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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.

Latest News

18 November 2022

Commission is instituting court proceedings against Maxes and Riso Africa for alleged exclusive dealings

The Commission is instituting court proceedings against automation office equipment suppliers, Maxes Office Machines (Pty) Ltd and Riso Africa (Pty) Ltd for alleged exclusive dealings. ...


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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