An official website of the United States government

Emergency Assistance
February 14, 2022

Police in South Africa
Contact the police by calling 10111 from any South African phone, or 112 from a cell phone, to report emergencies
Call 10111 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger.
For the tourist crisis incident reporting line, call 086-187-4911
Medical (Ambulance) in South Africa
In a genuine medical emergency call 10177 for an ambulance.
Private ambulance services may be contracted for a fee for medical transport to a private hospital. Below is a list of private ambulance companies operating in South Africa.
Netcare 911: 082-911
South African Paramedic Services: 021-511-2999
ER24: 084-124
Fire Service in South Africa
In a genuine emergency call 10177