A national GBVF command centre has been set up operating under the Department of Social Development with a team of over 60, mostly social workers.
How to get help
Women who are being abused can make use of the services offered by the gender-based violence and femicide command centre. Friends, neighbours, caretakers and anyone who may be aware of abuse can also report issues.
The national government’s gender-based violence and femicide command centre can be reached by:
Calling 0800 428 428
Sending a please call me to *120*7867#
Sending an SMS to 31531 The SMS service is intended for the disabled
Adding ‘HelpmeGBV’ to your Skype contacts. The Skype line is intended for the deaf
The command centre is able to refer calls directly to SAPS (10111) and field social workers respond to victims of GBV.