Thando Vilakazi

Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED)
Executive Director

Dr. Thando Vilakazi is Executive Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg, specialising in research and teaching on competition policy and industrial development. He currently also serves as a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal of South Africa. Thando has led research, teaching and advisory projects across various economic sectors for competition authorities, regulators, government departments, NGOs and private enterprises in South Africa and various African countries. His research interests include barriers to entry and economic participation, regional integration, competition policy and inclusive growth, and industrial development. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Johannesburg and he has published widely. Thando is the co-editor and co-author of a recent HSRC Press book titled ‘Opening the South African Economy: Barriers to Entry and Competition’.

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