1 June 2020 by , and Competition Alert

Competition Law in Africa: COVID-19 update

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was first diagnosed, it has jolted the world and brought the global economy to its knees. In response,competition authorities throughout Africa have adapted in order to fulfil merger control and prohibited practice mandates, by for example,amending legislation and implementing new provisions or laws.

This article focuses on modifications made specifically in response to the COVID-19 crisis and does not propose to be an exhaustive list of the manner in which all competition authorities currently function. These developments, recorded at the time of print, may be subject to further changes as the crisis unfolds.

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