If you've been sexually assaulted, it's important to remember that it was not your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don't be afraid to get help. 

You should report the crime to the Police Service immediately: go to the police station or phone 10111. While there’s no way to change what happened, you can seek justice while helping to stop it from happening to someone else. Reporting to the police is the key to preventing sexual assault: Every time we lock up a rapist, we prevent them from committing another attack.

  • HIV / AIDS: It is essential to visit a clinic to get PEP within 72 hours to prevent HIV. If it has been after 72 hours, take an HIV test within one month and three months after.
  • Pregnancy: You can get a Morning After Pill at a clinic within 72 hours to prevent pregnancy. If it has been after 72 hours, take a pregnancy test if you miss your next period. 

It is important to get support and counselling after being sexually abused. Counselling services are offered by many organisations. 

Help Line: *134*7355# For an emergency dial 2 (24/h free call)

Telephone Landline: 010 590 5920 (24/h landline, standard rates apply)