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Condom / Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Week
"50 million condoms will be distributed by the Health Department in our province this year. This translates into an average of 22 condoms per adult male. However, the demand for the service is higher in some areas resulting in the supply of up to an average of 100 condoms per adult male in these areas," Minister Uys said today. It is freely available at all our facilities throughout the province and there is no excuse for people to have unprotected sex," Uys said.

What to Do at an Accident Scene
This document contains step-by-step information on what to do if you are in a vehicle accident. Issued by the Roads Infrastructure Branch (Department of Transport and Public Works, Provincial Government of the Western Cape)

Steps to Follow When a Child is Missing
This short article describes briefly, which steps to undertake if you find that a child has gone missing.

Help when a Child has been Abused
Child abuse is a very broad term, covering neglect of a child, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Depending on the nature of the abuse, and the person committing the abuse, there are different courses of action to be taken and different ways of dealing with the problem. These can involve the police, or social workers, or both, and counselling. Certain kinds of professionals - dentists, medical practitioners, nurses, social workers, teachers, anyone working at a children's home - are obliged by the Child Care Act to report any suspicion of abuse of a child.

Becoming a Peace Worker
Peace workers patrol the community and are available to help with any unarmed conflict situation. Other services provided include going to mass events, such as funerals, which may become violent.

Parents Safety Rules for Children
A set of twelve easy to remember tips for parents to help keep their children safe in Athlone Cape Town South Africa

Protection from Domestic Abuse
If you are the victim of domestic abuse and your abuser is someone with whom you are in a domestic relationship, you may apply for a protection order, in terms of the Domestic Violence Act. A protection order has conditions, which set out what the abuser may not do. Should the abuser break these conditions then he can be arrested. If the abuse involves a criminal offence a charge can be laid for that offence.

Cape Town Welcomes Visitors, Offers Safety Tips
The Mother City has introduced special measures to ensure that millions of holiday makers - locals and visitors - enjoy a safe and hassle free season in Cape Town.

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Emergency Numbers

Flying Squad10111
Report Crime0860010111
AIDS Helpline0800012322
Poison Info Helpline0861555777

Local Police Stations


Hospitals and Clinics

Red Cross Hosp021-6585111
GF Jooste021-6901000
Groote Schuur021-4049111
Gatesville Medical Centre021-6378100
City Park Hosp021-4806111
Tygerberg Hosp021-9384911
Vincent Palotti021-5065102

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