MultiChoice's monopoly over sports rights and premium content is in government's sights with Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim announcing that a discussion document on this issue will be released by the end of November, notes a City Press report.
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A Business Day report says the Competition Commission has received a range of complaints over the policy directive initiated by the Department of Economic Development to reverse de-industrialisation in the metals beneficiation and fabrication industries.
Parliament's Public Works Committee heard yesterday that the pain for the 15 construction companies fined R1.4bn for collusion may not be over as they could still face civil action from other companies that suffered damages and an investigation by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), notes a Business Day report.
A recent case has highlighted how confusion in the law compromises safeguards, including those of people who buy faulty cars with bank financing, says a TimesLIVE report.
In a closely-watched decision that could ripple across Internet commerce for videos, music and other media, a US federal judge has ordered Apple to alter its contracts with e-book publishers to ensure price competition.
The Competition Commission has announced the inquiry into private healthcare pricing will begin in November, two months behind schedule, according to a BDlive report, which adds the inquiry was expected to begin this month and be completed in 18 and 24 months.
The Competition Commission of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) on Friday endured criticism from several quarters about its regulations relating to merger notification thresholds and fees when parties file their transactions with the regional body, notes a BDlive report.
Competition Commission principal policy analyst Khanyisa Qobo claims any attempt to turn the Competition Commission into a 'sector or a price regulator' would be a recipe for disaster as it would be a direct challenge to the core mandate of the commission given to it by the Competition Act, says a Business Day report.
The sale of Juta and Company's retail operations to its competitor Van Schaik Booksellers has been blocked by the Competition Commission because it would have created an opportunity for Van Schaik to exercise its power in the market for academic books due to the removal of a competitor, notes a Business Day report.
The National Home Builders' Registration Council is disputing a claim by the iHomes Group that it is registered with the body as a certified homebuilding service provider, says a report in The Mercury.