The trajectory of South Africa’s industrial development has centered on the mining, metals and energy value chains, which has historically been characterised by very strong intra-sectoral relationships. The mining and basic metals industries were beneficiaries of favourable electricity tariffs, investment and logistics support aimed at promoting its competitiveness.
Over the past two decades the global industrial landscape has been reshaped by profound structural and technological transformations. The rise of new industrial powers, China in particular, has led to the restructuring of global production systems and the reorganisation of production cycles, as well as changes in global trade patterns.
The Competition amendment Bill has sparked debate on the role of competition in delivering increased participation and economic transformation. This is not surprising given that the nature of competitive rivalry and the identity of market participants are central to the quality of growth that can be achieved.
The accompanying motivation for the Competition Amendment Bill sets out the important rationale for the legislation in terms of the role for competition policy in addressing concentration and exclusion.
Agreeing upon and sustaining cartel outcomes requires some form of communication between competitors. The role of information exchange in dampening competition or facilitating cartel conduct is a contentious topic and one that the Competition Commission continues to face as firms find more creative and sophisticated ways to collude.
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invites you to a public platform on 'Insurance as a means of managing climate variability and volatility.'
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), in partnership with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on 'Investing in food production and agro-processing - the role of regional value chains'.
You are invited to attend a workshop on Transforming Agricultural Markets that is co-hosted by National Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry and the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED).
The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE), in association with the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on ‘International Financial Flows and Financial Crisis Seminar’ .
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 Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development; the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development; and the Government Technical Advisory Centre have the pleasure of inviting you to the following seminar
Gigabit internet access has the potential to deliver economic growth, jobs and innovation, with recent research showing that it adds as much to GDP as the initial rollout of “always on” broadband (more than 1%).
The strategic importance of maintaining security of supply seems to trump efforts to increase entry and participation, particularly from a BBBEE perspective, in the wholesaling of liquid fuels in South Africa.
Keith Bowen gave a lecture on "The Integrated Resource Plan", the key long term planning document for electricity in SA, on the 13th of February, 2014. Keith Bowen is Chief Advisor, Power System Economics in the Energy Planning and Market Development department in the Transmission Division of Eskom.