ARTICLES RELATING TO COMPETITION COMMISSION

Lockdown | More businesses applying as essential service providers, Patel says

2020-03-27 20:06

The minister said 50 000 companies employing 1.5 million workers applied to register their companies as providers of essential services through an online platform set up by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, with 40 000 certificates awarded.

Standard Bank deputy chair steps down

2020-02-24 19:05

Standard Bank non-executive director and deputy board chairperson Dr Hao Hu has stepped down from the board.

Union wants to call on competition watchdog over Ab InBev retrenchment plans

2020-02-13 06:01

Food and Allied Workers Union deputy general secretary, Mngomezulu Mayoyo, said the union was considering approaching the Competition Commission, as the union believed AB InBev was flouting the terms of its 2016 merger with SAB.

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Mediclinic hits back at Health Market Inquiry: Data 'incorrect, outdated'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The Health Market Inquiry relied on outdated data to draw conclusions that the private healthcare market is concentrated, it said.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

 

Banks' appeal dismissed in forex manipulation case

2020-02-29 08:34

The Competition Appeal Court has set aside a Competition Tribunal order which had partially ruled in favour of 17 banks involved in a rand-dollar forex manipulation case.

Naamsa 'gravely disturbed' by Competition Commission's proposed changes to car servicing

2020-02-24 11:00

Naamsa says it is not apposed to the proposed reforms, but finds the Competition Commission's actions worrisome.

Competition Commission wants Vodacom, MTN to reduce data prices

2020-02-02 17:55

The Competition Commission has released the Data Services Market Inquiry final report with findings and recommendations.

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.

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