Pamela Mondliwa is an economist at Acacia Economics and is also a researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development at the University of Johannesburg.
She has worked as an economist in the Policy and Research division at the Competition Commission of South Africa from 2009 to 2013.Pamela has experience in undertaking investigations and conducting economic analysis of mergers, abuse of dominance and cartel cases, in industries such as petrochemicals, construction, and packaging amongst others. She has also been involved in research for impact assessments of the Commission’s intervention, coordinating capacity building for the Policy and Research division and has contributed to the joint African Competition Forum (ACF) cement project.
Pamela holds a BCom (Hons) from Rhodes University. She has co-authored a number of conference papers.
COMPETITION ECONOMICS, REGULATION AND SECTOR SPECIFIC WORK
Experience in conducting economic analysis on complex enforcement and cartel cases, and mergers and acquisitions for the Competition Commission of South Africa in a wide range of sectors including petrochemicals, insurance, construction, and packaging amongst others.
South Africa (2016). Conducted a sector study and developed a strategy for the Chemicals and Plastics sector for the Gauteng Department of Economic Development.
South Africa (2015-2016). Carried out a study commissioned by National Treasury on the Barriers to entry in the telecommunications sector as well as the beer industry using Soweto Gold as a case study.
South Africa (2015-current). Currently advising the Competition Commission of South Africa on economic aspects of the Healthcare Inquiry into the private healthcare market in South Africa.
South Africa (2014 - 2015). Provided expert advice to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on the Vodacom / Neotel proposed merger.
South Africa (2014-2016). Completed a research study on the local industrial economy of Johannesburg for the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Economic Development.
South Africa (2014). Provided an analysis of the competition effects of the MTN/Telkom Radio Access Network (RAN) sharing transaction and the Vodacom/Neotel merger to ICASA.
South Africa (2014). Conducted a review of economic regulation of liquid fuels and related products for the Department of Economic Development.
South Africa (2014). Prepared a research report for the Plastics Conversion Industry Strategy for the Department of Trade and Industry.
South Africa (2013-2014). Contributed to research on the impact of the Competition Commission’s interventions in the long steel markets.
South Africa (2012-2015). Expert economic analysis for the Commission v Sasol Chemical Industries competition case in the SA Competition Tribunal. Research work for South African government on economic regulation, and industrial policy.