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Will the U.S. Draft Merger Guidelines Influence Merger Control in South Africa?
 |  Oct 19, 2023

By Helen Kean Redpath & Phil Alves1   I. Introduction The new draft merger guidelines (“DMGs”) are proposing major changes to merger policy in the United States and bringing underlying…

No More Waiting Room: Regulating Telehealth in South Africa
 |  Jul 31, 2023

South Africa’s telehealth guidelines, which were in place up until July 2022, were temporarily relaxed during the pandemic to allow health care workers to use telehealth more extensively. The most…

The Review of Economic Evidence in Competition Cases: Some Insights From South Africa
 |  Jul 21, 2023

This article briefly reviews the role of economists appearing before the Competition Tribunal and how the Tribunal hears economic evidence. The Tribunal is a specialist first instance inquisitorial body, whose…

The Judicial Review of Economic Evidence: A South African Perspective
 |  Jul 21, 2023

Economic concepts are integral to competition analysis and to economic regulation but as a specialist field economics (and competition and regulatory economics, in particular) is often challenging for judges or…

Identifying Barriers to Entry: A South African Perspective
 |  Jun 30, 2022

By Willem H. Boshoff1   Abstract: Barriers to entry are now a core concern of South African competition policy. Conventionally, entry barriers represent one factor relevant to assessing the sustainability…

Steering Digital Markets Towards Development
 |  Jan 18, 2022

Following a preliminary scoping of South Africa’s digital economy, the South African Competition Commission (“CCSA”) launched its market inquiry into digital markets earlier this year. The purpose of the inquiry…

Robbin’ Hood
 |  Sep 22, 2020

Is it an antitrust offense to sell face masks at a high price in the midst of a pandemic? In this essay I address this question by examining two recent…

The Failing Firm Doctrine During COVID-19: A Perspective from South Africa
 |  Sep 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to result in a large number of firms facing financial distress. This will likely lead to increased merger notifications appealing to the failing firm doctrine…

South Africa: Barclays Africa CEO “deeply regrets” role in FX rigging
 |  Feb 23, 2017

South African lender Barclays Africa asked for forgiveness on Thursday for its role in rigging the local currency, a scandal that has raised questions over the dominance of four big…

South Africa: Barclays Africa granted immunity in FX rigging probe
 |  Feb 21, 2017

South Africa’s Competition Commission has granted Barclays Africa conditional immunity from prosecution in return for its continuing cooperation in the rand currency trading probe, the head of the Commission said…

The Future of African Antitrust Enforcement
 |  Jul 24, 2015

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Heather Irvine, Jul 24, 2015 An important legal development for global investors into Africa is the increasing enforcement…

Global Reform of Credit Rating Agencies and Challengers From Emerging Markets
 |  Jan 28, 2014

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Trudi Makhaya, Jan 28, 2014 Concerns about the South African economy raised by credit ratings agencies are “not…

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