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Big tech companies in the spotlight as South Africa investigates dominance abuse


Big tech companies are facing increased scrutiny in South Africa for dominance abuse and anti-competitive behavior, just months after the country’s competition regulator, the Competition Commission (CompCom), started an inquiry into the conduct of online intermediation (b2c) platforms.
In its initial findings, the regulator has established that Apple, Google, UberEats, Airbnb,, and South Africa’s Mr Delivery; a food ordering and delivery platform, Takealot; an e-commerce site, Private Property and Property24; both real estate classifieds, and car classifieds Autotrader and; have an unfair advantage as market leaders, and are operating in ways that impede competition.
The inquiry team is seeking further evidence, if any, from parties a …

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