UPDATE: Load-shedding moves to Stage 4

File: ​​​​​​​Eskom says the probability of load-shedding remains low, at least until mid-January.

File: Eskom is implementing stage 2 rotational load-shedding.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has announced that load-shedding on Monday has been upgraded from Stage 2 to Stage 4.

The power utility said load-shedding would be implemented from 13h00-22h00.

"Since this morning we have unexpectedly lost six additional generating units which have put additional strain on the system," Eskom said. 

LOAD-SHEDDING: Schedules, info, and how it affects you

On Sunday, the power utility implemented load-shedding for the first time since December.

Eskom said the power system remains constrained following a number of plant breakdowns on Sunday.

Eskom said the load-shedding is as a result of a shortage of capacity.

The power utility says consumers should check their load-shedding schedules on the municipal or Eskom websites.

The schedule can be found at http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za or by calling Eskom's customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.

Motorists will be hoping to avoid traffic chaos as load-shedding grips South Africa. Courtesy #DStv403