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Trademarks: Use it or lose it
Trademarks: Use it or lose it

It is important that a trademark is used, as failing to do so could lead to the cancellation of the mark if it has not been used for five years...

By Janine Hollesen 21 Feb 2019

SAA settles Comair dispute
SAA settles Comair dispute

South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability...

18 Feb 2019

President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law
President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa is signing the Competition Amendment Bill into law, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets...

13 Feb 2019

Dr Binganidzo Muchara
Will the Budget Speech keep the promises of Sona?

President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (Sona) theme was "Following up on our commitments. Making your Future Work Better."...

By Binganidzo Muchara 11 Feb 2019

The future of competition law reform in South Africa is now
The future of competition law reform in South Africa is now

In July 2018, the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, introduced to Parliament a radical bill aimed at amending the Competition Act...

By Leana Engelbrecht 14 Jan 2019

Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines
Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines

The Competition Commission has urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools...

9 Jan 2019

Dr Paula Armstrong, senior economist at Econex
#BizTrends2019: Policy uncertainty and its impact on healthcare investment

Policy certainty is necessary for sustainable investment in a sector. Currently, there is considerable policy uncertainty in the health sector in SA, mainly due to three parallel policy processes...

By Paula Armstrong 7 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal
#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

If firms with common members bid for a tender, is it collusion?
If firms with common members bid for a tender, is it collusion?

In a recent case before the Competition Tribunal, the Tribunal considered whether different firms with common members could argue they were a "single economic entity" to avoid claims of collusion...

By Rishal Bipraj 12 Dec 2018

Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices
Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices

Local television manufacturers have called for government to impose heavy import duties on cheap imported decoders and TV sets, in order to grow the local electronic industry and accelerate the implementation of the broadcast digital migration project...

19 Nov 2018

Is your business prepared for a dawn raid?
Is your business prepared for a dawn raid?

As Competition Commission regulators step up their search and seizure operations, South African businesses must be equipped to launch a rapid legal response...

By Daryl Dingley and Elisha Bhugwandeen, Issued by Webber Wentzel 31 Oct 2018

National Assembly passes Competition Amendment Bill
National Assembly passes Competition Amendment Bill

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill is "transformative in character" as it will promote the participation of small enterprises in the economy, while aiming to dismantle cartels...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt ruling
SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt ruling

The Constitutional Court has granted the Competition Commission jurisdiction to investigate the deal signed between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and MultiChoice...

1 Oct 2018

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Competition Commission gives green light for Sibanye, Lonmin deal

The South African Competition Commission has recommended that the South African Competition Tribunal approves the Sibanye-Stillwater acquisition of Lonmin subject to certain conditions...

20 Sep 2018

Competition inquiry on data costs start next month
Competition inquiry on data costs start next month

The Competition Commission will next month hold public hearings for the Data Services Market Inquiry...

19 Sep 2018

Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusion
Fertiliser producer gets R30m fine for collusion

The Competition Commission has welcomed the decision of the Competition Tribunal to confirm as an order a settlement agreement reached with Omnia Fertilizer Limited...

10 Sep 2018

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Market concentration is plaguing South Africa's private healthcare market

The preliminary findings of a recent inquiry into South Africa's private healthcare sector shows worrying trends. Key among the inquiry's revelations are high concentration levels in the market...

By Phumudzo Munyai 17 Aug 2018

Eskom tender firms lose bid to have complaint dismissed
Eskom tender firms lose bid to have complaint dismissed

The Competition Tribunal has refused an application to dismiss a complaint against companies accused of price fixing and tender collusion involving a R240m Eskom tender...

13 Aug 2018

Policy to transform media sector in the pipeline
Policy to transform media sector in the pipeline

Government is working on a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy for the media sector in South Africa, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane...

1 Aug 2018

Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopolies
Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopolies

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill will equip competition authorities with the tools to probe anti-competitive behaviour by cartels and monopolies in the economy...

17 Jul 2018

Competition Commission releases Health Market Inquiry report
Competition Commission releases Health Market Inquiry report

The Competition Commission's long-awaited Health Market Inquiry provisional report has been released...

5 Jul 2018

Public hearings into transport market inquiry
Public hearings into transport market inquiry

The land based Public Passenger Transport Market Inquiry public hearings will be held in Tshwane and Johannesburg this week, says the Competition Commission...

4 Jun 2018

Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report
Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report

The Competition Commission has announced the postponement of the Provisional Findings and Recommendation Report into the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) to the end of May...

30 Apr 2018

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders
Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

19 Apr 2018

Dr Richard Friedland, CEO: Netcare
Competition Tribunal gives the green light for Netcare/Akeso deal

The Competition Tribunal has approved Netcare's acquisition of Akeso Clinics, a group of 12 dedicated mental healthcare facilities...

19 Mar 2018

In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background
In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background

In the biggest antitrust court battle in decades, the US government will seek to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to prevent the creation of a powerful new television behemoth...

19 Mar 2018

Media24 admits to price fixing
Media24 admits to price fixing

Media24 has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions, says the Competition Commission of South Africa...

16 Mar 2018

France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices
France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

PARIS, France - France will take legal action against Google and Apple for "abusive business practices", Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday as transatlantic ties threaten to be riven by a trade war...

15 Mar 2018

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