28 January 2013 – During the week of Friday 25th of January, one of the transmission lines from Cahora Bassa in Mozambique that transmits power to South Africa was damaged by the flooding of the Limpopo River. This reduced the capacity available from Cahora Bassa to about 650 MW, from 1,300 MW previously. Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) the operator of Cahora Bassa has been working to repair the line.

The floods in southern Mozambique that reduced power exports to South Africa have displaced up to 70,000 people.