S. African Antitrust Watchdog Gets Power To Probe Sectors

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT) -- South Africa's competition watchdog will gain the power to probe entire sectors and bring cases without first receiving an outside complaint after facing several court battles in recent years over its investigative authority, the agency said Monday.

Though the country passed reforms to its competition law that included the market inquiry authority in 2009, the Competition Commission had been waiting for President Jacob Zuma to set an official start date for that power. Now Zuma has decided that the provision will take effect April 1, the...
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