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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
Advisor Name Title
Mr M Holland Supervisor
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Date 2008-04-01
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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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Please cite as follows:

Brown, RM 2007, The pricing of commodity raw materials to the South African gold mining industry, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03202010-180320/ >


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