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.
UK Supreme Court ruling on parent company liability for acts of its overseas subsidiaries
An important decision from 2019 and one that will be of keen interest to UK companies with international operations
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
First merger approved under Angolan merger control regime
The newly created Angolan competition authority, the Autoridade Reguladora da Concorrência (ARC), has approved its first merger since becoming operational in early 2019.
Major amendments to the South African competition regime brought into effect
Following a presidential proclamation on 12 July 2019, a package of wide-ranging and sweeping reforms to the South African (SA) competition regime have been brought into force with immediate effect.
Penalties for failing to notify mergers will increase in South Africa
In March 2019, the Competition Commission published its latest guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers.