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...
Employers invest considerable amounts of time and resources into sourcing and upskilling talented human capital; however, they are still exposed to the risk of losing their human capital to competitors. To manage this, certain employers have implemented no-poach agreements or clauses...
Lerisha Naidu and Thato Mkhize 5 Jun 2020
On Monday, 2 December 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Data Services Market Inquiry. The inquiry was initiated in August 2017 in response to persistent concerns from the public over high data prices...
Rooibos Limited, which controls 70% of the global rooibos tea market, could face class action by other local processors if it is found guilty of abusing its market dominance, says Nick Altini, a competition lawyer with Baker McKenzie.
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...
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
An application for a class action against three Western Cape breadmakers - Pioneer Foods‚ Premier Foods‚ and Tiger Consumer Brands - was referred back to the high court by the Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday.
Amanda Visser 3 Dec 2012
The Supreme Court of Appeal has expressed reservations about the manner in which damage claims would be distributed if a class action against the largest bread producers was successful.
SAA has been served with a summons from liquidated Nationwide Airlines claiming more than R155m in damages because of the alleged abuse of the national carrier's dominant position by it inducing travel agents not to sell domestic air tickets for SAA's competitors.
The Competition Commission has withdrawn its case against Clover Industries Limited and Clover SA, Nestle SA, Parmalat and Ladismith Cheese, the remaining respondents in its long running prosecution of the milk processors that started in December 2006.
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 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