Free tool for those who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

Bright Sky is a free to download and use app, providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.


*Bright Sky South Africa is an information app, not a safety app.
*If you ever feel in immediate danger, contact 0800 428 428 or 10111 immediately.
*Do not download the app if you are concerned someone else has access to your phone or cloud information.
*Only download Bright Sky South Africa onto a device which you feel safe using, and which only you have access to.
*Before using the app’s My Journal tool, make sure that you have an email address which is safe and that nobody else has access to. If you need to, you can set up a new one or use the email address of someone you trust.
*Please be aware that any calls made through the app will show in your phone’s call history and on the billpayer’s phone bill.
*Only take the questionnaires in a private place, preferably on your own so that nobody is able to influence the outcome.
*Remember – always use covert mode. When closing the app, ensure that the covert mode is resumed, as covert mode is not the default. Press cloud icon to turn app to covert mode.


A unique South African wide directory of specialist gender-based violence support services, so you can contact your nearest service by phone from the app, search by area name, or using your current location.

Contact details and the ability to call national helplines providing support for those affected by gender-based violence violence across South Africa.

A My Journal tool, where incidents of abuse can be logged in text, audio, video or photo form, without any of the content being saved on the device or the app.

Questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, plus a section on dispelling myths around gender-based violence.

Information about gender-based violence, the different types of support available, tips to improve your online safety, and how to help someone you know who is experiencing gender-based violence.

Advice and information on issues around sexual offences and domestic violence.

Links to further resources and information on topics around gender-based violence.

Please note:

The ‘Am I at Risk?’ questionnaire within the app is designed to give users an indication of the signs of potential abuse within their relationship, or in ‘Family or Friend at Risk?’, the relationship of a friend or family member. However, this should not be taken as the only indication of the health of any relationship. If you are unsure, we always advise you to contact a support service, or learn more about how you can help someone you know, which can be found using the app.

App Privacy

The developer, Vodacom, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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