Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Brown, Robert Mark URN etd-03202010-180320 Document Title The pricing of commodity raw materials to the South African gold mining industry Degree MBA Department Gordon Institute of Business Science Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Mr M Holland Supervisor Keywords
- commodity options
Date 2008-04-01 Availability unrestricted Abstract
The object of government is the welfare of the people – Theodore Roosevelt
Commodity prices in the South African economy has become a topic of much debate with suppliers, consumers and government involved in a struggle to address issues of monopolies, market dominance and claims of excessive pricing. This document aims to explore to what extent commodity prices affect the gold mining industry, the theory and practicality of monopolistic supplier pricing models, the responses to such behaviour and the role that the competition authorities play in facilitating a free market.
By obtaining industry information, studies of market theory and the review of competition legislation, an understanding of the issues was obtained. After discussion with industry role players (suppliers, mining companies and independent third parties) both qualitative and quantitative data was obtained to answer questions around competition and market dominance.
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