South Africa's energy company, Eskom is all set to receive 1,000 megawatts of gas-fired energy from the Southern African country, Mozambique.

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa hosted Mozambique's Mineral Resources Minister, Carlos Zacarias in Pretoria on Monday to discuss additional energy supply from the neighboring country.

The electricity minister took to Twitter on the same day to share a series of photos from their bilateral meeting and wrote, "The meeting sought to finalize those initial discussions to secure electricity for South Africa to ease the frequency and severity of load shedding."

He continued, "The meeting also discussed a long-term cooperation with Mozambique on energy matters."

The official Twitter handle of South African Government also shared a series of photos, where both ministers can be seen shaking hands, talking to the media and walking together in Pretoria.

"So, if we continue on this trend, and once again I need to say keeping breakdowns to below 15,000, having sufficient diesel reserves, I think we're good to go," he added.

Ramokgopa addressed the Mozambican cabinet ministers during the meeting and said that every megawatt provided to South Africa is considered an essential contribution in order to reduce the energy deficit.

He also acknowledged that the energy crisis in South Africa is leading to blackouts and eventually affecting the country's economy.

Mozambique will be supplying 100 megawatts of power immediately to South Africa and another 600 megawatts will be supplied in the next six months. Whereas the additional 1,000 megawatts will be provided in the long term, the electricity minister said during the briefing.

Previously, the electricity minister met Minister Zacarias on May 29 to discuss the immediate requirement for electricity.

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the current load-shedding problem in the country earlier this month and addressed the "difficult winter ahead" and urged all South Africans to make a difference by switching off lights and appliances when not in use.

He also shared Energy Action Plan's (EAP) progress so far, revealing that there are 100 ongoing projects at various stages of development to ensure a new 10,000 MW generation capacity. Moreover, the president shared that an investment of over R200 billion has been spent on these 100 projects.

South Africa's Eskom to reduce power cuts but long-term outlook bleak