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

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:
Jackson Mthembu

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]