ARTICLES RELATING TO COMPETITION COMMISSION

Competition watchdog throws out e-toll price fixing case

2020-01-09 19:17

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a case against several furniture removal truck companies for allegedly fixing prices to recover e-toll levies.

Data Market Inquiry: MTN prepared to defend itself before Competition Tribunal

2019-12-13 06:00

Mobile operator MTN says the Competition Commission's recommendations to address competition in the data services market is non-binding and that it is prepared to challenge any prosecution against it before the Tribunal.

MTN, Vodacom to slash data prices or face prosecution; all providers must give free data daily - competition watchdog

2019-12-02 17:44

The Competition Commission has recommended that Vodacom and MTN should reduce tariffs by up to 50%, arguing that their "collective market position" should have an impact market-wide.

Shoprite Checkers, Computicket to challenge competition case

2019-11-22 07:53

Shoprite Checkers and its subsidiary Computicket will appear before the Competition Tribunal in a bid to have a case against the company dismissed.

SAA and Air Mauritius get go-ahead for their new joint venture

2019-10-24 11:27

SAA and Air Mauritius have been granted permission to form a joint venture on the Johannesburg and Mauritius route as well as other related routes.

Mediclinic hits back at Health Market Inquiry: Data 'incorrect, outdated'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The Health Market Inquiry relied on outdated data to draw conclusions that the private healthcare market is concentrated, it said.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.

 

Schools must stick to cheaper school uniform rules, warns competition watchdog

2020-01-08 12:04

The Competition Commission says it is intensifying efforts to make sure school uniforms are reasonably priced, and so far private schools like Curro have pledged to cooperate with interventions that have been introduced.

Sunday Read: Big Telco’s price-gouging led to Big Government over-reach

2019-12-08 09:00

The data pricing debate is only beginning, says Ferial Haffajee.

Malls must phase out exclusive leases for supermarkets, says competition body

2019-11-25 13:39

The Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry has concluded there is no justification for exclusivity clauses in leases by major grocery retailers.

Competition watchdog cuts R62m budget shortfall by nearly half

2019-11-20 06:01

The Competition Commission has reduced its R62m budget deficit to R36.8m. However, it had to hold back on some investigations and other operations during the 2018/19 year.

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.

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