The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2018

South Africa

The legislation The Competition Act No. 89 of 1998 (the Act) came into effect on 1 September 1999. The Act applies to all economic activity within, or having an effect within, South Africa. It employs a two-pronged regulatory approach, in that it regulates mergers having an effect in South Africa and prohibits restrictive practices (vertical and horizontal in nature) and an abuse of dominance by firms.