South Africa’s Competition Commission, or Compcom is a duly constituted and independent regulatory body created by the government’s Competition Act of 1989. Two other independent competition regulatory bodies, the Competition Appeal Court and the Competition Tribunal, which acts as an appellate court for decisions handed out by the adjudicative Competition Tribunal.
These organizations are independent from each other but are all answerable to the Department of Economic Development. The Compcon has recently re-opened its doors for graduates to qualify for the annual Competition Commission Bursary Programme for 2019.
The Competition Commission Graduate Programme 2019
The Competition Commission Graduate Programme aims to provide a good opportunity for inexperienced and experienced graduates to acquire real world working experience. In addition, the training is instrumental in developing into an expert Competition practitioner. Participants will experience working in the various departments within the Commission.
The Competition Commission Programme is composed of three levels:
- Level One Programme – designed for fresh graduates with no working experience but possess the requisite basic skills needed for the job. Moreover, participants must have demonstrable potential to perform highly during the course of the graduate Level One Programmes normally last for 2 years.
- Level Two Programme – this programe is for law attorneys who are considering to take up specializations in the areas of Completion law and Economics as well as Economics. Doctoral graduates with no working experience may also be accepted into the programme
- Professional Programme – graduates with working experience in advocacy work, case support, International relations. Ideal candidates would be lawyers, economists and social science graduates, and more.
- Communications programme for Marketing and Communications, and Public Relations graduates
- Finance programme for Accounting, and Finance and Supply Chain graduates
- Human Capital Management programme for Industrial Psychology and Human Resources Management graduates
- Knowledge Management for Records Management and Library and Information Resources Management finishers
- Security and Facilities Management programme for Facilities Management and
Selected participants will be given the opportunity to work within the Commission upon successful completion of studies.
Requirements or Eligibility
The programme will only review applications that satisfy the minimum programme requirements listed below:
- Applicant must be a South African citizen with a valid ID
- A graduate of a South African tertiary level education institution
- For Level 1 Programme applicants – obtained an LLB degree or a Master’s degree in Economics (or in final year of studies) and a 70% average
- For Level 2 Programme applicants – finished an LLB degree or a Master’s degree in Economics and have acquired 6 to 12 months of research experience
- For Professional Programme applicants – finished an Honours degree in a related area of specialization with a 70% average; having a Master’s degree not a requirement, but a definite advantage
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the minimum programme requirements can apply by clicking on the link below:
Opening and Closing Dates
The Competition Commission Graduate Programme is accepting applications until 31 December 2018
Need to reach the Competition Commission? Their contact details are listed below:
Telephone: 27 (012) 394-3200 / 3320
If you want to know more about the Competition Commission, head on over to their website using the link below: