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South African Competition Amendment Act, 2019 Signed Into Law
As promised during his State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 13 February 2019, signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 (the "Amendments") into law.
South Africa
20 Feb 2019
South African National Assembly Passes The Revised Competition Amendment Bill
Despite its progress, however, the Bill is not yet operational.
South Africa
30 Oct 2018
ENSafrica Competition Focus
In addition to national competition regulators, Africa features a number regional bodies that have competition regulations.
South Africa
2 Aug 2018
Observations On The Revised South African Competition Bill
The role of public interest considerations in the context of the merger control regime is elevated under the Revised Competition Bill.
South Africa
2 Aug 2018
Regulators Join Forces To Ensure B-BBEE Compliance
On 15 December 2017, the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the "DTI") published a memorandum of understanding entered into between the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission...
South Africa
2 Feb 2018
Mauritius Supreme Court Delivers Ground-Breaking Judgment In Unfair Competition Case
In these circumstances, it can only be concluded that it has committed a ‘faute lourde'."
29 Aug 2017
Amnesty For Cartel Initiators/Ringleaders In Mauritius
The Competition Commission of Mauritius ("CCM") is temporarily extending its leniency programme to initiators/ringleaders of cartels until 31 August 2017.
27 Apr 2017
Competition Commission Prepares To Formally Initiate Another Inquiry
According to the Terms of Reference, the Commission plans to initiate the Inquiry because it has reason to believe that there are features in the sector that may prevent, distort, or restrict competition.
South Africa
18 May 2016
"...Firm Steps To End Cartels" —The Criminalisation Of Cartel Activity
South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, has announced that, from 1 May 2016, cartel conduct (price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering) comprises criminal activity.
South Africa
28 Apr 2016
Bitter Pill For Hospital Groups As Tribunal Imposes Record Fine For Missed Merger Filing
The Competition Tribunal has imposed a record penalty of R10-million for failure to notify the competition authorities of a merger.
South Africa
27 Apr 2016
Competition Appeal Court Upholds Excessive Pricing Appeal By Sasol Chemical Industries
The essence of the complaint made by the Competition Commission ("the Commission") was that SCI charged excessive prices for purified propylene and polypropylene between 2004 and 2007.
South Africa
10 Jul 2015
The Commission's View On Public Interest
In the guidelines, the Commission outlined a broad 5-step analysis which it will undertake in respect of all proposed transactions with a public interest dimension.
South Africa
10 Jun 2015
Good News For Businesses In Africa: Comesa Merger Regime Monetary Thresholds Established And Filing Fees Lowered
Prior to the Amendment the monetary thresholds for merger notifications for transactions in the Common Market are set at zero.
South Africa
11 May 2015
Amendments To The Practitioner Updates In Respect Of The Application Of Merger Provisions Of The Competition Act To Risk Mitigation Financial Transactions And Asset Securitisation Schemes
Practitioner Updates provide guidance on the Commission’s likely approach to policy matters, but are not binding on it or other competition authorities.
South Africa
15 Apr 2015
Dual Distribution Arrangements – South Africa Lines Up With International Best Practice
Dual distribution is potentially a very effective method for manufactures to get their products to market.
South Africa
12 Mar 2015
COMESA Competition Commission Clarifies Approaches – Merger Assessment Guidelines Published
The much anticipated COMESA Merger Assessment Guidelines were published by the COMESA Competition Commission on 31 October 2014.
South Africa
10 Feb 2015
Competition Commission Publishes Draft Public Interest Guidelines For Public Comment
On Friday 23 January 2015, the Competition Commission published its Draft Guidelines on the Assessment of Public Interest Provisions in Merger Regulation under the Competition Act.
South Africa
6 Feb 2015
In Competition Proceedings, Hasty Exception Applications May Be Futile
The Competition Tribunal published the reasons for its decision to grant an exception application in respect of the self-referral of a complaint by Protea Automation Solutions.
South Africa
15 Oct 2014
Small Or Large Merger? A Question Of Control
There is a tension between the interests of the Competition Commission and commercial entities involved in merger transactions.
South Africa
17 Sep 2014
No Certainty For Dual Distribution Relationships
The Competition Tribunal issued its long-awaited decision in The Competition Commission and South African Breweries and Others.
South Africa
19 May 2014
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