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How the cement cartel was built

Major international companies have been implicated in the collusion

Austerity is an assault on the poor

Hyper-cartels now determine the global market, feeding the few and starving the many

Bicycles can mean freedom, but here’s how SA dealers fixed the price of your ride

The Competition Tribunal has fined two bicycle dealers who denied being part of a cartel, but those who admitted guilt have got off scot-free.

Construction cartels verdict expected in June

Construction cartels, guilty of collusive practices could learn their fate as early as June, the Construction Industry Development Board has told MPs.

Glass companies to be probed for cartel behaviour

The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal investigate six companies in the glass sector for cartel behaviour.

Editorial: Demolish racketeering

Apartheid’s economy has been built on cartels; that culture of collusion and ­criminality has left the deep structure of the siege years in place.

EU fines 11 airlines €800m for air-cargo cartel

Europe's competition watchdog hit 11 airlines with nearly €800-million in fines on Tuesday for running a global cargo cartel.

Commission probe uncovers tyre cartel

The Competition Commission has referred a complaint of collusive tendering and price-fixing in the tyre market to the Competition Tribunal.

Roads paved with gold

South Africa's oil companies are accused of running a bitumen cartel at the government's expense, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Sasol’s in the pooh

Chemicals giant could face billion-rand damages claims, writes Lloyd Gedye.

Steel price rigging 101

South African steel giants have been running a cartel for almost 10 years and divided up major private and public infrastructure projects among them.

Cartel construction

Exposed: the construction industry is built on price- and market-fixing. Now the Competition Commission is investigating. Lloyd Gedye reports.

Milking the market share

Lloyd Gedye outlines the Competition Commission's case against milk processors.

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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant

We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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