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Swaziland Competition Commission

Welcome

ChairpersonMr. Nkonzo Hlatshwayo welcomes you to the Swaziland Competition Commission. SCC was established in 2007 to foster competition within Swaziland's economy by controlling anti-competitive trade practices, mergers and acquisitions, protecting consumer welfare and providing for an institutional mechanism for implementing these objectives. The commission monitors, regulates, controls and prevents acts or behaviors which are likely to adversely affect the climate for competition within the country.

Our functions include investigations associated with the conduct of business and mergers, the provision of information for the guidance of consumers regarding their rights, the publication of reports and studies regarding the operation of the Act, advising the Minister on matters relating to the Commission, and cooperating with regional and international bodies engaged in the enforcement of competition law and the promotion of a competition culture.

The Competition Act No. 8, of 2007 outlines in detail the complete charter for the Commission.
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CEO

Acting CEO

Ms Thabisile Pearl Langa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Swaziland Competition Commission. Ms Langa is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of Swaziland and a member of the Swaziland Law Society. She has held the position of Crown Counsel in the Litigation Department of the Attorney General’s Chambers and was appointed Senior Parliamentary Counsel responsible for subsidiary and primary legislation in the Drafting Department.

Ms Langa holds B.SocScience degree; an L.L.B. degree both from the University of Cape Town. A Master’s degree (LLM) in Legislative Drafting from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus); a Master’s Degree (L.L.M) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Centre Washington DC and a Post Graduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from Kings College in London. She worked for six months as a consultant at the World Bank (Washington DC, USA).

She is a  Commissioner of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Commission and has held other Board Memberships in different organisations; a Fellow of the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Program Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington DC.


Mission Statement

The Swaziland Competition Commission (SCC) is a statutory body charged with the administration and enforcement of the Swaziland Competition Act of 2007. The mission of the SCC is to strengthen the nation’s economy by promoting and securing robust economic competition and consumer protection. Through our enforcement of competition and consumer protection policies we seek to ensure better product quality, lower prices, and overall, the enhanced welfare of Swaziland Citizens

Foreign Investors

Swaziland is truly a land of opportunity for investors looking to expand their operations abroad. We consider our country an emerging economy with significant opportunities in agriculture and textiles. There are also considerable prospects in other industries.

Business Support

We provide support services for local and regional business owners seeking assistance in establishing or expanding their firms.

Industry & Workforce

We are focused on economic development sustained by healthy competition in industry. We want to see our citizens enabled with the skill set for today’s jobs and we want businesses to hire and continue to develop quality workers.

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