Backpedalling From A Cartel

Omnico (Pty) Limited and Another v Competition Commission and Others 142/CAC/JUNE16 (19 December 2016)

On 19 December 2016, the Competition Appeal Court (“CAC”) handed down its decision in the bicycle cartel case, Omnico (Pty) Limited and Another v Competition Commission and Others.  The CAC was asked to consider whether the silent participation by firms at a meeting where cartel activity was discussed amounts to a price-fixing cartel, in contravention of section 4(1)(b)(i) of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998.  At the […]