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Pick n Pay caps gross profit margin for ginger and garlic
Pick n Pay caps gross profit margin for ginger and garlicArticle

The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Pick n Pay confirms that the retailer has capped its gross profit margin for ginger and garlic...

15 Mar 2021

Cambridge Food Jozini caught hiking prices of maize meal
Cambridge Food Jozini caught hiking prices of maize mealArticle

Cambridge Food Jozini has agreed to reduce its gross profit margin on the 25kg top white maize meal for the duration of the state of the national disaster, and will donate essential goods...

4 Aug 2020

Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemic
Report examines food price drivers and discrepancies during pandemicArticle

The Competition Commission said that of the 1,600 complaints received under the excessive pricing and consumer protection regulations by the end of June, 19% related to basic food products...

17 Jul 2020

Agreements reached on Covid-19 excessive pricing
Agreements reached on Covid-19 excessive pricingArticle

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed three consent agreements relating to Covid-19 excessive pricing complaints...

10 Jul 2020

Companies fined for Covid-19 price gouging
Companies fined for Covid-19 price gougingArticle

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

3 Jul 2020

Caprichem charged for hiking prices of sanitiser
Caprichem charged for hiking prices of sanitiserArticle

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

28 May 2020

Two major suppliers of face masks charged for price gouging
Two major suppliers of face masks charged for price gougingArticle

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
KZN pharmacy admits to excessive pricing of face masksArticle

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

MATUS to pay R10.9m for inflating essential hygiene product prices
MATUS to pay R10.9m for inflating essential hygiene product pricesArticle

Local company Matus has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R5.9m after it admitted to inflation of its gross profit margins with regards to essential hygiene products...

30 Apr 2020

Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman
Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsmanArticle

Reviewing the complaints brought to the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) indicates that the South African public is coming to terms with its rights...

26 Sep 2014

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