SA publishers want Google, Facebook to pay for content
The companies take the US tech giants to the Competition Commission, looking to be compensated fairly and equitably for journalistic efforts.
ZTE to pay CompCom R5m for anti-trust conduct in SA
The company was accused of cartel-like behaviour by driving the distribution of telecoms equipment and network solutions between its entities.
Lack of research hinders bigger picture e-commerce growth
A dearth of research and high data costs are among future hindrances to SA’s booming e-commerce sector, says the Ecommerce Forum of South Africa.
Naspers addresses anti-competitive practice concerns
The global internet group, which owns Takealot, says it will ensure its online businesses fully comply with SA’s Competition Act.
CompCom approves Volaris takeover of Adapt IT
The regulator grants the approval on condition that a certain level of ownership by historically disadvantaged persons is maintained post the merger.
Comms dept to commission #DataMustFall research
The communications department will investigate the feasibility of developing regulatory, policy and/or strategy changes that could lower the cost to communicate.
Altron gets CompCom approval to acquire cyber security firm Lawtrust
The acquisition will only become unconditional once the Competition Tribunal approves the transaction.
Green light for Afrihost, Cool Ideas merger
The Competition Commission unconditionally approves the proposed merger whereby Afrihost intends to acquire Cool Ideas.
MetroFibre acquisition deal recommended for approval
The Competition Commission finds the proposed transaction is unlikely to result in a substantial prevention or lessening of competition in any relevant markets.
CompCom goes after foreign-based online players in SA
The commission centres its probe on five online categories: e-commerce, delivery platforms, travel and accommodation, online classifieds and app stores.
South Africa makes bold moves to regulate crypto assets
The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group releases a paper which takes the position that the country should begin to regulate the crypto-currency markets.