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Prasa Disputes South Africa’s Competition Commission Decision

 |  March 5, 2020

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) on Friday, February 14, disputed the reasons cited by the Competition Commission of South Africa for its prosecution.

The Commission has referred Prasa to its tribunal for prosecution for abusing its dominance. The agency’s administrator and spokesperson Makhosini Mgitywa briefed the media on a number of matters concerning the railway agency.

The Competition Commission announced its investigations found that Prasa had been charging excessive prices for the use of Park Station.

It stated the railway agency had been favoring its subsidiary Autopax in space allocation and had restricted or denied access to operators who were Autopax’s competitors.

The Commission stated Prasa was the sole owner of terminal stations in the country like Park Station.

“Prasa is not the sole provider of intermodal facilities as that is a function of local authorities who have several formal and informal intermodal facilities, which can be used.”

The Commission announced its investigation found Prasa’s conduct constituted an abuse of its dominant position as having the only terminal facility in Johannesburg, which was in contravention of the Competition Act.

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