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DA reveals MultiChoice's part in R100m-a-year plan to influence digital migration

SA's leading pay-TV service provider, MultiChoice, is in the hot seat once more with new revelations from the DA over a R100m-a-year plan to gain access to the SABC's "political influence over digital migration"...

By Kyle Cowan 30 Nov 2017

SA Airlink, Safair to apply for merger approval

Independent airline companies SA Airlink and Safair are planning a merger in which Airlink will acquire Safair...

28 Nov 2017

Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

Botswana-based retailer Choppies has completed the acquisition of KwaZulu-Natal's Arizona Wholesalers and Butcheries, adding to its 71-strong retail footprint in SA.

6 Nov 2017

Beware: Industry-body pricing structures potentially contravene competition law

The recent spate of investigations by the South African Competition Commission into price-fixing should serve as a warning to businesses in industries that practice across-the-board, uniform pricing...

23 Oct 2017

Discovery gets bank licence

Discovery Bank has become the second new bank to obtain a licence from SA's banking regulators as the market is opened to new competitors for the first time in almost two decades...

By Hilary Joffe 17 Oct 2017

EU pauses inquiry into Bayer-Monsanto takeover

The EU said Thursday it had "stopped the clock" on its probe into German chemical firm Bayer's proposed mega-takeover of US agri-giant Monsanto while it waits for the companies to provide information...

6 Oct 2017

Vodacom investigated for 'abuse of dominance'

In a move that caught the market off guard, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday it was investigating Vodacom for abuse of dominance after it clinched an exclusive R5bn contract to supply voice and data services to the government...

By Thabiso Mochiko 5 Oct 2017

Competition Commission drops investigation into Aspen's alleged excessive pricing

The Competition Commission has dropped its investigation into local company Aspen for allegedly charging excessive prices...

By Katharine Child 5 Oct 2017

Union hopes to land 18% stake in Coca-Cola bottler

Katishi Masemola, general secretary of the Food and Allied Workers' Union, is hoping his members will bag an 18% stake in Coca-Cola Beverage South Africa (CCBSA), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in SA...

By Ann Crotty 29 Sep 2017

Bank in row with regulator over evidence

Standard Bank and the Competition Commission were at loggerheads over the whereabouts of the antitrust regulator's forex investigation record...

20 Sep 2017

Tribunal ruling blow to HCI restructuring

The plans of Hosken Consolidated Investment's (HCI) to restructure gaming assets held in two of its subsidiaries, Tsogo Sun and Niveus, were thrown into disarray on Tuesday following a ruling by the Competition Tribunal...

By Ann Crotty 14 Sep 2017

Beef supplier and juice maker agree not to compete - in contravention of competition law

Two companies - a beef supplier and a juice maker - have been referred by the Competition Commission to the Commission Tribunal after it was found they signed agreements not to compete with each other...

By Penwell Dlamini 14 Sep 2017

Opacity over construction pact is risky

There has been no full public disclosure by the Department of Economic Development and seven JSE-listed construction and engineering groups over their signing of a voluntary transformation agreement...

By Mark Allix 13 Sep 2017

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International

Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

JAKARTA,Indonesia: An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause.

6 Dec 2017

Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use

YANGON, Myanmar: A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a drone over parliament, their lawyer said.

10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

Keep your business safe during divorce

Happily ever after isn't a given after you say, "I do," unfortunately, and if the divorce comes around, all your financial assets could be at risk. Divorce is a harrowing ordeal for anyone, but when you're a small-business owner, it can affect even that.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

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