The Economics of Regulating the Telecoms sector – some observations from the ECA Amendment Bill hearings, 6 & 7 March 2018
By Prof Nicola Theron & Helanya Fourie The Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services (DTPS) held a stakeholder consultation workshop in Pretoria on 6 & 7 March to canvass views of industry participants on the [...]
The use of ‘concurrent expert evidence’ before the Competition Tribunal – is the ‘hot tub’ getting ‘hotter’?
Helen Kean and Albertus van Niekerk During January 2018 Econex* (instructed by Hogan Lovells) provided expert economic testimony before the Competition Tribunal in respect of a proposed merger between Timrite (Pty) Ltd and the Mining [...]
By Wawa Nkosi The introduction of the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) has been the headlining component of the recently released EC Amendment Bill, but another element that shouldn’t be overlooked is that of the [...]
By Prof Nicola Theron and Helanya Fourie South Africa’s slow internet connections and high data costs have been criticised by most industry participants – including government, large companies and consumers. The ICT White Paper published [...]
By Helanya Fourie In August this year, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published a Discussion Document on its Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services. The purpose of the inquiry is “to determine [...]
By Helen Kean On Friday, 1 December, the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, published the Competition Amendment Bill, 2017, for public comment. This Bill proposes important changes to South Africa’s current Competition Act, with [...]