Another week, another heatwave

MMM advised residents to remain hydrated during the heatwave. PHOTO: GYPSEENIA LION

Just as last week’s heatwave passed, residents in Mangaung have been warned to brace for another heatwave over the Free State, North West and Northern Cape that is expected to last until Wednesday 20 March 2024.

According to the Manguang Metropolitan Municipality (MMM), this advisory was issued by the South African Weather Services.

MMM urged residents to “avoid direct exposure to the sun, prevent the risk of dehydration, heat exhaustion and/or heat strokes.”

Tips for surviving the heatwave as provided by MMM:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Limit outdoor activities, if outside, seek shade
  • Wear light appropriate clothing
  • Never leave children or pets in the vehicle
  • No open fires or flames are allowed in the veld while hot-work like welding and grinding in grass must be avoided

Locals are encourage to contact the Manguang Fire Department on 051-406-6666/051-409-9600 in the case of an emergency.


Compiled by Gypseenia Lion