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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

Is your business prepared for a dawn raid?
Is your business prepared for a dawn raid?Article

As Competition Commission regulators step up their search and seizure operations, South African businesses must be equipped to launch a rapid legal response...

Daryl Dingley and Elisha Bhugwandeen, Issued by Webber Wentzel 31 Oct 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

National Assembly passes Competition Amendment Bill
National Assembly passes Competition Amendment BillArticle

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill is "transformative in character" as it will promote the participation of small enterprises in the economy, while aiming to dismantle cartels...

24 Oct 2018

New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopment
New fund invests R2bn into Joburg inner-city redevelopmentArticle

Divercity Urban Property Fund has committed R2bn to the redevelopment of Johannesburg's inner-city precincts, starting with the iconic Absa Towers Main building and Jewel City...

11 Oct 2018

SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt ruling
SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt rulingArticle

The Constitutional Court has granted the Competition Commission jurisdiction to investigate the deal signed between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and MultiChoice...

1 Oct 2018

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Competition Commission gives green light for Sibanye, Lonmin dealArticle

The South African Competition Commission has recommended that the South African Competition Tribunal approves the Sibanye-Stillwater acquisition of Lonmin subject to certain conditions...

19 Sep 2018

Competition inquiry on data costs start next month
Competition inquiry on data costs start next monthArticle

The Competition Commission will next month hold public hearings for the Data Services Market Inquiry...

19 Sep 2018

ADvTech on the education acquisition trail with MSA
ADvTech on the education acquisition trail with MSAArticle

ADvTech, one of Africa's largest private education groups, is further expanding its tertiary education portfolio with the acquisition of Monash South Africa...

11 Sep 2018

Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusion
Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusionArticle

The Competition Commission has welcomed the decision of the Competition Tribunal to confirm as an order a settlement agreement reached with Omnia Fertilizer Limited...

10 Sep 2018

Bonang Mohale, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa
#IGC2018: Business and the future of our nationArticle

South Africa is the third largest economy on the continent with a GDP of $350bn. Last year SARS collected R1.2tn from a country of 57 million people. No South African should suffer hunger...

Bonang Mohale 5 Sep 2018

Carl Grillenberger, Advanced Health CEO
Private healthcare industry needs to changeArticle

The "startling costs" of South African private healthcare is at the heart of the Competition Commission's Health Market Inquiry (HMI) draft report released in July...

3 Sep 2018

Ferial Haffajee, Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi, Steven Nathan on the panel at #10XDMGathering. © .
#TheGathering: The business of the mediaArticle

Daily Maverick associate editor Ferial Haffajee was joined by Ann Crotty, Mzwanele Manyi and Steven Nathan on stage at The Gathering: Media Edition at the CTICC on Wednesday, 15 August to discuss the business of the media...

Juanita Pienaar 22 Aug 2018

Cipla South Africa grows national footprint with Mirren acquisition
Cipla South Africa grows national footprint with Mirren acquisitionArticle

Cipla Medpro has announced its plans to acquire a 100% stake in over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor, Mirren...

Issued by Cipla 8 Aug 2018

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Explainer: How competitive is South Africa's private healthcare sector?Article

After a four and a half year probe initiated by South Africa's Competition Commission, a panel of independent experts released their preliminary report into the country's private healthcare market.

31 Jul 2018

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Why South Africa needs to discipline the private healthcare industryArticle

If a service is provided by a company rather than government, this does not automatically mean a market is at work. The point is fairly obvious but has passed many in South Africa by...

Steven Friedman 26 Jul 2018

AfCFTA phase 11 negotiations ahead
AfCFTA phase 11 negotiations aheadArticle

Nairobi hosts consultative meeting in preparation for AfCFTA Phase II negotiations...

25 Jul 2018

Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopolies
Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopoliesArticle

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill will equip competition authorities with the tools to probe anti-competitive behaviour by cartels and monopolies in the economy...

17 Jul 2018

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Built-in service and maintenance plans need more transparencyArticle

The National Automobile Dealers' Association (Nada) says it supports the concept of customers having a choice of where to maintain their vehicle...

17 Jul 2018

Sama takes issue with Competition Commission findings
Sama takes issue with Competition Commission findingsArticle

The South African Medical Association (Sama) believes that the Competition Commission Health Market Inquiry (HMI) provisional report is faulty in its findings...

9 Jul 2018

You're paying more for less when it comes to medical aid. Here's why
You're paying more for less when it comes to medical aid. Here's whyArticle

What are your chances of ending up in a hospital? Higher than you'd think if you are a medical aid member in a large city - and the reason reveals some never-before-seen truths about the country's private healthcare sector...

6 Jul 2018

Competition Commission releases Health Market Inquiry report
Competition Commission releases Health Market Inquiry reportArticle

The Competition Commission's long-awaited Health Market Inquiry provisional report has been released...

5 Jul 2018

Lerato Mosiah, CEO of the Health Funders Association
Amendments could threaten schemes' sustainabilityArticle

While the proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act seek to lower the cost of private healthcare, they may have the unintended consequence of threatening the sustainability of medical schemes...

4 Jul 2018

#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economy
#MFGIndaba: Manufacturing key to growing SA economyArticle

With its multiple effect, manufacturing is the one sector in the economy that has the potential to create the jobs the country needs so desperately. But the industry is under threat and has declined...

Danette Breitenbach 25 Jun 2018

Health department expects to be sued over proposed NHI changes
Health department expects to be sued over proposed NHI changesArticle

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is preparing to be taken to court as he continues to propose changes in the healthcare system that could cost medical aid schemes millions...

Pontsho Pilane and Laura Lopez Gonzalez 22 Jun 2018

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Volkswagen makes various changes to independent aftermarketArticle

The Right to Repair (R2R) Campaign reports that Volkswagen (VW) has made several changes in relation to the independent aftermarket...

22 Jun 2018

Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platform
Spree and Superbalist merge to form single, focused fashion platformArticle

Spree and Superbalist, two of South Africa's most popular online fashion retailers, will merge into a single platform, Media24 and Takealot.com announced today...

18 Jun 2018

Sea Harvest BEE consortium confirms terms for Viking Group acquisition
Sea Harvest BEE consortium confirms terms for Viking Group acquisitionArticle

"We have been looking to grow via an acquisition in the fishing and aquaculture space. The Viking Group is a very complementary business and the joining of these two organisations allows us to diversify into other species and create a truly global diversified fishing company which will now include aquaculture."

13 Jun 2018

Public hearings into transport market inquiry
Public hearings into transport market inquiryArticle

The land based Public Passenger Transport Market Inquiry public hearings will be held in Tshwane and Johannesburg this week, says the Competition Commission...

4 Jun 2018

Mark Arnold, principal officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme
Act could redress medical scheme sustainability issuesArticle

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hinted at a number of reforms that directly address challenges of sustainability that the medical schemes industry is currently facing...

21 May 2018

Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report
Health Market Inquiry postpones release of reportArticle

The Competition Commission has announced the postponement of the Provisional Findings and Recommendation Report into the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) to the end of May...

30 Apr 2018

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders
Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and BoardridersArticle

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

18 Apr 2018

Tech in construction: A necessity to ensure a clean line of sight into projects
Tech in construction: A necessity to ensure a clean line of sight into projectsArticle

Mobile technology could help South African construction companies to boost productivity as they seek to optimise efficiencies in the face of a long industry slump...

Matthew Kibby 29 Mar 2018

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Sibanye files submission for Lonmin deal, even as Amcu threatens court actionArticle

As the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) steps up its campaign against Sibanye-Stillwater's all-share bid for Lonmin, threatening to interdict the deal...

Allan Seccombe 19 Mar 2018

Dr Richard Friedland, CEO: Netcare
Competition Tribunal gives the green light for Netcare/Akeso dealArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved Netcare's acquisition of Akeso Clinics, a group of 12 dedicated mental healthcare facilities...

19 Mar 2018

Media24 admits to price fixing
Media24 admits to price fixingArticle

Media24 has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions, says the Competition Commission of South Africa...

16 Mar 2018

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