ARTICLES RELATING TO COMPETITION COMMISSION

7 fixes the Health Market Inquiry wants for private healthcare in SA

2019-10-01 05:00

The Health Market Inquiry on Monday released its final findings on a probe that took five years to complete. Fin24 unpacks some of the recommendations of the inquiry to improve competition in the sector.

4 ways the Competition Commission’s latest investigation will change NHI

2019-09-30 18:48

What does a nearly 300-page technical report mean for the move to the new health financing model — and your pocket?

A big group of fire sprinkler firms may have colluded - and now face prosecution

2019-09-16 16:50

The Competition Commission has referred eighteen companies to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution.

Tribunal greenlights merger of SA's biggest ostrich firms, but Ts and Cs apply

2019-08-15 10:05

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the merger between SA's largest ostrich processing companies – Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich.

UPDATE: Mediclinic merger blocked over higher costs to patients

2019-08-07 09:55

The Competition Tribunal prohibited a merger between Mediclinic Southern Africa and Matlosana Medical Health Services in the North West province, because it would result in higher tariffs for the two hospitals that will be acquired, an order from the Tribunal stated.

Murray & Roberts shares tank as competition watchdog halts Aton takeover

2019-07-19 16:46

The Competition Commission is of the view that Aton's acquisition of Murray & Roberts is anti-competitive and should be prohibited.

Commission ordered to revise its forex price-fixing case against 23 banks

2019-06-12 13:48

The matter dates back to February 2017, when the commission referred a forex collusion case initially involving 17 banks to the tribunal for adjudication.

Companies accused of collusion in R240m Eskom tender want regulator to drop case

2019-05-28 22:30

Four companies accused of collusion will seek intervention from the Competition Tribunal to dismiss a case against them by the Competition Commission.

Competition Tribunal approves 'lifeline' Edgars merger with conditions

2019-05-09 17:30

The Competition Tribunal has approved, with certain conditions, a large merger that will see a new company purchasing the entire issued shares of Edgars.

Vodacom, MTN shares fall after Competition Commission finds data too expensive

2019-04-24 16:13

Vodacom and MTN shares fell after one of the competition regulators ruled that the mobile-phone companies overcharge customers for data – particularly those with lower incomes.

 

Mediclinic hits back at Health Market Inquiry: Data 'incorrect, outdated'

2019-09-30 20:22

The Health Market Inquiry relied on outdated data to draw conclusions that the private healthcare market is concentrated, it said.

REVEALED: These are the firms dominating private healthcare

2019-09-30 15:22

The private healthcare sector is neither efficient nor sufficiently competitive, with only a few dominant players, an inquiry has found.

Competition Commission backs Footgear's plan to buy Edgars footwear brands

2019-09-13 14:00

The Competition Commission has given the nod to Footgear's proposed purchase of Edcon's Edgars Active and High Key chain stores, saying it recommends the Competition Tribunal should approve the deal without conditions.

Mboweni to EFF: Treasury has no evidence of rand manipulation by banks

2019-08-09 11:27

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has told Members of Parliament belonging to the Economic Freedom Fighters that neither National Treasury nor the South African Reserve Bank had evidence of currency manipulation by South Africa’s banks and, therefore, did not investigate it.

Competition watchdog hails spectrum policy as step towards lower data costs

2019-08-02 16:16

The Competition Commission has hailed gazetting of government's policy on high demand spectrum, saying the development was a critical step towards realising lower data costs for South African consumers.

Old Mutual Private Equity tries Footgear on for size

2019-06-12 21:40

In a joint statement announcing the conclusion of the transaction, Footgear CEO Neil Stephens said the deal was an opportunity for Footgear to grow its reputation as a branded footwear retailer of choice in South Africa.

Competition Commission cuts settlement deal with wood cartel

2019-06-03 21:54

Wood panel company Sonae Arrauco admitted to price-fixing and collusive conduct, according to the Competition Commission.

GVK fined R6m on price fixing, collusion charges

2019-05-28 21:30

Construction company GVK-Siya Zama has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of over R6m after being charged with price fixing, market division and collusive conduct in the construction industry.

Edcon handed a lifeline in bid to save jobs

2019-04-30 17:19

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition of Edgars by New HoldCo be approved subject to conditions.

Tribunal postpones cartel case as key witness denied access to SA

2019-04-15 21:09

The Competition Tribunal has granted the Competition Commission a postponement in a panel beating cartel case, since a key witness was unable to travel to SA.

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