Susan Erasmus is absolutely delighted to be back at work. It's not because of being so conscientious, it's because there's air con.
The last three days have been scorchers: a Cape newspaper reported that in parts of the Cape temperatures of 45 degrees were measured, and there's no sign of its letting up. It's supposedly in the high thirties in the city centre. High thirties: come on!
Yesterday afternoon my feet were burning when I walked across the tarmac of the parking lot. And I was wearing sandals with thick rubber soles. Another ten minutes up there and they would have had to call emergency services to come and scrape me off the tar.
In one of those bizarre contrasts in which this country specialises, the rest of SA seems to be flooded.