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Law Society in settlement on faulty rules

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 26 July 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Tribunal has confirmed a settlement agreement between the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and the Competition Commission, in which the law society agrees to rescind some of its professional rules and guidelines that were found to be anti-competitive, says a statement from the society.

Asphalt producers cleared by tribunal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 26 July 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a complaint referral against asphalt producers Roadspan Surfaces and Much Asphalt, who were accused by the Competition Commission of entering into an agreement to divide markets in contravention of the Competition Act, notes a Moneyweb report.

Big chains' mall deals damaging to others

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 30 May 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Commission has found that long-term exclusive lease agreements by SA's major supermarket chains at shopping centres were preventing new competitors from getting a foothold.

Firms seek dismissal of Eskom tender collusion case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
Four companies accused of colluding for a R240m tender from Eskom, are seeking intervention from the Competition Tribunal to dismiss a case against them by the Competition Commission, says a Fin24 report.

R100m collusion claim against MPs travel firms

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 24 May 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
Tourism agencies supplying air tickets and accommodation to MPs have been accused of collusion by the Competition Commission in a tender that is worth almost R100m, says a Cape Argus report.

Robben Island operator denies price fixing

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 23 May 2019
Tags: #Competition Law #Litigation
A director of one of the two Robben Island boat operators accused of price-fixing and tender collusion took the stand at the Competition Tribunal and denied all the allegations, says a Cape Argus report.

Commission wants Naspers acquisition blocked

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 16 May 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Commission says Naspers’s acquisition of local vehicle-purchasing service WeBuyCars should be blocked as it could lead to higher used-car prices.

Commission approves Edcon rescue deal

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 02 May 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Commission’s approval of clothing retailer Edcon’s restructuring has cleared a major hurdle in its R2.7bn refinancing, says a Business Day report. Edcon – which operates the Edgars, Jet and CNA chains – struck a deal with its creditors in March, including its landlords and banks, which resulted in them providing financing and becoming shareholders in the retailer.

Vodacom, MTN rapped over high data prices

Vodacom Group and MTN Group shares fell after one of the competition regulators ruled that SA’s two largest mobile-phone companies overcharge customers for data – particularly those on lower incomes. According to a Fin24 report, the two carriers bill more in their home market than in other countries in which they operate, the Competition Commission said in a provisional report on an inquiry that began in August 2017.

Commission probes Spar role in cigarette war

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 15 April 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
Supermarket group Spar is being investigated by the Competition Commission after banning SA-produced cigarettes, whose manufacturers are alleged to be tax dodgers, from its shops, according to a Business Times report.

Tribunal clears WBHO of tender rigging

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 12 April 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a collusive tendering case against WBHO Construction. In its 2015 referral to the tribunal, the Competition Commission alleged that WBHO had colluded with Group Five Construction by fixing contractual conditions related to the N17 link road between New Canada and Soccer City, says a Business Day report.

Fibre roll-out judgment gives consumers options

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 04 April 2019
Tags: #Competition Law #Litigation #Property Law
In a judgment that TechCentral says has significant consequences for the telecommunications industry and homeowners, the SCA has overturned a lower court’s judgment, in favour of Telkom, ruling that Vodacom is entitled to access its rival’s ducts.

Landmark access to information case before top court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2019
Tags: #Competition Law #Constitutional Law #Litigation
In what a Business Day report says is a precedent-setting case, the Competition Commission has gone to the Constitutional Court to prevent companies, including Standard Bank, from accessing information gathered on them during investigations.

SABC fined R32m for collusion

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 28 February 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The SABC has become the latest media group to be fined by the Competition Tribunal for collusion on advertising rates. The broadcaster received a R32m fine, adding to its financial distress, for which it had asked government for a R3bn bailout in November, saying it would be unable to meet February's payroll without assistance, says BusinessLIVE.

More affordable school uniforms a step nearer

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Tags: #Competition Law
The days of uncompetitive conduct with regards to the sale of school uniforms have come to an end, says a Pretoria News report. Yesterday, the Competition Commission announced it had finally made progress in the call for making school uniforms affordable for everyone. The commission’s tribunal said a consent agreement had been entered into with various schools in this regard.

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