- A hate crime should be reported to the police, regardless of when it happened
- Be sure to get a case number and the name and rank of the police official
- Be sure to state the specific words used by the perpetrator while committing the crime
- Be sure to state why the incident should be regarded as a hate crime
- If you experience victimisation when reporting the incident, tell one of the organisations below
If you’ve experienced a hate crime because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, these organisations can help. Call one of them now:
• Lesbian and Gay Centre (Durban): (031) 312-7402
• FEW (Joburg): (011) 403-1906/7
• GALA (Joburg): (011) 717-4239
• OUT LGBT Wellbeing (Pretoria): (012) 430-3272
• Gay & Lesbian Network (Pietermaritzburg): 0860 33 33 31
• Triangle Project (Cape Town): (021) 686-1475
For more information on the Love, Not Hate campaign click here.
The “Love, Not Hate” programme is funded by DiDiRi, the Sigrid Rausing Trust and the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSFSA).