Emergency numbers

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Police emergency

Dial 10111 to contact a national call centre that can assign a patrol vehicle to attend to a crime incident.

Fire and ambulance

Dial 10177

Cellphone networks

Dial 112 from any cellphone to be connected to a 24-hour emergency-service operator. This is a free call

Medical emergency

Dial 082 911 to connect to Netcare 911’s 24-hour operations centre, or 084 124 for ER24. Both are private emergency medical services. The telephone code is +27 11, or 011 from a landline.