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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.

16 Nov

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.

Nov 5, 2021

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.

Oct 5, 2021

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.

Sep 1, 2021

Altron gets CompCom approval to acquire cyber security firm Lawtrust

The acquisition will only become unconditional once the Competition Tribunal approves the transaction.

Aug 19, 2021

Green light for Afrihost, Cool Ideas merger

The Competition Commission unconditionally approves the proposed merger whereby Afrihost intends to acquire Cool Ideas.

Aug 19, 2021

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.


CompCom probes Takealot, UberEats dominance as inquiry begins

The Competition Commission officially commences with its investigation that seeks to probe alleged unfair competition and conglomeration within SA’s digital economy.

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