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Bowmans

Proposed Guidelines on the Approach to Public Interest in Merger Control

The Competition Commission (Commission) has published Draft Amended Public Interest Guidelines relating to Merger Control (Guidelines). The Guidelines are aimed at providing clarity to businesses and practitioners on the Commission’s approach to the assessment of the..

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Webber Wentzel

Competition Commission's Draft Public Interest Guidelines for Mergers published for public comment

Businesses have anxiously been seeking clarity on the application of public interest conditions in merger transactions. It is anticipated that the Competition Commission's draft public interest guidelines for mergers will provide some clarity on its approach to public int..

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Kaplan & Stratton

Competition Authority penalises firms for cartel conduct

On Wednesday, 23 August 2023, the Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) announced its verdict, imposing sanctions and penalties on nine (9) steel manufacturers for engaging in the practice of price fixing and output restriction. The penalty, amounting to KES 338,..

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ENSafrica

Uganda’s Competition and Consumer Protection Act: delayed, but all is well

Uganda’s recently passed Competition and Consumer Protection Act still awaits Presidential assent and coming into force. However, a recent positive resolution of an impasse relating to a Presidential directive in the media industry is a good sign for the coming law.

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Webber Wentzel

Power plays in times of crisis

South Africa’s crippling electricity crisis was recently described by President Ramaphosa as an existential threat to the economy and social fabric. The country has experienced about 200 days of load shedding so far this year, which is approaching the 206 days recor..

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Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition law block exemptions published for the South African energy sector

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (MTIC) on Wednesday 24 May 2023 published the Energy Users Block Exemption and Energy Supplier Block Exemption.

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Bowmans

Market Inquiry on Pay Television Services

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has initiated a market inquiry into the pay television services market in Zambia as it has reason to believe that there are features present within this sector that may pre..

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S&L Advocates

Analysis of the Competition Bill 2022 and the state of competition regulation in Uganda

The government of Uganda tabled the Competition Bill 2022 before parliament in December 2022, marking what has been a long-awaited initiative by the state to finally translate years of both policy and political positioning on the regulation of competition into actua..

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Werksmans Attorneys

The Competition Commission turnips the heat on fresh produce – 10 things you should know

On 14 February 2023, the Competition Commission of South Africa (“Commission”) published in the Government Gazette the final Terms of Reference (“ToR“) for its market inquiry into the Fresh Produce Market..

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