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Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 2 hours ago

Storm may brew in rooibos probe

Rooibos Limited, which controls 70% of the global rooibos tea market, could face class action by other local processors if it is found guilty of abusing its market dominance, says Nick Altini, a competition lawyer with Baker McKenzie.

1 day ago

Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance

Rooibos Limited, which describes itself as the "preferred supplier" of rooibos tea, has been charged with abuse of dominance by the Competition Commission and faces an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover...

2 days ago

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said...

3 days ago

Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case

Bidvest's and Adcock Ingram's offer to pay a combined R2m fine without admitting guilt was accepted by the Competition Tribunal...

By Robert Laing 19 Jun 2017

Competition Commission has beef with meat suppliers

Seven beef suppliers were raided by the Competition Commission on Wednesday morning in an investigation into price fixing...

By Robert Laing 14 Jun 2017

Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case

A judge has ordered an Uber engineer at the center of a self-driving car trade secrets suit sidelined and files taken from Alphabet-owned Waymo returned...

16 May 2017

Commission launches enquiry into SA's 'big four' retailers

The Competition Commission has launched a large investigation into South Africa's four largest retailers: Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Spar and Woolworths...

10 May 2017

Recent developments in competition law in Africa

Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, but there are new systems coming into force all the time...

By Nick Altini 10 May 2017

Citibank agrees to R69.5m fine

Citibank has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of almost R69.5 million in relation to the bank's involvement in a forex trading cartel...

28 Apr 2017

Competition Commission hosts workshop on automotive aftermarket

The Competition Commission has received numerous complaints from industry participants across the automotive aftermarket sector over a number of years. Therefore, in mid-March, through its advocacy programme, it hosted a consultative workshop...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 25 Apr 2017

Competition Commission can view exclusionary contracts as anticompetitive

Exclusionary arrangements refer to those contractual provisions, which oblige a customer to obtain all its requirements for a particular product, from a particular supplier exclusively, such as school uniforms...

By Maryke Zietsman and Paul Coetser 24 Apr 2017

Praise for probe into cellphone industry

Analysts have welcomed the Competition Commission's call for a wider investigation into competition in the cellphone data and voice market, saying this could further stimulate competition and level the playing field for small operators...

By Thabiso Mochiko 21 Apr 2017

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International

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

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Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

WASHINGTON, USA: A much-lampooned - and now-deleted - tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages.

13 Jun 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

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