Tribunal confirms maize company’s R1.3m settlement
A settlement agreement between NTK Limpopo Agri (Pty) Ltd and the Commission has been confirmed as an order of the Tribunal.
NTKLA admits that it agreed to fix prices for white maize milled products and that it had fixed trading conditions from 1999 – 2007. NTKLA will pay an administrative penalty of R1 364 360.00.
The settlement comes after the Commission launched an investigation in 2007, following a leniency application by Pioneer Foods and, later, Tiger Brands. The Commission has concluded eleven settlement agreements in the matter.
Fire company to pay R2.2m penalty for cartel conduct
The Tribunal has confirmed, as an order, a settlement agreement between fire protection company, Fireco (Pty) Ltd, and the Commission.
Fireco – which provides local full design supply, installation and maintenance packages in relation to fire control and protection systems – admits to collusive tendering and dividing markets. It will pay an administrative penalty of R2 200 913.85.
Other companies have also settled in this matter and have admitted to fixing prices, dividing markets and collusive tendering. These include Fireco Gauteng (agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R909 376.29); Fire Protection Systems (agreed to a penalty of R500 000.00); and Afrion Property Services CC (agreed to a penalty of R327 201.85).
Tribunal confirms settlement with construction company, R4 million fine
A settlement agreement between GD Irons Construction (Pty) Ltd (GD Irons) and the Commission has been confirmed as an order of the Tribunal.
GD Irons admits to price fixing, dividing markets and collusive tendering. The company will pay an administrative penalty of R4 000 000 (four million rand).
A Commission investigation found, among others, that GD Irons and Giuricich Bros Construction (Giuricich) engaged in collusive tendering. Giuricich; Vlaming Construction (Pty) Ltd; Steffanutti Stocks Limited; and Edilcon Construction (Pty) Ltd have already concluded settlement agreements with the Commission in this matter.
Tribunal confirms football sports agency settlement
The Tribunal has confirmed a settlement agreement between Bidvest Media (Pty) Ltd and the Commission. The sports agency has agreed to, among others, pay an administrative penalty of R90 013.17.
Bidvest Media, through MSC Sports, represents footballers in the conclusion, transfer and renewal of commercial contracts and contracts with football clubs.
In 2015, the Commission investigated several companies, including Bidvest Media for fixing prices and other trading conditions. The Commission found that from at least 2003, Bidvest Media had fixed the commission charged to football players and coaches at 10% for negotiating and concluding new contracts, transfer contracts, and renewal contracts with football clubs. The Commission also concluded that Bidvest Media fixed the commission charged to football players and coaches at 20% for negotiating and concluding commercial contracts on their behalf.