South African Emergency Numbers
Fire and Ambulance: 10 177
From cellphone: 112
Police: 10 111
Poison Information Centres
Call the Tygerberg Poison Information Centre:
021 931 6129, or the Poison Advice Line: 0800 333 444.
Household Energy Safety Association: South Africa
Formerly the Paraffin Safety Association of South Africa (PASASA), which aimed at preventing paraffin related incidents, HESASA focuses on promoting the safety of all household energy sources and technologies used in the home for cooking, heating and lighting in all communities.
HESASA was formed after extensive research into the South African energy sector, which realized that the focus on integrated energy safety in households was limited. HESASA’s approach is evidence-based and prevention-focused. We research, educate and advocate on household energy safety across South Africa.
We implement energy safety awareness and prevention programmes in communities, schools and households. We conduct door-to-door information dissemination, workshops, seminars and media campaigns. We also engage with government by proposing policy solutions pertaining to household energy issues. Partnerships are crucial for us. Should you wish to do, please get in touch.