Elkanah House responds to parents concerns about high uniform prices

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Andries van Renssen, Managing Director for Elkanah House, following a CapeTalk listener's email sent to The Kieno Kammies Show, inquiring about a list of compulsory and optional school uniform items for learners.

According to the email, the required uniform is only available at the school's uniform shop and not affordable to parents.

The Competition Commission instituted investigations into school uniforms price fixing by schools, after receiving complaints about the high prices last year.

Van Renssen says their company is fully compliant with the regulations set by the Competition Competition with regards to schools uniforms.

He says they only acquired Elkanah House in September 2017 and are still working on making significant changes.

We inherited the shop and its operations at the school and we will look into the current agreements and we will take steps to improve and comply.

Andries van Renssen, Managing Director for Elkanah House

This is not only about the Competition Commission requirements, but about giving a good service and a quality product at a reasonable price.

Andries van Renssen, Managing Director for Elkanah House

One needs to understand that changes of any kind when you buy a new school dont happen overnight especially when it concerns issues like uniforms...

Andries van Renssen, Managing Director for Elkanah House

To hear more of this response from Elkanah House management, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Elkanah House responds to parents concerns about high uniform prices


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
It’s a wrap: Basic Education Minister’s pros and cons of the first day back

It’s a wrap: Basic Education Minister’s pros and cons of the first day back

These problems will always be there as they are part of South Africa’s history says Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga.

You can definitely teach creativity! – Rob Stokes (Red and Yellow )

You can definitely teach creativity! – Rob Stokes (Red and Yellow )

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Red and Yellow Creative School of Business Chairperson Rob Stokes.

 ‘I don’t know how I feel about a protest outside a school’ – Stephen Grootes

‘I don’t know how I feel about a protest outside a school’ – Stephen Grootes

Stephen Grootes chats about the issue surrounding the political protest action that took place outside Hoërskool Overvaal.

As Western Cape back-to-school 2018 kicks off 11 000 learners still unplaced

As Western Cape back-to-school 2018 kicks off 11 000 learners still unplaced

Schools opened on Wednesday to a smooth start but 11 000 learners still to be placed in the Western Cape.

Man assaulted amid protest at Hoërskool Overvaal

Man assaulted amid protest at Hoërskool Overvaal

EFF supporters protested outside the school this morning, demanding a meeting with management.

Competition Commission to clamp down on schools with exclusive uniform contracts

Competition Commission to clamp down on schools with exclusive uniform contracts

The commission says school uniforms must be generic and should be available from as many suppliers as possible.

Claims of kickbacks paid to schools implicated in uniform price fixing

Claims of kickbacks paid to schools implicated in uniform price fixing

In 2016, the Competition Commission launched a probe into the high cost of school uniforms.

Commission: Over 30% of investigated schools keeping exclusive uniform contracts

Commission: Over 30% of investigated schools keeping exclusive uniform contracts

The Competition Commission says that exclusive contracts are unlawful and many have resulted in exorbitant uniform prices.

Demand to wear skinny pants puts classes on hold in Pretoria school

Demand to wear skinny pants puts classes on hold in Pretoria school

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi says pupils have not followed the right procedure by lodging a formal complaint.

Ekares Twilight stitching communities together with their designs

Ekares Twilight stitching communities together with their designs

Kelebogile Serake is a co-founder of Ekares Twilight, a clothing and manufacturing business sowing seeds in local communities.

Popular articles
Tons of coal exported from SA not Eskom grade says expert

Tons of coal exported from SA not Eskom grade says expert

While South Africans are sitting in the dark million tons of coal is shipped to other countries like China, Japan and India.

'The corrupt use anti-corruption campaigns to divert attention from themselves'

'The corrupt use anti-corruption campaigns to divert attention from themselves'

Political analyst Steven Friedman says corrupt people use anti-corruption campaigns to neutralise those fighting corruption.

ANCWL calls on the ANC to suspend Pule Mabe

ANCWL calls on the ANC to suspend Pule Mabe

ANC Women's League says Mabe must be suspended pending the outcome of a sexual harassment complaint lodged against him.

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.

10 best business books reviewed on The Money Show in 2018

10 best business books reviewed on The Money Show in 2018

Know someone who’d appreciate a business book for Christmas? These were the best ones of the year…

ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe accused of sexual harassment

ANC Spokesperson Pule Mabe accused of sexual harassment

In a letter seen by Eyewitness News a 26-year-old woman says Mabe wanted to have sex with her in exchange for a job as his PA.

[LISTEN] EFF's Floyd Shivambu was a beneficiary of stolen money - Pauli van Wyk

[LISTEN] EFF's Floyd Shivambu was a beneficiary of stolen money - Pauli van Wyk

Journalist Pauli van Wyk outlines how VBS approved Brian Shivambu’s R1. 46m home loan, with a little help from his brother.

[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

[WATCH] Johnny Clegg opens up about emotional 'The Crossing' video

South African legend, musician Johnny Clegg talks about the moving recording of his track The Crossing by over 50 artists.