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Competition Commission appoints acting deputies

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Economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel. PHOTO: Skills Universe

Hardin Ratshisusu has been appointed as acting deputy commissioner of the Competition Commission, for the next six months, while Advocate Oliver Josie’s appointment has been extended by the same period.

“I believe these appointments will go a long way in helping to build stability and strengthen the efficiency of the commission,” said Patel.

“[This] as it assists government to focus more on jobs, industrialisation, small business development and economic transformation, not as a by-product, but an explicit objective of competition policy.”

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Both Ratshisusu and Josie are currently part of the executive management of the Competition Commission, with Ratshisusu serving as divisional manager for mergers and acquisitions and Josie serving in his current role as acting deputy commissioner.

The appointments are effective from 1 October 2014 while the process to appoint permanent deputy commissioners is reportedly underway.