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Competition Commission to investigate retail sector

Following an authorisation by Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, the Competition Commission will soon be publishing its terms of reference to launch a market inquiry into parts of the retail sector...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Kriska-Leila Goolabjith 22 May 2015 11:44

Itac applies cement duties on Pakistan

The International Trade Administration Commission of SA (Itac) has imposed provisional antidumping duties of between 14.29% and 77.15% on Pakistani cement imports, up to and including 13 November 2015...

By Mark Allix 19 May 2015 14:30

Patel gives go-ahead for probe of fairness in retail sector

The Competition Commission is taking aim at the retail sector to see if it enjoys sufficient competition after the authorisation by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel of a market inquiry...

By Wyndham Hartley and Zeenat Moorad 13 May 2015 16:15

Inflation set to rise as maize crop wilts

The maize crop volumes that SA will produce this year have been revised slightly upwards, but the country will still need to import and food prices could rise at a faster pace as a result...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 4 May 2015 12:35

Consumer Protection Act protects car buyers

Many consumers are quick to threaten action by the CPA if they feel they've been duped, but the law isn't always on their side...

By Jeff Osborne 4 May 2015 08:34

Tribunal agrees settlement terms for cycle cartel

Four of the 20 bicycle retailers and wholesalers implicated in a price-fixing scandal appeared before the Competition Tribunal yesterday, 29 April 2015...

By Roxanne Henderson and Kingdom Mabuza 30 Apr 2015 16:37

EU agrees opt-out deal for GMO imports

BRUSSELS: The EU announced plans Wednesday to simplify the import approval process for controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, allowing member states to decide whether to admit them or not...

23 Apr 2015 10:00

Code of Conduct a further step in empowering consumers

It used to be that if one wished to complain about particular goods purchased or services received, one would need to wait in a queue in some dark corner of a store and argue one's case before a disinterested clerk...

By Neil Kirby 22 Apr 2015 07:48

Sbu 'slips up' again

NEWSWATCH: 'Oops! I did it again...' Sibusiso Leope, aka DJ Sbu, is once again in hot water after using a fake SABS stamp of approval on his energy drink, it is reported...

14 Apr 2015 08:16

Too much regulation?

Some pundits maintain that our fresh produce markets are over-regulated. I confess that I cannot make up my mind on the issue...

By Mike Cordes 10 Apr 2015 08:30

Blow the whistle for reason not reward

Whistle Blowers is receiving a growing number of calls from companies seeking advice on the pros and cons with regard to the offering of rewards for information that leads to a fraud conviction...

8 Apr 2015 11:01

Consumer protection laws continue to develop

South African consumer protection legislation has undergone significant developments over the past few years. The regime has gradually developed to a point of prescribing contractual formalities in commercial contracts...

By Johann Scholtz and Balungile Khathi 7 Apr 2015 14:06

Pizza group must eat a humble pie

Roman's Pizza must publicly apologise and pay R200,000 to a Durban family for refusing them a licence to operate a halaal franchise of the chain because they are not Muslim...

1 Apr 2015 06:50

Agro-processing to drive economic transformation

PRETORIA: The reviving of agriculture and the agro-processing value chain is key for radical economic transformation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

31 Mar 2015 14:25

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