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Competition Amendment Act

Key Changes introduced by The Competition Amendment Act

On 13 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 into law. The commencement date has yet to be published in the Government Gazette. In South Africa, economic concentration results in fewer opportunities for SME’s and black entrepreneurs. These amendments aim to empower the competition authorities and government to create new […]

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Can silent participation constitute a contravention of the Competition Act?

In South Africa, agreements, concerted practices, or decisions by an association of competitors, are prohibited if it has the effect of substantially lessening or preventing competition in a market. In terms of section 4(1)(b)(i) of the Competition Act No 89 of 1998 (“the Act”): “An agreement between, or concerted practice by, firms, or a decision […]

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