CAPE TOWN – The Oudtshoorn Municipality has issued an excessive heat warning for this week.
Maximum temperatures in the region are expected to peak at around 47 degrees Celcius.
Municipal officials stressed that a total fire ban was also in effect for the greater Oudtshoorn municipal area.
Spokesperson Ntobeko Mangqwengwe: “On Friday we’ll have a little relief with a maximum of 29 degrees Celsius. We also want to inform the public about a total fire ban during this time. They must please be careful with making open fires, no controlled burning is allowed.”