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SA FDI framework remains on hold despite global screening regimes taking shape

December 07, 2020

The global trend to either introduce or enhance foreign direct investment (FDI) screening mechanisms in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has shed a different light on the adoption of the SA FDI framework as part of the SA merger control regime.

CAK leads the way in modernisation of African competition regimes

November 26, 2020

On 1 September 2020, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) ceased to accept physical antitrust and merger filings and will exclusively accept submissions through its e-filing portal.

Adoption of Egyptian whistleblower programme brings the effectiveness of African leniency regimes into

September 16, 2020

On 28 June 2020, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) adopted a leniency policy under the Egyptian antitrust regime.

Zimbabwean merger control thresholds slashed

August 27, 2020

On 5 June 2020, the Zimbabwean Minister of Trade and Commerce introduced new financial thresholds for the Zimbabwean merger control regime.

Time to reconsider Member State consultation in the COMESA merger control regime

August 27, 2020

The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) recently called for comments on how the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the COMESA merger control regime could be mitigated.

Prohibition of Namibian cement merger due to potential collusion

August 12, 2020

On 3 August 2020, the Namibian Competition Commission (NCC) prohibited the acquisition of Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd (SN) by West China Cement Ltd (WCC) due to concerns of collusion in Namibian cement sector.

South African Competition Commission reveals wide scope of buyer power provisions

August 12, 2020

On 12 May 2020, the South African Competition Commission (the Commission) published its enforcement policy on the new buyer power provisions of the South African competition regime.

Conditions overturned in Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger in first appeal under Kenyan Competition Act

July 21, 2020

On 4 May 2020, the Kenyan Competition Tribunal (the Tribunal) overturned a number of the conditions imposed by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) on the Telkom Kenya/Airtel Kenya merger.

South Africa: Competition Commission’s focus on market inquiries paying dividends

July 10, 2020

Since the inaugural market inquiry in 2006, the Competition Commission (the Commission), the South African competition authority, has completed a further four market inquires with another one currently ongoing.

Competition Commission lands significant victory in fight against cartels

July 06, 2020

On 24 June 2020, the Constitutional Court (the Court) handed down a landmark judgment allowing the Competition Commission (the Commission) to investigate and prosecute cartel conduct that ceased more than three years before the investigation started.