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Tsunami of a Penalty as “Lucky Monopolist” gets Unlucky

In a rare display of its utmost displeasure, the Competition Tribunal this year imposed the maximum penalty for first time offenders of the Competition Act [1] on Tsutsumani Business Enterprise CC, being 10% of its to..

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Information Officers take note! The right of access to information vs. The right to privacy

The right of access to information is a unique right in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 as it places an obligation on both public and private bodies to allow access to records held by them.

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Small mergers in digital markets are on the Competition Commission’s radar – Final guidelines on small merger notification

The Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) recently published its final guidelines on small merger notification (Final Guidelines), approximately sixteen months after the Commission issued a draft for public comment.  The Final Guidelines expand on the t..

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Illegal mining, the ‘zama zamas’ and the Law

In July 2022, the Minister of Finance and Planning (Minister) published the Income TaxIllegal mining is a critical challenge in the South African mining and minerals industry.

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Is it time for a section 150A LRA intervention in the Sibanye-Stillwater deadlock

After a lengthy period of striking – nearly 3 (three) months – over wage increases at Sibanye’s gold operations, the time is ripe for the type of intervention envisioned un..

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A new reality for illegal miners and the ‘zama zamas’?

Illegal mining is a critical challenge in the South African mining and minerals industry. In response to this chall..

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Is South Africa in a state of procurement limbo? Where to from here, for now?

Public procurement in South Africa is undeniably tied to the country’s socio-economic objectives and is an important tool to achieve transformation. Recently, the Constitutional Court (“ConCourt”) in the matter of Minister of Finance v Afribusiness NPC and Ot..

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