Facebook parent Meta Platforms has been referred by the Competition Commission for prosecution for alleged “abuse of dominance”.
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The Competition Tribunal has given the green light for JSE-listed Transaction Capital to buy a controlling 74.9% stake in South African online car marketplace WeBuyCars. No conditions were attached.
JSE-listed Transaction Capital said on Wednesday that it is in talks to increase its stake in WeBuyCars to 74.9%, a move that will give it control over the South African online car marketplace.
Facebook has been interdicted and restrained by the Competition Tribunal from removing GovChat, a communications service used by the South African government, from its WhatsApp instant messaging platform.
A threat by Facebook to “offboard” a communications service used by the South African government from WhatsApp comes as it eyes securing direct government business of its own, it has been alleged.
GovChat founder Eldrid Jordaan is seeking urgent interim relief against Facebook at the Competition Tribunal after the social media giant allegedly threatened to pull the service off its WhatsApp platform.
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko said on Tuesday that the company has briefed its lawyers to “consider and advise” on its available options given its deep unhappiness with Icasa’s invitation to apply for broadband spectrum.
The commission’s “Competition in the Digital Economy” paper says that South Africa doesn’t set up a regulatory framework, it could soon find itself trying to govern companies that have amassed huge power.
Telkom dropped a bombshell on South Africa’s telecommunications industry this week when it said it was approaching the Competition Tribunal to object to Vodacom’s roaming agreements with Rain. But why?
South Africa’s fifth mobile operator, Rain, has launched “unlimited 4G for phones”, offering uncapped on-device data for R379/month on a month-to-month contract.