CCRED's Professor Simon Roberts discussing Competition Law and Economic Regulation

Professor Simon Roberts, director of CCRED, was discussing the Competition Law and Economic Regulation book.

Shaping markets through competition and economic regulation is at the heart of addressing the development challenges facing countries in southern Africa.

The contributors to Competition Law and Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power in southern Africa critically assess the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sectors throughout southern Africa...

Read the full story on Polity here or watch a video of the discussion here.

The book is also available for purchase here

SA's massive investment boycott

A recent Moneyweb discusses CCRED's research on the shortfall of private sector investment.

A link to CCRED's research paper on the investment patterns of the Top 50 firms on the JSE can be found here.

CNBC Africa interview with Gugulethu Cele on Power Lunch

CNBC Africa interview with Gugulethu Cele on Power Lunch

WATCH: CCRED Senior Researcher Thando Vilakazi discusses the patterns of investment of top JSE-listed firms.

702 interview on investment trends of large and lead SA Firms

702 interview on investment trends of large and lead SA Firms

CCRED Senior Economist/Researcher is interviewed on The Midday Report on 702 by Stephen Grootes. The interview is on the investment trends of large and lead firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Cash hoarding by companies is a threat – COSATU

Cash hoarding by companies is a threat – COSATU

COSATU issues a statement following CCRED's recent research on the assessment of large and lead firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's (JSE) investment patterns.

SA Companies Hoarding Trillions In Cash - Report

SA Companies Hoarding Trillions In Cash - Report

Huffington Post writes a 'spin-off' article of Business Day's article on CCRED's research of large and lead firms' growth, strategies and investment patterns.

Remgro placed at the top of SA conglomerates

Remgro placed at the top of SA conglomerates

independent Online (Business Report) writes an article on CCRED's recent research assessment of Remgo Ltd as a large, lead and dominant firm.

The truth behind the investment strike

The truth behind the investment strike

Financial Mail writes a feature story on CCRED's recent research project on the investment patterns of large, lead and dominant firms listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

How our BEE policy gets it wrong

How our BEE policy gets it wrong

Financial Mail interviewed CCRED Senior Economist/Researcher Thando Vilakazi, on the impact of JSE listed firms' growth and strategies on South African economy.

Stockpiles of cash 'ripe for reinvestment'

Stockpiles of cash 'ripe for reinvestment'

M&G interviewed CCRED Senior Economist/Researcher, Thando Vilakazi, on large and lead companies' reserves held instead of reinvesting. The article can be found here.

Companies hoarding R1.4-trillion in cash

Companies hoarding R1.4-trillion in cash

South African companies are accumulating reserves and not investing in the economy while acquisition-led growth has increased concentration and led to anticompetitive behaviour, says research from the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development.

Hilary Joffe: SA should get rid of disincentives instead of seeking solutions in misguided policies

Hilary Joffe: SA should get rid of disincentives instead of seeking solutions in misguided policies

Hilary Joffe writes an opinion piece on CCRED's recent research on R1.4 trillion reserves held by Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed firms and the firms' lack of investments. 

SA Low Investment Trend Among Large JSE Listed Firms - SA fm Interview

SA Low Investment Trend Among Large JSE Listed Firms - SA fm Interview

CCRED Senior Economist/Researcher, Thando Vilakazi, interviewed on SA fm by Tsepiso Makwetla. The interview is on 'SA low investment trend among large JSE firms'.

Fine Music Radio interview on JSE listed firms' high reserves and low investments

Fine Music Radio interview on JSE listed firms' high reserves and low investments

CCRED Economist/Researcher, Anthea Paelo, interviewed on Fine Music Radio by Lindsay Williams. The interview focuses on the decline of JSE listed firms' investments. 

JSE companies still not transformed

JSE companies still not transformed

According to latest research by the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, there's still not enough black-owned companies listed on the JSE since 2000. Senior researcher and economist at the centre,Thando Vilakazi, discusses.

Study highlights ‘worrying’ low-investment trend among large JSE-listed firms

Study highlights ‘worrying’ low-investment trend among large JSE-listed firms

New research by the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) shows the largest 50 companies listed on the JSE expanded their financial reserves to R1.4-trillion by the end of 2016, contradicting arguments that investment in South Africa was being undermined by a lack of savings.

JSE Listed Firms Characterise SA Economy - CCRED

JSE Listed Firms Characterise SA Economy - CCRED

The structure of the South African economy is characterised by large firms with significant amounts of retained profits, high levels of concentration and skewed patterns of ownership, says Thando Vilakazi, senior economist at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED).

Playing Chicken: Food and Trade in Southern Africa

Playing Chicken: Food and Trade in Southern Africa

Chicken is the largest and cheapest source of protein for people in Southern Africa. In this video, CCRED Director, Prof. Simon Roberts, looks at the competitiveness of this industry within the region.

Reena Das Nair – Southern Africa: Supermarkets Across the Region

Reena Das Nair – Southern Africa: Supermarkets Across the Region

CCRED, Senior Researcher, Reena Das Nair, discusses the challenges and bottlenecks that make it very difficult for suppliers to get their products onto supermarket shelves and how some of these challenges can be overcome.

Regional integration in southern Africa through supermarkets

Regional integration in southern Africa through supermarkets

CCRED Senior Researchers, Thando Vilakazi and Reena das Nair's mini-documentary portrays the lack of local suppliers involvement in regional supermarkets expansion.