This week 22/7/21,  “We Will Speak Out and KZN Network on Violence Against Women sent out the following updated contact list for those experiencing abuse or violence of any kind, or feeling depressed or suicidal.  (Most of the numbers are free or will call you back).

  • Gender-Based Violence National Hotline: *120*7867# Free social social worker will call you back.
  • GBV Hotline: 0800 428 428
  • Stop Gender Violence – Rape Crisis: 0800 150 150
  • SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111
  • SAPS (GBV-Related complaints): 0800 333 177
  • CGE (Commission for Gender Equality): 0800 007 709
  • National AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322
  • Human Trafficking Hotline: 0800 222 777
  • Shelters: Central helpline 0800 001 005, SMS, WhatsApp or Please Call Me: 082 057 8600 / 082 058 2215 / 072 230 7147/
    GBV Support Groups (to start one in your area):
    Childline: 08000 555 55
  • FAMSA Family Crisis: 021 447 7951
  • Lifeline Counselling: 0861 322 322
  • Suicide, Substance Abuse and Crisis Helpline (SADAG): 080012 13 14 or 0800 567 567
  • Substance Abuse Helpline: AA Helpline – 0861 435 7221; NA Helpline – 083 900 6962.
  • Substance Abuse – Family Support Alanon: 0861 252 666
  • LGBTI Crisis Helpline: 076 981 1052 (LGBTI Centre Durban)
  • Hate Crimes Hotline: 0800 150 150 012 315 1111
  • COVID Helpline: 0800 029 999
  • KZN Prayer Tree Project: 082 254 793

Mission to Seafarers

Seafarers face many dangers as they bring to you and I, ninety percent of what we will use in our daily lives. The threat of piracy and other reasons, why their ship may not safely reach port, are ever-present concerns. The Mission to Seafarers (MTS), through its many alliances around the world, offers the seafarer a home from home, an opportunity to communicate with loved ones and rest and relaxation whilst in port. The Mission to Seafarers ensures the spiritual and physical wellbeing of seafarers, as well as assisting them with social justice issues.

The Mission to Seafarers in Africa has Flying Angel centres in the major South African ports (Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha Bay, Durban and Richards Bay), Walvis Bay, Mombasa, Namibia and Dar Es Salaam.

Further Information and Membership Application Forms are available from DAVID HUGHES,   Public Relations Officer, The Mission To Seafarers, Durban,  by contacting him at email

Report of Prof. Salim Abdool Karim to the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

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Here is a video of Professor Salim Abdool Karim’s presentation

Learning to Zoom Safely

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Towards SACC Policy of Norms and Standards for the Church in COVID Time

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.” – Psalm 28:7

Your Excellency,

Greetings! Grace and peace to you and all your industrious teams of working groups!

We write to communicate what has become a set of specific requests to your Government Sir, and
these begin at the bottom of page 3 below. Otherwise this is a summary of a document that the
SACC National Church Leaders Forum has developed over the last two weeks, working towards
developing a policy framework to guide to self- regulate ourselves at the time of the COVID
pandemic and beyond.

First, we commiserate with all humanity that has been severely affected by COVID-19; especially
those who in this country have lost their lives, and the bereaved families who remain with their own
anxieties of infection. Much uncertainty has led to serious concerns about own future and duration of
this current situation, including confronting poverty, food security, the prophetic voice of the Church, and the role of public theology currently, achieving broader-based ecumenism, the plight of the homeless and destitute, lack of food amongst poor families, concerns about possible social upheavals amongst poor communities, school /tertiary institution closure and questions around the
academic year, to name a few, and the challenge of the witness of the Church under such conditions.



Read the Whole Document

SACC Guidelines, Norms and Standards to self-regulate for COVID compliance

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