5 November 2020

The Competition Commission’s Paper on Competition in the Digital Economy

The South African Competition Commission has invited public comments on its recent paper, “Competition in Digital Markets”. The paper discusses a range of topical issues, and sets out how the Commission intends to approach competition enforcement in these markets. The Commission’s request for input is to be welcomed, in particular given the importance of competition in digital markets both locally and globally. RBB Economics has prepared a submission, setting out some observations on the Commission’s paper, and providing certain recommendations on how competition issues in digital markets in South Africa should be assessed.

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