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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

South Africa: regulating no-poach agreements during the Covid-19 pandemic
South Africa: regulating no-poach agreements during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

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

Exorbitant data costs - and other market inquiry findings
Exorbitant data costs - and other market inquiry findingsArticle

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...

Lerisha Naidu, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 4 Dec 2019

Storm may brew in rooibos probe
Storm may brew in rooibos probeArticle

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.

21 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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SAA loses lawsuit, must pay R104.6mArticle

A court has ordered national carrier SAA to pay R104.6m plus interest to Nationwide Airlines for anticompetitive conduct. It is another financial blow for the cash-strapped airline...

Franny Rabkin 10 Aug 2016

Pia Harvey
Senwes, Competition Commission consent order approvedArticle

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

Chris Charter
Tribunal keeps commission's secrets safeArticle

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

Consumer action against bread cartel a step closerArticle

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

Bread class action hits new snag
Bread class action hits new snagArticle

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.

8 Nov 2012

Liquidated airline claiming R155m from SAA
Liquidated airline claiming R155m from SAAArticle

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.

4 Apr 2012

Commission withdraws case against Clover, Parmalat, othersArticle

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.

20 Apr 2011

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

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

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

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