The SA Weather Service has issued a heat wave warning for the interior of the country for the next five days.
The temperature in Johannesburg was expected to reach 32ºC today while in Mpumalanga and Limpopo it was expected to reach highs of 34ºC and above.
702's Xolani Gwala spoke to Dr Van Loggerenber, a medical emergency services expert, about how to survive the heatwave.
Listen to the conversation below:
People need to understand what your body needs to cool... it's to allow your body to sweat and draw heat out of your body... It's the evaporation of sweat that lets you cool down.— Dr Van Loggerenber, emergency services expert