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African Legal Support Facility examines the future prospects for PPP transactions in Africa
On 9 December 2020, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) convened a webinar to examine the weaknesses exposed by the pandemic, and the potential solutions and new trajectories for African governments.
SA FDI framework remains on hold despite global screening regimes taking shape
The global trend to either introduce or enhance foreign direct investment (FDI) screening mechanisms in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has shed a different light on the adoption of
CAK leads the way in modernisation of African competition regimes
On 1 September 2020, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) ceased to accept physical antitrust and merger filings and will exclusively accept submissions through its e-filing portal.
Adoption of Egyptian whistleblower programme brings the effectiveness of African leniency regimes into focus
On 28 June 2020, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) adopted a leniency policy under the Egyptian antitrust regime.
Zimbabwean merger control thresholds slashed
On 5 June 2020, the Zimbabwean Minister of Trade and Commerce introduced new financial thresholds for the Zimbabwean merger control regime.
Time to reconsider Member State consultation in the COMESA merger control regime
The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) recently called for comments on how the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the COMESA merger control regime could be mitigated.
South African Competition Commission reveals wide scope of buyer power provisions
On 12 May 2020, the South African Competition Commission (the Commission) published its enforcement policy on the new buyer power provisions of the South African competition regime.
Prohibition of Namibian cement merger due to potential collusion
On 3 August 2020, the Namibian Competition Commission (NCC) prohibited the acquisition of Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd (SN) by West China Cement Ltd (WCC) due to concerns of collusion in Namibian cement sector.
Conditions overturned in Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger in first appeal under Kenyan Competition Act
On 4 May 2020, the Kenyan Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) overturned a number of the conditions imposed by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) on the Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger.