Robin McGre­gor

Finweek English Edition - - Letters - MIN­ISTRY OF FI­NANCE

FI­NANCE MIN­IS­TER Trevor Manuel wants to join those who have ex­pressed sor­row on learn­ing of the sense­less mur­der of Robin McGre­gor in his home on Tues­day, 12 Au­gust 2008. Manuel al­ways held Robin in high re­gard and is thank­ful for his ded­i­ca­tion and pi­o­neer­ing work on eco­nomic con­cen­tra­tion in South Africa.

From the early Eight­ies the pub­li­ca­tion he au­thored – Who Owns Whom – was the ref­er­ence for aca­demics, pol­icy mak­ers and ac­tivists alike. The pe­riod of un­bundling con­glom­er­ates and pro­mot­ing eco­nomic ef­fi­cien­cies is a trib­ute to his life­long cam­paign. His in­clu­sion on the Com­pe­ti­tion Board and the Stand­ing Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee for Com­pany Law was im­por­tant to the de­vel­op­ment of poli­cies in both th­ese ar­eas in a demo­cratic SA. His con­tri­bu­tion to eco­nomic pol­icy de­bate did not flag. We ex­tend our con­do­lences to his chil­dren.

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