South Africa | UPDATE: Eskom upgrades load shedding to stage 3

"Despite some units having returned to service last night, stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 09:00 today to accommodate the shortage the shortage of capacity to replenish emergency reserves," Eskom said in a Power Alert.

The state-owned power generator stated that there is a "possibility of increased load shedding over the next 18 months, as we are conducting critical maintenance  to restore the ageing plant to good health".