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Genesis to lead workshop on how digital is creating new forms of work

Genesis Analytics will be leading the "Digital Economy - Classifying Drivers of Digital Work" workshop at the “UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH: Work | Innovation | Technology” event in Nairobi on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

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Registration is now open for first Merl Tech Jozi

Genesis Analytics is excited to be part of the organisation of MERL Tech Jozi — the first MERL Tech conference on the African continent. 

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Short list of bidders released for multi-billion Kenyan hostels project

Five joint ventures and a Chinese firm have been shortlisted for construction of 23 400 multi-billion shilling hostel units at Moi, Embu and South Eastern Kenya (Seku) universities.

The approval of the three projects follows a detailed analysis by a consortium of transaction advisers led by the South Africa-based consultancy, Genesis Analytics. 
The consortium developed the transaction documents and will execute the contracts.

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At last, clarity about when dominant firms predate – and when they don’t

Few areas in competition law are more prone to dogmatic disputation than predatory pricing - the practice whereby an incumbent firm seeks to force a rival from the market through sustained loss-making low prices.

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Genesis to faciltate inaugral workshop of intergovernmental fintech working group

Genesis Analytics has been appointed to facilitate the workshops at the inaugral meeting of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) on 19 and 20 April 2018. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for regulators and policy makers to engage with the industry, identify key considerations and develop a harmonised approach to fintech-driven innovations for the benefit of all South Africans.

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Newsletters

CLARITY ABOUT WHEN DOMINANT FIRMS PREDATE – AND WHEN THEY DON’T

The Competition Appeal Court’s recent decision in the Media24 case has brought clarity to the law of predatory pricing in South Africa – the practice of dominant firms cutting prices to levels where equally efficient competitors cannot compete and ultimately exit the market. 

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Taking sides in the liquor debate - read the full story

The impact assessment Genesis did for Nedlac on proposed changes to the Liquor Act (which calls for new age restrictions on drinking amongst many other proposals) has received much divided attention in the press. We thought that you might be interested in the full story.

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Growing pool of asset finance at the bottom of pyramid

One of the consequences of the mobile money revolution has been the growth of a new class of asset finance business. Banks are starting to take notice.

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Learning partners facilitate insights to achieve better results

With greater scrutiny of government and donor spending and rapidly increasing social impact investment, the need for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) has never been greater - but despite this it is sometimes seen as an exercise separate from core activities.

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Getting it right requires customer, market knowledge

With margins under ever-greater pressure, banks need to ensure that pricing receives the attention it deserves. To it right, bankers need to be able to answer some fundamental questions about their markets, as well as about the behaviour of their customers.

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Microfinance bank might be a survival option

For banks in trouble one option to preserve margins would be for smaller commercial banks to convert to microfinance banks (MFBs) that fall outside the jurisdiction of the interest rate capping regime.

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Palace coups set stage for 2018 opportunities

The final months of 2017 will go down in history as a watershed moment in three of Southern Africa’s most important economies: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Angola.

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Genesis celebrates 20 years in business in 2018

We have come a long way since we started as a staff of two in a 59m² office in the Joburg suburb of Blairgowrie. Today we employ more than 120 people in Southern and East Africa in eight practices.

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Reports & other Documents

Graduate recruitment for 2019 has started

About us: A guide to the work of Genesis Analytics

Genesis Analytics was one of the first economics-based consultancy firms to be established in Africa and has grown into the largest. Read more about our work across eight practices and in 32 African countries.

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GENESIS ADVISES MEDIA24 IN SEMINAL PREDATORY PRICING CASE

Genesis was retained in 2011 by Media24, a large newspaper and magazine publisher, to defend predatory pricing allegations made against the group by the Competition Commission in what has proven to be South Africa’s seminal predation case. The judgment was delivered by the Competition Appeal Court in March 2018.

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RAISING THE DRINKING AGE TO 21: PROS AND CONS IN REPORT TO NEDLAC FOR PARLIAMENT

The National Economic and Development Labour Council (Nedlac) commissioned Genesis Analytics to conduct an urgent independent study on the likely economic, health and social impacts of some of the amendments proposed in the Liquor Amendment Bill, 2017.

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Submissions on the proposed amendments to the Competition Act by Genesis Analytics

The submission by Genesis Analytics focuses on the economic aspects of some key focus areas of the amendments. In making this submission we have sought to draw not only on best practice economic thinking but also on our extensive experience in a wide variety of competition matters.   

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Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services market: Summary

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Executive Summary

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Impact of 4th industrial revolution on SA financial services market: Full report

Report for the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services by Genesis Analytics concludes that the country’s current financial regulation has not created an enabling environment for FinTech development. Full report

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Guide to our work in energy regulation

Our regulation expertise spans a wide variety of sectors and includes tariff design and determination,  sector strategy and  policy advisory assessing, and the impact and effectiveness of regulation.

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