Lizel Blignaut

Lizel Blignaut

South Africa, Cape Town
Executive at ENSafrica
Profession: Economist
Industry: Competition, Economics, Consulting


I have been practicing as an executive (economist) in the ENSafrica Competition Law Department since 2007. I have been the lead practitioner on a number of high profile mergers and prohibited practice cases. Prior to joining ENSafrica I was the Head of Mergers at the Competition Commission of South Africa.


English, Afrikaans


Merger ControlLitigationCompetition PolicyAntitrustCompliance Programmes



Executive at ENSafrica

September 2007 - Present • Cape Town, South Africa

I practice in all areas of competition law and policy.

Competition Commission South Africa

Divisional Manager Mergers and Acquisitions at Competition Commission South Africa

7 years 3 mth • May 2000 - August 2007 • Pretoria, South Africa

I served as the Head of Mergers from February 2004 to August 2007. As the Head of Mergers my key responsibilities included the investigation of all mergers notified to the Competition Commission, with the aim of ensuring that appropriate decisions as to the approval or prohibition of the mergers are taken. I also served on the Competition Commission’s Executive Committee (Exco), the advisory body to the decision-makers. I joined the Competition Commission in May 2000 as an Analyst in the Policy and Research Division. In 2002 I was promoted and transferred to the Mergers and Acquisitions Division as a Senior Analyst.


King's College London

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law

University of Pretoria

BComm cum laude BComm (Honnours) Economics cum laude

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