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.
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.
Genesis sizes up the lighting industry in South Africa
Genesis was comissioned by a manufacturer and retailer of homeware products to size the residential lighting market in South Africa. As no reliable estimates existed for the size of this market, Genesis used various market sizing techniques to establish an accurate estimate for the client.
Going off the grid with Small-Scale Embedded Generation
Genesis Analytics was commissioned by the German Development Cooperation (GiZ) to undertake a market impact assessment for Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG), including the development of a state of play assessment and a range of policy options for government.
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.
Enhancing investment for domestic foundry and mill markets
The Economic Development Department (EDD) contracting Genesis to undertake an economic assessment of whether an export tax on scrap metal will improve the availability of quality scrap metal at affordable prices for foundries and mills in the domestic market.
First comprehensive mapping of South African fintechs for national treasury
To enable the growth of the fintech sector while minimising risk and protecting consumers, the National Treasury, in partnership with The World Bank Group, commissioned Genesis to conduct the first full market diagnostic and sizing of the local fintech sector.
Genesis drafts report for government fintech working group
Genesis drafted the post-workshop report of the second workshop of the IFWG (Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group), which is made up of the representatives from the South African Reserve Bank, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, National Treasury, Financial Intelligence Centre and the South African Revenue Service.
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.
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.
Genesis advises Lesotho on rural electrification
The Government of Lesotho has engaged Genesis Analytics in partnership with CRISIL – a global infrastructure advisory firm – to recommend changes to the institutional arrangements and functions of its Rural Electrification Unit to enable it to deliver on its mandate to increase rural electrification in Lesotho.
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.
Regulation of medicine dispensing fee in pharmacies
Genesis has worked extensively with the Pharmacy Stakeholders Forum of South Africa (PSF) in its protracted litigation with the Department of Health regarding price regulation of the dispensing fee for medicines sold through pharmacies. The central question was whether the dispensing fees prescribed by the Department of Health were sufficient to provide a reasonable revenue stream to community pharmacies so as ensure the viability of the businesses.
Review of a self-regulatory financial market model in South Africa
Genesis was commissioned by the National Treasury to conduct a technical review of the effectiveness of the SRO (self-regulatory organisation) model in South African financial markets in the context of the move toward a Twin Peaks regulatory framework.
Facilitating LPG shipments to the Western Cape
Genesis was retained by Avedia Energy, a firm involved in a wide range of LPG handling, trading and bottling activities, to assist in its contested application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for a licence to construct and operate an LPG storage facility in Saldanha in the Western Cape.
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.
Challenge to ICASA by MTN and Vodacom
Genesis was commissioned by ICASA to assist in defending its mobile termination rates decision of March 2014 following a legal challenge to the proposed glide path by Vodacom and MTN. The project team played a critical role in the proceedings by demonstrating that the initial drop in termination rates for the larger operators was still above their costs. This allowed the court to suspend the order overturning the regulations for six months while ICASA undertook a more thorough investigation process.
Financial model sets new mobile termination rates
‘Termination rates’ are the prices telecommunications operators pay each other to terminate calls originating on each other’s networks (for example, when an MTN customer calls a Vodacom customer, MTN pays a termination fee to Vodacom). For a variety of pro-competitive reasons, regulators around the world set these rates equal to the costs operators incur to provide termination services to each other.
Chevron objects to liquid-fuel import terminal
Genesis was retained by Chevron SA to provide expert economic analysis and testimony to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) in terms of a licence application by Burgan Cape terminals to build a liquid fuel off-loading and storage facility in the port of Cape Town.
Expert advice on setting doctor's tariffs
Genesis was commissioned to provide expert economic advice and a report for the South African Private Practitioners’ Forum (SAPPF) in support of its response to a request for comments on the proposed guideline tariffs for medical practitioners and dentists made by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).