Sixth Annual Competition Conference

6th Annual Conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy
FNB Building, West Campus
Wits University

6 & 7 September 2012

08:00 Registration


Welcome: David Unterhalter SC, Mandela Institute, With School of Law

Opening: Norman Manoim, Competition Tribunal

09:00-10:30 Panel 1: ‘The effectiveness of the competition law adjudication system with reference to recent court decisions.’

Moderator: David Unterhalter SC

Speakers: Tembinkosi Bonakele, Competition Commission, Hamilton Maenetje SC, Anthony Norton, Norton Inc., Norman Manoim, Competition Tribunal

11:00-12:30 Parallel 1(A): Competition Authorities and the court system Parallel 1(B): International
The impact of the constitution on the powers of the South African competition authorities: Inconvinient constraint or justifiable limitationDaniela Mariotti, Bowman Gilfillan The Same and the other: A comparative study of abuses of dominance in Chile and South Africa

Simon Roberts, Competition Commission, Javier Tapia & Mario Ybar

The inquisitorial Tribunal
Lara Granville & Tanya Haskins, Norton Rose
Are merger conditions a viable instrument to achieve non-economic goals in developing countries the case of Namibia
Bridget Dundee, Namibian Competition Commission
Fourteen years later: an assessment of the realisation of the objectives of the Competition Act 89 of 1998
Jessica Staples & Magalie Masamba, Bowman Gilfillan
Assessing the relationship between the South African competition law enforcement institutions – International comparisons/option for reform
Mark Warner, MAAW Law & Policy Advisors
Chair: Lesley Morphet, Webber Wentzel

Discussant: Jonathan Klaaren, Wits School of Law

Chair: Oliver Josie, Competition Commission

Discussant: Marc Schroeder, FHS University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

13:30-15:00 Parallel 2(A): Public Interest Parallel 2(B): Market Definition & ICT
Public Interest criteria in mergers – protectionist measures?
Marumo Nkomo, UCT & Magdaleen van Wyk, Competition Commission
Are mobile telecommunications networks always a substitute for fixed tele-communications networks
Ryan Hawthorne, Neotel
Is South Africa a good investment destination? A relook at conditions in merger cases
Romeo Kariga, Jabulani Ngobeni Competition Commission & Mfundo Ngobese, Nortons Inc.
The comforts and discomforts of using quantitative tests in defining markets with complex competitive dynamics: a review of evidence from a complaint and two mergers
Gilbert Muzata, Genna Robb & Ratshidaho Maphwanya, Competition Commission
The Economics of public interest provisions in South African Competition Policy
Willem Boshoff, Stellenbosch University, Daryl Dingley, Webber Wentzel & Janine Dingley, Wits
The chain of substitution in market definition: pitfalls in application
Jason Aproskie & Siobhan Lynch, Genesis-Analytics
Chair: Gomolemo Kekesi, Bowman Gilfillan

Discussant: Simon Roberts, Competition Commission

Chair: Mahendrin Moodley, Competition Commission

Discussant: Willem Boshoff, Econex

15:30-17:00 Parallel 3(A): Abuse Parallel 3(B): Miscellaneous
Recent developments in predatory pricing rules and implications for South Africa
Neil Mackenzie, Bell Dewar
Accessing the Competition Commission’s “Secrets”
Romeo Kariga & Nelly Sakata, Competition Commission
Will long term contracts ever be smooth ‘sailing’ for dominant firms?

Andre Frauenknecht and Viresh Ranchod, Genesis-Analytics

Efficiency pass through in concentrated industries
Paul Anderson & Michael Nicolaou, Genesis-Analytics
The emergence of more vigorous competition and the importance of entry – comparative insights from flour and poultry
Sunél Grimbeek and Bongisa Lekezwa Competition Commission
Dynamics of Competition in two-sided markets with differentiated products: A case study of the radio industry following the primedia/new Africa investment ltd merger
Itumeleng Rantao, University of Johannesburg
Chair: Heather Irvine, Norton Rose

Discussant: Dr Nicola Theron, Econex

Chair: Kasturi Moodaliyar, Wits School of Law

Discussant: Trudi Makhaya, Competition Commission

09:00-10:30 Panel 1: Healthcare

Introduction: Shan Ramburuth, Competition Commission

Keynote Speech: Honourable Minister Motsoaledi, Department of Health

Moderator: Shan Ramburuth

Panel members: Dr Nicola Theron, Econex, Dr James Hodge, Genesis-Analytics, Ron Kemp, Netherlands Competition Authority & Umunyana Rugege, Section 27

11:00-12:30 Parallel 4(A): Healthcare Parallel 4(B): Cartels
Designated service providers: enhancing competition or raising barriers
Sha’ista Goga, Section 27
Competition law and agricultural co-operatives international developments
Thandi Lamprecht, & Irma Gouws, Werksmans Attorneys
Do hospital mergers lead to healthy profits?
Anthony Felet, Duncan Lishman & Fatima Fiandeiro, Genesis-Analytics
A review of lessons from information exchange investigations and the approach of the South African Competition Commission
Reena das Nair, Sipho Mthombeni & Gilbert Muzata, Competition Commission
The role of competition policy in healthcare markets
Pamela Halse, Nonkululeko Moeketsi, Sipho Mtombeni, Genna Robb, Thando Vilakazi and Yu-Fang Wen, Competition Commission
In sickness or in health: Competition in the healthcare sector
Lizel Blignaut, Yongama Njisane & Amy van Buuren, ENS
Enforcement against cartels: A fresh approach in determining penalties in South Africa – for better or worse?
Londiwe Senona, Competition Commission
Techniques for geographic market definition in hospitals
Lola Makhkamova, Oxera
Chair: Yasmin Carrim, Competition Tribunal

Discussant: Prof Alex van den Heever, School of Public and Development Management

Chair: Mervin Dorasamy, Competition Commission

Discussant: Jean Meijer, Bowman Gilfillan



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