Minister of Economic Development and Others v Competition Tribunal and Others, South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) v Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Another (110/CAC/Jul11, 111/CAC/Jun11) [2012] ZACAC 2 (9 March 2012)

Introduction

[1] On 31 May 2011 the Competition Tribunal (‘Tribunal’) conditionally approved the merger between first and second respondents. The Tribunal found that the merger raised no competition concerns although it did raise certain public interest concerns which could, however, be adequately remedied by the imposition of conditions which had initially been submitted as undertakings by the merging parties (being first and second respondents) and which were then made part of the order granted by the Tribunal.

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