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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

Mozambican Competition Regulatory Authority now operational - what this means for business
Mozambican Competition Regulatory Authority now operational - what this means for businessArticle

Almost seven years after the promulgation of the competition legislation, the Competition Regulatory Authority (CRA) in Mozambique has became operational...

26 Mar 2021

Competition laws require online platforms in the 'gig economy' to protect SME and black suppliers
Competition laws require online platforms in the 'gig economy' to protect SME and black suppliersArticle

The Competition Act was amended in February 2020 to introduce new rules to protect small, medium and black-owned suppliers in specific sectors (the buyer power provisions). These include the e-commerce and online services sectors...

Rosalind Lake 26 May 2020

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Lufthansa eyes EU green light for Air Berlin spoilsArticle

FRANKFURT - German carrier Lufthansa hopes to win EU approval to snap up a slice of bankrupt Air Berlin's operations, after competition concerns forced it to scale back its bid for the homegrown rival...

Estelle Peard and Celine le Prioux 21 Dec 2017

The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs in
The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs inArticle

After a public outcry, which included a social media campaign under the hashtag #datamustfall, South Africa's competition regulators, ICASA and now the Competition Commission have announced investigations aimed at bringing the costs of data down...

Burton Phillips 29 Sep 2017

Competition Commission hosts workshop on automotive aftermarket
Competition Commission hosts workshop on automotive aftermarketArticle

The Competition Commission has received numerous complaints from industry participants across the automotive aftermarket sector over a number of years. Therefore, in mid-March, through its advocacy programme, it hosted a consultative workshop...

Ahmore Burger-Smidt 25 Apr 2017

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Riskmap 2017: a year of acute uncertainty for businessArticle

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of risk management…

13 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: How 2016's big competition law developments in Africa will affect 2017
#BizTrends2017: How 2016's big competition law developments in Africa will affect 2017Article

Here is a look at some of the competition law issues that made headlines in Africa during 2016 and how they will impact competition law proceedings this year...

Xolani Nyali 7 Feb 2017

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Coca-Cola heads for tricky AB InBev dealArticle

Competition analysts believe it will involve another year of detailed engagements with competition regulators in many African countries...

9 Jan 2017

Competition authorities beware of price regulationArticle

Price regulation may not be appropriate in South Africa's private healthcare sector, says competition law specialist, Anthony Norton of Nortons Inc. He stressed that competition authorities should as a general rule be wary of seeking to be involved in the regulation of market prices.

1 Nov 2013

New owners for Toys R Us and Reggie'sArticle

Toy and baby retailer Redgwoods Limited, owners of Toys R Us and Reggie's stores, has been sold to Durban-based businessmen Christian Larsen and Mohsin Mia. The company was sold as a going concern by Maurice Sacher and Issy Zimmerman who each owned 50% of the business.

4 Dec 2012

Namibia court gives Wal-Mart thumbs up
Namibia court gives Wal-Mart thumbs upArticle

The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart has confirmed that the High Court of Namibia has unanimously upheld its application to invalidate all conditions attached by the Namibian Competition Commission on its approval of the proposed acquisition of Massmart (MSM).

3 May 2011

Visa Europe to cut debit card payment fees
Visa Europe to cut debit card payment feesArticle

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The amount of commission consumers are charged for making payments in Europe using Visa debit cards is to fall, European competition regulators said on Monday, 26 April 2010.

28 Apr 2010

Commission calms fears of associationsArticle

Competition commissioner Shan Ramburuth has moved to allay fears that industry associations could contravene the anticollusion provisions of competition legislation, saying the law on collusion is clear and the authorities have no problem if companies work together for legitimate industry association purposes.

Hilary Joffe 31 Aug 2009

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