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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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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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