Competition Commission spends R14.9m on VIP security, says Ebrahim Patel

2018-10-08 19:27

Over the past year, the Competition Commission saw a "spate" of unsolved crimes, including executives being robbed at gun point and a security breach at the commission's premises.

Competition Commission nets global award on forex cartel case

2018-04-20 20:42

The international competition community has chosen the Competition Commission as the Agency of the Year in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa region for its work on the foreign exchange cartel case.

Aspen off the hook over cancer drug pricing

2017-10-06 07:46

The Competition Commission has announced it would be dropping its investigation against Aspen over excessive pricing for cancer medicines as it could not be substantiated.

Ramaphosa eyes 'explosive' growth for SA

2017-09-01 11:25

Competition policy should clamp down on market dominance to open up the economy and release its growth potential, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Spike in cartel investigations - competition commissioner

2017-08-31 11:56

There has been a sharp increase in the number of cartel investigations and prosecutions over the past few years, says Competition Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele.

LPG sector needs better price regulation - competition watchdog

2017-05-30 16:28

The domination of big players in the liquefied petroleum gas sector and unregulated prices keep out small players and lead to market abuse, says the Competition Commission.

News of downgrade not unexpected - Competition Commissioner

2017-04-06 05:02

SA's economy has been on a low-growth trajectory for a long time and news of the credit downgrade was not unexpected, says Competition Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele.

Commissioner grilled on banks collusion, impact on rand

2017-02-21 12:02

Although the rand is one of the most traded currencies in the world, there is no evidence yet that banks' collusive practices influenced its value, says the Competition Commissioner.


AG slams Competition Commission over R128m in irregular expenditure

2018-09-25 21:24

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has said the commission not only incurred millions in irregular expenditure but also exceeded its approved budget.

Competition Commission admits cartel probes may suffer in budget squeeze

2018-04-17 18:08

The Competition Commission has told Parliament its financial resources are so strained that it will have to revise its targets for cartel investigations downward.

Banks being tjatjarag, says commission

2017-09-03 06:00

The “pretrial skirmishes” that are stalling the Competition Commission’s case of forex rigging against banks are starting to irk the watchdog.

Competition policy on SOEs must be clear - commissioner

2017-08-31 16:29

There should be a clear competition policy on SOEs which addresses transparency in pricing, cross-subsidisation and bailouts, says Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele.

Collusion probe into cancer meds

2017-06-13 13:47

The Competition Commission announced it will investigate excessive pricing of cancer medication.

‘Colluding’ banks say charges are vague

2017-05-07 06:10

The banks charged with colluding in the trading of the rand have hit back at the Competition Commission, saying the allegations are “vague and embarrassing” with not enough detail being given for them to prepare a defence or decide how to plead.

Busting collusion

2017-03-19 06:00

Competition law and cracking cartels is in commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele’s blood.

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