While South Africa has adopted a package of antitrust measures to either tackle exploitative conduct or facilitate a coordinated response
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South Africa permits banks to cooperate in Covid-19 debt relief
On 23 March 2020, Minister Patel, the South African Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, adopted a block exemption permitting banks to develop industry positions on a range of issues
South Africa adopts antitrust measures in response to Covid-19
On 19 March 2020, Minister Patel, the South African Minister of Trade and Industry, adopted two antitrust measures as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
First enforcement decision under Moroccan competition regime
On 17 January 2020, the Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT), the Moroccan telecoms regulator, imposed a fine of MAD 3.3bn (approx. USD340m) on Maroc Telecom
Nigerian merger control regime takes shape but material questions remain
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission), the Nigerian competition authority, has taken a number of measures to implement the Nigerian merger control regime.
Kenya recognises supremacy of COMESA merger control regime
As part of a package of reforms, the supremacy of the COMESA merger control regime has finally been recognised in Kenya.
Introduction of major amendments to the Botswana competition regime
On 2 December 2019, major amendments to the Botswana competition regime were brought into effect.
Rise of buyer power regulation across Africa
Developments across African jurisdictions are placing dominant buyers in the crosshairs of regulators.
Risk/reward of Zambia’s competition amnesty programme needs clarification
On 1 September 2019, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), the Zambian competition authority, announced a six month amnesty programme for businesses to come forward
Overview of the Moroccan merger control regime
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The Moroccan merger control regime has been fully operational in its current form since December 2018.