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Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to avoid heat-related illnesses.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to avoid heat-related illnesses.
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The holiday may be over for many, but that doesn’t mean summer is done.

At this time in January last year, a village in the Northern Cape called Vioolsdrif broke a new record for the highest temperature in the country — reaching over 50 degrees Celsius. 

The temperature recorded at the Viooldrif weather station, which was rounded off to 54°C, was the highest yet recorded anywhere in Africa in the modern era, according to Planet Earth and Storm Report SA. It was disputed by some experts but, right or wrong, the fact remains that it’s pretty darn hot at this time of year, with temperatures easily rising well above 40°C.

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