Organisation: Competition Tribunal (South Africa)

AkzoNobel deal suffers another blow

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has rejected behavioural, structural and public interest remedies from AkzoNobel as part of a decision confirming the prohibition of its acquisition of Kansai Paint’s African business.

22 November 2023

Chemical merger block upheld in South Africa

South Africa’s sole liquid cyanide producer and a Czech rival have failed in their bid to overturn the antitrust authority’s merger prohibition.

13 October 2023

South African enforcer seeks to block telecoms deal

South Africa’s largest mobile network operator cannot complete its acquisition of a major fibre telecommunications provider as it may deprive low-income consumers of price competition, the country’s antitrust enforcer has said.

09 August 2023

Airlink urges South African tribunal to reject “unremarkable” excessive pricing case

Airlink SA has accused South Africa’s competition authority of pursuing an “unremarkable” excessive pricing case against it by failing to compare its fares to rivals before referring it to the country’s specialist antitrust tribunal.

02 August 2023

South African enforcer’s landmark market study pinpoints remedies for online platforms

Google, Apple, Booking.Com and Takealot are among companies facing a “raft of remedial action” following a market study in South Africa that echoes recent European antitrust developments.

01 August 2023

Google urges South African tribunal to reject interim measures request

Google has warned South Africa’s Competition Tribunal that an interim measures request from a gambling business to restore access to the former’s advertising services would result in the technology company violating betting regulations.

19 July 2023

South African watchdog seeks excessive pricing fine amid jurisdictional dispute

South Africa’s Competition Commission has urged the country’s specialist antitrust tribunal to fine a gas monopolist for charging excessive prices, after a jurisdictional dispute relating to the energy regulator prevented the enforcer from fully investigating the alleged infringement.

12 July 2023

South African tribunal confirms jurisdiction over sector regulator in excessive pricing cases

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has ruled it has primary jurisdiction to decide excessive pricing cases in the energy market absent an express provision for the sector regulator to hear such matters.

16 May 2023

South African authority calls for shareholder divestments in flag carrier acquisition

South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended that two minority shareholders divest their stake in a consortium seeking to acquire 51% of South African Airways from the country’s government.

15 May 2023

South African chatbot seeks permission to intervene in Meta abuse hearing

A government chatbot service has asked the Competition Tribunal of South Africa for permission to intervene in the national competition authority’s referral seeking maximum fines against Meta for allegedly blocking the online chatbot from using WhatsApp.

18 April 2023

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