School uniform suppliers in SA could face prosecution

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Many schools are reportedly not granting parents a chance to go and buy school uniforms at an outlet of their choice.(SABC)

School uniform suppliers in South Africa could be prosecuted for not allowing the free flow of business in the country.

The Competition Commission says it’s investigating a number of schools who are reportedly not allowing free business competition to take place.

This as many schools are reportedly not granting parents a chance to go and buy school uniform at an outlet of their choice.

Principal Analyst at the Competition Commission, Itumeleng Lesufi says their investigations will include visiting schools to check if all the rules and regulations of selling and buying school uniforms are adhered to.

“The Competition Commission continues to receive complaints from parents regarding exclusive agreements that are concluded between them and their uniform suppliers. We are conducting investigations into these various complaints and should we find that has been a contraventions of the Competition Act, the commission will take appropriate steps including prosecuting any firms that are implicated.”

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