An holistic systems perspective considering context, structures, functions and outcomes is broadly used in this paper to deal with current and emerging issues in respect of regulation and competition in South Africa. This paper focuses on: the South African context for regulation and competition, including some historical trends that led to the current reality in respect of regulation and competition in South Africa and highlighting both the present and emerging issues; the current reality regarding the policy for regulation and competition and the institutional landscape linked to the issues in these regards; some aspects of possible future scenarios in respect of regulation and competition in South Africa; provisional observations in respect of some South African sectoral cases from a restructuring perspective. Finally a summary and conclusion is provided.
Manchester, UK, CRC Working Paper, No. 18, 33 pp.