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In a new submission to the Competition Tribunal at hearings into alleged anticompetitive behaviour by Telkom, the Competition Commission has recommended to the tribunal that it impose a fine of nearly R1,2bn against the company. This is less than the maximum R3,5bn fine analysts said it could have asked

In closing arguments on Wednesday at the Competition Tribunal’s hearings into Telkom’s alleged anticompetitive practices, Competition Commission legal counsel Adv Martin Brassey said Telkom had fought the case at every opportunity and deserved a severe penalty. Brassey said the tribunal should

If the Competition Tribunal imposes a large fine on Telkom for anticompetitive behaviour, it will be “catastrophic” for the company and will “irretrievably jeopardise its viability”, leading to “disastrous consequences for the SA economy and government”. This is the stark warning the

Telkom came under fire on Monday as the Competition Tribunal hearing into alleged anticompetitive conduct by the telecommunications company resumed for closing arguments. SA’s fixed-line operator stands accused of abusing its dominance by charging excessive prices; refusing access to an essential facility

Telkom says it was fully within its rights to deny value-added network service (Vans) licensees, mainly Internet service providers, additional services after it found that they were essentially providing the same services Telkom offered via facilities the providers

It may have taken seven years and numerous legal challenges, but the Competition Commission’s case against Telkom finally made it to the Competition Tribunal on Monday. SA’s fixed-line operator stands accused of abusing its dominance by charging

Despite Telkom’s claim that certain alleged violations of which it stands accused are no longer happening, there “is still the propensity for them to reoccur” and “an interdict remains both competent and desirable”, the Competition Commission