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American Bar Association: Interview with Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele

Editor’s Note: Tembinkosi Bonakele has been Commissioner of the South African Competition Commission since April 2014, having served as Acting Commissioner since October 2013. Prior to that, he served in various senior positions at the Commission, including head of mergers, head of compliance, senior legal counsel, and Deputy Commissioner. He previously practiced with Cheadle Thompson and Haysom in Johannesburg, largely in the areas of labor law, regulation and health and safety, and with the corporate finance and antitrust groups at Clifford Chance’s New York office. He occasionally teaches competition law at the University of Fort Hare, Wits University, and is a fellow of the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development. Bonakele currently serves as the Chairperson of the African Competition Forum and is a member of the International Competition Network Steering Group. He holds a BJuris and an LLB from the University of Fort Hare and an MBA from Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria.

This interview was conducted for The Antitrust Source by Krisztian Katona on April 16, 2015.

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