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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 [...]

March 19th, 2018|

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 [...]

February 19th, 2018|

Does Government have a plan to assign the last high demand spectrum (HDS)?

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 [...]

January 29th, 2018|

Proposed changes to the Competition Act: Summary and discussion points

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 [...]

December 6th, 2017|
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