PRETORIA– The South African Competition Commission will conduct public hearings into the country’s land-based public passenger transport market in Pretoria and Johannesburg this week.

The commission said here Monday it was conducting the Transport Market Inquiry into the land-based public passenger transport sector to understand the general state of competition.

The commission said it had reason to believe that there are features in the land-based public passenger transport sector which might prevent, distort or restrict competition.

The focus will include price setting mechanisms, price regulation, route allocation, allocation of operational subsidies, transport planning and transformation in terms of ownership patterns in the land-based public passenger transport industry, the commission said.

The hearings will be held at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg from Monday until Wednesday and in Pretoria on Thursday and Friday.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK