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Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and development
Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and developmentArticle

With the growth of economies across Africa, competition law has remained one of the key drivers for effective market participation, consumer protection and fair business practices...

15 Apr 2021

What parents need to know before buying back-to-school goods
What parents need to know before buying back-to-school goodsArticle

As schools are set to re-open for the 2021 academic year, the Competition Commission urges institutions and parents to observe the circular on "Procurement of School Uniform and other Learning-Related Goods and Services"...

14 Jan 2021

ConCourt clarifies nature of the legislative time-bar in collusion case
ConCourt clarifies nature of the legislative time-bar in collusion caseArticle

The Constitutional Court recently delivered a judgment invalidating the commonly applied legislative interpretation that anti-competitive conduct that ceased more than three years ago would not be vulnerable to prosecution...

Lerisha Naidu and Ryan McKerrow 9 Jul 2020

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

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

Lerisha Naidu, Sphesihle Nxumalo and Kirsty Gibson 31 Jul 2019

SA motor code a step closer to becoming law
SA motor code a step closer to becoming lawArticle

After hearing over 80 stakeholders' viewpoints regarding anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has commendably decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.

Filum Ho 27 Jun 2019

President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law
President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into lawArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is signing the Competition Amendment Bill into law, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets...

13 Feb 2019

Over 80% of South Africans rely on state facilities like Chris Hani Baragwanath, the third largest hospital in the world. Shutterstock
Why delays to fixing healthcare are bad news for South AfricansArticle

The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa's private health sector has been delayed again...

Wezile Chitha 5 Feb 2019

Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines
Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelinesArticle

The Competition Commission has urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools...

9 Jan 2019

National Assembly passes Competition Amendment Bill
National Assembly passes Competition Amendment BillArticle

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill is "transformative in character" as it will promote the participation of small enterprises in the economy, while aiming to dismantle cartels...

24 Oct 2018

Will the new Automotive Code of Conduct be catastrophic?
Will the new Automotive Code of Conduct be catastrophic?Article

Will the proposed new Automotive Code of Conduct have significant negative implications for the industry?

17 Oct 2018

Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusion
Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusionArticle

The Competition Commission has welcomed the decision of the Competition Tribunal to confirm as an order a settlement agreement reached with Omnia Fertilizer Limited...

10 Sep 2018

Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopolies
Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopoliesArticle

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

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Africa's single air market: Getting from A to B without going via ZArticle

According to the latest pan-African agreement, eligible airlines will now be able to transact their business in the region unfettered...

Lee Mwiti 31 Jan 2018

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New Code of Ethics for auto industry a "stop-gap solution"Article

Last month, the Department of Economic Development published a draft code of conduct for competition in the local automotive industry in order to address "anti-competitive behaviour" and promote "transformation to foster inclusive growth"...

Jeff Osborne 27 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law
#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in lawArticle

Although not typically known as an innovative sector, the legal industry is rapidly embracing technology and the advances and ease of access it can offer...

Shan Radcliffe 2 Oct 2017

MBSA Congress to address state of SA construction sector
MBSA Congress to address state of SA construction sectorArticle

The annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress is set for 11-12 September at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town...

29 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share
Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market shareArticle

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever...

25 Aug 2017

Dr Mamphela Ramphele speaking at a Leader’s Angle talk hosted by the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Is the private sector complicit in public sector corruption?Article

Dr Mamphela Ramphele believes the Gupta email leaks raise very worrying questions of corporate complicity with corruption...

3 Aug 2017

Greater clarity needed on exclusive lease agreements in grocery retail sector
Greater clarity needed on exclusive lease agreements in grocery retail sectorArticle

The Grocery Retail Market Inquiry (GRMI) is a crucial step towards finding much-needed clarity on the ongoing problems with long-term exclusive lease agreement provisions between landlords and supermarkets...

Johan Coetzee 6 Jul 2017

Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous
Information sharing with competitors can be dangerousArticle

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information...

Ahmore Burger-Smidt 23 Jun 2017

Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance
Rooibos charged with abuse of dominanceArticle

Rooibos Limited, which describes itself as the "preferred supplier" of rooibos tea, has been charged with abuse of dominance by the Competition Commission and faces an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover...

21 Jun 2017

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Township shops 'bear brunt of unfair practices'Article

SA's top retailers were accused of anticompetitive behaviour in townships at the Competition Commission's first public hearings on the retail market in Pretoria...

6 Jun 2017

One-off costs hit Stefanutti
One-off costs hit StefanuttiArticle

Construction group Stefanutti Stocks should return to profitability in the next financial year, after one-off costs in the year to February put its earnings under pressure...

Alistair Anderson 22 May 2017

Recent developments in competition law in Africa
Recent developments in competition law in AfricaArticle

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...

Nick Altini 10 May 2017

Citibank agrees to R69.5m fine
Citibank agrees to R69.5m fineArticle

Citibank has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of almost R69.5 million in relation to the bank's involvement in a forex trading cartel...

28 Apr 2017

Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South Africa
Two very different responses to Uber - Kenya and South AfricaArticle

Entry of the ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits...

Thando Vilakazi and Shingie Chisoro Dube 27 Mar 2017

Competition Commission prosecutes recruitment specialists
Competition Commission prosecutes recruitment specialistsArticle

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

Computicket fails to get anti-competitive behaviour complaint dismissed
Computicket fails to get anti-competitive behaviour complaint dismissedArticle

Shoprite subsidiary Computicket's attempt to have anti-competitive behaviour complaints against it dismissed "because it was made by the commission not the commissioner" was dismissed by the Competition Tribunal on Friday...

Robert Laing 25 Oct 2016

Computicket fails to get anti-competitive behaviour complaint dismissed
Computicket fails to get anti-competitive behaviour complaint dismissedArticle

Computicket's attempt to have anti-competitive behaviour complaints against it dismissed have in turn been dismissed by the Competition Tribunal...

Robert Laing 24 Oct 2016

Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conduct
Sime Darby Hudson Knight signs consent agreement over collusive conductArticle

The Competition Tribunal on Wednesday said the Competition Commission had signed a consent agreement with edible fats and oil refinery producer Sime Darby Hudson Knight over collusive conduct...

Mark Allix 21 Jul 2016

HASA slates WHO report on private hospital costs
HASA slates WHO report on private hospital costsArticle

A WHO study claiming high private hospital costs in South Africa has been slated by the HASA. Or is the association just trying to defend its turf?

Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2016

Health market inquiry: what we've learnt?
Health market inquiry: what we've learnt?Article

The Competition Commission market inquiry into South Africa's private healthcare industry is tasked with getting to the bottom of possible anti-competitive practices...

Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2016

Meter taxi drivers' case against Uber faces uphill task
Meter taxi drivers' case against Uber faces uphill taskArticle

The complaint to the Competition Commission against Uber by eight regional taxi companies and members of the South African Meter Taxi Association alleging that Uber has engaged in predatory pricing...

13 Jun 2016

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Competition Commission slams media report on rand probeArticle

The Competition Commission slammed media reports that it is investigating the "fall of the rand" as inaccurate. Competition Commission spokesperson Themba Mathebula...

Dane McDonald 27 Jan 2016

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How compromises and mistakes made in the Mandela era hobbled South Africa's economyArticle

Addressing the Oxford Union recently, Julius Malema, leader of South Africa's opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, did something few South Africans have dared: he challenged Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid legacy...

Alan Hirsch 23 Dec 2015

Retail sector probe welcome, says Massmart
Retail sector probe welcome, says MassmartArticle

Massmart has welcomed the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the retail sector but says it will continue pursuing its own legal proceedings against anti-competitive exclusive lease agreements held by large grocers...

17 Jun 2015

Retail sector gets shopped
Retail sector gets shoppedArticle

Executives in the retail industry must be thinking "this all looks horribly familiar" as they contemplate the just-released draft terms of reference for the Competition Commission's inquiry into their industry...

15 Jun 2015

Draft Competition guidelines published for public comment
Draft Competition guidelines published for public commentArticle

Section 79(1) of the Competition Act, No 89 of 1998, empowers the Competition Commission to prepare guidelines to support its policy approach on matters within its jurisdiction.

Naasha Loopoo 19 Dec 2014

Exclusivity clause makes waves again at Enterprise Development Conference
Exclusivity clause makes waves again at Enterprise Development ConferenceArticle

The 5th annual EDC found many entrepreneurs in the audience able to relate to a live case study regarding the subtle barriers blocking SME butchery, Braeside Meat Market, from entering a number of shopping malls...

17 Nov 2014

Call for definitive ruling on exclusivity clauses
Call for definitive ruling on exclusivity clausesArticle

Property owners, represented by the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), have officially asked the Competition Commission to make definitive ruling on the anti-competitive effects of exclusivity clauses.

8 Oct 2014

Cell C's Knott-Craig suffers minor stroke
Cell C's Knott-Craig suffers minor strokeArticle

Mobile carrier Cell C said its chief executive Alan Knott-Craig had suffered a minor stroke and was recovering in hospital‚ but responding well to treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Thabiso Mochiko 20 Nov 2013

Construction sector faces challenges says Gigaba
Construction sector faces challenges says GigabaArticle

Although government considers the construction sector an essential part of the country's economic fibre, the sector is confronted with major delivery challenges, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

18 Oct 2013

Imperial asks Commission to probe airfreight market
Imperial asks Commission to probe airfreight marketArticle

Imperial Logistics has urged the Competition Commission to investigate anti-competitive behaviour in the airfreight market.

20 Sep 2013

Construction collusion entrenched?
Construction collusion entrenched?Article

The Competition Tribunal may have confirmed the R1,46bn in penalties for 15 construction firms which admitted collusive tendering, but serious questions remain. These include the role of the FIFA World Cup 2010's Local Organising Committee (LOC), personal consequences (if any) for the executives who facilitated the collusion and civil claims for damages by its victims.

5 Aug 2013

SA's pharmaceutical industry needs to catch up with international trendsArticle

The local cost of healthcare in South Africa continues to spiral, as its lax patent regime lags behind international developments, hampering access to affordable treatment. Brazil has moved to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour in the pharmaceutical industry, but there is little promise that local patients will soon benefit from similar interventions.

Paul Anley 30 Jul 2013

Kathleen Rice
New minister, new billsArticle

Government has listened. Within days of Minister Carrim stepping into the shoes of his predecessor, the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2013, (Electronic Communications Amendment Bill) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill, 2013 (ICASA Amendment Bill) have been tabled in the National Assembly.

Kathleen Rice 26 Jul 2013

SAPOA condemns collusion in construction industry
SAPOA condemns collusion in construction industryArticle

The organisation will continue to lobby regulators, like the Competition Commission, to ensure these practices are eradicated.

12 Jul 2013

Telkom takes a knock with poor figures
Telkom takes a knock with poor figuresArticle

Telkom is reviewing its Internet business outside SA‚ its property portfolio‚ non-core assets in SA and staff numbers‚ as part of a full review of its business. It is urgently seeking ways to return the company to profitability.

Thabiso Mochiko 18 Jun 2013

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