Results for anticompetitive behaviour


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

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper data
Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can't be fixed without proper dataArticle

Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets...

28 Aug 2020

Reduce your windscreen costs and still stay safe
Reduce your windscreen costs and still stay safeArticle

Times are tough, and every South African is looking to save money wherever they can...

Filum Ho 28 Jul 2020

Pick n Pay Constantia. ©Lauren Hartzenberg
Tribunal kicks out Massmart's mall caseArticle

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed Massmart's complaint that Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay and Spar were taking part in anticompetitive behaviour through exclusive leases with shopping-mall landlords.

Michelle Gumede 14 Feb 2018

Unilever faces fine over cartel conduct
Unilever faces fine over cartel conductArticle

The Competition Commission has charged Unilever SA for cartel conduct, referring a cartel case against the group and Malaysian firm Sime Darby Hudson Knight...

2 Mar 2017

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim
Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claimArticle

Discovery has asked to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

Michelle Gumede 17 Feb 2017

Hawks set to resume probe of contract collusion
Hawks set to resume probe of contract collusionArticle

The embattled construction industry faces even deeper trouble with the threat of criminal and civil charges over the fixing of contracts...

Wyndham Hartley 12 Jan 2016

Telkom wholesale ready for rebranding
Telkom wholesale ready for rebrandingArticle

Telkom will rebrand its wholesale network business in the next two weeks as part of its strategy to separate its business into two discrete entities...

30 Sep 2015

Comair 'could bail out of SA'
Comair 'could bail out of SA'Article

If Comair lost its court bid to declare the government bailouts of SAA invalid, it would be forced to reconsider its investment in South Africa, CEO Erik Venter said this week...

Asha Speckman 12 May 2015

Was case against SAB a waste of time, money?Article

It has taken millions of rand and a decade for the Competition Commission's distribution case against beer brewer SAB to finally come to nothing.

Amanda Visser 1 Apr 2014

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

Craig Wilson
Commission seeks heftier Telkom fineArticle

Not only is Telkom appealing against the Competition Tribunal's ruling that found the fixed-line operator guilty of anticompetitive behaviour, but now the Competition Commission has filed a "cross appeal" against sections of the tribunal's findings and wants Telkom to face a higher penalty than the R449m the tribunal imposed in August.

Craig Wilson 14 Sep 2012

ANC sticks to its guns on media tribunal
ANC sticks to its guns on media tribunalArticle

The African National Congress (ANC) is sticking to its guns on the implementation of a media appeals tribunal, and yesterday tasked Parliament to probe the viability of the tribunal.

7 Mar 2012

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Print media diversity, transformation in SA: myth or reality?Article

Black participation in the South African print media industry currently stands at 14% and women in board and senior management is 4.44%, as white-owned groups (Caxton, Independent Newspapers, Avusa and Media24) continue to own the big chunk and call the shots. "The industry has not transformed enough at all since 1994," MDDA CEO Lumko Mtimde told

Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 4 Oct 2011

Mustek sent packing as competition body clears HPArticle

The Competition Commission has thrown out a complaint by local computer maker and distributor Mustek against its international rival Hewlett Packard (HP), because it could not find evidence of anticompetitive behaviour by the US company.

Thabiso Mochiko 1 Mar 2011

Rival food firms plan to expand capacityArticle

Rival food companies Tiger Brands and Pioneer Foods plan to spend more than R3,5bn to expand capacity, according to the chairmen of the two firms.

Sure Kamhunga 18 Jan 2011

Rival food firms plan to expand capacityArticle

Rival food companies Tiger Brands and Pioneer Foods plan to spend more than R3,5bn to expand capacity, according to the chairmen of the two firms.

Sure Kamhunga 11 Jan 2011

Shipping lines accused of collusionArticle

Fruit SA has lodged a complaint of anticompetitive behaviour with the competition commission against eight shipping lines.

Shannon Sherry 23 Jul 2010

Pioneer Foods appoints new board membersArticle

Following a recent hefty fine imposed by the Competition Tribunal for anticompetitive behaviour, Pioneer Foods yesterday, 29 March 2010, announced new board members in a move that analysts said was not unexpected.

Kgomotso Mathe 30 Mar 2010

Tribunal to proceed with SAB caseArticle

The Competition Tribunal this week rejected a bid by South African Breweries (SAB) to throw out charges of anticompetitive behaviour brought against it by the Competition Commission.

Michael Bleby 24 Mar 2010

SAB asks tribunal to dismiss 'speculative' complaintArticle

Brewery giant SAB has filed for the Competition Commission's complaint referral concerning its anticompetitive behaviour to be dismissed or struck off the roll because of a lack of evidence.

Kgomotso Mathe 18 Mar 2010

Milk case goes to courtArticle

Milk producers Milkwood Dairy and Woodlands Dairy are in court today, 7 December 2009, in a move that will further delay any resolution of a probe into anticompetitive behaviour that started almost five years ago.

Kgomotso Mathe 7 Dec 2009

Closing in on cartelsArticle

The picturesque Assagay Hotel, between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, was perhaps an unlikely meeting place for KwaZulu Natal's milling and bread cartels. Maybe it was the out-of-town quietness that attracted managers from companies like Tiger Brands and Premier Foods to fix their prices from 1999 to 2000. Another secret meeting place was the Pietermaritzburg Collegians Club. The Howick Wimpy served as their final meeting place, on 24 January 2007, before the competition commission spoilt their party.

Matthew Hill, Sasha Planting and Sharda Naidoo 28 Sep 2009

Price-fixing probe may extend to industry forumsArticle

The Competition Commission's recent launch of probes into possible collusion in industries including steel, construction, petroleum and retail, has raised questions about the practices of industry associations that foster co-operation within domestic and overseas markets.

17 Sep 2009

Cutting food prices fineArticle

In April the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) released a sensational report suggesting that the dominance of supermarket chains — through their buying power and ability to one-sidedly determine the terms of trade — could be a threat to food security and a vibrant rural landscape in SA.

Shannon Sherry and Sasha Planting 4 Sep 2009

Probe into dairy industry to continue
Probe into dairy industry to continueArticle

The probe into possible anti-competitive activity in the dairy industry by the Competition Commission will continue.

27 Aug 2009

Consumers may pay for cartel finesArticle

South African consumers may indirectly be financing the hefty fines imposed by the competition authorities.

Sanchia Temkin 20 Jul 2009

Winds of blame blow through retail chainsArticle

Nearly two years after slapping a record fine of R98m on food group Tiger Brands for being part of a price cartel, the Competition Commission has in its sights supermarket chains whose perceived market dominance is being compared to the wind that you can feel but can't see.

Sure Kamhunga and Kgomotso Mathe 2 Jul 2009

Trade watchdog raids cement producersArticle

The Competition Commission has raided the premises of several leading cement producers in an investigation into “cartel behaviour” in the building materials and construction industries, which has been accused of driving up the cost of the government's infrastructure spending programme.

Bheki Mpofu 26 Jun 2009

Tribunal told of bakers' secret pricing plot
Tribunal told of bakers' secret pricing plotArticle

Premier Foods Western Cape regional director Terrence Lavery yesterday, 17 June 2009, laid bare details of collusion between bakeries to fix bread prices.

Iseko Njobeni and Kgomotso Mathe 18 Jun 2009

Judge ticks off lawyers as he dismisses milk cartel appealArticle

Competition Appeals Court Judge Dennis Davis has expressed grave concern about a tendency in the legal fraternity to prolong court cases indefinitely.

Mathabo le Roux 5 Dec 2008

Judge rejects dairy groups' appealArticle

The Competition Appeal Court yesterday dismissed a bid by five of the largest milk processors to have a case of price-fixing against them thrown out.

Mathabo le Roux 18 Nov 2008

Pharma moving to more restricted drug distribution, in attempt to guard drug supply chainArticle

Ideally, drug supply should be a simple and transparent chain that connects the manufacturer and patient in as few steps as possible. However, in practice it can be a highly circuitous one that includes several intermediaries before reaching a pharmacy. Notwithstanding the possibility that drug integrity can be compromised in transit, complex supply chains risk counterfeit drug entry.

15 May 2008

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