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...
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"...
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets...
The Competition Commission has charged Unilever SA for cartel conduct, referring a cartel case against the group and Malaysian firm Sime Darby Hudson Knight...
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...
The organisation will continue to lobby regulators, like the Competition Commission, to ensure these practices are eradicated.
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
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.
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 Bizcommunity.com.
Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 4 Oct 2011
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
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
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
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.
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
The probe into possible anti-competitive activity in the dairy industry by the Competition Commission will continue.
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
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
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
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.