Price fixing/cartels by Independent Schools Association of Malawi

The Commission ordered Independent Schools Association of Malawi to cease and desist from engaging in anti-competitive business practices. This followed investigations that the Commission launched on its own volition.

The investigations confirmed that ISAMA had been engaging in prohibited price fixing by setting fees in order to reduce competition among members. Apart from setting the fees, the Association was also involved in developing a code of conduct aimed at regulating the conduct of members with regard to where to open schools, who to admit as students and who to recruit as teachers.

The Commission also ordered ISAMA to issue a public withdrawal of the recommendations to set prices. The Commission has also issued similar orders against Minibus Owners Association of Malawi and Travel Agents Association of Malawi.