Competition Act 89 of 1998 & Rules

 

Further Legislative Developments

  • Act amended by the Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018 with effect from a date to be proclaimed (GG 42231 of 14 February 2019)
  • Rules for the Conduct of Proceedings in the Competition Commission amended with effect from 1 January 2019 (GN 1336 in GG 42082 of 4 December 2018) (p4)
  • Competition Commission Rules amended (GN 64 in GG 42191 of 25 January 2019) (p4)
  • Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum: Conditional exemption extended (GN 65 in GG 41419 of 2 February 2018) (p18)
  • South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA): Conditional exemption extended (GN 66 in GG 41419 of 2 February 2018 (p19), GN 1084 in GG 41970 of 12 October 2018 (p18) and GN 568 in GG 42391 of 12 April 2019) (p99))
  • National Health Network: Conditional exemption extended (GN 131 in GG 41456 of 23 February 2018 (p43), GenN 505 in GG 41870 of 31 August 2018 (p99), GN 1191 in GG 42010 of 2 November 2018 (p37) and GN 1344 in GG 42092 of 7 December 2018 (p17))
  • South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA): Designation of the petroleum industry for the purpose of s. 10 (3) (b) (iv) (GN 395 in GG 41542 of 29 March 2018, GN 1013 in GG 41941 of 28 September 2018 and GN 469 in GG 42336 of 27 March 2019)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Competition Commission and The Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS) published (GN 1267 in GG 42053 of 23 November 2018) (p24)
  • Abalone Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA): Grant of conditional exemption for six months published (GN 126 in GG 42224 of 12 February 2019) (p4)
  • Guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers contrary to the Act published with effect from 1 April 2019 (GN 473 in GG 42337 of 29 March 2019) (p26)

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Competition Commission and the International Finance Corporation published (GN 601 in GG 42417 of 26 April 2019) (p26)

Proposed Future Developments

  • Draft Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill, 2018
  • Draft guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify a merger and implementation of mergers contrary to the Competition Act published for comment (GN 147 in GG 40628 of 17 February 2017) (p4)
  • 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)
  • Invitation to comment on application for extension of designation of the petroleum industry in terms of s. 10 (3) (b) (iv) after 31 March 2019 published (GN 1014 in GG 41941 of 28 September 2018) (p5)
  • Draft Price Discrimination Regulations published for comment (GN 1423 in GG 42133 of 21 December 2018) (p4)
  • Draft Buyer Power Regulations published for comment (GN 1424 in GG 42133 of 21 December 2018) (p12)
  • Draft definitions of small and medium business published for comment (GN 1425 in GG 42133 of 21 December 2018) (p22)
  • Draft National Health Insurance Bill, 2018

 

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