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
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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.
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