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Mergers: 1st Failure-to-Notify Penalty — Helios now Gets what Akzo Avoided in 2017

Mergers: 1st Failure-to-Notify Penalty — Helios now Gets what Akzo Avoided...

By: Editor (African Antitrust) The COMESA Competition Commission (“CCC”) is stepping up to the plate in 2021, and nobody can deny it. The days of...
Revisiting the Burger King prohibition: [Unintended] Consequences & [Possible] Reconsideration?

Revisiting the Burger King prohibition: [Unintended] Consequences & [Possible] Reconsideration?

By: Joshua Eveleigh (African Antitrust) On the 1 June 2021, the South African Competition Commission (SACC) released its media statement announcing the prohibition of ECP...
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South African Competition Commission Blocks Burger King Acquisition

The South Africa Competition Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of Burger King South Africa by private equity fund, ECP Africa, on the basis...
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South Africa Probes Online Trading Platforms

The South African Competition Commission has announced that it will be conducting a market inquiry to assess the competitiveness of “middle man” online trading...
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South Africans Complain To Watchdog About School-Branded COVID-19 Essentials

The Competition Commission of South Africa stated schools complied with their agreement to curb the uncompetitive pricing of school uniforms. However, recent complaints from...
The Impact of Data Portability on Platform Competition

South African Competition Appeal Court Upholds Tribunal’s Excessive Pricing/ Anti-Price Gouging...

By:  Michael-James Currie (African Antitrust) In June 2020, the South African Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) handed down two seminal decisions (Babelegi and Dis-Chem) in relation to “excessive pricing” during...

South Africa’s Second Price Gouging Case: Dis-Chem Penalised for Excessive Pricing...

By:Michael-James Currie & John Oxenham (African Antitrust) On 14 July 2020, the South African Competition Tribunal published its written reasons in relation to its decision...

South African Competition Enforcement: A Juxtaposition.

By Editor (Africa Antitrust) AAT has previously reported on the South African “Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions” (Pricing Regulations) which came into...
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PepsiCo/Pioneer merger: Minister Patel approves the Deal

Editor, African Antitrust In one of the few megamergers of the 2019/2020 season, the South African Competition Tribunal approved, subject to a wide range of public interest...
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South Africa: Immediate Response To Anti-Competitive Conduct During The State Of...

With several confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared on 15 March 2020, a State of National Disaster and announced...
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