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Media Statements, Speeches & Interviews

Media Statement on Automotive Industry Study 24 January 2019

The Competition Commission completed a market study in the Automotive industry in 2018, to understand the market structure and the state of competition in the industry. The study defined the automotive industry as the distribution and retailing of vehicles, servicing and maintenance of motor vehicles, and the sales of vehicles and automotive related components.

The Namibian Automotive Industry is underdeveloped, with active market players only in automotive retail and the automotive aftermarket services such as panel-beating and motor repair service centres.

 

Launch of Corporate Leniency Programme 22 October 2018

The Commission introduced its Corporate Leniency Programme ( CLP) to encourage businesses engaged in cartel conduct to report such activities to the Commission in return for leniency.

Santam windscreen retailers under investigation 9Oct18

The Commission is investigating various short-term insurance companies for entering into exclusive agreements with windscreen retailers

Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia and over 200 pharmacies investigated 25Sept18

The Commission”) confirms that it has commenced an investigation for price fixing against the Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia (“PSN”) and over 200 registered pharmacies. The Commission’s investigation is based on allegations that the PSN, a voluntary association of pharmacies has in place a rule that requires pharmacies to impose a uniform 50% mark-up on the dispensing of medicines. Mark-ups refer to the margins or profits that pharmacies add on top of the costs of medicines.

Short term insurers and panel beaters investigated for price fixing 20Aug18

The Commission is investigating various short-term insurance companies for price fixing in the panel beating industry.

Cautionary notice against proposed collusive taxi price increases 1Aug18

The Commission cautions taxi operators against the proposed collusive price increases should such be done outside the scope of their legislation.

Media Statement: NaCC's Stance in re Edcon/Edgars Club Fees Matter, 08May2017

The Commission wishes to clarify its stance on the Edcon Group/Edgards club fee matter.

 

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PPS SA, PPS Namibia, Sanlam Life & Sanlam Exemption Case:19April2017

The Commission received an exemption application request from major insurance companies in relation to its Marketing Agreement. Read more on the Commission's determination in this regard.

Media Statement, 01 April 2016

Dear Stakeholders,

The media statement on the latest developments within the Commission is hereby published for your perusal.

NEEEF: A True Reality For An Competitive Economy By Mihe Gaomab II CEO:NaCC

The Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Competition Commission, Mr Mihe Gaomab II touched on the subject of NEEEF in relation to the mandate of the Competition Act 2 of 2003.

"The purpose is clear for the Competition Act to take into account such a provision on promoting greater spread of more people, particularly the previously disadvantaged. But the level of instrumentation to make that happen within the Act is missing. The Competition Act cannot do this. It would be significant if the NEEEF as a framework is transformed into Law to ensure legal provisions to make empowerment a reality in Namibia," he states. (February 2016)

 

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The State of Economic Policy-making in Namibia by Mr Mihe GaomabII:NaCC CEO

"This year, Government has declared war against poverty which also saw the restructuring and introduction of new Ministries to enhance efficiency in the public service delivery. This has again resulted in the proposal of new economic plans such as the establishment of the food bank to feed the destitute, provisions of the basic income grants for low income earners, the implementations of the basic income grants for Namibia and the recently introduced Solidarity tax. These initiatives ties in with one of the developmental pillar of alleviating poverty and increase equality in the citizens as social grants are one of the most effective means of alleviating poverty," said the CEO of the Namibian Competition Commission, Mr Mihe Gaomab II in his article on "The State of Economic Policy-making in Namibia". (February 2016)

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MITSD Permanent Secretary Speech:6th Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner

Statement delivered by Ms Maria Pogisho, Deputy Director: Consumer Protection,on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade & SME Development, Mr Gabriel Sinimbo, at the 6th Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner held on 03 December 2015.

NaCC Board Chairman Speech: 6th Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner

Statement by the NaCC Board Chairman, Dr Sackey Akweenda, delivered at the 6th Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner held on 03 December 2015

Chief Executive Officer of NaCC Speech: 6th Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner

Statement by the NaCC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mihe Gaomab II delivered during the 6th Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner held on 03 December 2015.

Commission's Media Year-end Engagement held on 20 November 2015

Commission's Media Year-end Engagement held on 20 November 2015

The Commission held a year-end media engagement event to highlight developments within the Commission, on 20 November 2015. The CEO, Mr Mihe GaomabII addressed media representatives from various media houses.

 

Commission Signs MOU with Competition Commission of South Africa (CCSA), 11 November 2015

NaCC and CCSA signs MOU

The Namibian Competition Commission on 11 November 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Competition Commission of South Africa (CCSA) that will serve as a tool for integrated crossborder competition regulation. The Commission's CEO, Mr Mihe GaomabII, statement attached.

Are Namibian SOEs Subjected to Competition Law? by Mr Mihe GaomabII, CEO:NaCC, 29Sept'15

"In 2006 the Government of the Republic of Namibia passed the State Owned Enterprises Act contextualizing legally the definition and function of SOEs and the implicit and explicit mandates placed upon them by the Government of the Republic of Namibia, which acts as the State..."

Importance of Competition Law in Africa by Mr Mihe GaomabII, CEO:NaCC,September 2015

The Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Competition Commission, Mr Mihe GaomabII provides the history on the importance of competition law in Africa and its relevance in Namibia, in the attached article.

".....A major milestone for acceleration of competition regime in Africa has been as a result of concerns expressed on Multinational Companies causing cross border anti-competitive practices in Africa such as price abuse, dominance abuse and restrictive carter and collusive behaviour..."

 

 

Necessity of Franchising Law in Namibia By NaCC CEO Mr Mihe Gaomab II

"The Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC), like most other established competition authorities, anticipates facing problems in dealing with franchise agreements under its competition legislation.  This is particularly so in dealing with applications that are anti competitive restricting franchising activities for those with licenses and inherently keeping out those that would want to partake into Franchising to sell a product, service or activity..."

Interface between competition and empowerment by NaCC CEO Mr Mihe Gaomab II

..."The Commission embraces the promulgation of the empowerment law but with cautious optimism..."          

Read more on the topic of empowerment in the article written by the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Mr Mihe Gaomab II as he explores the interface between competition and empowerment.

Competition Commission Can Reduce Income Inequality by Mr Mihe Gaomab II

The Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Competition Commission, Mr Mihe Gaomab II, provides a write-up on how the Commission can aid in reducing income inequality.

Competition Policy and Competitiveness in Namibia - by Mr Mihe Gaomab II: May 2015

This article is compiled by the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Competition Commission, Mr Mihe Gaomab II, to provide an insight into the inter-relatedness between competition policy & law and competitiveness.

MTI Deputy Minister Hon.Tjekero Tweya's Statement at Peer Review Workshop 17 February 2015

Honourable Tjekero Tweya, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, officiated at the Commission's Peer Review Dissemination Workshop on 17 February 2015.

UNCTAD Peer Review Statement by Mr Juan Lui Crucelegui, 17Febr2015

The UNCTAD Chief of Capacity Building and Advisory Services Section, Mr Juan Lui Crucelegui delivered a statement during the opening of the Commission's peer review dissemination workshop, held on 17 February 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Mr Mihe Gaomab II: Vote of Thanks @ Peer Review Dissemination Workshop 17 Febr'2015

Chief Executive Officer to the Commission, Mr Mihe Gaomab II, expressed the vote of thanks during the Commission's voluntary peer review dissemination workshop held on 17 February 2015 in WIndhoek, Namibia.

Ministerial Keynote Address; 3rd Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner; 04 December 2014

Honorable Tjekero Tweya

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Honourable Tjekero Tweya delivered the keynote address at the Commission's third Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner on 04 December 2014, held at Xwama Cultural Village located in Wanaheda, Windhoek.

Welcoming Speech by NaCC Board Chairman, Mr Festus Hangula, 3rd Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner; 04 December 2014

Gala Dinner VIP Guests

The outgoing Chairperson of the Commission's Board of Commissioners, Mr Festus Hangula delivered the welcoming remarks at the third Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner held at Xwama Cultural Village in Wanaheda on 04 December 2014.

Vote of Thanks by NaCC CEO, Mr Mihe Gaomab II, 3rd Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner, 04 December 2014

Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mihe Gaomab II

NaCC CEO, Mr Mihe Gaomab II gave the Vote of Thanks at the third Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner held at Xwama Cultural Village located in Wanaheda on 04 December 2014.

NaCC CEO Statement on MOA with NAMFISA 02 July 2014

The Commission signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Namibia Financial Supervisory Authority  (NAMFISA), as mandated in terms of Section 67 of the Competition Act 2 of 2003, to negotiate agreements with other regulatory authorities with whom it exercises concurrent jurisdiction over competition matters in order to ensure the consistent application of the principles of the Act.

NaCC CEO Tackles Misinterpretation of Recent Analysis on Namibian Business Environment

African Development Bank's (AfDB) latest Country Strategy Paper for Namibia  for 2014 to 2018 hailed the country as a regional example of a country moving in the right direction. NaCC CEO and Alternate Exeutive Director for the AfDB, Mr Mihe Gaomab II explains...


Source: Namibian Sun 9 May 2014

Competition Policy the Panacea for Namibia's Low Level of Competitiveness

The Chief Executive Officer of the NaCC, Mr Mihe Gaomab II provides insight into the state of Namibia's competitiveness.

Welcoming Speech - NaCC Commissioner 2013

Welcoming Remarks by Dr Omu Matundu Kakujaha, Commissioner Of The Namibian Competition Commission Board Of Commissioners at The Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner, Hilton Hotel, Windhoek 05 December 2013.

Keynote Address by the Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry

Keynote Address by Honourable Tjekero Tweya, Deputy Minister - Ministry of Trade & Industry at the Annual NaCC Stakeholders Gala Dinner, Hilton hotel, Windhoek - 05 December 2013.

Statement by Hans-Bruno Gerdes - 2013 Gala Dinner

Namibian Competition Commission Gala Dinner - 5 December 2013

Statement on behalf of Competition Law Forum re Stakeholders’ perspective on competition law in Namibia by Hans-Bruno Gerdes.

Vote of thanks from the CEO of the NaCC

Vote of thanks by Mr Mihe Gaomab II, Chief Executive Officer Namibian Competition Commission at the Annual Stakeholders Gala Dinner Hilton Hotel, Windhoek 05 December 2013.

Michael Hu: The sky is the limit

Dr. Michael Humavindu

The sky is the limitand policies as well as helping the work towards a national competition policy.

NaCC was established in 2009 with the role of safeguarding competition in the country across all sectors of the country’s economy.

As per Section 2 of the Competition Act, the purpose of the Act is to enhance the promotion and safeguarding of the competition in Namibia in order to promote the efficiency, adaptability and development of the Namibian economy and to promote employment and advance the social and economic welfare of Namibians.

Thus far, the NaCC has worked through more than 180 cases in the mergers and acquisitions as well restrictive business practices (RBPs).

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