Invitation to AA discussion: Would deregulation lower petrol prices?

The Editors Blog

The recent spike in fuel prices has caused much consternation and distress. So much so, that the president has set up a committee of ministers to look into the issue. Some media have called it a “fuel price emergency” and pundits have all sorts of ‘solutions’, including deregulation.

Is deregulation really a solution? In the past, organised business was outspoken in its view that deregulation would yield more efficient results. It is also official government policy, but has not been implemented yet. Is regulation working? Or, are too many people making money out of regulation at the expense of motorists? For hard-pressed consumers the most important question is, what impact would deregulation have on the petrol price?

Please join us as our expert panellists debate these burning questions.

Our panellists:

  • Avhapfani Tshifularo, CEO, SA Petroleum Industry Association
  • Collins Khumalo, CEO, Automobile Association (AA)
  • Tseliso Maqubela, Deputy Director General, Department of Energy
  • Liberty Mncube, Chief Economist, Competition Commission

Professor Rod Crompton, the Director of the Energy Leadership Centre at Wits Business School, will facilitate the discussion.

This event has been kindly sponsored by the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa.

Booking is essential.

We look forward to hosting you!


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Wednesday 25 July, 2018

17h30 for 18h00 to approximately 19h30 followed by networking, snacks and drinks

Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School, 2 St David’s Place, Parktown

Thembeka Hlatshwayo on
011 717 3617 or 

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@witsbschool #wbsevents

Liana Shaw
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