We are pleased to attach a Competition Commission Block Exemption for the healthcare Sector released by Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry released this afternoon. This is in terms of section 10(10) read with section 78(1) of the Competition Act, 1998 (Act No. 89 of 1998) as amended, made the regulations as set out in the Schedule hereto.
The purpose of the exemption is to strengthen the Government’s health programs designed to fight COVID-19, after having declared a National State of Disaster published in Government Notice No. 313 of Government Gazette No. 43096 on 15 March 2020.
BHF is studying the contents of this exemption and further communication in this regard will be sent to membership.