The South African Competition Commission launches its first-ever market inquiry into the private healthcare sector

The Commission Doth Protest Too Much?* The defensive justification for the Commission’s healthcare inquiry by its acting chief has widely caused eyebrows to be raised… As reported, the South African Competition Commission (“Commission”) has launched its first-ever market inquiry into the South African private healthcare sector. The sector has recently been the subject of significant attention from the Commission, the South African health minister in particular, and the S.A. government in general. In spite of the perilous state of South Africa’s public health system, the government appears to have invested more time in deflecting from the obvious problems in the public branch by subjecting the private sector to a costly investigation. From a procedural-history point of view, it is

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