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It’s close to ‘hell’ in this town, but not hot enough for a record

FREE TO READ | Vioolsdrif in the Northern Cape made headlines with a 50°C reading. Then they discovered a faulty sensor

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It wasn’t quite the 50°C reported on in the media, but residents say the Northern Cape town of Vioolsdrif is still as hot as hell.

“It is like living in hell,” says Lee-Anne Weber, one of the managers at the Orange River Rafting Lodge just outside the town.

The town of Vioolsdrif within the Nama Khoi local municipality, about 10km from the border with Namibia, made headlines last week when it was reported that it had recorded a record maximum temperature of more than 50°C...

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