The Competition Appeal Court as a specialist court: The challenge of retaining judges

Author: NP Mabindla-Boqwana

ISSN: 2958-4973
Affiliations: BProc LLB (Wits); Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal
Source: Journal of the South African Chapter of the International Association of the Women Judges, Issue 1, 2022, p. 103-110


Competition law is about promoting competition in economic markets. It exists to prevent market distortion caused by anti-competitive conduct and practices. To help that process, policymakers have chosen competition law as one of the tools to promote that aim through the Competition Act 89 of 1998. The Competition Appeal Court (CAC) was created centrally to give effect to the aims of the Act. This article focuses on the CAC as a specialist court and considers how the challenge of retaining its judges in the long term can be overcome.