Minister:
Senzo Mchunu

Media Liasion Officer
Vukani Mbhele

Contact Details:
076 523 0085
[email protected]

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

Minister:
Patricia De Lille

Media Liasion Officer
Zara Nicholson

Contact Details:
079 416 5996
[email protected]

Department of Small Business Development

Minister:
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Media Liasion Officer
Sarah Mokwebo
(Chief of Staff & Act MLO)

Contact Details:
060 972 5221
[email protected]

Department of Social Development

Minister:
Lindiwe Zulu

Media Liasion Officer
Sharlene Naiker

Contact Details:
082 673 5849
[email protected]

Department of State Security

Minister:
Ayanda Dlodlo

Media Liasion Officer
Mava Scott

Contact Details:
076 095 2350
[email protected]

Department of Trade and Industry

Minister:
Ebrahim Patel

Media Liasion Officer
Sidwell Medupe

Contact Details:
079 492 1774
012 394 1565
[email protected]

Department of Transport

Minister:
Fikile Mbalula

Media Liasion Officer
Ayanda Allie Paine

Contact Details:
074 823 7979
[email protected]

Department of Tourism

Minister:
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

Media Liasion Officer
Hlengiwe Nhlabathi

Contact Details:
064 754 8426
[email protected]