The South African Competition Act 89 of 1998, as amended addresses an array of principles
and issues surrounding competition policy. However, it has become apparent that the Act
remains silent regarding state-aid and moreover state owned entities in relation to competition
law. This paper analyses the development of competition policy within South Africa and the
origins of state-owned entities and state aid. The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether
state-owned entities encourage, strengthen or diminish the concept and purpose of
competition. Furthermore, a comparative analysis will be done between South Africa and
current and previous Member States of the European Union in an attempt to decipher whether
state-owned entities are efficiently regulated and utilised to promote the objectives set out in
the Competition Act. Lastly, this study will include possible recommendations which are on
par with global trends or models as to how state-owned entities and state aid should be
administered within the Republic.
Mini Dissertation (LLM)--University of Pretoria, 2016.