African focused competition lawyer and regular contributor to Africanantitrust, Michael-James Currie, has kindly made available to all Africanantitrust readers his dissertation titled “SOUTH AFRICA’S AMENDED PRICE DISCRIMINATION PROVISION: AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK IN RELATION TO THE GROCERY RETAIL MARKET”.
In his thesis, Currie explores various economic and legal principles which are of particular relevance to ensuring that section 9 of South Africa’s Competition Act is interpreted in a manner which is sensible and does not lead to unintended consequences which might harm consumers or dampen pro-competitive conduct.
Currie utilises the grocery retail market as a basis to explore the applicability (and suitability) of the price discrimination provisions in so far as the objective to protect a specific class of competitors is concerned (rather than protecting competition).
By drawing on economic principles and European and US precedent, Currie provides a well articulated and reasoned analytical approach to section 9 coupled with practical interpretational guidance in what is likely to become a very useful resource.
To access Currie’s dissertation (for free), please follow the link below: