Competition Act 89 of 1998 & Rules

Competition Act 89 of 1998 & Rules

 

Further Legislative Developments

  • Competition Act 89 of 1998 amended by the Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018, with effect from 13 February 2020 (Proc 10 in GG 43018 of 13 February 2020) (p4)
  • Buyer Power Regulations, 2020 published (GN 168 in GG 43018 of 13 February 2020) (p9) and notice of publication of Buyer Power Guidelines (GN 545 in GG 43341 of 22 May 2020) (p19)
  • Price Discrimination Regulations, 2020 published (GN 169 in GG 43018 of 13 February 2020) (p14)
  • Memorandum of Agreement entered into between the Competition Commission of South Africa and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (GN 1148 in GG 42691 of 6 September 2019)
  • South African Airways SOC Limited (SAA) & Air Mauritius Limited (MK): Grant of unconditional exemption from 21 October 2019 up to and including 31 October 2024 published (GN 1532 in GG 42861 of 29 November 2019) (p21) (GN 1148 in GG 42691 of 6 September 2019)
  • South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA): Notice extending the period of designation of the petroleum industry for the purpose of s. 10 (3) (b) (iv) until 31 December 2020 published with effect from 1 January 2020 (GN 1695 in GG 42918 of 19 December 2019) (p4)
  • South African Petroleum Industry Association conditional exemption extended until 31 December 2020 (GN 204 in GG 43050 of 28 February 2020) (p45)
  • COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Healthcare Sector, 2020 (GN R349 in GG 43114 of 19 March 2020) (p3) amended (GN R456 in GG 43215 of 8 April 2020) (p3)
  • Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions (GN R350 in GG 43116 of 19 March 2020) (p3)
  • Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector, 2020 (GN R358 in GG 43134 of 24 March 2020) (p3)
  • Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Banking Sector, 2020 (GN R355 in GG 43127 of 23 March 2020) (p3) amended (GN R502 in GG 43280 of 5 May 2020) (p3)
  • Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Hotel Industry, 2020 (GN R422 in GG 43175 of 27 March 2020) (p3)
  • National Hospital Network (NHN): Grant of conditional exemption for five years from 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2023 published in GN 1344 in GG 42092 of 7 December 2018 amended (GN 319 in GG 43110 of 20 March 2020) (p20)
  • Tribunal Rules for Covid-19 Excessive Pricing Complaint Referrals (GN R448 in GG 43205 of 3 April 2020) (p3)

Proposed Future Developments

  • Draft Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill, 2018
  • Draft amendment to the determination of merger threshold and method of calculation in terms of s. 11 in GenN 216 in GG 31957 of 6 March 2009 for comment (GN 554 in GG 40902 of 9 June 2017) (p4)
  • Draft Guidelines on the Exchange of Information between Competitors published for comment (GN 684 in GG 40980 of 14 July 2017) (p4)
  • Proposed amendments to the method of calculation in terms of s. 11 published in GenN 216 in GG 31957 of 6 March 2009 and explanatory memorandum published for comment (GN 1004 in GG 41124 of 15 September 2017) (p9)
  • Notice of publication for comment of draft Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket Industry published (GN 126 in GG 43015 of 14 February 2020) (p40)
  • Notice of Draft Enforcement Guidelines published for comment (GN 1327 in GG 42775 of 18 October 2019) (p21)
  • Draft National Health Insurance Bill, 2018

 

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