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R2RSA welcomes draft guidelines for automotive aftermarket sector
R2RSA welcomes draft guidelines for automotive aftermarket sectorArticle

Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA) has welcomed the publication of draft guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket sector by the Competition Commission...

3 hours ago

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What is happening in 2020?Article

A new year. A new decade. And as with every new year, everyone wants to know what 2020 is going to hold in store for us in our world of media and advertising...

Richard Lord 5 Feb 2020

Uniformly increasing affordability of uniforms
Uniformly increasing affordability of uniformsArticle

As we gear up for the new year and the return to school for children across the country, we take a look at the intended effects of the Competition Commission's investigation into the pricing of school uniform and the subsequent agreements signed before the Competition Tribunal in 2019...

Jac Marais, Mia de Jager and Kameel Pancham 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

Madelein Barkhuizen, executive manager of sales, distribution, marketing & communication, Bestmed Medical Aid Scheme
#BizTrends2020: Diagnosing SA's healthcare sectorArticle

Healthcare is one of our economy's sectors most carefully scrutinised by local and international investors. This interest is unlikely to decrease in 2020, with the government's announcement of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill...

Madelein Barkhuizen 7 Jan 2020

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World's digital best in reach for SA brands in 2020Article

South African marketers are an innovative bunch. From homegrown Nandos-style advertising with real storylines that knocks the world's drab attempts at humour out the park to brilliant locally-developed new ad platforms like the Please Call Me text tag ads, we take our unique circumstances and turn them on their head to create opportunities...

Shaun Rosen 31 Dec 2019

The mobile data pricing conundrum
The mobile data pricing conundrumArticle

According to the IDC, there needs to be an analysis of more advanced, technically driven pricing structures when it comes to mobile data...

19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: The growth of mass market digital content
#BizTrends2020: The growth of mass market digital contentArticle

The growth of mass market digital content. That's the biggest shape-shifting, game-changing trend I am seeing...

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi 19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital world
#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital worldArticle

Not a week goes by without spotting more headlines about online shopping and the global shift to mobile connectivity...

Cecil Ungerer 18 Dec 2019

What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?
What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?Article

Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in 2020...

17 Dec 2019

What's making news in SA?InBrief

6 Dec 2019

Lower data costs a key starting point in boosting SA education
Lower data costs a key starting point in boosting SA educationArticle

This week, the Competition Commission made a big announcement regarding forcing large mobile networks to cut their data prices by between 30-50% in the next two months or face prosecution...

Dennis Lamberti 5 Dec 2019

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

Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chains
Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chainsArticle

A key finding of the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry highlighted the anti-competitive nature of exclusive tenant clauses in long-term lease agreements...

4 Dec 2019

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Local spaza shops up against shifting competitive retail environmentArticle

The Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report offers valuable suggestions on how the struggling spaza shop market and informal traders can overcome the hurdles of a shifting competitive environment...

3 Dec 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report
Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry reportArticle

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with mallsArticle

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

26 Nov 2019

SA taking steps towards a 4IR economy
SA taking steps towards a 4IR economyArticle

Ahead of AfricaCom this week, Janet MacKenzie, partner at Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg, has lauded the recent positive steps taken by SA's Government to resolve the challenges that affect the country's ability to implement high-end, 4IR technology and infrastructure...

11 Nov 2019

Addressing data inequality could help solve the unemployment crisis
Addressing data inequality could help solve the unemployment crisisArticle

No one but the most willfully ignorant would argue with the fact that South Africa is in the midst of a major employment crisis...

Greg Chen 4 Nov 2019

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How a lack of competition in South Africa's private health sector hurts consumersArticle

An extensive inquiry into South Africa's health market was recently concluded - the first ever process in the country that involved gathering evidence and then studying the private healthcare market from the perspective of competition and competition law...

1 Nov 2019

Call for comment: second draft of Price Discrimination and Buyer Power Regulations
Call for comment: second draft of Price Discrimination and Buyer Power RegulationsArticle

On 10 October 2019, the Minister of Economic Development published second drafts of the Price Discrimination Regulations and Buyer Power Regulations (collectively, the 2019 Regulations) for public comment (Government Gazette No. 42760 is accessible here).

Daryl Dingley 17 Oct 2019

Lerato Mosiah, CEO of the Health Funders Association
HMI recommendations will contribute to universal coverageArticle

Once implemented, the majority of recommendations in the Competition Commission's Health Market Inquiry (HMI) will provide a conducive environment for attaining universal health coverage...

10 Oct 2019

Travelstart acquires Club Travel Group
Travelstart acquires Club Travel GroupArticle

Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa's Club Travel Group...

10 Oct 2019

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HMI report: Private sector characterised by high costs and no competitionArticle

The Competition Commission's long-awaited Health Market Inquiry (HMI) has found that the private healthcare sector is "highly concentrated", "characterised by high and rising costs of healthcare and medical scheme cover...

1 Oct 2019

Marikana platinum mine
Sibanye-Stillwater in Marikana restructuring talksArticle

Sibanye-Stillwater is speaking to its various stakeholders about restructuring its Marikana operations due to ongoing financial losses and some of its shafts reaching the end of their economic life...

25 Sep 2019

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Why South Africa's plans for universal healthcare are pie in the skyArticle

Performance in South Africa's two tier health system - the public and the private - has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the decline in the public sector to a myriad of ills, none of their making...

Alex van den Heever 19 Aug 2019

Nkosana Mashiya, executive director, Capitec Bank
Finetuning fintech regulationsArticle

With fintech dominating trend headlines for 2019, and updated guidelines anticipated soon from the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG), now's the time to focus on what regulation should entail.

25 Jul 2019

All set for annual SABOA Conference
All set for annual SABOA ConferenceArticle

The Southern African Bus Operators Association (SABOA) is hosting its annual conference from 31 July to 1 August 2019...

19 Jul 2019

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Ali Mufuruki to acquire majority in Wananchi CableArticle

Tanzanian businessman Ali Mufuruki has increased his shares in Wananchi Cable Ltd, a company specialising in providing internet access, voice and pay TV...

16 Jul 2019

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Report shows top SA brands are outpacing GDPArticle

According to the latest Brand Finance South Africa 50 report, South Africa's top brands are defying the flat South African economy and recording healthy brand value growth...

10 Jul 2019

Natalie Zimmelman
South Africa's healthcare system lacks real dataArticle

There's a lack of real information from an accessible, sustainable database of clinical procedures and outcomes that informs the quality of healthcare provision in South Africa...

9 Jul 2019

SA motor code a step closer to becoming law
SA motor code a step closer to becoming lawArticle

After hearing over 80 stakeholders' viewpoints regarding anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has commendably decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.

Filum Ho 27 Jun 2019

What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments
What you need to know about the Competition Act amendmentsArticle

Amendments to the Competition Act were published in the Government Gazette in February 2019. These are, however, not yet in force pending the publication of a date to be proclaimed by the President. Some of the more prominent changes to the Act are as follows...

Rishal Bipraj 12 Jun 2019

Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomed
Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomedArticle

Specialist challenger retailers have welcomed the Competition Commission's findings on the power wielded by the major national supermarket chains over enforcing exclusive provisions in their lease agreements against challenger retailers and speciality stores...

5 Jun 2019

The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers
The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergersArticle

The Competition Commission has sought to provide some guidance regarding the notification and implementation of mergers by publishing Guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers contrary to the Competition Act...

Burton Phillips 11 Apr 2019

Butsi Tladi, MD of Alexander Forbes Health
Cofi Bill brings down regulatory siloes for medical scheme customersArticle

Healthcare sector stakeholders have long advocated for a single regulator, believing that the current dual framework creates a regulatory arbitrage not conducive to offering the consumer maximum protection...

10 Apr 2019

Allan Reid, director and mining sector head in the corporate & commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Ramaphosa's sunrise industry starts to shineArticle

Although there are still challenges facing the South African mining sector, regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration could spell a new dawn for the industry...

Allan Reid 13 Mar 2019

Sovereign Foods merges with Cold Storage Group
Sovereign Foods merges with Cold Storage GroupArticle

Sovereign Foods, the third largest poultry producer in South Africa, announced its merger with the Cold Storage Group (CSG), an Eastern Cape wholesaler of poultry and value-added poultry products...

4 Mar 2019

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#BudgetSpeech2019: Will it lead to more doctors being sued for negligence?Article

Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later...

Daniel McLaren 21 Feb 2019

Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assets
Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assetsArticle

The financial services division of integrated tourism group Tourvest has acquired the South African assets of global forex provider, Travelex...

15 Feb 2019

Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines
Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelinesArticle

The Competition Commission has urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation
#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulationArticle

The South African financial sector has been waiting with bated breath for South Africa's financial regulators to map the way forward and we expect this guidance to be forthcoming early in 2019...

David Geral 9 Jan 2019

Wynand van Vuuren, head of legal, King Price
#BizTrends2019: What's shaking up the short-term insurance industry?Article

Twenty years ago, we were still buying insurance the old-fashioned way. Brokers would come to our houses. They'd assess our assets. They'd go away. They'd come back, with a lot of paper...

Wynand van Vuuren 2 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: HealthcareArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

If firms with common members bid for a tender, is it collusion?
If firms with common members bid for a tender, is it collusion?Article

In a recent case before the Competition Tribunal, the Tribunal considered whether different firms with common members could argue they were a "single economic entity" to avoid claims of collusion...

Rishal Bipraj 12 Dec 2018

Mashudu Mphafudi, director in the finance & banking practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Private healthcare is ripe for transformationArticle

It's no secret that a small number of 'big names' dominate the private healthcare and medical aid industries...

28 Nov 2018

Seacom announces strategic acquisition
Seacom announces strategic acquisitionArticle

Seacom, the pan-African telecommunications service provider, has announced the conclusion of a sale agreement for the 100% acquisition of FibreCo Telecommunications...

19 Nov 2018

Spectramed and Resolution Health merge
Spectramed and Resolution Health mergeArticle

Spectramed Medical Scheme and Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health) have merged to form Health Squared Medical Scheme, as from 1 January 2019...

29 Oct 2018

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