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.
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.