Please note that these resources link out to external websites or phone numbers and will use some of your mobile data and airtime.
Fake news is circulating on WhatsApp groups and social media, and these services will help you identify what's fact vs. fiction. Keep yourself informed by using these two hotspot checkers:
This uses credible news reports to populate a map of hotspots that link out to the source of the news article.
A custom Google Map created by SABC based on their reports that shows you hotspots as well as helpful travel routes based on road closures and blockages.
If your life or the lives of those closest to you is being threatened, here are some emergency resources you can use:
National crisis line, therapy for abused and traumatised children
Free counselling line for trauma counselling and support
Crisis counselling for women who have been raped or abused
Protecting kids from abuse
An official Department of Health resource that helps you find your closest primary health care facility
Free online depression and anxiety support
Free Mental Health support for anxiety, sadness, depression, suicidal thoughts and any form of violence
Phone: 0800 029 999
Phone: 0800 200 200
These links are from credible resources that give you tips on a range of topics: