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Fresh produce market agents charged for price fixing

JOHANNESBURG, October 11 – The Competition Commission on Wednesday referred 14 fresh produce market agents and their association, the Institute for Market Agents of South Africa, to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution in relation to charges of price fixing and fixing trading conditions in contravention of the Competition Act. This follows search and seizure operations conducted by the Commission […]

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Autoliv agrees to pay R150million for contravening SA competition laws

JOHANNESBURG, October 9 – Autoliv Inc, the world’s largest automotive safety supplier, has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of almost R150 million after admitting that it contravened the South African Competition Act, the Competition Commission said on Monday. The Commission said Autoliv has concluded a settlement agreement for its involvement in prohibited practices like price […]

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SA Competition Commission drops cancer drugs investigation against Aspen

JOHANNESBURG, October 4 – The Competition Commission on Wednesday dropped its investigation into allegations that pharmaceutical companies, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings and Equity Pharma, were involved in excessive pricing. The Commission had in June initiated three investigations against both companies for suspected abuse of dominance and excessive pricing in the provision of specific cancer medicines in South Africa. Five dominant […]

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Competition Commission prosecutes beef supplier and juice maker for dividing markets

JOHANNESBURG, September 13 – The Competition Commission said on Wednesday that a beef supplier and juice making company have been prosecuted for dividing the markets. Beefcor and Cape Fruit Processors (CFP) have been charged with division of markets by allocating customers in contravention of section 4 of the Competition Act. Beefcor operates in Bronkhorstspruit on the […]

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Gauteng furniture removal companies charged for fixing e-toll levy charge to customers

JOHANNESBURG, September 12 – The Competition Commission said on Tuesday that eleven furniture removal companies and the movers’ association to which they belong are to face prosecution in the Tribunal for price fixing, involving the e-tolls levy they charge customers who transport belongings on Gauteng highways. The companies are: Northern Provinces Professional Movers Association of South […]

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Metrofile gets green light for R75million acquisition of Tidy Files

JOHANNESBURG, August 28  – Records and information management firm, Metrofile Holdings, announced on Monday that the Competition Commission had approved its 100 percent acquisition of Tidy Files, a provider of end-to-end document management and storage solutions in Southern Africa. Tidy Files is renowned for the design, supply and implementation of paper-based and electronic document and records […]

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Vodacom to refund customers after disappearing data crisis

JOHANNESBURG, August 22 – Vodacom on Tuesday said it was refunding airtime and data to customers whose data mysteriously disappeared.   The largest mobile operator in South Africa trended on social media on Monday evening with subscribers complaining that their data and airtime was disappearing.   Responding to the complaints on Monday night Vodacom apologised and said technicians […]

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Growthpoint Properties a step closer to wholly owning N1 City Mall

JOHANNESBURG, August 11 – JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties got one step closer to acquiring N1 City Mall from Redefine Properties after the Competition Commission recommended to the Competition Tribunal that its proposed merger be approved without conditions. The 64,000m2 N1 City Mall, with over 140 stores, is situated in Goodwood, Cape Town, and is jointly owned by Growthpoint and Redefine. The […]

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Competition Commission calls for submissions into public transport market inquiry

JOHANNESBURG, July 17 – Competition between the traditional metered-taxi industry and ride-hailing app Uber will come under scrutiny when the Competition Commission begins a market inquiry into the public passenger transport sector. The market inquiry comes after the Commission received numerous complaints relating to public transport in the country. The metered taxi industry has been […]

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Commission fines two chemical companies R37mln for cartel conduct

JOHANNESBURG, July 13 – The Competition Commission said on Thursday that two companies involved in the manufacturing and supply of key chemical input materials used to make detergents, cosmetics and toiletries, have agreed to pay fines after admitting to price fixing and dividing markets. Investchem and Akulu Marchon are manufacturers and suppliers of a range […]