ARTICLES RELATING TO COMPETITION ACT

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.

Competition amendments close loopholes and support small business - Ebrahim Patel

2018-09-11 21:38

Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel has told Parliament that definitions for various anti-competitive behaviour were replaced with guidelines to close loopholes and allow court discretion in a dispute.

Tougher crackdown on the cards from competition authorities - minister

2018-07-18 21:00

The Competition Amendment Bill will allow for a tougher crackdown on offenders to competition laws, including the issuing of fines for first offences.

Competition Act changes will create conflict

2018-01-28 06:00

The proposed amendments to the Competition Act could face opposition from other parts of government and invite an onslaught of challenges from companies that find themselves subject to the powerful new market inquiry mechanism.

Commissioner fears legal ‘overkill’

2017-07-30 06:00

The long-awaited amendments to the Competition Act may lead to legislative “overkill”, according to competition commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele.

Computicket fails to quash anti-competitive complaint

2016-10-23 16:42

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has dismissed ticketing firm Computicket’s bid to set aside a 2008 anti-competitive complaint brought against it by rivals.

Competition lawyer leading in uncharted territory

2016-08-14 17:19

When she started her career, lawyer Marianne Wagener, did not expect to lead a team with exposure to the global market at a relatively young age.

Competition crunch time: Jail has become a reality

2016-04-26 07:21

With effect from May 1 2016 it will be a criminal offence in South Africa for directors or managers of a firm to collude with their competitors to fix prices.

 

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.

BUSA calls for investor certainty as Competition Amendment Bill heads to Parliament

2018-07-20 21:45

Business Unity SA has called for investor certainty and stability as government prepares to put the Competition Amendment Bill through Parliament.

Patel: Competition amendments do not seek to 'out-trump Trump'

2018-07-17 19:30

The minister of economic development says South Africa will not weaponise its competition policy to punish other countries for making trade and tariff decisions which could harm SA.

Subtlety over brute force

2017-12-03 13:01

New Competition Act drastically changes the enforcement landscape and focuses on concentration of ownership.

This is what changes to the Competition Act could look like

2017-06-04 13:56

Competition law expert Gomolemo Kekesi shares her views with Fin24 on what changes to South Africa's Competition Act, which is currently before Cabinet, could entail.

Cartel criminalisation slammed

2016-10-16 07:20

Leading figures in the competition law arena have criticised the decision to criminalise cartel conduct through an amendment to the Competition Act, which took effect in May.

Cartel conduct will now land you in jail for 10 years

2016-06-14 10:51

Provisions in new laws that will see people found guilty of cartel conduct being fined up to R500 000 or imprisoned for up to 10 years have come into effect.

Sekunjalo boss slams Sunday Times

2014-02-18 09:40

Reports in the Sunday Times of alleged price-fixing involving a fishing firm owned by Sekunjalo are part of a smear campaign, says Sekunjalo's CEO Khalid Abdulla.

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