“It’s an approval subject to conditions to address employment concerns,” said Hardin Ratshisusu, the acting deputy commissioner for the competition commission.
According to him the concerns involve potential job losses, which should not exceed 200 with regard to the Kalahari-takealot merger.
E-tailer takealot.com was officially launched in June 2011 after the acquisition of an existing e-commerce business called ‘Take2’ by the US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010.
Last year, takealot.com also raised over $100m (over R1bn) in funding from Investment firm Tiger Global Management
Meanwhile,Kalahari.com was established in 1998 and is one of SA’s largest online retailers, selling millions of books, e-books, e-readers, music, DVDs, games, cameras and electronics.