Director | Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development
Dr Thando Vilakazi is Executive Director of CCRED at the University of Johannesburg, specialising in academic research, teaching and advice on competition policy and industrial development. He also serves as a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal of South Africa.
Thando has led research and provided teaching and advisory services across various economic sectors for competition authorities, regulators, government departments, international universities, non-governmental organisations, and private enterprises in South Africa and various African countries. His research interests include barriers to entry and economic participation, black economic
empowerment, regional integration, competition policy and industrial development.
He holds a PhD (Economics) from the University of Johannesburg, and a Master’s Degree (Applied Economics) from the University of Cape Town. Thando has published several peer-reviewed book chapters in Oxford University Press, HSRC Press, and Wits University Press publications, as well as papers in The World Economy, Development and Change, Global Networks, Development Southern Africa, and Review of African Political Economy. He is co-editor and co-author of the HSRC Press book Opening the South African Economy? Barriers to Entry and Competition.