Submission to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa

March 8, 2021

It is clear from the world's experience, available data and economic theory that prosperity cannot be achieved without substantially increased, dependable, constant and affordable electricity supply. Many of not most modes of production should be included in the "energy mix", subject to everything being contextually and economically rational. The FMF urges the government to move from the statutory "strategic industry" monopoly it inherited from the apartheid regime towards modern, rational and viable market-driven post-apartheid alternatives.