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...
In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...
Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021
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
A notice was recently published in the Government Gazette, bringing into force some of the provisions of the Competition Amendment Act...
The Competition Commission has welcomed the decision of the Competition Tribunal to confirm as an order a settlement agreement reached with Omnia Fertilizer Limited...
The preliminary findings of a recent inquiry into South Africa's private healthcare sector shows worrying trends. Key among the inquiry's revelations are high concentration levels in the market...
Phumudzo Munyai 17 Aug 2018
OTTAWA, CANADA - Canada's competition watchdog announced on Monday an investigation of the country's largest newspaper publishers Torstar and Postmedia after the pair swapped and shuttered dozens of dailies last year...
As the Competition Amendment Bill seeks to give competition authorities bigger teeth, so we are likely to see greater enforcement and an impact on commercial dealings in the year to come...
Leana Engelbrecht 11 Jan 2018
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
Exclusionary arrangements refer to those contractual provisions, which oblige a customer to obtain all its requirements for a particular product, from a particular supplier exclusively, such as school uniforms...
Maryke Zietsman and Paul Coetser 24 Apr 2017
The Competition Commission has decided to prosecute three advertising practitioners specialising in recruitment advertising services for price fixing, market division and collusive tendering...
South Africa's mobile network operators should reduce data prices by launching genuine wholesale service offerings...
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...
There has been a strong move to establish national competition authorities across Africa and now, regional competition authorities...
Sandhya Naidoo 26 Feb 2015
Burgan Cape Terminals will be filing a complaint against Chevron South Africa with competition authorities next week‚ alleging anti-competitive conduct by the international oil company...
Paul Vecchiatto 4 Dec 2014
Cover pricing is a practice in terms of which a firm, in response to an invitation to tender, submits a fictitious, higher bid by agreement with its competitor to deliberately lose a tender, thereby ensuring that the competitor with whom the agreement is struck is the successful bidder.
Natalie von Ey and Kitso Tlhabanelo 7 Nov 2014
Recently the Competition Commission conditionally approved a merger involving two cement producers, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA.
Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014
On 16 April 2014, the panel of the Competition Commission's Private Healthcare Inquiry, through the presiding chairperson, retired Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo, addressed stakeholders in respect of matters relevant to the Private Healthcare Inquiry.
Leana Engelbrecht 2 Jun 2014
Cell C announced on Wednesday (10 October) that it had formally lodged a complaint with the Competition Commission against the dominant incumbent mobile operators‚ MTN and Vodacom‚ for anti-competitive conduct.
A hot topic has been the conclusion of fast-track settlements between the commission and various firms in the construction industry for their involvement in collusive conduct.
Leana Engelbrecht and Kayley Keylock 15 Aug 2013
A complaint referred to the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) in 2006, which dealt with allegations of anticompetitive business practices on the part of Senwes Ltd (Senwes) relating to grain storage tariffs, resulted in a drawn-out legal process that passed through the Competition Appeal Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) and, eventually, the Constitutional Court.
Pia Harvey 4 Jul 2013
In an interlocutory matter concerning the Competition Commission's ongoing attempt to prosecute Telkom for alleged abuse of dominance in wholesale internet access, the Competition Tribunal has dealt with the extent to which a respondent should have access to the commission's internal reports and other information leading to a referral.
Chris Charter 10 Apr 2013
The scope of the competition authorities' powers has been the subject of various decisions of the courts in recent times.
Albert Aukema and Andries le Grange 28 Jan 2013
The Competition Commission says it does not have any evidence that the Treasury's R5bn guarantee for South African Airways (SAA) amounts to anti-competitive conduct, and has decided not to investigate its distorting effect on the aviation industry
Amanda Visser 12 Nov 2012
On 22 February 2012, the tribunal confirmed the consent order agreement reached between the Competition Commission and Kuehne & Nagel SA. This relates to the same investigation that the Commission and Schenker SA settled earlier this month.
Petra Krusche 29 Feb 2012
Participants in the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) may enter into the collaborative exchange of information necessary to ensure the stability of supply, as well as efficient use of the supply chain facilities, following the granting of such an exemption by the Competition Commission of South Africa, following its application in April 2010.
MIDRAND: The Department of Energy intends to announce preferred bidders in renewable technology forms during COP 17 in Durban. At an Independent Power Producers (IPPs) bidders' conference, the department's director general Nelisiwe Magubane said the level of interest by potential bidders was astonishing.
Astral Foods said on Friday that the Competition Commission had acknowledged receipt of its application for immunity following allegations that one of its business units was involved in anti-competitive behaviour.
More than 100 delegates from various industries and 100 exhibitors have convened today, 7 May 2010, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for the three-day International Franchise Expo and Convention (IFE) hosted by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA). In this age of job losses and economic uncertainty, the focus is being turned on entrepreneurship as an alternative to survive as the global economy recovers and consumer confidence rises again.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 7 May 2010
A new investigation is being launched into alleged price-fixing - this time within the petroleum industry, the Competition Commission announced earlier today.
PARIS: Competition authorities in Europe and North America have been requested to block an advertising agreement between Google and Yahoo on anti-competitive grounds by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN),today, Monday, 15 September 2008. According to WAN, the deal will have a negative impact on the ad revenues that the search giants provide to newspaper and other websites, and on the cost of paid search advertising.
Medi-Clinic Southern Africa (MCSA) wishes to comment on the issues pertaining to the increases in private hospital tariffs, which were highlighted in recent media reports.
The Competition Commission has referred its finding of price discrimination against MTN to the Competition Tribunal for adjudication, it announced yesterday, Monday, 30 July 2007. The referral arises from a complaint of anti-competitive conduct by MTN in relation to the interconnection fee it charges Cell C for its Community Service Telephones (CSTs).
The creativity of those tasked with devising promotional competitions has been severely constrained by legislation in terms of the Lotteries Act which recently came into operation.
Emma Kingdon 25 Jun 2003