The Competition Commission (“Commission”) launched its market inquiry into online intermediation platforms (“OIPMI / the Inquiry”) on the 19th of May 2021. We previously set out what this may mean for your business as well as a brief analysis of the Commission’s further statement of issues – in this article we consider what has happened […]

Adams NewsJac MaraisMisha van Niekerk

The Competition Commission & OIPMI – Full Steam Ahead

On the 19th of May 2021, the South African Competition Commission (“Commission”) formally initiated a market inquiry into the online intermediation platform market (“OIPMI”) in terms of Section 43B(i)(a) of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998 (“the Act”). The Commission released a Statement of Issues and extensively engaged with stakeholders both through Requests for Information […]

Commercial LitigationJac MaraisLitigationMisha van Niekerk

Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector

The Government has already taken swift action against the Coronavirus pandemic through regulations gazetted by the Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry (“the DTI”).

Commercial LawJac MaraisMisha van Niekerk

Competing with COVID-19

We invite you to contact our Competition Law Team if you have any questions in relation to the COVID-19 regulations under the Competition Act, or any related matter.

Commercial LawJac MaraisMia de JagerMisha van Niekerk


Author: Misha van Niekerk The Massmart exclusive lease saga, which commenced with Massmart’s complaint to the Competition Commission (“the Commission”) in October 2014, has finally come to an end. The Competition Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) yesterday upheld exceptions brought by Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite Checkers and Spar (“the Excipients”) and dismissed Massmart’s complaint that the Excipients’ […]

Commercial LawMisha van Niekerk