11 - 15 july 2017

The 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Week in Southern Africa will be hosted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 11 – 15 July 2017. The week consists of three professional training programmes, running concurrently, from 11 – 13 July 2017 and a conference on 14 & 15 July 2017.


The conference will address key issues in industrial policy, development, competition, and economic regulation in Southern Africa. It is co-hosted with the Tanzanian Fair Competition Commission, REPOA, the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority of Tanzania and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa. The conference will also provide a platform for the launch of two books: Competition and Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power in Southern Africa (Wits University Press) and Competition in Africa: Insights from key industries (HSRC Press).Complimentary copies will be given to all conference participants. The draft conference programme is available here.

The ACER 2017 keynote speakers include Prof Eleanor Fox (Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law), Prof Samuel Wangwe (Chairman of Fair Competition Commission), Prof Adolf Mkenda(Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment), Thula Kaira (former CEO of Competition Authority of Botswana and CCPC Zambia), Dr Antonio Andreoni (Senior Lecturer in Economics, SOAS University of London, Research Director of SOAS-ACE and UNIDO Advisor to Government of Tanzania on industrial policy), Dr Hazel Gray(Lecturer at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, and Research Fellow at London School of Economics, Dr Javier Tapia (Judge at the Competition Tribunal of Chile), Ethèl Teljeur (Former Board Member at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa) and Lebbi Changullah (Secretary General at the East African Power Pool)

Professional training programmes:

The Professional Training Programmes are targeted at practitioners from competition authorities, economic regulators, law firms, consultancies, research institutes and academia. The following Professional Training Programmes will be offered this year:

  1. Core Principles in Competition Analysis
  2. Economics and Law for Economic Regulation
  3. Financial Analysis for Competition and Economic Regulation

Key facilitators include Dr Javier Tapia (Judge at the Competition Tribunal of Chile), Dr Deo Nangela (Director of Restrictive Trade Practices at the Fair Competition Commission of Tanzania), Prof Jonathan Klaaren (former Dean, School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand), Thabiso Madiba (CA (SA) and Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg) and Prof Simon Roberts (University of Johannesburg).

ACER registration

To reserve your place, kindly click here and complete and email the booking form to Farisai Chin’anga on farisaic@uj.ac.za.

Queries can be directed to Farisai Chinanga. Tel: +27 11 559 7522. E-mail: farisaic@uj.ac.za