The Northern Cape Health Department has called on the public to exercise caution amid hot weather conditions and monitor for heat stroke symptoms.
At least seven farm workers died from heat stroke in the Kakamas region last week.
Riaan Strydom, the province’s Acting Head of Department says for the next two weeks the average temperatures will not be less than 40 degrees.
“For the next two weeks the average temperatures will not be less than 40 degrees. So, the common signs are dry skin where you don’t sweat, problems with movement and coordination, balance issues, intensive sweating, low or high blood pressure, seizures and comas. The ways you can prevent it is by wearing clothing that is protective, wearing a hat, drink enough fluids.”