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.
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
Enjoy The Money Show, but miss it sometimes?
Get the best bits emailed to you daily, right after it ends:
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
The ANC is eyeing your pension. Bruce Whitfield interviews Warren Ingram, a personal financial advisor at Galileo Capital.
What will happen to the rand if it does? Bruce Whitfield interviews Tim Nhamo, a currency specialist at Ironhead Trading.
Transnet is on a mission to get back what was stolen from it. Bruce Whitfield interviews its Chairperson, Popo Molefe.
It's not your imagination; we’ve lost a decade. Bruce Whitfield interviews Johann van Tonder, a researcher at Momentum.
The Minister will introduce a Bill to allow for the creation of a state-owned commercial bank, says Chantél van Zyl.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Kyle Cowan, an investigative journalist at News24.
John Maytham and his team hopped on board the luxury ocean liner, which has docked in Cape Town, during a special outdoor broadcast.
Cape Town Water Bikes is an unusual way to experience the coastline of the South Peninsula. Hop on a water bike and pedal away!
Eusebius McKaiser spoke to investigative journalist at News24 Kyle Cowan on the latest developments in the inquiry.
Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.
Allegations of massive corruption, tender fraud and blatant mismanagement have emerged at the state capture inquiry.
The health programme piloted a new tag system at the exit points in a bid to crack down on fake gym visits at a few fitness clubs.
The journey began in Aberdeen, her father's birthplace, in June last year and ended in Mother City over the weekend.