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South Africa Codes
Telephone numbers in South Africa
South Africa has switched to a closed numbering system. As of 16 January 2007 it will be mandatory to dial the full 10 digit telephone number including the three-digit area code even for local calls. The trunk prefix is still '0', with the system generally organised geographically. All telephone numbers are 10 digits long (including the 3 for area code), except for certain Telkom special services. When dialed from another country, the '0' is omitted and replaced with the appropriate international access code.
Country Code: 27
Numbers were initially allocated when South Africa had four provinces, meaning that ranges are now split across the current nine provinces.
00: International access code effective from 16 October 2006 and mandatory from 16 January 2007.
01: The old Transvaal province, currently comprising Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and part of the North West:
010: New overlay plan announced for Johannesburg (proposed November 2001-not in use)
011: Witwatersrand region around Johannesburg, currently code for entire Greater Johannesburg
012: Pretoria and surrounding towns (also includes Brits)
013: Western and northern Mpumalanga: Middelburg, Witbank and Nelspruit
014: Northern North West and Southwestern Limpopo: Rustenburg and Nylstroom
015: Northern and Eastern Limpopo: Pietersburg
016: Vaal Triangle: Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg, which constitutes an anomaly, since Sasolburg isn't the old Transvaal.
017: Southern Mpumalanga: Ermelo
018: Southern North West: Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp
02: Western and Northern Cape:
021: Cape Town metropole and surrounds, including Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Gordon's Bay
022: Boland and West Coast: Malmesbury
023: Worcester and greater Karoo, including Beaufort West
024: Somerset West (Became 021 in 1996)
027: Namaqualand (Northern Cape): Vredendal, Calvinia, Clanwilliam, Springbok, Alexander Bay, Port Nolloth
028: Southern region: Swellendam and Caledon / Hermanus region.
03: KwaZulu-Natal:
031: Durban
032: KZN North coast region: Stanger
033: Pietermaritzburg and KwaZulu-Natal Midlands
034: Vryheid, Newcastle and Northern KZN
035: Zululand region: St. Lucia, Richards Bay
036: Drakensberg region: Ladysmith
039: South coast: Port Shepstone and interior, and Eastern Pondoland (in Eastern Cape)
04: Eastern Cape and eastern parts of the Western Cape:
040: Bhisho
041: Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage
042: Southern region: Humansdorp
043: East London and surrounds
044: Garden Route, including Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay and George
045: Central region: Queenstown
046: Southern region: Grahamstown
047: Mthatha / most of previous Transkei
048: Northern region: Steynsburg
049: Western region: Graaff-Reinet
05: Free State and Northern Cape
051: Central and southern region: Bloemfontein, and Aliwal North in E Cape
053: Kimberley, eastern part of Northern Cape, far west of NW province
054: Upington, Gordonia region
056: Northern Free State: Kroonstad
057: Northern Free State: Welkom (Goldfields region)
058: Eastern Free State: Bethlehem
06: Currently unused. Was South-West Africa (now Namibia) until 1992, when direct dialling was discontinued. and replaced by international dialling with the +264 country code. For example, for a call from South Africa to Windhoek, before and after 1992:
Before 1992: 061 xxx xxxx
After 1992: 09 26461 xxx xxxx
After Jan 2007: 00 26461 xxx xxxx
07: Cellular
0710: MTN (spill-over from 083)
0711 - 0716: Vodacom (spill-over from 082)
0717 - 0719: MTN (spill-over from 083)
072: Vodacom (spill-over from 082)
073: MTN (spill-over from 083)
074: Cell C (Cell C has allocated 0741 to Virgin Mobile)
0741: Virgin Mobile as of June 2006 [1]
076: Vodacom (spill-over from 082)
078: MTN (spill-over from 083)
079: Vodacom (spill-over from 082)
08: Special services
080: Toll-free
081: Current un(?), was car phones
082: Cellular: Vodacom
083: Cellular: MTN
084: Cellular: Cell C
085: Cellular: Reserved for a 4th operator and for USAL license holders
086: "Sharecall" and premium-rate services
0866: Premium-rated Fax to email service
087: Value-added services (VoIP [2] among others)
088: Pagers and Telkom voicemail
089: Maxinet, for polls and radio call-in services
Note that since 10 November 2006, mobile number portability was introduced in the cellular market. The cellular prefixes as above are therefore not strictly applicable anymore although they remain mostly unchanged.
09: Old International access code no longer in use.
There are still some non-automated exchanges which use longer dialing codes, mostly for 'Farm Lines' and remote areas with operator assisted exchanges.
Phone Numbers in South Africa In Wikipedia
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