On 17 November 2016, the South African Competition Tribunal (“Tribunal”) confirmed a settlement agreement reached between the Competition Commission and ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (AMSA) with regards to AMSA’s involvement in the long steel and scrap metal cartels. The settlement covered four complaints against AMSA, three of which involved collusion in flat steel, long steel and scrap metal markets and the other on excessive pricing of flat steel products.
Maria Nkhonjera and Tatenda Zengeni
Since opening its doors in January 2013 the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) has seen growth in the number of its merger cases. This growth followed a number of challenges initially faced with the interpretation of certain provisions of the Act, jurisdiction and high filing fees.
Tatenda Zengeni and Genna Robb
The recent public outcry in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Nigeria over a decision by Multichoice to increase its subscription fees points again to the competition issues that characterise the pay-tv market in the continent. Due to high prices, subscribers in Zimbabwe have resorted to buying decoders and paying their subscription in South Africa, which is relatively cheaper.
Tatenda Zengeni and Pamela Mondliwa
This article considers the history of anticompetitive conduct and the growth in demand for cement products in Africa as a context for understanding the recent global merger between Lafarge and Holcim, two of the largest cement companies in the world, and the growth of Dangote Cement and others in the region.
The growth of the poultry industry in African countries and its potential for labour absorption has attracted significant investments to the sector. The strategic importance of the sector has also resulted in the proliferation of policies to support local producers in order to gain from the potential for localised growth.