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Companies fined for Covid-19 price gouging

The Competition Tribunal has been clamping down on companies that have been hiking prices of sanitisers and masks since the Covid-19 outbreak...

19 hours ago

Liberty Group wins against Discovery Vitality and opens the door for comparative advertising

Adams & Adams partner and chairman, Gérard du Plessis, represented the Liberty Group in the judgment they won in the Johannesburg High Court earlier this month against Discovery Vitality...

Issued by Adams & Adams 21 hours ago

ConCourt rules against Pickfords in cartel case

The Competition Commission of South Africa has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment delivered on Wednesday in the matter between the Commission and Pickfords Removals...

26 Jun 2020

South Africa: regulating no-poach agreements during the Covid-19 pandemic

Employers invest considerable amounts of time and resources into sourcing and upskilling talented human capital; however, they are still exposed to the risk of losing their human capital to competitors. To manage this, certain employers have implemented no-poach agreements or clauses...

By Lerisha Naidu and Thato Mkhize 5 Jun 2020

Competition Tribunal fines more mask producers

The Competition Tribunal has found two Gauteng mask suppliers guilty of inflating prices since the Covid-19 outbreak...

3 Jun 2020

Competition Tribunal penalises face mask producer

A Pretoria company is in hot water after implementing excessive price hikes during the Covid-19 pandemic...

2 Jun 2020

Caprichem charged for hiking prices of sanitiser

Following complaints from the public, an investigation by the Competition Commission has found Caprichem engaging in excessive pricing of hand sanitiser...

28 May 2020

Competition laws require online platforms in the 'gig economy' to protect SME and black suppliers

The Competition Act was amended in February 2020 to introduce new rules to protect small, medium and black-owned suppliers in specific sectors (the buyer power provisions). These include the e-commerce and online services sectors...

By Rosalind Lake 26 May 2020

Cell C deal gets approval with conditions

The Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal to conditionally approve the proposed transaction in which Gatsby SPV intends to acquire certain assets of the mobile network operator, Cell C...

21 May 2020

The case for avoiding price controls in times of crisis: they don't work

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the initial stockpiling of food and other items, government regulation of the prices of basic food and medical goods has received significant attention...

By Willem H. Boshoff 14 May 2020

Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contracts

The Shoprite Group will immediately cease the enforcement of exclusive lease agreements against other supermarkets in non-urban areas...

13 May 2020

Two major suppliers of face masks charged for price gouging

The Competition Commission has referred two major suppliers to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution for allegedly charging excessive prices on face masks...

13 May 2020

KZN pharmacy admits to excessive pricing of face masks

A pharmacy based in KwaZulu-Natal has admitted to excessive pricing of face masks in a consent agreement with the Competition Commission...

8 May 2020

Tobacco companies go to court to challenge regulations

Tobacco companies want access to minutes of behind-closed-door meetings where ministers voted on Covid-19-busting regulations...

By Tania Broughton 5 May 2020

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