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Uniformly increasing affordability of uniforms

As we gear up for the new year and the return to school for children across the country, we take a look at the intended effects of the Competition Commission's investigation into the pricing of school uniform and the subsequent agreements signed before the Competition Tribunal in 2019...

By Jac Marais, Mia de Jager and Kameel Pancham 14 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Exorbitant data costs - and other market inquiry findings

On Monday, 2 December 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Data Services Market Inquiry. The inquiry was initiated in August 2017 in response to persistent concerns from the public over high data prices...

By Lerisha Naidu, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 4 Dec 2019

Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chains

A key finding of the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry highlighted the anti-competitive nature of exclusive tenant clauses in long-term lease agreements...

4 Dec 2019

Local spaza shops up against shifting competitive retail environment

The Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report offers valuable suggestions on how the struggling spaza shop market and informal traders can overcome the hurdles of a shifting competitive environment...

3 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

By Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

27 Nov 2019

Could pilots, cabin crew and ground staff be prohibited from striking?

The seven-day strike by leading unions at South African Airways representing cabin crew, ground staff and technical staff has raised calls from some political quarters to declare aviation an essential service...

By Pamela Stein 25 Nov 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Key Competition Amendment Act provisions are now in force...

A notice was recently published in the Government Gazette, bringing into force some of the provisions of the Competition Amendment Act...

By Lerisha Naidu, Sphesihle Nxumalo and Kirsty Gibson 31 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Competition Amendment Act gets rolling

On 12 July 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa published a notice in the Government Gazette to immediately bring into force certain of the provisions of the Competition Amendment Act...

By Chris Charter & Craig Thomas 15 Jul 2019

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