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Uniform not offered by many suppliers? Show the school this final warning!

9 January 2019 8:17 PM
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Competition Commission
Price of school uniforms
school uniform monopolies
Sipho Ngwema
school uniform
school uniform policy
anti-competitive
competitive bidding
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Parents must be able to obtain uniforms from as many suppliers as possible, says Sipho Ngwema (Competition Commission).
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The Competition Commission has warned schools against anti-competitive behaviour.

It says that parents should be able to obtain uniforms from as many suppliers as possible and that schools must follow a competitive bidding process.

Contracts should be short-term so that suppliers can periodically compete.

It suggests schools adopt generic uniforms with exclusivity limited to additions such as badges.

Ray White (in for Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show) interviewed Sipho Ngwema, Head of Communications at the Competition Commission.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

We found that about a third of private and former Model C schools had only one supplier…

Sipho Ngwema, Competition Commission

You’re adding a burden to parents… the economy is not doing well… school governing bodies must ensure prices are competitive…

Sipho Ngwema, Competition Commission

We insist there must be fair competition…

Sipho Ngwema, Competition Commission

We need to ensure that this burden is taken off the parents’ backs…

Sipho Ngwema, Competition Commission

We have spoken to a number of private schools… We have guidelines that we have discussed with them…

Sipho Ngwema, Competition Commission

Uniforms must become cheaper!

Sipho Ngwema, Competition Commission

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9 January 2019 8:17 PM
Tags:
Competition Commission
Price of school uniforms
school uniform monopolies
Sipho Ngwema
school uniform
school uniform policy
anti-competitive
competitive bidding
bidding

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