A new, shorter number was introduced by Childline South Africa.

Childline’s National Executive Officer Dumisile Nala said the new number is shorter and easier for children and adults to remember.

“In addition to the new number being used within the South African borders, it also works outside of South Africa, enabling us to join forces with other (African) countries in ensuring effective delivery of Child Protection Services to all children.”

NEW CHILDLINE NUMBER IS SHORTER AND EASIER TO REMEMBER

Childline South Africa is a non-profit organisation that works to protect children from violence and further the culture of children’s rights in South Africa.

Nala said the Childline South Africa and its regional network offices runs a national, 24-hour, tollfree helpline, available 365 days and has been in existence for 35 years.

“As the world becomes more digitally advanced, Childline South Africa has had to keep up with the changes and developments.”

She added that the issuing of the new number was gazetted as of Government Gazette: Republic of South Africa, NO 43230 dated 15 April 2020.

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PROTECTING THE WELFARE OF ALL CHILDREN

“Childline South Africa will continue to work with our stakeholders to help prevent child abuse, promote and protect the welfare of all children, and child support systems in South Africa.

“We look forward to continue serving the most vulnerable in our society. Our helpline teams are ready. We offer the same service and passion for children and families. Dial 116 our new short number.”

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Presh JM Reporter

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