Maintaining a competitive advantage

2015-12-09 06:00

AS an ardent football fan, I relish the chance of watching epic football rivalry clashes.

Chiefs versus Pirates, Manchester United versus Liverpool, Real Madrid versus Barcelona are the more renowned rivalries that have football fanatics on the edge of their seats.

On match day players have that extra exuberance and energy, understanding the massiveness of the task and the importance of a win to club, fans and players alike.

Competition in all facets of society is hugely important in ensuring the elimination of monopolies and dictatorships and promoting and strengthening existing structures and people.

The Competition Commission attempts to safeguard the public in this regard by ensuring equity and efficiency in the economy and promoting and maintaining competition in South Africa, in a manner that is transparent.

If any organisation or person for that matter is of the opinion that their dominance or rule is everlasting it should be of high concern. If the ruling ANC is not vigorously challenged on aspects of governance and appointments by the citizenry and other political parties, complacency sets in and becomes the norm.

The recent hotly contested position of ANC provincial chairperson is still being probed by disgruntled Senzo Mchunu supporters questioning the validity of the election process, as it should if the process is perceived as flawed and non-transparent in any way.

Rivalry and competition is therefore important and should never be seen as a threat but rather warranting the best for an organisation, ensuring a sustainable succession plan that safeguards any establishment’s longevity and maintaining a competitive advantage.

RIKESH ISWARLALL
Raisethorpe

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