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Computer thieves hit Competition Commission

JOHANNESBURG, August 14 – Daring thieves broke into the offices of the Competition Commission and stole two laptops from the division that investigates cartels.
Sipho Ngwema, the head of communications at the Competition Commission, revealed at the weekend  that there was a “security breach” at the offices of statutory body.
“Two laptops were stolen on Tuesday, 8 August 2017, from the division responsible for investigations into cartel conduct.”

Ngwema said the matter has been reported to the South African Police Service. The case has subsequently been transferred to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) for further investigation.
The Commission, which investigates price fixing, has caught out several offending companies and fined them millions of rand.
Ngwema said the Commission has taken “necessary measures and safeguards to enhance security”.


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