As the Competition Amendment Bill seeks to give competition authorities bigger teeth, so we are likely to see greater enforcement and an impact on commercial dealings in the year to come...
Leana Engelbrecht 12 Jan 2018
The Competition Commission has published the final Guidelines for Determination of Administrative Penalties for Prohibited Practices...
Leana Engelbrecht 8 Jun 2015
On 12 November 2014 and 12 December 2014, the Competition Tribunal approved two transactions relating to the attempts to raise capital for the struggling Ellerine group as part of the current business rescue process it is engaged in...
Leana Engelbrecht 9 Feb 2015
The Competition Commission's appeal against South African Breweries Limited (SAB) was dismissed with costs in a judgment handed down on Monday, 2 February 2015 by the Competition Appeal Court (CAC)...
Leana Engelbrecht 5 Feb 2015
On 12 November 2014, the North Gauteng High Court issued its reasons in respect of the interlocutory application brought by Mondi Limited (Mondi) against the Competition Commission...
Leana Engelbrecht 3 Dec 2014
The Competition Commission has concluded cooperation agreements with the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) and the North West Gambling Board (NWGB), respectively.
Leana Engelbrecht 29 Aug 2014
On 24 March 2014, the Competition Tribunal issued its reasons in respect of a matter concerning the distribution systems of South African Breweries Limited (SAB). SAB contracts with distributors for the distribution of its products on terms that grant these distributors exclusive territories for the distribution of SAB products at a distribution fee (in the form of a discount on the retail price).
Leana Engelbrecht 4 Jun 2014
On 16 April 2014, the panel of the Competition Commission's Private Healthcare Inquiry, through the presiding chairperson, retired Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo, addressed stakeholders in respect of matters relevant to the Private Healthcare Inquiry.
Leana Engelbrecht 2 Jun 2014
On 24 March 2014 the Competition Tribunal dismissed all charges against South African Breweries Limited (SAB) and its authorised distributors in a matter that has been on-going for ten years.
Leana Engelbrecht 29 Apr 2014
Over a year has passed since the infamous meat labelling scandal that revealed gross misrepresentations in respect of the content of meat products and the incorrect labelling of meat products not only in South Africa, but globally.
Leana Engelbrecht 25 Apr 2014
In September 2013, Microsoft announced its intention to acquire substantially all of Nokia's devices and services business in what is viewed as an attempt by Microsoft to increase its offering in the mobile phone market.
Leana Engelbrecht 31 Mar 2014
On 13 March 2014, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that it will be instituting a high-level inquiry into competition in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
Leana Engelbrecht 28 Mar 2014
The Namibian Competition Commission prohibited a proposed merger in terms of which Colas South Africa Proprietary Limited and Road Contractor Company (RCC) Limited were to acquire equal shareholding in Guinea Fowl Investments (which would be renamed Oryx Surfacing Proprietary Limited).
Leana Engelbrecht 24 Feb 2014
The on-going class action proceedings against the members of the so-called "bread cartel" have been well-documented and publicised.
Leana Engelbrecht 1 Oct 2013