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The Competition Commission of South Africa (“Commission”) has extended the deadline for the submission of comments on the recently published draft Guidelines on the assessment of public interest provisions in merger regulation under the Competition Act  89 of 1998 (“the Act”).

Public interest clauses in competition law have been the cause of some controversy.  Some

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Commission (CCC) is a regional regulator mandated with enhancing regional economic integration among the 19 Member States by promoting fair competition and securing consumer protection.

The CCC published the long awaited Merger Assessment Guidelines on Friday, 31 October 2014.  The purpose of the Guidelines is