The Competition Commission says it is very costly to prosecute COVID-19 procurement related cases and has called on the government to urgently address the current systemic failures in public procurement. Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele says such cases can overwhelm the capacity of institutions such as the Competition Commission. Bonakele says, “The[…]
The Competition Commission has referred pharmaceutical retailer Dis-Chem to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution for excessive pricing during the coronavirus outbreak, it said in a statement on Wednesday. From the end of March, the Commission received “several complaints from the public against several retail stores owned by Dis-Chem for engaging[…]
The Competition Commission has decided not to prosecute Vodacom and MTN for anti-competitive conduct due to insufficient evidence. This is despite a lengthy investigation following a complaint from Cell C which revealed that there were several features in the mobile telephony market which affected the ability of smaller mobile operators to[…]
The Competition Commission is conducting a search and seizure operation at the premises of nine fresh produce markets agents in Johannesburg and Pretoria over alleged price-fixing. The agents are suspected of being involved in a cartel and in contravention of the Competition Act. They are a link between farmers and[…]
The Competition Commission is poised to get tough on South Africa’s school uniform monopolies, which force parents to cough up thousands of rands for new school kit even though similar items can usually be bought elsewhere at a fraction of the cost. At the heart of the commission’s proposed investigation[…]
January is usually a stressful for parents as they deal with the exorbitant costs of basic school requirements such as school uniforms which often can run into thousands of rands. The Competition Commission has issued schools with a memorandum to exclude exclusivity deals with certain retailers, after complaints from parents[…]
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