Emergency Services have advised people to stay hydrated to prevent heat stroke as extreme hot temperatures are being experienced across the country due to the heat wave.
Johannesburg Emergency Services says they will remain on high alert after the South African Weather Service issued a warning for severe thunderstorms in various parts of the country on Thursday night.
Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group.
Emergency services departments in the northern parts of the country are on high alert after the South African Weather Service issued a warning of heavy rains and localised flooding earlier on Thursday.
Emergency services personnel across Gauteng have been put on high alert following warnings of heavy rainfall which could led to flash floods.