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Please note that the Competition Commission website contains latest information about the inquiry.


The Competition Commission (“the Commission”) will conduct a market inquiry in the private healthcare sector in terms of Chapter 4A of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998 (as amended) (“the Act”) and in keeping with the purpose and functions of the Commission set out in section 2 and section 21 of the Act respectively.   


Section 21 of the Act calls on the Commission to, inter alia, “implement measures to increase market transparency” and “advise, and receive advice from, any regulatory authority”. In order to fulfil these functions, and in line with the purpose of the Act, Chapter 4A of the Act enables the Commission to conduct market inquiries in respect of the “general state of competition in a market for particular goods and services, without necessarily referring to the conduct or activities of any particular name firm”.


A market inquiry is thus a general investigation into the state, nature and form of competition in a market, rather than a narrow investigation of a specific conduct by any particular firm. The Commission has initiated an inquiry into the private healthcare sector because it has reason to believe that there are features of the sector that prevent, distort or restrict competition. The Commission further believes that conducting this inquiry will assist in understanding how it may promote competition in the healthcare sector, in furtherance of the purpose of the Act


What's New

 Attached herewith Schedule for Set 1 of Public Hearings​, which hearings are scheduled to commence on 16 February 2016. Should you have any queries in this regard kindly contact the Health Market Inquiry, Rev. Mbuyiselo Stemela on (012) 762 6900 or email




The Commission published a revised administrative timetable in line with the amended ToR. Available here


Health Market Inquiry

Contact Details

Office of the Inquiry
Trevenna Campus
Block 2A
Fourth Floor 
70 Meintjies Street
Tel: (012) 762 6900       
Inquiry Director
Clint Oellermann