You’re not allowed to be big enough to have a monopoly in South Africa — unless you’re a state-owned enterprise (SOE). The Competition Commission last week told Vodacom it could not buy into fibre company Maziv,  in which Remgro’s CIVH is the largest shareholder, because it would be too big.

But the fibre network already owned by SOE Telkom is bigger than the proposed Maziv tie-up. ..

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