The ANC election manifesto makes it clear that the party will look into forcing pension funds to invest in state-owned companies.

The rand fell by 1% upon analysis of the manifesto by international banks.

The existential threat to the economy that Eskom poses is forcing a debate around the need to compel asset managers and banks to lend to the failing power producer.

The manifesto implies that the ANC continues to back Eskom as a monopoly.