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.