Emergencies on the Potchefstroom Campus

The NWU is committed to ensuring the security, safety, and health of all students, staff, and visitors. Therefore the NWU boasts a “one of a kind” multidisciplinary emergency cluster in order to provide a swift and effective response to any emergency on campus. On-campus emergencies must be reported to the relevant service below. The appropriate emergency personnel will be activated and any communication with external services will be coordinated by our trained personnel.

  • Use only the prefix “99” followed by the last four digits when dialing from an internal line
  • Dial the entire number when using an external line or cell phone

Protection Services - crime and security-related emergencies

  • 24-hour Control Room
  • Crime and security-related emergencies
  • Building F17
  • Contact numbers:
    • 018 299 2211
    • 018 299 2215
    • 018 299 1110

NWU Emergency Services - fire, medical and rescue emergencies

  • 24-hour Control Room
  • Fire, medical & rescue related emergencies
  • Building F17
  • Contact numbers:
    • 018 299 2211
    • 018 299 2215
    • 018 299 1110

InGryp Psychological Crisis Line - psychological, trauma and emotionally related emergencies

  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • Psychological, trauma & emotional related emergencies
  • Building E14
  • 018 299 1777

Health Care Centre

  • Office hours
  • General health services
  • Building E16
  • 018 299 4345

 

Off-campus emergencies in Potchefstroom

Students and staff who experience an emergency off-campus should contact the appropriate services listed below.

South African Police Service (Potchefstroom)

  •        018 299 7477 (from cellphone)
  •        018 299 7476 (from cellphone)
  •        10111 (from a landline)

Tlokwe Fire and Rescue Service

  • 018 293 1111
  • 018 293 1122

Tlokwe Traffic Department

  •  018 299 5347
  •  018 299 5330

North-West Provincial Ambulance Service

  • 018 462 1231 (from cellphone)
  • 10177 (from a landline)

ER24 Private Ambulance Service

IMR Private Ambulance Service

018 468 5561