When Doris Tshepe took over as competition commissioner just over a year ago there were hopes in the competition community that she would steer clear of costly cases that had no economic benefit for SA, even assuming the commission could win them.

Clearly not. Big egos or big politics have prevailed, with the Competition Commission trying yet again to make a go of its nine-year-old banks case, which relates to even older conduct that is alleged to have happened in the New York foreign exchange markets from 2007-2013...

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