'Competition Commission must act decisively'

Time of article published Feb 15, 2010

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Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi wants the Competition Commission to intervene in the pricing of transport and accommodation ahead of the World Cup, the SABC reported on Monday.

"This is absolutely something we want the Competition Commission to do something definitely about, and they must act decisively now before those unscrupulous employers put up their prices in June and July," he said.

This follows widespread concerns about the inflation of hotel prices and flights in the run-up to the tournament.

Vavi described those who wanted to get rich quickly by inflating the prices as "short termers".

He said this could deny locals the opportunity to be part of the soccer spectacle. - Sapa

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