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Commission targets more fresh produce agents

The Competition Commission has conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of fresh produce market agents in Cape Town and Durban...

2 days ago

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China...

3 days ago

Most favoured nation clauses come under competition authorities' scrutiny

The competitive impact of most favoured nation (MFN) clauses has been widely debated around the world over the past few years. MFN clauses have come under the scrutiny of EU competition authorities...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 24 Mar 2017

Competition Commission prosecutes recruitment specialists

The Competition Commission has decided to prosecute three advertising practitioners specialising in recruitment advertising services for price fixing, market division and collusive tendering...

10 Mar 2017

Competition Commission places conditions on Pakco deal with Rhodes Food

The Competition Commission placed conditions on two food-group-related deals on Tuesday: Belgian confectioner Puratos's acquisition of half of Bidcorp's bakery...

By Robert Laing 7 Mar 2017

Unilever faces fine over cartel conduct

The Competition Commission has charged Unilever SA for cartel conduct, referring a cartel case against the group and Malaysian firm Sime Darby Hudson Knight...

2 Mar 2017

Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

The race to develop self-driving vehicles took a new turn on Thursday when Google's parent company Alphabet filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of stealing technology...

24 Feb 2017

New Zealand rejects Sky-Vodafone merger plan

New Zealand's competition watchdog rejected a multi-billion dollar merger between Vodafone NZ and pay-TV operator Sky on Thursday, saying the combined entity would have too much market power...

23 Feb 2017

Telkom-Cell C merger to grow connectivity in SA

The potential tie-up of Cell C and Telkom could boost the government's plans to increase connectivity to all citizens, analysts said on Wednesday...

By Thabiso Mochiko 23 Feb 2017

Citibank files settlement agreement

The Competition Commission has filed with the Competition Tribunal a settlement agreement reached with Citibank N.A. for being part of the forex trading cartel...

21 Feb 2017

Banks could face massive fines for price fixing

The banks implicated in price fixing by the Competition Commission could face fines of 10% of their turnover...

21 Feb 2017

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim

Discovery has asked to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

By Michelle Gumede 17 Feb 2017

Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

Sama and the CMS are to square off at the Competition Tribunal in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients...

By Tamar Kahn 14 Feb 2017

Icasa can obstruct Blue Label deal with Cell C

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) could scupper Cell C's survival plans if it does not allow Blue Label Telecoms to use the mobile operator's spectrum...

By Colleen Goko 9 Feb 2017

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International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

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