The South African Government publishes draft Regulations in relation to the South African Competition Amendment Act which seeks to clarify price discrimination prohibition and buyer power provisions

SOUTH AFRICA: OVERVIEW OF THE PRICE DISCRIMINATION AND BUYER POWER DRAFT REGULATIONS* The South African Competition Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 13 February 2019. Two of the contentious aspects which were raised during the drafting of the Amendment Bill related to the price discrimination prohibitions and the introduction of express “buyer power” provisions. The key areas of concern relates to the fact that these practices are not ordinarily anti-competitive but quite the opposite – they are generally pro-competitive and more often than not lead to an increase in consumer welfare. Simply put, price discrimination allows firms to charge different customers a price relevant to what those customers are prepared to pay. In other words, it enables firms to ensure

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Michael-James Currie, The South African Government publishes draft Regulations in relation to the South African Competition Amendment Act which seeks to clarify price discrimination prohibition and buyer power provisions, 13 February 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2019, Art. N° 89281

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