competition commission

  1. Jan

    ISPA objects to Vumatel-Vodacom merge at Competition Commission

    Internet service providers launch objection to Vumatel-Vodacom merge South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) has asked for a commitment from Vodacom and CIVH that the Vumatel and DFA fibre networks will remain open access. Vodacom and Community Investment Ventures...
  2. Jan

    R56-billion Teraco deal gets Competition Commission approval - with conditions

    Big Teraco takeover deal gets thumbs up from Competition Commission The Competition Commission of South Africa has recommended that its Tribunal approve Digital Realty Trust's acquisition of Teraco, with conditions. Reports of the planned acquisition first surfaced in early January 2022...
  3. Jan

    Competition Commission refers Facebook for prosecution for abusing its dominance

    Facebook to be prosecuted in South Africa for abusing its dominance South Africa’s Competition Commission says that Meta Platforms, formerly Facebook, tried to unfairly block local startups GovChat and #LetsTalk from using its WhatsApp Business API. Facebook also imposed, and selectively...
  4. Jan

    Competition Commission approves MTN's tower sale to IHS Towers - with conditions

    MTN gets green light to sell its towers in South Africa — with strict conditions The Competition Commission announced on Wednesday evening that it has approved, with conditions, MTN’s sale of 5,713 cellular masts in South Africa to IHS Holding Limited (IHS Towers). MTN and IHS confirmed the...
  5. Jan

    CompCom and other African watchdogs joins forces against app stores and Amazon

    Competition Commission joins forces with watchdogs to crack down on Amazon and app stores The Competition Commission’s enquiry into South Africa’s digital market will include international platforms, which means the Amazon Store, the Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store would form part of...
  6. Jan

    Competition Commission recommends Wesbank and Toyota Financial Services be fined for collusion

    Wesbank and Toyota Financial Services facing fines for alleged car loan collusion The Competition Commission has referred FirstRand Bank Limited (FirstRand), Wesbank, and Toyota Financial Services South Africa (TFS) to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution on allegations of dividing the...
  7. Jan

    Private labs banking big profits on R850 Covid test - Progressive Health Forum

    South Africans should not be paying R850 for a Covid test “No South African should be paying that price for a PCR test.” This was the statement from Progressive Health Forum convenor Aslam Dasoo to Newzroom Afrika — referring to the R850 or more private labs charge for Covid–19 PCR tests.
  8. Jan

    Companies that control South African telecoms - Competition Commission report

    These are the companies that control South Africa's Internet Vumatel has grown to become a dominant player in fibre-to-the-home, while Telkom's Openserve division continues to dominate when it comes to national long-distance fibre in South Africa. Vodacom and MTN remain the most dominant...
  9. Jan

    ZTE will pay R5 million settlement over alleged collusion in South Africa

    ZTE will pay R5 million settlement over alleged collusion in South Africa The Competition Tribunal released a statement on Tuesday in which it said ZTE Corporation South Africa and the Competition Commission had reached the agreement on the condition that the company refrains from engaging in...
  10. Jan

    Competition Commission ecommerce inquiry public hearing slots announced

    Takealot's dominance in South Africa investigated — all the companies joining The Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry (OIPMI) at the Competition Commission has released the schedule of participants for the public hearings to be on 2–19 November 2021. The Competition Commission...
  11. Jan

    Competition Tribunal approves Altron's R245-million acquisition of Lawtrust

    Altron's R245-million Lawtrust deal gets green light Altron says it has created Africa's largest security services after the Competition Tribunal approved its R245-million acquisition of digital signature services company Lawtrust from Etion. The JSE-listed Altron previously acquired identity...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Competition Commission could target Amazon and Google in online shopping investigation

    Competition Commission could target Amazon and Google in online shopping investigation The Competition Commission’s enquiry into South Africa’s digital market will include international platforms, which means the Amazon Store, the Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store would form part of...
  13. Jan

    Vodacom vs MTN vs Telkom vs Cell C - Best mobile data prices in South Africa

    Best mobile data prices in South Africa Data prices have dropped following the Competition Commission's ruling in 2019 that South African network operators have room to slash data prices by 30% to 50%, and Cell C now offers the best value for money prepaid mobile data in the market. While...
  14. W

    Vodacom

    On 03 April 2020, i contacted Vodacom Shop at Tablebay Mall for a Samsumg tablet. My contract was approved. They then ordered my tablet from one there other branches as they did not have any in stock at that time. this would have taken a day or 2...which did not happen. Lockdown came in and the...
  15. J

    Please don't take away my choice

    Please don't take away my choice The Competition Commission released its Data Services Market Inquiry report on 24 April 2019, which lambasted mobile operators for their "anti-poor" data prices. The commission’s report states that international benchmarking confirmed South African data prices...
  16. Pavan

    Tata Communication gets approval from GoI and Competition Commission of South Africa

    http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/tata-communication-gets-approval-from-goi-and-competition-commission-of-south-africa-to-sell-neotel/55358085 MUMBAI: Tata Communication has received approval from the Government of India and Competition Commission of South Africa to sell its...
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    Kalahari, Takealot merger is a go

    Kalahari, Takealot merger approved The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved a merger deal between online retailers Kalahari and Takealot
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    MTN raises concerns over Vodacom-Neotel deal

    MTN concerned over Vodacom-Neotel deal MTN has contacted communications regulator Icasa and the Competition Commission to express its concerns about a R7 billion merger deal between rival mobile operator Vodacom and fixed line player Neotel
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    Takealot says customers are top priority

    You are our number one priority: Takealot Takealot has sent an e-mail to customers to reassure them following the announcement of its planned merger with Kalahari
  20. jes

    Cell C to fight Vodacom-Neotel deal

    Cell C to fight Vodacom-Neotel deal Cell C has vowed to fight the proposed deal between Vodacom and Neotel
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