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Competition Tribunal sets Maziya General Services a R300 000 penalty for tender collusion

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The Competition Tribunal has found Maziya General Services guilty of tender collusion, confirming that the company has agreed to pay a R300 000 penalty for contravening s4 of the Competition Act.

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa issued a statement on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, confirming that a Gauteng-based construction company, Maziya General Services has agreed to pay a R300 000 penalty for its alleged tender collusion. In December 2019, the commission is said to have received a complaint from City Power Johannesburg, alleging that competitors, Maziya and Cromico Trading had entered into an agreement to fix prices and tender collusively when responding to the City Power tender.

The tender was related to the appointment of labour contractors for installation, maintenance of medium to low voltage infrastructure and major capax projects. The investigation of the Competition Commission found that in June 2018, the two accused companies had agreed on prices for line items to the tender relating to, amongst others, the supply of ready mix concrete and the laying of cable and the replacement of jumpers.

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