n South African Law Journal - The role of efficiencies in the South African merger control regime

Volume 126, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



Whilst different jurisdictions differ in their approaches to efficiencies, there is a general consensus that one of the important goals of merger control is to facilitate the achievement of efficiencies. Although there is a general belief that efficiency gains are more likely to be realized under competitive markets, there is another point of view which remains open to alternative means of achieving efficiencies other than through the preservation of a competitive market as gauged by the structure of the relevant market.

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