Competition Commission

Proposed Naspers WeBuyCars deal faces new headaches

Weelee approaches the Competition Tribunal to intervene in the proposed acquisition of WeBuyCars by a Naspers unit.


Industry 4.0 gives Competition Commission headaches

The commission faces the dilemma of how to regulate technological innovations brought by the fourth industrial revolution, without stifling innovation.

Aug 26, 2019

CompCom unimpressed by Koos Bekker’s investment comments

The Competition Commission hits back at Naspers for calling the institution a hindrance to investment.


CompComm welcomes SA’s policy direction on spectrum

The Competition Commission lauds the prioritisation which has been afforded the licensing of spectrum by the new administration.

Jul 17, 2019

MTN engages Comp Commission, Eliovect cries foul

The Competition Commission probes Eliovect’s allegations that MTN and Cell C are colluding with Blue Label to block black service providers.


BEE group wants Blue Label investigated for monopoly

An empowerment consortium claims the JSE-listed company has the prepaid airtime market monopoly and demands an immediate resolution.


Blue Label gets green light to acquire Hyve Mobile

After two-years in the works, Blue Label Telecoms gets go-ahead to acquire 50% stake in mobile content and value-added services platform Hyve Mobile.


CompComm wants Naspers' acquisition of WeBuyCars blocked

The commission recommends the proposed acquisition of WeBuyCars by an entity of the Naspers Group be prohibited.

May 3, 2019

Will mobile data prices finally fall?

The gravitas of the Competition Commission report opens a new front in the #DataMustFall battle.

Apr 30, 2019

Vumatel, CIVH merger gets green light

The Competition Tribunal approves the proposed merger whereby Community Investment Ventures Holdings seeks to increase its shareholding in Vumatel.


Telcos hit back at CompCom data report

The Competition Commission's reliance on data from 2017 leaves MTN and Vodacom fuming, as they say a lot has changed in the mobile data pricing sector in the past 18 months.


CompCom recommends how #DataMustFall

The Competition Commission's wish list for data prices includes cheaper sub-1GB bundles, more free WiFi and urgent assignment of spectrum.

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