Statutory competition law 801

Module code SCL 801
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

This module will provide students with detailed knowledge and understanding of the underlying policy and diverse provisions of the Competition Act 89 of 1998 (as amended) as well as practical guidance on the application thereof. The following aspects will be dealt with within the context of international comparative competition law:

  1. Introduction to competition policy, jurisdiction and the structure of competition authorities
  2. Economics of competition law
  3. Relevant aspects of markets and market power
  4. Horizontal agreements and restrictive horizontal practices
  5. Vertical agreements and restrictive vertical practices
  6. Abuse of dominance
  7. The Competition Act and price setting
  8. Exemption applications
  9. Merger assessment
  10. Merger regulation: legal and procedural aspects
Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Mercantile Law
Period of presentation Semester 2

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