South Africans may get free data every day, and surf sites like Wikipedia for free, if Ramaphosa gets his way

2020-02-14 15:50

These proposals are currently under negotiation between the Competition Commission and large mobile operators like Vodacom and MTN.

Vodacom and MTN are ripping off data customers, the Competition Commission says. Here's why it thinks they stay anyway.

2019-12-03 17:15

The Competition Commission blames factors that include "poor decisions" by customers of the major cellphone networks for them staying, despite high prices.

10-year-old wire cartel case settled, millions in penalties

2019-09-19 14:53

After a full decade and several legal challenges – including in the Supreme Court of Appeal – the Competition Tribunal this week approved settlement agreements between the Competition Commission and two wire products manufacturers accused of cartel conduct.

Robben Island price fixing case against ferry operators dismissed

2019-08-14 14:50

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a case of alleged price fixing and collusive tendering by two ferry boat operators transporting passengers to Robben Island and the V/A Waterfront.

SA data prices high, anti-poor and lack transparency, Competition Commission finds

2019-04-24 21:57

SA's mobile data prices are much higher than many other countries across the globe and the rest of Africa, and MTN and Vodacom charge domestic consumers much more than they do in other countries, the Competition Commission has found.

Two SA Air Force suppliers face prosecution over tender collusion

2019-04-15 18:06

Two suppliers are facing prosecution for collusive conduct relating to a tender for network maintenance and system support for the South African Air Force.

The competition for school uniforms

2019-02-20 06:01

The Competition Commission has again urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools, says Ina Opperman.

Competition Tribunal refuses appeal to halt Eskom supply collusion complaint

2018-08-12 16:03

The tribunal released a statement over the weekend in which it named at least seven entities that made arrangements to submit bids on behalf of each other to score more Eskom work.

Medical schemes respond to 'anti-competitive' findings of private healthcare inquiry

2018-07-07 10:45

The Competition Commission released a provisional report saying private healthcare was characterised by ‘disempowered and uninformed’ consumers, confusing medical aid schemes, and a lack of competition.

Competition Appeal Court sets aside Media24 pricing predatory case

2018-03-19 22:00

The Competition Appeal Court has set aside a predatory pricing case involving a community newspaper owned by Media24.


‘Slap’ chips could get cheaper thanks to a new deal on potatoes in South Africa

2020-01-16 12:07

After a crackdown by competition authorities, suppliers are now going to provide Mondial potato plantlets at cost price.

Four big changes the Competition Commission just recommended to how medical aid works, including standardised benefits and geographic schemes

2019-09-30 11:57

Standard benefit packages (SBPs), geographically-defined schemes, and confirming every year you want to pay a broker are some of the big changes the Competition Commission has recommended on medical aid.

Distell heads to Competition Tribunal over AB InBev, SAB merger

2019-09-11 20:30

Local drinks company Distell is accusing global beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev SA and SAB Miller of being in breach of certain clauses of their merger conditions, the Competition Tribunal said on Wednesday.

Media24 welcomes ConCourt dismissal of predatory pricing appeal

2019-07-04 14:18

Media24 has welcomed a Constitutional Court ruling which dismissed an application for leave to appeal against the company in a case where it was accused of engaging in predatory pricing practices.

Chilean shipping company prosecuted for cartel conduct over SA tender

2019-04-23 17:32

CSAV is accused of colluding with Mitsui OSK Lines Limited in the shipment of Ford vehicles from South Africa to Europe and the Mediterranean.

SABC, Primedia, Ster-Kinekor fined millions for price-fixing

2019-02-27 12:43

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed as orders three consent settlement agreements with the SABC, Primedia and Ster-Kinekor.

Schools with 'exclusive' uniforms deals are being urged to confess – and may avoid paying fines

2018-11-28 06:18

The Competition Commission is looking into long-term deals between schools and exclusive suppliers of uniforms. Now an association of school governing bodies is advising schools to admit to such deals and shape up – so perhaps avoiding penalties.

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.

More media companies settle in price-fixing case

2018-05-08 18:38

Two more media companies have agreed to a settlement related to a price-fixing case by the Competition Commission.

Three media companies have agreed to pay R41 million to settle anti-competition charges – and now the Competition Commission is coming for everyone else

2018-02-27 18:01

The Competition Tribunal has been asked to prosecute 28 media companies – including the parent of Business Insider South Africa – for price fixing.

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