n Without Prejudice - Crisis cartels - can an economic downturn justify cartel conduct? : competition law

Volume 15, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In times of economic strife, competitors may attempt to work together in order to stay afloat. In South Africa, the impact of a weak rand, for example, has previously been the impetus for competitors to coordinate their conduct. Several cartel cases prosecuted by the competition authorities (for example, in airlines, scrap metal, and canned fruit) have arisen out of dire financial circumstances in a particular sector.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error