Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopolies

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill will equip competition authorities with the tools to probe anti-competitive behaviour by cartels and monopolies in the economy...

17 Jul 2018

Competition Commission releases Health Market Inquiry report

The Competition Commission's long-awaited Health Market Inquiry provisional report has been released...

5 Jul 2018

Public hearings into transport market inquiry

The land based Public Passenger Transport Market Inquiry public hearings will be held in Tshwane and Johannesburg this week, says the Competition Commission...

4 Jun 2018

Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report

The Competition Commission has announced the postponement of the Provisional Findings and Recommendation Report into the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) to the end of May...

30 Apr 2018

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

19 Apr 2018

Competition Tribunal gives the green light for Netcare/Akeso deal

The Competition Tribunal has approved Netcare's acquisition of Akeso Clinics, a group of 12 dedicated mental healthcare facilities...

19 Mar 2018

In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background

In the biggest antitrust court battle in decades, the US government will seek to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to prevent the creation of a powerful new television behemoth...

19 Mar 2018

Media24 admits to price fixing

Media24 has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions, says the Competition Commission of South Africa...

16 Mar 2018

France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

PARIS, France - France will take legal action against Google and Apple for "abusive business practices", Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday as transatlantic ties threaten to be riven by a trade war...

15 Mar 2018

BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging apps

Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry sued Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps...

7 Mar 2018

Competition Commission red lights Airlink and Safair merger

The proposed merger of airlines Airlink and Safair was blocked by the Competition Commission on Friday...

26 Feb 2018

Banks and insurers under fire

The Competition Commission is gearing up to play hardball with banks and insurance companies, saying on Thursday that the days for talking were past and it had prioritised the financial services sector for "enforcement"...

By Hanna Ziady 19 Feb 2018

SA Airlink excessive pricing case heads for tribunal

Privately-owned regional carrier SA Airlink is to face prosecution after its passengers on the Johannesburg-Mthatha route overpaid about R100m over five years, the Competition Commission said this week...

16 Feb 2018

Tribunal to tackle Eskom collusion

The Competition Commission has referred a R4.5bn tender-rigging case involving Eskom suppliers to the Competition Tribunal after the regulator proceeded with its investigation despite Eskom's attempts to withdraw the matter...

7 Feb 2018

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