Opening the economy: An agenda for action to address barriers to entry

12 July 2016

The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), has the pleasure of inviting you to a public briefing on ‘Opening up the economy: An agenda for action to address the barriers to entry’. The details for the seminar are as follows::

The structure of the South African economy welcomes few entrants. It remains highly concentrated with insiders still firmly entrenched. Our research on barriers to entry across a number of sectors (funded by National Treasury) highlights the range of often mutually-reinforcing microeconomic factors which stack-up to block greater participation in the economy by people as entrepreneurs and producers, including black industrialists.
The research findings answer key questions about the bottlenecks to increased participation:

  • What are these barriers and how important are they?
  • Do current regulations support entry and competition?
  • Does competition law address harm to the competitive process?
  • Is access to funding all that is needed to support entry?
  • Are new entrants able to access routes to market to get their goods to consumers?

The action agenda recommends new directions from the current path to facilitate a more inclusive and competitive economy.
VENUE: CCRED SEMINAR ROOM, 2ND floor, 5 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg Click here for map.
TIME: 07:30 for 08:00 (light breakfast will be served).
RSVP: by email no later than 8 July to

PRESENTERS: Prof Simon Roberts, Pamela Mondliwa, Reena das Nair, Tamara Paremoer and Thando Vilakazi

RESPONDENT: Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas

CCRED is a 7-minute walk from the Gautrain, or nearby parking is available at the western entrance (along Sturdee Avenue) of Rosebank Mall