Five city boat owners face price fixing charges for Robben Island Museum route

It is reported that five city boat owners who trade between popular tourist attraction Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront are facing an order of alleged price fixing and collusive tendering.

Sipho Ngwema, Head of Communications at The Competition Commission of South Africa says they have referred the case to the Competition Tribunal for adjudication.

Robben Island Museum issued a tender for that route. Five companies who use their services to supply Robben Island, met a restaurant and decided amongst themselves as competitors, how much they would charge for their services and route.

Sipho Ngwema, Head of Communications at The Competition Commission of South Africa

Ngwema says the guilty parties will now have present their evidence before the tribunal and plead why they should not be found guilty of pricing fixing and tender collusion.

When you charge anyone, that matter becomes public.

Sipho Ngwema, Head of Communications at The Competition Commission of South Africa

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