Raids on fresh produce agents yield results

The Competition Commission raided fresh produce market agents offices last week in four of SA's major cities (CapeTown, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban) looking for evidence of collusion.

Competition Commissioner, Thembinkosi Bonakele, says they believe they have a strong case based on what they've collected so far. He says they are busy reviewing the evidence and will soon make an announcement of their findings.

These agents they buy from farmers and the first thing they do, they fix the price they pay to farmers. We now know they fixed the price at 7.5 across board

Thembinkosi Bonakele, Commissioner of the Competition Commission

Bonakele says the agents also fix market prices which makes it difficult for smaller agents to make large profits.

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