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GovChat gets interim relief in Facebook case

By Daily News Published on Friday, 26 March 2021
Tags: #Competition Law #Science & Technology Law
The Competition Tribunal has restrained WhatsApp and Facebook from removing the government’s digital communication platform from the WhatsApp platform, notes BusinessLIVE.

MultiChoice warns Icasa of 'unintended consequences'

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 January 2021
Tags: #Competition Law #Litigation #Media Law
African broadcast giant MultiChoice says that attempts by Icasa to level the playing fields among local broadcasters will have unintended consequences. ‘We should not be trying, through regulation, to bring MultiChoice to its knees,’ said MultiChoice Group CEO, Calvo Mawela.

Facebook ‘abusing market dominance’

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 January 2021
Tags: #Competition Law #Litigation
GovChat claimed in the Competition Tribunal yesterday that Facebook and WhatsApp were abusing their market dominance.

Pick n Pay to drop exclusivity leases in malls

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Tags: #Competition Law
The Competition Commission has signed an agreement of consent with retailer Pick n Pay, seeking to eliminate the company's exclusive leases in shopping malls.

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

By Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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 Daily News 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.

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