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19 December 2014
Polity Focus
 
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Competition policy, law can be used to regulate economy
Competition Law
Law firm ENS Africa says that competition policy and law can be used as a tool for economic regulation, as is demonstrated by the prevalence of competition legislation in many jurisdictions.
 
 
Criminalisation to deter cartel conduct
Competition Law
Legal services firm Webber Wentzel states that the criminalisation of cartel conduct could act as a further deterrent to the formation and operation of cartels, in addition to the administrative...
 
 
Merger won’t dampen competition
Competition Law
The Competition Commission conducted an investigation into a merger between Afgri and the AgriGroupe, which revealed that the proposed transaction would likely not substantially prevent or lessen...
 
 
Namibia road merger prohibited
Competition Law
The Namibian Competition Commission has prohibited a proposed merger in terms of which road surfacing company Colas South Africa and Namibia State-owned enterprise Road Contractor Company (RCC)...
 
 
Record-breaking number of fines issued
Competition Law
Law firm Norton Rose Fullbright reports that the South African competition authorities broke the yearly record for the total amount of fines imposed, totalling R1.7-billion, despite the departure...
 
 
01 Mar 2013
 
Competition compliance programme important for companies
Competition Law
The increase in the number and severity of anticompetitive-conduct fines in South Africa is likely to continue this year, especially as more competition authorities become active and effective.
 
 
Information sharing may result in anticompetitive outcomes
Competition Law
There is an increasing tendency by South African competition authorities to consider more carefully the transactions in which the potential for the dissemination of competitively sensitive...
 
 
Length of appeal process a concern for industry
Competition Law
The hierarchical structure of the courts in South Africa has received much attention because of concerns over the delays in the finalisation of cases, as a result of the insistent appeals that...
 
 
 
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