Friday, 11 August 2017

Competition Commission Graduate Programme 2017

The Competition Commission (Commission) is a statutory body constituted in terms of the Competition Act , No. 89 of 1998 (the Act) . It is one of three, independent competition regulatory authorities established in terms of the Act, with the other two being the Competition Tribunal and the Competition Appeal Court (formerly, the Competition Board).


While the Commission is the investigative and enforcement agency, the Tribunal is the adjudicative body and the Competition Appeal Court considers appeals against decisions of the Tribunal. The Competition authorities are functionally-independent institutions, but are administratively accountable to the Department of Economic Development.

The Competition Commission is looking for a Graduate Trainee to join its Policy & Research division in Pretoria. The programme is available on a twelve 12 months fixed term contract.


This is a great opportunity for you to actively participate in reaching the objectives of building an efficient functioning, free and fair economy for all South Africans.

Exposure to excellent training opportunities. An opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the attainment of the Competition Commission’s vision 2030 of a Growing and inclusive Economy that serves all South Africans.The trainee will receive an annual total cost to company package of R170 038.

The Competition Commission is responsible for: investigating and assessing anti-competitive behaviour in response to complaints, investigating large mergers, making referral to the Competition Tribunal; and investigating and deciding on intermediate mergers. In addition, it undertakes advocacy work to promote compliance with the Competition Act.

Policy & Research does economic research and analyses market conditions, structures and trends, and provides economic input to cases.

Minimum requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed Honours in Economics degree.
  • Masters degree (or substantial progress towards one) in Economics is preferable
  • Be a South African citizen.
  • A consistent academic performer with an average of 60% pass rate.
  • Should not have worked as a permanent employee previously.

Competencies Required:

  • Good analytical, research and investigative skills. 
  • Well-developed writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills as well as computer literacy are prerequisites.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
  • Be a self-starter.
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • An energetic, dynamic and committed individual
  • Computer literacy. 

We offer:

  • An opportunity for you to actively participate in reaching the objectives of building an efficient functioning, free and fair economy for all South Africans.
  • Exposure to excellent training opportunities.
  • An opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the attainment of the Competition Commission's vision 2030 of a Growing and inclusive Economy that serves all South Africans.

Applications close on 24 August 2017.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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