Additional stages of load-shedding a 'contingency measure': Eskom

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Eskom board seem to be in the dark on solutions.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has no plans of implementing Stage 5 load-shedding just yet.

According to a statement from the parastatal, additional stages are just contingency measures which have been put in place.

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The power utility says it remains in control of the system.

Stage 4 will continue to be implemented to avoid a national blackout.

EXPLAINER: Stage 4 load-shedding and how it affects you

Stage 5 and Stage 6 imply shedding 5,000 and 6,000 megawatts respectively.