Competition law – the South African experience

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Law@work, UCT Faculty of Law, will be presenting a two-day master class in competition law. Date and venue still to be confirmed.

About this course
South Africa abides by the best international practice of a free market principle. However, competition is heavily controlled by the Competition Act of 1998. Compliance with competition law has far-reaching implications for local and foreign businesses. Competition law forms a critical part of the business landscape and plays a vital role in influencing firms' corporate and commercial strategies.

This two-day course will provide an in-depth look at competition law in South Africa. Our panel of academics, legal practitioners, competition economists and regulators will give insights into the policy and legal framework of competition law in South Africa and will balance lectures on the technical legal and economic analyses of competition law with practical examples from case studies and recent legislative and policy developments.

Who will benefit from this course
Legal practitioners, advocates and attorneys advising businesses operating in South Africa or that have dealings in South Africa, internal legal counsel, compliance managers and business people.

After attending this course, attendees should have a good working knowledge of:

-The Competition Act, including the purpose, objectives and aims of competition policy
-The jurisdiction of the Competition Act
-The roles, powers, processes, practices and procedures of the Competition Authorities - the implementing and governing bodies for Competition Law are the Competition Commission, the Competition Tribunal and the Competition Appeal Court
-The economic principles underpinning competition policy and law

Registration details
Award of certificate:

A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend both days.
Please ensure that you sign the attendance register every day.

Closing date for registration: One week prior to the course.

Date: 26 September 2019 to 27 September 2019
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Sandton, Johannesburg

More info: Instructions regarding the programme and directions to the venue will be sent to you electronically a week prior to the event.

Contact: Don Coue
Company name: Law@work, UCT Faculty of Law
Telephone number: 021 650 3242
Email address