CCRED is a leading university research group established as a locus of knowledge and information on competition, regulation and economic development.
The Centre's researchers have published 17 journal articles, 4 book chapters and co-edited 2 journal special issues since 2013. The Centre has co-hosted annual conferences in the area of competition law, economics and policy.
Some of the Centre's recent working papers are:
- 2016/1 Ncube, P., Roberts, S and Zengeni, T. (2016). Development of the animal feed to poultry value chain across Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
- 2016/2 Hawthorne, R., Mondliwa, P., Paremoer, T. and Robb, G. (2016). Competition, barriers to entry and inclusive growth: Telecommunications sector study.
- 2016/3 Ncube, P. Nkhonjera, M. Paremoer, T. and Zengeni, T (2016). Competition, barriers to entry and inclusive growth:
Reena das Nair, Senior Researcher at CCRED, writes an opinion piece on why new entrants struggle to break into South Africa’s retail space.
In a series of studies funded by the National Treasury, CCRED has identified substantial barriers to the entry and growth of new entrepreneurs and producers hoping to gain a foothold in the market. Prof. Simon Roberts, Director at CCRED discusses some of the findings of the studies.
Tamara Paremoer, CCRED Senior Researcher, discusses wealth distribution in South Africa with reference to the role of South African dominant firms on Power FM with Thabo Mduli.
Reena das Nair, Senior Researcher at CCRED, discusses the multiple barriers in South Africa's retail industry.