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Excessive pricing in pharmaceuticals – a space to watch

Amidst other excessive pricing cases in international pharmaceutical markets, recent local and international news brings attention to (JSE-listed) Aspen’s alleged involvement in excessive pricing. Over the recent Easter weekend various reports discussed that Aspen incurred a €5.2 million fine in [...]

CC non-refers Cell C’s on-net off-net complaint

The Competition Commission (CC), on 18 April 2017, issued a statement in which it explains that it decided to non-refer a complaint lodged by Cell C against MTN and Vodacom. This complaint has a long history and deals with important [...]

Brining and dining: a win for consumers

In 2016, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) introduced new regulations to cap the level of brine added to chicken products. Poultry producers loudly voiced their concerns about the impact that the regulations would have on their sustainability [...]

Supply Induced Demand – does Say’s law apply to modern healthcare?

Say’s law is ascribed to the French economist Jean Baptiste Say, who coined the phrase: ‘Supply creates its own demand’. This was seen as an important contribution to understanding the economy in the 18th century. This concept is however still [...]

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The CC decided not to refer the Cell C (2013) complaint against VC and MTN for on-net off-net tariff differentials, citing lack of evidence 
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