UPDATE: Eskom moves load-shedding to stage 4

File: Eskom says it needs to manage its diesel and water resources to ensure reduced load-shedding in the week ahead.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has announced that rotational load-shedding has moved up to stage 4..

This is due to the loss of additional power station units and a reduction in imports from Mozambique, which has felt the wrath of Cyclone Idai.

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

Stage 2 blackouts came into effect on Friday. 

The power utility says it will remain until Sunday, with the risk of load-shedding remaining high until Wednesday.

Eskom has appealed to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly.