The ANC has endorsed a market-friendly approach to the problem of SA’s energy shortage, including allowing municipalities to procure their own energy, expanding the independent power producer (IPP) programme and freeing up regulations around self-generation by business.

This is according to a report, seen by Business Day, from the commission on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the economic growth strategy at the party’s two-day lekgotla, which ended on Monday.

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