Public attention as heatwave hits parts of SA – SABC News

The government has urged people to be extra cautious as the heat wave continues in some parts of the country.

This comes after eight people died of heatstroke in Kakamas, in the Northern Cape.

Government Communications Information System (GCIS) Acting Director General Michael Currin says the Government is extremely saddened to hear of the deaths.

“We are concerned about the impact of the hot weather that parts of South Africa are experiencing. We are extremely saddened to learn of the deaths of eight people who died of heatstroke in the Northern Cape after a heatwave hit the province during the week. The government sends its deepest condolences to the bereaved families.”

Currin says people should make sure they’re drinking enough water.

“Residents should drink water and wear light clothing. If you work in direct sunlight, take regular breaks to avoid exhaustion. In particular, residents of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng are being urged to take precautions against heat-related health complications as temperatures are expected to soar today, according to weather warnings.

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