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Economic impact assessment

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    Strengthening South Africa’s National Lottery governing act

    Genesis was contracted by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) to provide a regulatory impact assessment of selected provisions identified in the Lotteries Act.

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    Potential impact of Google's subsea Africa cable

    Google engaged Genesis through Africa Practice to undertake an impact assessment of a subsea internet cable, Equiano, running from Portugal to South Africa along the Atlantic Coast of Africa.

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    Genesis Report shifts debate on proposed chrome ore export tax

    Genesis was approached by a group of non-integrated chrome producers to conduct its own independent assessment of the export tax on chrome ore that has been lobbied for by ferrochrome producers as well as other stakeholders in the industry. 

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    Reassessing a ban on alcohol advertising post COVID-19

    Genesis was asked by Business Unity South Africa to independently re-assess the impact of the 2016 Liquor Amendment Bill post-COVID and weigh the potential social and public health benefits against the potential economic costs.

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    How does Airbnb support inclusive growth of tourism in South Africa

    Airbnb commissioned Genesis Analytics measure the digital platform's impact on inclusive growth in South Africa.

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    Is Facebook good for African development?

    Genesis Analytics worked with Facebook London to understand how the digital economy and social media contribute towards realising three economic development opportunities in Africa. 

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    A new approach to impact reporting rolled out in Ghana with SCB

    Standard Chartered Bank partnered with Genesis as impact advisors to develop a next generation approach to impact measurement and reporting. This new approach was rolled out in a case study on lending to the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors in Ghana.

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    Charting a new course for failing state-owned enterprises

    Genesis worked with the National Planning Commission, a nucleus government advisory agency, to assess state-owned enterprises' performance and contribution to achieving the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 of economic transformation and inclusive growth.

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    Exiting a lockdown: A balancing act of lives and livelihoods

    A public-private convening body asked Genesis for advisory work to support Presidential decision-making in South Africa on how to unlock the economy responsibly – which parts, which sectors, how to balance lives with livelihoods?

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    Impact assessment of price on Eskom electricity consumption

    The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) appointed Genesis to assess and understand the economic impact of Eskom’s MYPD4 Application, and assess the price elasticity of demand for electricity for the utility's direct and municipal customers.

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    Assessing economics of R5.5b pelagic fishery as rights expire

    Africa’s largest fishing company approached Genesis to produce an independent economic report on the underlying economics of the pelagic industry to provide a sound basis for meaningful engagement between the industry and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, and ultimately assist informed decision making with respect to the fishing rights allocation process.

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    Genesis unpacks impact of social housing in South Africa

    The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) contracted Genesis to undertake a study on the socio-economic and spatial restructuring impact of social housing in South Africa.

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    Economic contribution of beer brewing industry

    To prepare for strategic engagements with the government and other stakeholders, the Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) contracted Genesis to provide independent facts on the nature, size, dynamics and economic contribution of the beer industry, as well as a better understanding of the public policy issues facing the industry.

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    Socio-economic impact of debt forgiveness Bill

    Genesis was appointed by the dti (on behalf of Parliament) to undertake an independent socio-economic impact assessment of the National Credit Amendment Bill 2018, a separate debt review regulatory regime and process for a defined lower-income segment, called debt intervention.

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    What value does Airbnb add to the South African economy?

    Since its launch in 2015 Airbnb has grown rapidly in South Africa. Like other disruptive businesses, it has faced pushback from the traditional hospitality industry. To establish the contribution of Airbnb, the Shared Value practice at Genesis Analytics was asked to undertake an independent study to quantify the benefit of Airbnb to the economy.

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    Study counts value of deep-sea hake prior to 2020 rights allocation

    Genesis Analytics quantified, for the first time, the socio-economic contribution of the R6,7-billion deep-sea hake trawl fishery. The SA Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (Sadstia) commissioned the report ahead of the allocation of long-term rights for 12 commercial fisheries by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 2020.

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    Assessment of saturation report on gambling in KwaZulu-Natal

    Genesis was appointed by the Casino Association of South Africa to conduct an independent economic assessment of the KwaZulu-Natal Gambling and Betting Board’s Saturation Study. The study was undertaken by the board to provide stakeholders in the province’s gambling industry a basis from which to make future applications for gambling venues in the province.

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    Are 'sin taxes' on alcohol appropriate?

    Genesis was approached by a major alcohol manufacturer and distributor to assess the appropriateness of excise tax as a tool to reduce harmful consumption of alcohol and to raise revenue for the state.

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    Designing full impact framework for pan-African bank

    Genesis designed a full social, economic and environmental (SEE) framework for one of the biggest pan-African banking groups to measure the positive and negative SEE impact of the bank on financial returns.

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    Impact of multi-billion move from sugar to corn syrup

    Genesis was appointed by two of the world’s top fast-moving consumer goods brand to evaluate the economic pros and cons of a multi-billion-rand mega-transaction in the FMCG sector.

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    Financial lead in multi-million plan to revamp Joburg CBD

    Genesis was the lead financial and economic adviser on the Kopanong Precinct Project (KPP), which aims to transform the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) by upgrading and refurbishing office accommodation for the Gauteng Provincial Government.

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    Raising the drinking age to 21: Pros and cons

    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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    Impact of Eskom restructuring on long-term tariffs

    Genesis was commissioned by Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and Trade and Industrial Policy Strategy (TIPS) to assess the impact on the electricity tariff path if Eskom were to undertake a restructuring of its assets.

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    Socio-economic impact of changes to Deeds Registries System

    Genesis conducted a socio-economic impact assessment of the feasibility of implementation of the Electronic Deeds Registration Bill for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

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    Design of regulatory impact framework for NERSA

    The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) asked Genesis to design a Regulatory Impact Assessment framework for use in evaluating the decisions made by the regulator.

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    Economic impact of De Beers on Botswana

    De Beers, the world’s largest diamond miner, has been in partnership with the government of Botswana for 50 years - arguably the world’s most successful public-private partnership. The company asked Genesis and PwC to produce an independent report to analyse the economic contribution of the partnership to Botswana.

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    Economic impact of Emirates on South Africa

    Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, sought to demonstrate to policy-makers, regulators and the public, that it creates high value for South Africa’s economy. Emirates asked Genesis to quantify the value that the airline created in South Africa and then to model the impact of a number of expanded business scenarios.

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    Critical analysis of Eskom’s multi-year price increases

    Eskom’s tariff increases as part of the MYPD (Multi-Year Tariff Determination) process has had a critical and far reaching impact on the South African economy. The Genesis team has played an important role in ensuring that these tariff increases are governed by sound regulatory principles, being deeply involved in critically assessing all the MYPD tariff applications of Eskom since 2009.

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    Advice to NERSA on regulating tariffs

    Genesis was commissioned to advise the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) on the best way to manage the differences in tariff methodologies being applied in its three regulatory divisions.


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    Assessing impact of changes to intellectual property regime

    Genesis was contracted by the to review the draft national policy on intellectual property and provide an independent assessment of the pros and cons of the Bill, and then to make recommendations for improvement.

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    Expert analysis of carbon tax proposal for BUSA

    Genesis was appointed by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) to provide expert analysis and input in a review of the National Treasury’s discussion document regarding the possible implementation of a carbon tax intended to internalise environmental costs and reduce emissions.

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    Genesis tests sustainabilty of renewable energy prices

    Genesis was retained by a leading multinational power producer to assess the sustainability of proposed renewable energy prices, as well as their impact on the cost of electricity generation in South Africa.

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    Impact assessment of changes to the Estate Agents’ Act

    The National Treasury asked Genesis to give technical assistance in developing valuation techniques to assess the impact of various regulations and recommended modifications to the Estate Agents' Act.

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    Regulatory impact of changes to National Lottery Act

    Genesis was contracted by the Department of Trade and Industry to conduct a Regulatory Impact Assessment on the changes proposed in the South African National Lotteries Amendment Bill.

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