administered prices

Administered Prices Study on Economic Inputs: Water Sector

The water services and distribution sector component of the Nedlac Administered Prices Study on Economic Inputs sought to quantify the impact on investment and job creation of the pricing and quality of services set through administered pricing mechanisms. This component of the study covered municipal supplies of water to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers, and…


Prices, Investment and Efficiency on the Railways: A Sectoral Review of Efficiencies in Administered Pricing in South Africa

There has been little change to the operational structure of the South African rail industry over the past century. It remains a state-owned monopoly, run as a division of the same entity that houses the ports. Despite attempts to introduce greater commercial discipline in the 1980s, the industry is still only intermittently profitable and seems…


Administered Prices Study on Economic Inputs: Ports

Improvements to the competitiveness of commercial transport systems in South Africa will significantly boost economic and employment growth, given the high concentration of economic activity on the inland plateau, the sensitivity of foreign trade to freight cost, and the distance to market of South Africa’s major trading partners. Transport is largely shaped by government, through…