Region: South Africa

South African tribunal rejects bid to revive cartel case

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has refused to allow the country's competition authority to reinstate a complaint against Beefcor and Cape Fruit Processors.

21 October 2019

South Africa publishes buyer power and price discrimination guidelines

South Africa’s competition authority has issued draft guidelines on price discrimination and buyer power that focus on small and medium-sized businesses and historically disadvantaged persons.

18 October 2019

BRICS report questions antitrust framework for digital economy

BRICS competition authorities have released a digital economy report that questions the capabilities of current competition enforcement and calls for increased cooperation between the authorities.

18 September 2019

South Africa clears furniture maker deal with labour commitments

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has conditionally approved two investment companies' acquisition of a furniture maker, following concerns from a trade union and the country's trade minister.

02 September 2019

South Africa’s finance ministry calls for reforms to improve competition

A position paper by South Africa's finance ministry urges the government to increase competition in a variety of markets through reforms.

29 August 2019

Tribunal slaps down Robben Island price-fixing case

South Africa’s antitrust enforcer failed to prove that two ferry companies fixed prices on boat trips to the historic Robben Island, the country’s specialist tribunal has ruled – despite guilty pleas by three other operators.

20 August 2019

South Africa greenlights BAT’s vaping deal

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has conditionally cleared British American Tobacco’s acquisition of an e-cigarette seller after the country’s antitrust enforcer had initially recommended blocking the deal.

14 August 2019

Mazwai appointed to lead South African tribunal

Two decades after its inception, South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has both its first female and first black chairperson.

05 August 2019

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.

02 August 2019

Banks appeal against South African tribunal’s forex decision

Several banks targeted in South Africa’s probe of foreign exchange benchmark manipulation have challenged part of a Competition Tribunal ruling that found the court can issue an infringement order against certain banks – despite also finding it has no jurisdiction to fine those banks.

22 July 2019

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