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Dis-Chem fined R1-2m for mask price gouging

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2020
Tags: #Competition Law #Litigation
Among a host of decisions announced bt the Competition Tribunal yesterday, it says it has found Dis-Chem guilty of charging excessive prices for surgical face masks to take advantage of heightened demand during the Covid-19 pandemic, and has ordered it to pay R1.2m.

Firm fined in first contested masks price hikes case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Tribunal has found a Pretoria-based company guilty of hiking the prices of face masks. Babelegi Workwear and Industrial Supplies CC was fined R76 000, according to TimesLIVE.

Commission approves Cell C recapitalisation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 22 May 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
The restructuring of SA’s third-largest mobile operator, Cell C – which will result in a change in shareholders – has been approved by the Competition Commission.

Dis-Chem in bid to buy Baby City for R430m

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 18 May 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
Dis-Chem has entered into a conditional arrangement to buy Baby City from its founder shareholders, the Aronoff family, for R430m.

Follow the law, tribunal hears in masks case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 11 May 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
The law still needs to be followed even during the ‘terrible time’ of the coronavirus pandemic, lawyers for Dis-Chem and another firm charged with excessive pricing have argued in their defence, says a Business Day report.

Pharmacy group fined for face mask price gouging

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 08 May 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
A pharmacy group accused of charging excessive prices for face masks and hand sanitisers at its Nelspruit and Pretoria branches has agreed to pay a R30 000 fine and make a donation to the Solidarity Fund for Covid-19, says a TimesLIVE report.

Dis-Chem claims it's targeted as a scapegoat

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
Dis-Chem, answering a case of price gouging, has accused the Competition Commission of ‘scapegoating’ the pharmaceutical retailer to show the public that it can prosecute excessive pricing as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Explain stand on e-commerce, Patel urged

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Competition Law #Constitutional Law
Trade & Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel is under pressure to explain to Parliament the rationale behind restricting e-commerce at a time when many countries are embracing online platforms as part of measures to restrict movement of people to curb the spread of the coronavirus, says a Business Day report.

Commission and MTN reach data price settlement

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 May 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
MTN SA has finally reached a consent agreement with the Competition Commission over data prices, more than six weeks after rival Vodacom did the same.

SAB’s BEE top-up scheme in dispute

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 02 April 2020
Tags: #Competition Law #Litigation
The Competition Tribunal has issued an order instructing SA Breweries (SAB) to set aside a portion of its BEE scheme’s top-up benefits for former employees, pending the outcome of the final determination of a Competition Commission investigation.

Commission in battle for authority over non-SA banks

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 09 March 2020
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Competition Law #Litigation
The Competition Appeal Court has given the Competition Commission 40 days to panel beat allegations of currency manipulation by 16 non-SA domiciled banks into a case that will pass legal muster.

New rules toughen up on buyers and suppliers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
Recently enacted buyer power and price discrimination provisions of the Competition Act and regulations governing these will have a significant effect on SA businesses on the buyer and supplier sides.

ConCourt blocks bank's bid for collusion evidence

Standard Bank’s attempts to obtain and review evidence gathered against it in relation to charges of currency manipulation and collusion have been turned down by the Constitutional Court.

Most e-hailing taxis operating without licences

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 20 February 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
Four out of every five e-hailing operators are working without valid licences, according to a key finding of the Competition Commission, which has released its two-part provisional report after its inquiry into the public passenger transport market, and e-hailing and metered taxi services.

Clover ordered to reduce restructuring job cuts

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 26 September 2019
Tags: #Competition Law #Employment and Labour Law
Trade unions emerged as the big winners after the Competition Tribunal ruled yesterday that Clover Industries has to reduce the number of jobs it is cutting as part of its restructuring. According to a Business Day report, the tribunal ruled that the number of employees retrenched has to be reduced to a maximum of 277 from the 516 first proposed by Clover.

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