Region: South Africa

Faurecia fined for colluding over Daimler tender

Auto parts maker Faurecia has confessed to rigging bids with Eberspächer to supply Mercedes-Benz with exhaust systems, as part of a settlement with South Africa’s competition enforcer.

19 May 2020

An interview with Mondo Mazwai

Mondo Mazwai was appointed to head the Competition Tribunal of South Africa last year, becoming its first female and first black chairperson. She spoke to Emily Craig about responding to the coronavirus pandemic, female representation in antitrust and why the tribunal has overturned a series of decisions by the country’s Competition Commission.

11 May 2020

South African mobile operator agrees to lower data prices

One of South Africa’s largest mobile operators has agreed a set of commitments to address the antitrust authority’s concerns about the rising cost of data services in the country.

30 April 2020

South African tribunal orders enforcer to remedy Computicket complaint

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ordered the country’s antitrust enforcer to “cure the defects” in an abuse of dominance complaint against Computicket and its parent company Shoprite Checkers.

07 April 2020

South African tribunal blocks Naspers acquisition

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has prohibited Naspers’ planned deal with WeBuyCars, upholding the national competition authority’s recommendation.

30 March 2020

SAA woes trigger antitrust settlement default

A British Airways franchise has vowed to “aggressively pursue” €47 million in damages it is owed by South African Airways under an abuse of dominance settlement, despite the latter’s entry into restructuring proceedings.

27 February 2020

South African tribunal issues interim measures in abuse case

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has imposed interim measures on an information and communications technology company, preventing it from bundling its software with its other services while the country’s antitrust enforcer conducts an abuse of dominance probe.

14 February 2020

South African enforcer refers terminal operator to tribunal

The Competition Commission of South Africa has referred a state-owned transport hub operator to the Competition Tribunal for allegedly abusing its dominant position by charging bus companies excessive prices.

12 February 2020

Enforcer loses South African parliamentary travel bid-rigging case

The Competition Commission of South Africa has lost another case before its Competition Tribunal, which dismissed the enforcer’s allegations that two travel agencies colluded on tenders to provide services to parliamentary officials.

17 January 2020

Enforcer caught removal cartelists too late, South African tribunal rules

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has dismissed allegations against 11 furniture removal companies and a trade association accused of colluding to pass on highway toll charges to customers.

15 January 2020

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