On 28 June 2020, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) adopted a leniency policy under the Egyptian antitrust regime.
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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.
South Africa: Competition Commission’s focus on market inquiries paying dividends
Since the inaugural market inquiry in 2006, the Competition Commission (the Commission), the South African competition authority, has completed a further four market inquires with another one currently ongoing.
Competition Commission lands significant victory in fight against cartels
On 24 June 2020, the Constitutional Court (the Court) handed down a landmark judgment allowing the Competition Commission (the Commission) to investigate and prosecute cartel conduct
Zimbabwean competition authority prohibits merger and issues fines for gun-jumping
On 21 May 2020, the Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC), the Zimbabwean competition authority, prohibited the acquisition of a 49% shareholding in Profeeds (Pvt) Limited (Profeeds) by Innscor Africa Limited
Does South Africa need to adopt more Covid-19 block exemptions?
After the quick-fire adoption of the price regulations and four block exemptions in March 2020, the Competition Commission has been pre-occupied with the prosecution of allegations of price gouging
South Africa: Competition Commission prosecutes first case of excessive pricing of essential products
On 9 April 2020, the Competition Commission (the Commission) referred the first case of excessive pricing of essential products to the Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal).
South Africa: Companies recommended to proactively manage BEE certification risk during lockdown
On 18 March 2020, the South Africa National Accreditation System (SANAS) amended the requirement for on-site visits as part of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) verification process