High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
Regulation adds operational costs that are often inefficient to the delivery of services, or even completely unnecessary.
While the government hopes its new regulation will rein in the banks, it's unlikely to do so.
The new banking regulations undermine the existing system, confusing regulators and achieving very little.
South Africa's power utility Eskom wants regulatory reporting requirements waived. The country's regulator faces possible court action if it agrees.