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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

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

Dawn loses ‘characterisation' plea at Competition Tribunal

Despite Dawn Consolidated Holdings' and Sangio Pipe's argument that its conduct should not be characterised as collusive, the Competition Tribunal has found that they engaged in market division...

By Duduetsang Mogapi and Lara Granville 19 Apr 2017

RDP brick supplier referred to Competition Tribunal

The Competition Commission has referred a supplier of the main ingredient in RDP bricks to the Competition Tribunal for charging excessive prices...

3 Apr 2017

RSA Group believes record will be set straight regarding fresh produce allegations

RSA Group: "The idea of fixing commissions doesn't make sense. It would destroy the flexibility that is required to succeed in this business.”

31 Mar 2017

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...

28 Mar 2017

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...

27 Mar 2017

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

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International

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

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

LONDON, UK - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s.

18 Apr 2017

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