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VERTICAL AGREEMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA: A NEW DAWN?

Posted in Cartels & Other Competition Criminal Matters, Competition Compliance Programs
This article considers the potential for changes in the treatment of vertical agreements under South African competition law as a result of recent amendments to the Competition Act, as well as current policy views within the law-makers and regulators. Section 5(1) of the South African Competition Act prohibits vertical agreements that substantially prevent or lessen… Continue Reading

Cartels and Joint Ventures

Posted in Cartels & Other Competition Criminal Matters, Competition Litigation
Joint ventures are generally only of interest to competition authorities when they trigger merger notification obligations, or are otherwise used as a platform for collusive or anticompetitive behavior. Recently, the South African competition authorities’ interest has been peeked in joint ventures that have purportedly been used as a platform for cartel activity, and a number… Continue Reading

South Africa: a citizen in the global village of competition law

Posted in Competition Compliance Programs, Competition Litigation
The Competition Act (‘Act’) is first and foremost national in its focus. This is clear from its objects set out in the Act’s Preamble and Purpose. Although the Act makes reference to international law obligations, participation in world markets and the role of foreign competition in the Republic, to look at the role of South… Continue Reading

South Africa: The Competition Commission’s Market Inquiry into Data Services

Posted in Competition Compliance Programs, Competition Litigation
(The full version of this bulletin was originally published on Fasken.com – “The Competition Commission’s Market Inquiry into Data Services” – September 12th, 2017.) On 18 September 2017, the Competition Commission is expected to commence a market inquiry into data services in South Africa. This is the sixth market inquiry to be initiated by the… Continue Reading

Understanding the Competition Commission South Africa’s Public Passenger Transport Market Inquiry

Posted in Competition Litigation
On 7 June 2017 the Competition Commission South Africa will commence a market inquiry into the public passenger transport sector. This is the fifth market inquiry to be initiated by the Commission, following inquiries into the LPG, healthcare, grocery retail and banking sectors. What does the Commission intend to investigate? In terms of the Terms… Continue Reading