Competition

Vodacom - Data market inquiry and various complaints

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is representing Vodacom, the leading South Africa-based mobile communications company.

Our client is one of the main stakeholders in the spotlight of Competition Commission's on-going market inquiry into the price of data. The inquiry is intended to be completed by August 2018 and has attracted significant publicity under the hashtag Data Must Fall. Our competition team, together with a global team of economic experts, made submissions to the Commission. The Inquiry is related to ICASA's priority market inquiry in the broader telecoms industry. Our team also represented Vodacom in its successful opposition of the Cell C complaint regarding on-net/off-net differentials, which was non-referred. In addition, we represent Vodacom in relation to the Competition Commission's investigation into its roaming agreement with RAIN. We also perform advisory and compliance work for Vodacom regarding Competition Act matters.