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Breach of competition law sparks collective redress claims in South Africa

Tanya Haskins, Norton Rose Fulbright Memorandum, October 2015

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To date there have not been any successful private enforcement or collective redress claims in South Africa arising from breaches of competition law. However, over the last few years the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court, in cases against several bread manufacturers - the Pioneer Foods cases1 –have opened the door in South Africa to class actions in all forms.

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