School uniforms could become cheaper after new law gives parents more choice

School uniforms could become cheaper after new law gives parents more choice

  • The Competition Tribunal just passed a landmark ruling that is set to shake up the school uniform industry
  • The tribunal ruled that schools can no longer force parents to buy their children's school uniforms from certain suppliers
  • This will give parents more choice when it comes to uniforms and might lead to lower prices

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JOHANNESBURG - The Competition Tribunal ruled that schools can no longer compel parents to buy school uniforms from a specific retailer.

This could mean that many parents could save a huge amount of money when buying school uniforms.

The ruling would increase competition among suppliers; leading to lower prices.

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Parents will have more choices when it comes to school uniforms in future. Photo credit: Patrick Ward/Popperfoto
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The commission investigated several manufacturers that produced school uniforms for allegedly breaking the Competitions Act.

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The probe was launched after parents and school uniform suppliers lodged complaints according to IOL.

Earlier, The Citizen reported that the tribunal's decision carries the same weight as the High Court and effectively ended the exclusive supply agreements for school uniforms.

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Selfless young man buys school uniforms for children in need

In similar news, a generous dad of two kids who live in North London, Verral Paul-Walcott, has been giving out free school uniforms to families who could not afford them.

The man started his kind acts during the lockdown and has since then turned it into something big that many have come to rely on, My London News reports.

Blessing children

The 35-year-old did not stop there. He has been asking for Christmas presents. So far, he has got many packages to give poor kids.

Speaking with the media, he said:

“And these presents are like, Monopoly, Nerf guns, Barbie dolls, footballers, action mans, wrestlers - brand new toys.”

With a special program, he is working with schools to identify children who will really need the item. Verral said that feeling down during the lockdown sparked his interest to help people.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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