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.
The Johannesburg Emergency Management Services says the suspension of over 200 of its firefighters will not have an impact in is ability to render services.
The Johannesburg Emergency Management Services says residents of Cosmo City, north of Johannesburg will be required to receive ambulance services outside the area for now – until arrangements can be made to ensure the safety of emergency personnel.
City of Johannesburg Emergency Management has suspended its services to Cosmo City in the north of Johannesburg after ambulance personnel were attacked and their vehicle vandalised earlier on Saturday.