Tembinkosi Bonakele is leaving the stage as SA’s competition tsar, but that doesn’t mean his faith in the doctrine burns any less bright. His eyes light up when he gets going about the proposed deregulation of fuel, which will allow petrol stations to set their own prices.

“It will absolutely bring down the petrol price,” he tells the FM in an interview in Rosebank. “I always believed it should be deregulated. Interestingly, the industry itself doesn’t want deregulation, and normally it’s the other way around. But what you will have is competition.” ..

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