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Namibian Competition Commission

Background on the Namibian Competition Commission

The Namibian Competition Commission was established in terms of the Competition Act 2 of 2003. The Act regulates competition issues across all sectors of the Namibian economy, having regulatory oversight of over 80 000 business entities. It became operational on 09 December 2009.

In terms of the Act, the Commission is entrusted as the principal institution to promote and safeguard fair competition in Namibia by promoting the efficiency, adaptability and development of the Namibian economy.

The Commission is tasked with providing consumers with competitive prices and product choices; promoting employment and advance the social economic welfare of Namibians; expanding opportunities for Namibian participation in world markets while recognizing the role of foreign competition in Namibia; ensuring that small undertakings have an equitable opportunity to participate in the Namibian economy; and promoting a greater spread of ownership, in particular to increase ownership stakes of historically disadvantaged persons.

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3 June 2022

Invitation to Stakeholders Conference on Proposed Merger Between Heineken International,NBL Ltd, Distell Namibia LTD

The Commission hereby invites stakeholders to attend a stakeholders’ conference in terms of Section 46(1) of the Competition Act (Act No.2 of 2003), that will be held on the 9th of June 2022, at 09h00am – 13h00pm at Safari Court Hotel & Conference, corner of Auas & Aviation Street, Windhoek, Namibia. The proposed transaction entails Heineken International B.V (“Heinek...


12 September 2022

Commission makes determination on Heineken's acquisition of NBL and Distell

The Commission at its meeting held on 5th September 2022 resolved to approve the acquisition of NBL Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Distell Group Holdings Limited by Heineken International BV, with conditions. ...

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