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South Africa: Towns slap price tag on enduring construction price-fixing scandal

 |  July 8, 2013

Despite fines issued to 15 construction firms by South Africa’s Competition Commission, outcry over a widespread price-fixing scandal has yet to die down. Most recently, various towns in the nation announced they are looking for as much as $380 million in compensation from the collusion, which hiked prices of stadium and road construction contracts for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. One association involved in the movement, the South African Local Government Association, said Monday it is looking to claim “as much as we can” from the fined companies; the organization will hold meetings with various companies with intentions of settling the case out of court. The Competition Commission fined construction firms not only for contracts involving the 2006 stadium, but also for contracts of other stadiums, roads and various infrastructure between 2006 and 2009.

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