Competition drives a growing and dynamic economy. Competitive pressures compel firms to innovate and outsmart competitors – driving down prices, improving quality, and increasing social welfare. Competition policy seeks to promote competitive pressure in the economy.


The Centre for Competition Law and Economics (CCLE) at Stellenbosch University promotes research and teaching related to competition policy in South Africa and beyond. The CCLE team consists of economics and legal faculty, doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, student and part-time researchers and academic associates from across the globe.

The Centre was established as a research unit within the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University, with seed funding from the South African Competition Commission.