Extensive regulatory oversight is a key feature of a number of critical sectors such as energy, telecommunications, transport, water, healthcare, financial services and broadcasting. The prevalence of regulatory interventions in these sectors is largely driven by concerns of market failure and for the protection of consumers. These sectors provide important social services or products, and effective regulation is critical to facilitate the achievement of social goals such as access to services and greater affordability.
Cloud-based solutions could reduce banking costs in Africa
Genesis Analytics and Orange Business Services (OBS), with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, published a research report on Cloud Banking in Africa: The Regulatory Opportunity, which explores the potential for cloud computing to reduce the cost of technology for banks.
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.
Impact of small-scale power generation on municipal revenues
Genesis used its sector expertise to develop a customisable spreadsheet-based model and guidelines to quantify the revenue impact of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) on municipal revenues and assist municipalities in their design of sustainable SSEG tariffs.
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.
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.
Balancing innovation with regulation to grow SA financial services
Genesis partnered with the Centre of Excellence in Financial Services to understand which policy and regulatory approaches best suit the South African financial sector in managing the balancing act of preserving the country's sound financial system, while enabling fintech innovation that promotes improved access to finance and growth in the sector.
Icasa employs Genesis to sharpen SA telecoms competition
Genesis Analytics has been retained by ICASA to assist with their Priority Market Study to identify telecommunications key markets that are not characterised by effective competition and may require regulatory intervention to ensure that the goals of the National Development Plan can be met.