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Bitter pill for hospital groups as Tribunal imposes record fine for missed merger filing

South Africa - April 8 2016 The Competition Tribunal has imposed a record penalty of R10-million for failure to notify the competition authorities of a merger. Yesterday, 7...


Competition Appeal Court upholds excessive pricing appeal by Sasol Chemical Industries

South Africa - July 9 2015 On Wednesday, 17 June 2015, the Competition Appeal Court (the "CAC") absolved Sasol Chemical Industries ("SCI") of the excessive pricing complaint...


COMESA Competition Commission clarifies approaches Merger Assessment Guidelines published

Africa - February 10 2015 The much anticipated COMESA Merger Assessment Guidelines (the "Guidelines") were published by the COMESA Competition Commission (the "Commission") on...

Lameez Mayet, Lizél Blignaut.


Competition Commission publishes draft public interest guidelines for public comment

South Africa - February 6 2015 On Friday 23 January 2015, the Competition Commission (the "Commission") published its Draft Guidelines on the Assessment of Public Interest...

Michael Mbikiwa.


Have we come full circle with the procedural rules of initiation, investigation and referral of competition complaints?

South Africa - September 25 2013 A judgment just handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal appears to have opened the door to a somewhat more permissive approach regarding the...

Lizél Blignaut, John Seth.