Load shedding will move from stage 3 to stage 4 by midday on Saturday, Eskom announced. "Due to the loss of an additional 900 MW from the Mozambique imports, load-shedding will move up to stage 4 from 12 noon," the power utility said in a statement. This followed earlier confirmation that Eskom had moved from stage 2 to stage 3 at 10am. “Eskom regrets that rotational load-shedding has moved up to stage 3 from 10am, due to the loss of additional power station units, which includes a reduction in imports from Mozambique,” Eskom said.

Earlier on Saturday Eskom announced it would be implementing stage 2 load-shedding from 8am 11pm due to a shortage of capacity and a loss of additional generating units. However just after 10am the power utility alerted consumers via Twitter that due to a loss of additional capacity, including imports from Mozambique, load shedding would be kicked up to stage 3...

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