4 December 2018 by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Competition Alert

Increase to South African merger filing fees

On 4 December 2018, the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, published the amendment to Rule 10(5) of the Rules for the conduct of proceedings in the Competition Commission.

In terms of the amendment, the merger filing fees have now increased from R150,000 to R165,000 for an intermediate merger and from R500,000 to R550,000 for a large merger. These new filing fees shall be effective from 1 January 2019.

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