Region: South Africa

South African enforcer loses predatory pricing appeal

In a split judgment, South Africa’s competition authority has lost an appeal before the country’s constitutional court, in a decision which grappled with the question of how to prove predatory pricing.

08 July 2019

South African authority clamps down on exclusivity abuse

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has fined the country’s largest supplier of vehicular licence plate materials €1 million for bundling practices and imposing exclusivity requirements on its customers.

28 June 2019

South African enforcer wary of used-car sale

The Competition Commission of South Africa will oppose technology investor Naspers’ attempted takeover of WeBuyCars, because the deal would prevent potential competitors from entering the online car sales market.

16 May 2019

South African enforcer grants retail group another lifeline

South Africa’s competition watchdog has conditionally approved a takeover of the country’s largest non-food retail group, in an attempt to save the company from collapse and avoid the loss of thousands of jobs.

01 May 2019

Chile and South Africa clamp down on roll-on, roll-off cartels

Chile’s competition tribunal has fined two shipping companies that participated in the global roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel, a day after South Africa’s competition authority recommended that a shipping liner be punished for its role in the same conspiracy.

25 April 2019

South Africa picks up enforcement activities

South Africa’s competition watchdog has referred three separate collusion cases to the country’s specialist antitrust tribunal, signalling the end of recent funding problems that caused it to halt new probes.

17 April 2019

South African enforcer loses construction case

South Africa’s antitrust enforcer failed to prove a meeting between construction companies led to the alignment of tender bids and the fixing of trade conditions, the Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ruled.

12 April 2019

South Africa issues gun-jumping guidelines

The Competition Commission of South Africa has introduced new guidance that states it will calculate fines for failure to notify a deal based on merger filing fees, and will no longer use a turnover-based methodology.

03 April 2019

Controversial new antitrust law enacted in South Africa

South Africa’s president today signed into force sweeping amendments to the country’s competition regime, but lawyers remain unclear about when and how the new law will be enforced.

13 February 2019

Merger approval is a “once-off affair”, rules top South African court

South Africa’s constitutional court has held that a company does not not need to notify the competition authority when it acquires a new form of control over a subsidiary, provided it previously obtained merger approval from the enforcer.

01 February 2019

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