The South African Government publishes a notice bringing into force some of the provisions of the amendment act of competition law

An extensive set of competition law amendments has been in the making since December 2017 when the Competition Amendment Bill (Bill) was initially gazetted for public comment. After robust public participation and commentary, the key features of the Bill have predominantly made their way into the Competition Amendment Act (Amendment Act), which, on 13 February 2019, received the requisite presidential assent. All that remained was a proclamation of a commencement date from which the Amendment Act would find application. On 12 July 2019, a notice was published in the Government Gazette, bringing into force some of the provisions of the Amendment Act. The Economic Development Department has noted that further amendments of the Amendment Act will likely come into effect from November

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  • Baker McKenzie (Johannesburg)
  • Baker McKenzie (Johannesburg)

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Lerisha Naidu, Nxumalo Sphesihle, The South African Government publishes a notice bringing into force some of the provisions of the amendment act of competition law, 12 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2019, Art. N° 91549

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