Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert joined the podcast to discuss why global online platform giants Google, Apple, Booking.com and Uber Eats as well as local online retailers and classifieds are in trouble with South Africa's Competition Commission.
The tech giants have been told to change some business practices to improve competition for smaller players. We discuss what that means both for the larger companies as well as local and Black-owned businesses.
This podcast was originally published on Connecting Africa's sister site Light Reading.
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Here are a few topics we covered:
- Tech giants under fire from South Africa's Competition Commission. (00:56)
- The impact that the Commission's remedial requests could have on Google and Apple. (02:59)
- Requirements to improve inclusivity and provide more opportunity for Black-owned businesses. (06:20)
Related stories and links:
- SA competition watchdog takes on Google, Apple, other online platforms
- SA competition watchdog questions Google's dominance
- Uber Eats pledges $10.7M investment in SA, after competition watchdog report
— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading